Best Hiking in Vermont

This list represents the most popular hiking in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail

    9 Reviews

    Jericho, VT

    A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • #2 Mount Ascutney-Weathersfield Trail

    10 Reviews

    Windsor, VT

    A half-day hike to a challenging peak on Vermont’s eastern border. Don’t be fooled by the lumpish profile of Mount Ascutney; this hike is more challenging than it looks. As you approach the base ...
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to a challenging peak on Vermont’s eastern border. Don’t be fooled by the lumpish profile of Mount Ascutney; ...

  • #3 Lye Brook Wilderness

    8 Reviews

    Manchester Center, VT

    An overnight backpack to a wilderness pond, or a half-day hike to a plummeting falls. Overshadowed by the height of Stratton Mountain and the fame of Stratton Pond, this unheralded route through ...
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    An overnight backpack to a wilderness pond, or a half-day hike to a plummeting falls. Overshadowed by the height of Stratton ...

  • #4 Monroe, Dean, and Long Trails Circuit

    3 Reviews

    Huntington, VT

    This is a long, scenic day hike to Camel’s Hump—Vermont’s highest pristine peak and a National Natural Landmark. Backcountry ponds, improbable peaks, ridgeline scrambles, gusty vistas, and gardens ...
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a long, scenic day hike to Camel’s Hump—Vermont’s highest pristine peak and a National Natural Landmark. Backcountry ...

  • #5 Lincoln Gap - Appalachian Gap Trail

    5 Reviews

    Warren, VT

    This hike is a peak-bagger’s dream, crossing at least four summits - Mount Abraham (elevation 4006 feet), Lincoln Peak (elevation 3972 feet), Mount Ellen (elevation 4083 feet), and General Stark ...
    •  7 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is a peak-bagger’s dream, crossing at least four summits - Mount Abraham (elevation 4006 feet), Lincoln Peak (elevation ...

  • #6 Killington Peak-Bucklin Trail

    7 Reviews

    Mendon, VT

    A five- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.
    •  5-6 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A five- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.

  • #7 Haystack Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack Mountain Trail owes much to a Nordic tradition. ...
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest ...

  • #8 Mount Mansfield - Vermont Highpoint

    2 Reviews

    Stowe, VT

    Highpoint rank by height: 26th. The hike from the top of the Auto Toll Road follows a short stretch of The Long Trail— a 440 mile (704 km) trail across Vermont following the main ridge of the ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Highpoint rank by height: 26th. The hike from the top of the Auto Toll Road follows a short stretch of The Long Trail— a ...

  • #9 Mount Hunger-Waterbury Trail

    3 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    A vigorous half-day hike to the premier summit of the Worcester Range. A popular trail, with 8,000 hikers each year, Mount Hunger boasts the most picturesque summit in the range of mountains ...
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A vigorous half-day hike to the premier summit of the Worcester Range. A popular trail, with 8,000 hikers each year, Mount ...

  • #10 Mount Equinox-Blue Summit Trail

    4 Reviews

    Manchester, VT

    A vigorous, four- or five-hour round-trip climb to the highest summit in the Taconic Range.
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A vigorous, four- or five-hour round-trip climb to the highest summit in the Taconic Range.

  • #11 Mount Hunger Trail

    5 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    When polling frequent hikers in the Stowe area, the unanimous “Must Do” hike is Mount Hunger, one of the primary peaks in the Worcester Range, because it is relatively short but with a dazzling ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    When polling frequent hikers in the Stowe area, the unanimous “Must Do” hike is Mount Hunger, one of the primary peaks in ...

  • #12 Camels Hump Trail

    2 Reviews

    Huntington Center, VT

    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 ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” ...

  • #13 Quechee Gorge Trail

    1 Reviews

    White River Junction, VT

    Crowded and touristy? Yes. Worth going anyway? Absolutely—especially if you can time your visit to avoid the heaviest crowds. You may not feel like you’re in the middle of wilderness, but this ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Crowded and touristy? Yes. Worth going anyway? Absolutely—especially if you can time your visit to avoid the heaviest crowds. ...

  • #14 Red Rocks Park

    1 Reviews

    South Burlington, VT

    A short promenade along the shore of Lake Champlain.
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A short promenade along the shore of Lake Champlain.

  • #15 Mount Mansfield Trail

    2 Reviews

    Underhill, VT

    Just the fact that Mount Mansfield is the tallest peak in Vermont makes it a magnet for hikers. About 40,000 people make it to the top of this landmark each year, so it is wisest to take your ...
    •  5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Just the fact that Mount Mansfield is the tallest peak in Vermont makes it a magnet for hikers. About 40,000 people make ...

  • #16 Merck Forest and Farmland Center

    3 Reviews

    Rupert, VT

    Day hikes or family backpacks through a community-supported environmental education center.
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Day hikes or family backpacks through a community-supported environmental education center.

  • #17 Jay Peak

    4 Reviews

    Jay, VT

    A half-day hike to the northernmost Green Mountain peak. There’s no mistaking Jay Peak, the most northerly Green Mountain summit, which rises in splendid isolation just 6.0 miles south of Canada’s ...
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to the northernmost Green Mountain peak. There’s no mistaking Jay Peak, the most northerly Green Mountain ...

  • #18 Battell and Bread Loaf Mountains-Skylight Pond Trail

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    A day hike to summits in the Breadloaf Wilderness with an overnight option in a cabin on an alpine lake. Boasting few superlatives, the path to Skylight Pond still ranks among the most popular ...
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to summits in the Breadloaf Wilderness with an overnight option in a cabin on an alpine lake. Boasting few superlatives, ...

  • #19 Haystack Mountain Trail

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    There are at least three Haystack Mountains in Vermont with trails on them: one to the far north near Jay Peak, one near Lake Willoughby (also north), and the other to the far south by Mount ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    There are at least three Haystack Mountains in Vermont with trails on them: one to the far north near Jay Peak, one near ...

  • #20 Little Rock Pond and Green Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Rutland, VT

    An easy family backpack to campsites on Little Rock Pond, or a looping, scenic day hike that adds the Green Mountain summit.
    •  4-6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy family backpack to campsites on Little Rock Pond, or a looping, scenic day hike that adds the Green Mountain s ...