Hemlock Hill Trail
A new trail in the Phen Basin Wilderness, it was a former logging road and is now acknowledged by the state of Vermont as a public hiking/showshoeing trail. As the trail ascends into the Phen Basin, it crosses two upland streams. You might sight evidence of moose, bobcats, or bears, as they are protected in this wilderness. The trail is approximately 4 miles round-trip. Some of the way up is fairly steep but the views through the woods are beautiful.
From Waitsfield, travel west on Rt. 17 heading toward Mad River Glen. On the right, at the second telephone pole after the guardrail stops there is a wide place in the road. Park here.