Five Tree Hill Park



709 Sunset Hill Road, Williston, VT 05495 Visit Website


Parking: Yes


Five Tree Hill Park is 57 acres of forest located in South Williston. The trail to the overlook passes through private lands, so it is requested that visitors be respectful and do not stray from the trail. There are two entrances to the trail. The first and primary is located on Sunset Hill Road. From that entrance to the overlook is about 1.25 miles. The other entrance is located on Tree Hill Road and is only a short distance to the overlook. At the overlook, there is a panoramic view of the Champlain Valley.


The trail is relatively flat with the exception of the last 500 feet to the overlook. Great for walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. No bikes allowed.



General Rules of Use for Williston Parks and Primitive Trails:

  • Pack OUT what you packed IN - there are no trash facilities
  • No camping or fires
  • No motorized vehicles (except snowmobiles on designated VAST trails)
  • No hunting
  • Dogs must be under Voice Control
  • Please pick-up after your dog
  • Mountain bikes allowed ONLY on designated trails
  • Please park in designated parking areas
  • All parks and trails close at dusk



4 reviews
  • August 24, 2009
    "Great hike for small kids. My 4year old also walked almost the entire way, although my 2year old rode on shoulders most of the way. The trail has a few small hills, but is relatively flat. The trickiest part was the thick, tall brush just before the overlook. This really needs to be trimmed back, but it was a short distance and we managed through. Allinall, a great family hike with young children."
    - 2VTkids
  • January 7, 2009
    "Any season, any age, this trail is perfect for all families. Step off Sunset Hill Road and straight on to the path. But don't forget to look back first and catch the stellar view of the lake from here on a clear day! Four footed friends are always welcome to join you. You will pass a small pond and then you are into the woods for a short 1 mile hike to what feels like the top of the world. The path through the forest is hilly and makes enough twists and turns to make you feel like you are on a real adventure. When the snow is deep, it is perfect for snowshoeing. For winter hiking it is very protected from the wind, except for the top. During the summer months, hiking shoes are good. Sometimes after the rain you can find BIG puddles. Bring your camera and a snack. There is bench at the top to take in the view and recharge. When you head back down, before you hit the woods, make a left to take the short path to the road Five Tree Hill and walk the road home as an alternate option."
    - missmagpie
  • September 1, 2008
    "Great short hike! My 4 year old walked the whole way there and back. The effort is minimal and the reward is great. There are a few hills, but nothing too serious. Honestly, getting to the overlook is slightly easier than getting back. The last 480 feet are a little steep, but the bigger problem is tall grass including some pricker bushes overgrowing the trail."
    - hpiette
  • March 21, 2008
    "This mile trail is a gem. Just long enough with some hills to give you a little exercise, but not too bad for kids above the age of 5. And the trek is worth it with the prize at the end a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains. In the winter, the kids like to then sled down the hill though it is steep and narrow. Oh, and you can walk back via the trail or the road."
    - ceb

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