Camel’s Hump is one of the most popular and favorite hikes for avid hikers in Vermont. Tranquil ponds, challenging peaks, expansive vistas and natural gardens can be found while hiking along the many trails. Many people are familiar with Camel’s Hump for its famous and distinctive profile which appears on the Vermont state quarter, but those who have hiked it know there is so much more to love about this mountain. Let’s take a look at some of the things that makes Camel’s Hump so popular, and rightfully so.
A difficult hike, even for experienced trekkers.
Camel's Hump is a long and scenic hike and is a a National Natural Landmark.
Camel's Hump, with an elevation of 4,083 ft, is Vermont's third-highest mountain and highest undeveloped peak. Check out this stunning view of Camel's Hump during peak foliage.
Camel's Hump is more notable for its shape than its height. People enjoy the views from every direction, such as this shot taken from Moretown.
The hiking trails on Camel's Hump were among the first cut in the Long Trail system, and it remains a popular summit for both long distance through hiking as well as a challenging day hike. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
One of the best things about hiking Camel’s Hump is that it has options for all degrees of difficulty by offering a multitude of different trails.
While the peak of this popular hiking destination is part of the Long Trail, hikers of all abilities appreciate that there are many other ways up, down, and around this mountain.
Eye popping greens and fascinating natural growth will keep each part of the trail different and interesting.
With many falls and other natural wonders, it's easy to see why the hikes here can become slightly addictive.
Shelters are available and, as with other parts along the Long Trail, are available on a first come, first serve basis.
A view of the inside of the shelter. These accommodations are essential in the winter months when the temperatures drop.
The hike to the summit is an amazing and peaceful journey, with ultimately a breathtaking view at the summit.
As you can see, the view at the top makes every steep step worth It.
Yes, it's even possible to climb in the winter.
The white snow contrasts beautifully with the grey rocks and blue sky. If you go up in the winter and make it to the summit, you will feel like you are on top of the world. The trees covered in ice look like something from another world.
As you can see, the view from the summit is one of the most rewarding aspects of this hike. This is a must if you are in Vermont and up to the challenge.
Summit marker on Camel's Hump. Notice the inscription reads "Camels Rump" as it was referred to on a map from 1798.
Because the journey up, down and around Camel's hump is one that calls for more experienced hikers, there are many places around Vermont for a less intensive trek with stunning views of the mountain itself.
Whether you appreciate Camel's hump from the top, from a distance, or somewhere in between, this mountain is one of Vermont's most notable and beautiful images.
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