Vermont - Outdoor Activities

Vermont has approximately 1,146 trails, including 797 hiking trails and 472 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 100 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail, Monroe, Dean, and Long Trails Circuit and Mount Ascutney-Weathersfield Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Vermont was Kasey M. who completed Killington Peak-Bucklin Trail.

  • Mount Ascutney-Weathersfield TrailView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Windsor, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to a challenging peak on Vermont’s eastern border. Don’t be fooled by the lumpish profile of Mount Ascutney; this hike is more ...

  • Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Jericho, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.

  • Lye Brook WildernessView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Manchester Center, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    An overnight backpack to a wilderness pond, or a half-day hike to a plummeting falls. Overshadowed by the height of Stratton Mountain and the ...

  • Killington Peak-Bucklin TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Mendon, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  5-6 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A five- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.

  • Mount Hunger TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    When polling frequent hikers in the Stowe area, the unanimous “Must Do” hike is Mount Hunger, one of the primary peaks in the Worcester Range, ...

  • Lincoln Gap - Appalachian Gap TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Warren, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  7 hours
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike is a peak-bagger’s dream, crossing at least four summits - Mount Abraham (elevation 4006 feet), Lincoln Peak (elevation 3972 feet), ...

  • Stowe Pinnacle TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Lamoille County, VT

    •  1.6 miles

    Stowe Pinnacle Trail is a hiking trail in Lamoille County, Vermont. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,113 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...

  • Jay PeakView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Jay, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to the northernmost Green Mountain peak. There’s no mistaking Jay Peak, the most northerly Green Mountain summit, which rises ...

  • Mount Equinox-Blue Summit TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Manchester, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A vigorous, four- or five-hour round-trip climb to the highest summit in the Taconic Range.

  • Mount Hunger-Waterbury TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A vigorous half-day hike to the premier summit of the Worcester Range. A popular trail, with 8,000 hikers each year, Mount Hunger boasts the ...

  • Champlain Valley CruiseView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    • Road Biking  
    •  47.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride rolls over a series of moderate north-south ridges from Middlebury, before leveling out near the shores of the long Lake Champlain; ...

  • Mount Olga TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    •  0.7 miles

    Mount Olga Trail is a hiking trail in Wilmington, Vermont. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,892 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...

  • Haystack MountainView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack ...

  • Merck Forest and Farmland CenterView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Rupert, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Day hikes or family backpacks through a community-supported environmental education center.

  • Monroe, Dean, and Long Trails CircuitView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Huntington, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a long, scenic day hike to Camel’s Hump—Vermont’s highest pristine peak and a National Natural Landmark. Backcountry ponds, improbable ...

  • Mount NorrisView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Eden, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to an uncivilized peak with tremendous North Country views. Knee deep in skid-road mud searching for missing blazes, I confess ...

  • Haystack Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    There are at least three Haystack Mountains in Vermont with trails on them: one to the far north near Jay Peak, one near Lake Willoughby (also ...

  • Abbey PondView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike to a ridgetop pond; suitable for rainy weather. Rain, drizzle, fog—what’s a hiker supposed to do? If you’re bound and determined ...

  • Battell and Bread Loaf Mountains-Skylight Pond TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to summits in the Breadloaf Wilderness with an overnight option in a cabin on an alpine lake. Boasting few superlatives, the path ...

  • Burlington Bike Path: Urban Pedaling at Its BestView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Burlington, VT

    • Road Biking  
    •  13.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Here's a ride that is triply unique in this collection: It's almost entirely on an official bicycle path, it's an urban ride, and isn't a loop. ...

  • Ball Mountain DamView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Rawsonville, VT

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is Rawsonville. Scenery includes great views of the West River. A short section of this ride parallels the West ...

  • Glastenbury Mountain WildernessView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bennington, VT

    •  2 Days
    •  22.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Deep in the southern Green Mountains, 3,748-foot Glastenbury Mountain rises above a vast sea of uninterrupted woodland. A fire tower crowns ...

  • Little Rock Pond and Green MountainView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Rutland, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  4-6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    An easy family backpack to campsites on Little Rock Pond, or a looping, scenic day hike that adds the Green Mountain summit.

  • Mount Ellen-Jerusalem TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Bristol, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Mount PisgahView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Westmore, VT

    • Hiking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A 3-hour hike to breathtaking cliffs overlooking Lake Willoughby. Chiseled cliffs plunging to opposing shores of a blue-water northern lake endow ...

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