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Long Trail all hikes

Long Trail (Section 01): Pine Cobble Road to VT 9


The first 16-mile chunk of the Long Trail starts in Massachusetts, kicking off with a steep climb to the Vermont state line (the Trail's official start) and a rugged trek north.

Long Trail (Section 02): VT 9 to Kelley Stand Road


This 20-mile stretch of Vermont's Long Trail tops out at a fire tower overlook on Glastenbury Mountain and offers thru-hikers four shelter options along the way.

Long Trail (Section 03): Stratton-Arlington Road to Mad Tom Notch


A pair of 1,300-foot ascents bookend this 25-mile stretch of Vermont's Long Trail. In addition to Stratton and Bromley Mountains, this route also samples numerous forested brooks and Green Mountain vistas.

Long Trail (Section 04): Mad Tom Notch to VT 140


Even as this 19.2-mile stretch of the Vermont Long Trail loses more elevation than it gains. Plus: thru-hikers are treated to pond-side shelters, Green Mountain overlooks, and more challenging terrain.

Long Trail (Section 05): VT 140 to US 4


Nearly 7,000-feet of climbing are spread over this 22-mile point-to-point on Vermont's Long Trail; the highlight is a 2,400-foot ascent to 360-degree views atop Killington Peak.

Long Trail (Section 06): US 4 to Brandon Gap


Tracking northwest along the western edge of the Green Mountains, this 19-mile section of the Long Trail skirts several peaks on an increasingly rugged path.

Long Trail (Section 07): Brandon Gap to Cooley Glen


Heading north through the Breadloaf Wilderness, this 19-mile Long Trail section tackles rugged climbs on a route that traces ridgelines and wanders through a Vermont ski area.

Long Trail (Section 08): Cooley Glen to Birch Glen


A true ridgeline trek in the Green Mountains, this 15-mile point-to-point section of the Long Trail skirts classic Vermont ski areas, offering far-off vistas and several overlooks.

Long Trail (Section 09): Birch Glen to Buchanan Shelter


One of the toughest stretches on the Long Trail, this 23-miler tackles an exposed, boulder-scrambling climb to Camels Hump while enjoying views of the Greens, Whites, and Adirondacks.

Long Trail (Section 10): Buchanan Shelter to VT 15


A 25.7-mile point-to-point across some of the toughest terrain in the Green Mountains, this Long Trail section scrambles up Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak.

Long Trail (Section 11): VT 15 to Tillotson Camp


Ranging 23-miles through northern Vermont, this Long Trail section continues through rugged terrain and rewards thru-hikers with sweeping views of the Green Mountain range.

Long Trail (Section 12): Tillotson Camp to Journey's End


This 21-mile homestretch of Vermont's Long Trail conquers one more mammoth Green Mountain summit (Jay Peak) before trekking north to the Canadian border and Journey's End.

Manchester, VT: Stratton Pond via the Long Trail


Ogle fiery color in the Green Mountains.

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