Camels Hump Trail

Huntington Center, Vermont

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Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” by Ira Allen (Ethan Allen’s brother), which was later changed to the more socially acceptable “Camels Hump.” The Hump is sizable in looks and in effort, but well worth the challenge. It is a popular climb, so save this one for midweek, especially with a dog. The summit has a noisy reputation on weekends and holidays due to barking dogs and occasional dog fights, but midweek you may have the only pooch on the peak.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” by Ira Allen (Ethan Allen’s brother), which was later changed to the more socially acceptable “Camels Hump.”

The Hump is sizable in looks and in effort, but well worth the challenge. It is a popular climb, so save this one for midweek, especially with a dog. The summit has a noisy reputation on weekends and holidays due to barking dogs and occasional dog fights, but midweek you may have the only pooch on the peak.

© 2005 Lisa Densmore/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Huntington Center
Length: 5.7
Elevation Gain: 1,950 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation; Green Mountain Club
Local Maps: USGS Huntington
Topo Map: Camels Hump Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2011

Fantastic view! Nicely maintained trail...Good strenuous upward hike. Would do again!

10/10/2009

WOW!! We entered the park and began a great trek alongside a fast moving stream. It rained through the night prior to the hike and the water flowed down every inch of this mountain. The trail was sloppy and slippery with ample mud, roots and rocks to navigate as we climbed the Forest City Trail. When I thought we had reached the summit I was a bit disappointed about the remaining hike to the bald peak as it was SOOOO far away. The landing on the back end had took some scrambling and was still well below the tree line. The fianl 1/3 up the mountain was a stair-stepping uphill climb the entire way until you suddenly break the tree line and are forced to scramble huge boulders the for the remainder of your trip to the summit. It was 28 degrees with a constant 40 mile an hour wind and it was brutal on exposed skin. We hid amongst the trees before braving the peak which had SPECTACULAR 360 degree views with great color at the peak of Autumn. Definately a workout and definately rewarding. We descended along (at least I think it was) the Camels Hump Trail.

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