Vermont June 06, 2017
The Hiking Trail Hiding In Vermont That Will Transport You To Another World
It’s hard not to be drawn to the distinct profile of Camels Hump when in the area. Its shape and silhouette beckons us to explore more, and this is why it’s one of the most popular hiking areas in all of Vermont. Let’s take a look at the third highest peak in Vermont that has so many ways to get up, down and around the hump which makes it one hiking trail in VT you won’t want to miss.
This mysterious mountain is waiting for you to explore it.
As you make your way through the green footed trails, you'll love the many different types of alpine tundra vegetation.
Along with the plants, there are many waterfalls along the way.
These are welcome sights on a hot day!
On a clear day you can see the highest peaks of Mount Marcy in New York, Mount Washington in New Hampshire and Vermont's Mount Mansfield.
Camels Hump might be Vermont's third highest peak, but it's the highest undeveloped peak in the state.
The top is what you work towards and boy is it rewarding.
While you're there, take a close look at the Summit marker on Camel's Hump. Notice the inscription reads "Camels Rump."
The panoramic views at the very top of Camels Hump are out of this world. Check out this southern view!
As you can see, the panoramic view to the west and northwest is equally spectacular. Lake Champlain is just visible through the haze.
Here you can see Mt. Ethan Allen in the foreground, Mt. Ellen and Mt. Abe in the distance. Wow!
Did you know that during World War II a B-24J bomber on a training mission crashed into the side of the mountain near the summit? While most of the plane was salvaged and removed, portions of the wreckage (principally a wing section) still remain.
It's always hard to say goodbye to this spectacular peak.
So until next time, Camels Hump... We'll be back!
For another gorgeous hike,
this just might be the most beautiful hike in all of Vermont.