Skip the crowds and catch the festivities on the trail.
Experience thru-hiking fever (and New England hardwoods) on this section of the historic Long Trail across Glastonbury Mountain. BY RYAN WICHELNS
This 6.1-mile hike in the Green Mountains leads to a plane-crash site, crosses a rare alpine zone, and ends up on the state's third-highest peak.
Check out the largest patch of alpine tundra in Vermont on this 4.8-mile out-and-back to the highest mountain in the state.
This loop lumps a lot into 4.9 miles: big climbs (2,200 feet), panoramic views (from New York to New Hampshire), and alpine plants rarely found in the Northeast.
Just outside Burlington, the summit of Mount Philo offers sweeping views of Lake Champlain along with Adirondack and Green Mountain peaks.
A popular dayhike or trail-run near Burlington, the 2.9-mile out-and-back to Stowe Pinnacle treks through hardwood forest to an overlook of neighboring Green Mountain peaks.
This 4.1-mile loop on the southwestern slopes of Mount Mansfield offers dayhikers a healthy dose of elevation, fun rock scrambling, and Champlain Valley vistas.
A stiff, 1.8-mile climb to the Taylor Lodge shelter on Vermont's Long Trail, this 3.6-mile out-and-back works as both a half-day hike and a challenging trail run.
Ascend Camels Hump's 4,083-foot summit for panoramic views of the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks, and Mount Washington.
From the east, Mt. Mansfield looks like a supine, elongated face. This 8.1-mile loop covers Vermont’s 4,393-foot highpoint from rocky Forehead to an exposed ridgeline leading to the low stubble of alpine grasses atop the Chin.
A peaceful loop hike past a large beaver pond and Tillotson’s Camp to a 50-foot fire tower on one of the least traveled sections of the Long Trail.