Camel’s Hump

Duxbury, Vermont 5676

Camel’s Hump

Camel’s Hump Professional Review and Guide

"Visit the craggy, windswept summit of Vermont’s most famous peak on this challenging, rewarding day-hike loop."

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"This is an eastern approach to a summit of a landmark Vermont 4,000-footer where you’ll find a 360-degree view from the open rock summit and rare alpine flora.

Camel’s Hump is a Vermont landmark. Its bald summit comes to an offset point, which is visible for miles on a clear day. The mountain has had many names over the centuries. The precolonial Native Americans called it Tawabodi-e-wadso, or “the saddle mountain.” In the early 1600s, when Samuel de Champlain first saw the mountain while exploring the region for Henry IV of France, he thought it looked like a sleeping lion and thus dubbed it Le Lion Couchant, or “the couching lion.” In the late 1700s, Ira Allen, Ethan Allen’s brother, dubbed it Camel’s Rump, which was later changed to a more gentlemanly Camel’s Hump."

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Trail Information

Duxbury
Nearby City
7
Distance
2,585 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Summer and Winter
Season
USGS Waterbury and USGS Huntington
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Sep 2018