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

    10 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 Lincoln Gap - Appalachian Gap Trail

    7 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 ...

  • #4 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.

  • #5 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 ...

  • #6 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 ...

  • #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 Hunger Trail

    6 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 ...

  • #9 Camels Hump Trail

    3 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” ...

  • #10 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 ...

  • #11 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 ...

  • #12 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.

  • #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 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 ...

  • #15 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.

  • #16 Little Rock Pond and Green Mountain

    3 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 ...

  • #17 Moss Glen Falls Trail

    2 Reviews

    Stowe, VT

    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 party will whine, complain, or grumble. There’s just too much ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    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

    2 Reviews

    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 woman named Lana). You’ll climb steadily through pleasant woodlands ...
    •  4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    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

    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, ...

  • #20 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.