Vermont, located in the northeastern U.S., is dominated by the Green Mountains, a northern range of the Appalachians. This wooded range is comprised of more than 200 mountains over 2,000 feet.
The 2,184-mile-long Appalachian Trail passes through this area, a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is approximately one of the premier long backpacking trails in the United States.
The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Vermont.
Combine the best of car camping (spacious tents, comfy chairs, frosty margaritas!) and the best of backpacking (deep solitude, outrageous scenery, swimming holes!) with these 17 accessible hideaways.
After more than 100 years, a new 224-foot suspension finally spans a longtime gap in Vermont’s Long Trail.
Brilliant fall colors, sparkling waterfalls, and a mountaintop lookout tower highlight this scenic 5.2-mile dayhike in Ascutney State Park.
This 16.4-mile leg leads to Stratton Mountain--legend says this same mountain is where Denton MacKaye conceived the idea of the Appalachian Trail.
The hotspot on this 21.1-miler is Glastenbury Mountain, a 3,748-foot summit that Native Americans believe is cursed and a place where several people went missing in the mid-1900s.