Mount Abraham

Lincoln, Vermont 5443

Mount Abraham

Mount Abraham Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A moderate hike up a 4,006-foot peak, complete with crystal clear views, a camping shelter, and a 1970s plane wreck to explore. The hike to Mount Abraham’s inspiring panoramic views has a consistently moderate grade, with very few steep sections, making this a great option for young families up for a bit of a challenge. If you can, spend the night on the
trail at Battle Shelter.

While the trail and shelter are on National Forest property, the shelters in this area are all staffed and managed by the Green Mountain Club (GMC). With an outhouse, dependable water supply, and sheltered camping, Battle Shelter is a great spot for a first family backpacking trip. It can be done as an out-and-back overnight trip, or can be combined with other shelters to the north and south. See GMC’s The Long Trail Guide for more long-distance backpacking options."

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Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Lamphere Roberts
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"Hike a section of the celebrated Monroe Skyline to find rare arctic plants and 360-degree views on this rocky summit." Read more
100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Jeffrey Romano
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"Mount Abraham provides one of the finest views along Vermont’s scenic Long Trail. From just over 4000 feet in elevation, the small summit area is just above tree line and is surrounded by a 360-degree view that encompasses much of the state, as well as the high peaks in New York and the rugged mountains of New Hampshire. Beginning from the highest public road crossing of the Long Trail, this 5.2-mile round-trip hike is an enjoyable trek to one of the state’s highest mountains." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
No posted hours
Green Mountain National Forest, 802-747-6700 greenmountain; Green Mountain Club, 802-244-7037,
Local Contacts
USGS Lincoln quad
Local Maps

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Dec 2018