Mount Mansfield

Underhill Center, Vermont

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Mount Mansfield’s long alpine spine resembles a human face. He looks upward; the top of his head points south. His features are named promontories—the Forehead, the Nose, the Adam’s Apple—but the Chin juts highest and at 4,393 feet is the tallest point in Vermont. The Long Trail walks across this craggy visage, providing expansive views of the landscape. A series of wild trails run parallel to the ridgeline, offering thrilling explorations through the weathered furrows of Mansfield’s face.
AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

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AMC's Best Backpacking in New England

by Matt Heid (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Mount Mansfield’s long alpine spine resembles a human face. He looks upward; the top of his head points south. His features are named promontories—the Forehead, the Nose, the Adam’s Apple—but the Chin juts highest and at 4,393 feet is the tallest point in Vermont.

The Long Trail walks across this craggy visage, providing expansive views of the landscape. A series of wild trails run parallel to the ridgeline, offering thrilling explorations through the weathered furrows of Mansfield’s face.

© 2014 Matt Heid/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Underhill Center
Distance: 10.6
Elevation Gain: 3,800 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1-3 Days
Season: Note that the mountain’s trails are closed during Mud Season (generally April through Memorial Day) to prevent erosion.
Trailhead Elevation: 1,870 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Underhill State Park, 352 Mountain Road, Underhill, VT 05490, 802-899- 3022, vtstateparks.com; Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, greenmountainclub.org, 802-244-7037.
Local Maps: The Long Trail Guide, Green Mountain Club; Northern Vermont Hiking Trails, Map Adventures
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Mansfield

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