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 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 ...
#4 Killington Peak-Bucklin Trail
A ﬁve- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.
#5 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 ...
#6 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 ...
#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 Hunger Trail
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 ...
#9 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” ...
#10 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 ...
#11 Mount Hunger-Waterbury Trail
A vigorous half-day hike to the premier summit of the Worcester Range. A popular trail, with 8,000 hikers each year, Mount ...
#12 Mount Equinox-Blue Summit Trail
A vigorous, four- or ﬁve-hour round-trip climb to the highest summit in the Taconic Range.
#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 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 ...
#15 Red Rocks Park
South Burlington, VT
A short promenade along the shore of Lake Champlain.
#16 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 ...
#17 Moss Glen Falls Trail
Short and sweet, the hike to Moss Glen Falls is the only one in the book that comes with this guarantee: No one in your hiking ...
#18 Rattlesnake Point and Falls of Lana Trail
East Middlebury, VT
On this trip, you and your family will wander near the picturesque Falls of Lana (named for an army general, not a beautiful ...
#19 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, ...
#20 Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Day hikes or family backpacks through a community-supported environmental education center.
Peaceful and relaxing, easy and flat and easily accessible