Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail

Jericho, Vermont

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A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.
Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

by Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour) (Falcon Guides)

A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.

© 2008 Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jericho
Distance: 6.6
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Local Contacts: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, District Ill, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452; (802) 479-3241
Local Maps: USGS Mount Mansfield quad
Topo Map: Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/25/2009

Real nice trail...but it fools you with false summits which can make if tun....have good hiking boots, especially because it can be wet and slippery, especially going down... and this trail is long, and it never lets up as far as climbing. No level 'breaks' on this trail! Getting to the top requires some serious stamina; but if you cant make the top, there are plenty of vista points above the treeline. Clouds roll in and out fast, so be patient and the good views will be there. Overall an excellent, moderate to strenous trail!

12/1/2007

Trail was in good condition. We had great weather (Dec. 1) as there was no wind and it was about 5-10 degrees. There was packed snow the majority of the way up so those hiking in just boots should be okay for about 2/3 of the trail. Will hike again in a few months, maybe even camp for a few days.

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