The Long Trail is Vermont’s longest – and most famous – trail to hike. However, most of us aren’t up to a 273-mile end-to-end hike. So to tackle this massive trek, we’ve found some easy hikes on the Long Trail in Vermont that will allow you to tackle bits of it at your own pace. These shorter trails just so happen to be some of the most beautiful hikes in Vermont. And the views from each of them are out of this world! Ready to get started? Lace up those hiking boots and let’s go!
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Best Hikes In Vermont
Beth C. |March 18, 2022
What are the most beautiful trails in Vermont?
Life in Vermont is incredible, and that's in large part due to the natural scenery. The Green Mountain State is an outdoor lover's paradise, boasting all kinds of recreational opportunities. Hiking is, of course, one of the most beloved past times around here. Ask any Vermonter about their favorite trails and you won't find any shortage of answers. Perhaps one of the most popular and beautiful trails in Vermont is known as Stowe Pinnace. Overlooking the scenic Stowe Valley, this 2.8-mile hike is brimming with natural wonders. In fact, many visitors go geocaching here. Next up on our list of beautiful trails in Vermont is Red Rock Park in South Burlington. This lovely little trail offers views of the Adirondack, Taconic Range, and Lake Champlain. So bring the whole family and don't forget your camera! Other must-do hikes in Vermont include Kettle Pond Trail and Owl's Head in Groton State Forest, the Burr and Burton Trail on Mount Equinox, Abbey Pond in Middlebury, the Black Mountain Natural Area in Brattleboro, and, of course, Mount Mansfield near Stowe. Learn more about these bucket-list-worthy trails in Vermont.