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
A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.
#2 Mount Ascutney-Weathersfield Trail
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
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 ...
#4 Monroe, Dean, and Long Trails Circuit
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
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
A ﬁve- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.
#7 Haystack Mountain
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
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
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 ...
#10 Mount Equinox-Blue Summit Trail
A vigorous, four- or ﬁve-hour round-trip climb to the highest summit in the Taconic Range.
#11 Mount Hunger Trail
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
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” ...
#13 Quechee Gorge Trail
White River Junction, VT
Crowded and touristy? Yes. Worth going anyway? Absolutely—especially if you can time your visit to avoid the heaviest crowds. ...
#14 Red Rocks Park
South Burlington, VT
A short promenade along the shore of Lake Champlain.
#15 Mount Mansfield Trail
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
Day hikes or family backpacks through a community-supported environmental education center.
#17 Jay Peak
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
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
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
An easy family backpack to campsites on Little Rock Pond, or a looping, scenic day
hike that adds the Green Mountain s ...
Pleasant walk through the trees and meandering on the beach.
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