Camel’s Hump via the Forest City Trail–Burrows Trail Loop

Huntington, Vermont 05462

Camel’s Hump via the Forest City Trail–Burrows Trail Loop

Camel’s Hump via the Forest City Trail–Burrows Trail Loop Professional Guide

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"This is a western loop hike over a landmark Vermont 4,000-footer, with three ledges to climb on the way up and a 360-degree panorama from the rock summit.

Camel’s Hump is sizable in looks and in effort, but well worth the challenge. The mountain can be approached via the Long Trail (LT), but day hikers prefer to climb from either Duxbury on the eastern flank of the mountain or from Huntington on the western side. The Huntington side, described here, is about a mile shorter but arguably more challenging because of the “Stairs,” a series of three consecutive ledges that require some minor scrambling. Most hikers will delight in the Stairs, which give you early views and add some topographical interest to the climb.

The route described here also makes a loop, ascending via the Forest City Trail, where the Stairs are located (easier to climb up than down), and descending via the Burrows Trail. The Forest City Trail is a half-mile longer than the Burrows Trail and offers numerous views of the summit during the last third of the climb."

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"Camel’s Hump is one of only five mountains higher than 4,000 feet in Vermont, and is one of the few places with a true alpine environment. The distinctive shape is recognizable from below, and the open summit provides incredible views to New Hampshire, up and down Vermont, and over to New York. The Burrows Trail is one of the easiest ways to climb this tall peak and is very straightforward. Rising high along the spine of the Green Mountains, Camel’s Hump is recognizable by its shape and elevation as one of the most iconic summits in Vermont. This straightforward trail leaves from an elevation close to 2,000 feet, allowing for a fairly quick ascent of the mountain. But don’t be fooled; Camel’s Hump is a big mountain, and the weather on the summit can be very severe, even on seemingly benign summer days below, so it’s best to be prepared with proper attire." Read more

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Trail Information

Huntington
Nearby City
5.7
Distance
1,950 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Huntington Quad
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