Mount Mansfield via the Long Trail–South

Smugglers' Notch, Vermont 05464

Mount Mansfield via the Long Trail–South

Mount Mansfield via the Long Trail–South Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Steady, steep climb past Taft Lodge, with magnificent views and fun rocky scrambles on the way to the top of the tallest peak in Vermont. This hike sounds easy due to its low mileage, but don’t be fooled. It climbs 2,800 vertical feet in only 2.3 miles. You should be comfortable scrambling up multiple short
rock chimneys and ledgy areas before taking on this one.

Save it for a dry day, as the upper part of the hike can be treacherous if the rocks are wet and the summit ridge is completely exposed to the weather. That said, the top of Mount Mansfield is the top of Vermont, with views stretching into neighboring New Hampshire, New York, and Quebec on a clear day. This route is the most popular way to hike to the summit
from the Stowe side of the mountain. Take the LT–South (white blazes) into the woods."

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Trail Information

Smugglers' Notch
Nearby City
2,800 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
Underhill State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Mansfield Quad
Local Maps

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Dec 2018