Vermont - Outdoor Activities

Vermont has approximately 1,146 trails, including 797 hiking trails and 473 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 100 miles in length. The most popular trails are Stratton Pond Trail, Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail, Monroe, Dean and and Long Trails Circuit. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Vermont was Emily A. who completed Silver Lake Trail.

  • Mount Ascutney-Weathersfield Trail

    10 Reviews

    Windsor, VT

    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 challenging than it looks. As you approach the base ...
    •  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; ...

  • Mount Mansfield-Sunset Ridge Trail

    9 Reviews

    Jericho, VT

    A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont.
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Lye Brook Wilderness

    8 Reviews

    Manchester Center, VT

    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 fame of Stratton Pond, this unheralded route through ...
    •  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 ...

  • Killington Peak-Bucklin Trail

    7 Reviews

    Mendon, VT

    A five- to six-hour round-trip to the second highest summit in Vermont.
    •  5-6 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Mount Hunger Trail

    5 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    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, because it is relatively short but with a dazzling ...
    •  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 ...

  • Lincoln Gap - Appalachian Gap Trail

    5 Reviews

    Warren, VT

    This hike is a peak-bagger’s dream, crossing at least four summits - Mount Abraham (elevation 4006 feet), Lincoln Peak (elevation 3972 feet), Mount Ellen (elevation 4083 feet), and General Stark ...
    •  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 ...

  • Stowe Pinnacle Trail

    5 Reviews

    Lamoille County, VT

    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 trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  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. ...

  • Jay Peak

    4 Reviews

    Jay, VT

    A half-day hike to the northernmost Green Mountain peak. There’s no mistaking Jay Peak, the most northerly Green Mountain summit, which rises in splendid isolation just 6.0 miles south of Canada’s ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mount Equinox-Blue Summit Trail

    4 Reviews

    Manchester, VT

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

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

  • Mount Hunger-Waterbury Trail

    3 Reviews

    Waterbury Center, VT

    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 most picturesque summit in the range of mountains ...
    •  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 ...

  • Camels Hump Trail

    3 Reviews

    Huntington Center, VT

    Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” by Ira Allen (Ethan Allen’s brother), which was later changed to ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” ...

  • Champlain Valley Cruise

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    This ride rolls over a series of moderate north-south ridges from Middlebury, before leveling out near the shores of the long Lake Champlain; along the way it passes cow pastures, cranberry bogs, ...
    •  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 ...

  • Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail

    3 Reviews

    Rutland County, VT

    Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Poultney, Vermont. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 464 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  4.7 miles

    Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Poultney, Vermont. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 464 feet ...

  • Mount Olga Trail

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    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 is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 539 feet. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Haystack Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack Mountain Trail owes much to a Nordic tradition. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Merck Forest and Farmland Center

    3 Reviews

    Rupert, VT

    Day hikes or family backpacks through a community-supported environmental education center.
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Monroe, Dean, and Long Trails Circuit

    3 Reviews

    Huntington, VT

    This is a long, scenic day hike to Camel’s Hump—Vermont’s highest pristine peak and a National Natural Landmark. Backcountry ponds, improbable peaks, ridgeline scrambles, gusty vistas, and gardens ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mount Norris

    3 Reviews

    Eden, VT

    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 that a certain negativity colored my first impressions ...
    •  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 ...

  • Haystack Mountain Trail

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    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 north), and the other to the far south by Mount ...
    •  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 ...

  • Abbey Pond

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    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 to tramp through the woods in spite of inclement ...
    •  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 ...

  • Battell and Bread Loaf Mountains-Skylight Pond Trail

    3 Reviews

    Middlebury, VT

    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 to Skylight Pond still ranks among the most popular ...
    •  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, ...

  • Burlington Bike Path: Urban Pedaling at Its Best

    2 Reviews

    Burlington, VT

    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. It offers incredible views of Lake Champlain and ...
    •  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, ...

  • Ball Mountain Dam

    2 Reviews

    Rawsonville, VT

    This ride's general location is Rawsonville. Scenery includes great views of the West River. A short section of this ride parallels the West River just north of Ball Mountain Dam. The West River ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Glastenbury Mountain Wilderness

    2 Reviews

    Bennington, VT

    Deep in the southern Green Mountains, 3,748-foot Glastenbury Mountain rises above a vast sea of uninterrupted woodland. A fire tower crowns the summit, offering 360-degree views over some ...
    •  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. ...

  • Little Rock Pond and Green Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Rutland, VT

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

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