Mount Ellen-Jerusalem Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A roundabout day hike to the third highest peak in Vermont. Clusters of steep-sided hills and hollows make this region near Appalachian Gap one of the roughest in the Green Mountain State. Though a skier’s chairlift shoots straight to the top of the third-highest peak in Vermont, hikers intent on conquering Mount Ellen must employ more indirect means.
In the 16 miles between Cooley Glen and VT 17, only two routes intercept the Long Trail (LT) ridge—a set of parallel paths
that obliquely approach opposite ends of Lincoln Mountain. While the Battell Trail aims just below Mount Abraham, Lincoln’s anchoring summit to the south, the Jerusalem Trail arcs well to the north, giving hikers a roundabout path that connects to the top of Mount Ellen, Lincoln Mountain’s tallest peak."