A Hike On The Long Trail In Vermont Is An Unforgettable Experience
Hiking and Vermont go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the many things about hiking in Vermont is that there are loads of options and levels of difficulty to choose from when planning your trek. Maybe you’d like an easy afternoon with the family, or something that involves camping overnight. Some of the more experienced hikers challenge themselves to the mother of all trails, The Long Trail in Vermont
The Long Trail is America’s first long-distance hiking trail, created in 1910 along with the Green Mountain Club, an organization which, to this day, maintains and promotes the trail. The full length of the Long Trail from Massachusetts to the Canadian border is about 280 miles, packed with rugged mountain terrain and dense forests with sweeping mountain views, making it an unbelievably scenic trail in Vermont.
One of the many great things about the long trail is that you can choose to do just a small part, or go the length, or maybe something in between. End to Enders usually takes three to four weeks to complete the length of the Long Trail, camping out in one of the many shelters or in a tent, stopping along the way to venture into the Vermont villages to restock their food and water supply. This is not an easy task, but it’s been done and is on the bucket list for many.
Here are some of the gorgeous views you’ll take in on your journey. Happy trails!
Knowing where to start with learning about the Long Trail can be intimidating. If you are interested in hiking the Long Trail in Vermont, first check out the Green Mountain Club’s official website to learn much more about the Long Trail and to get acquainted with an overview of this epic trek in Vermont.
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the Long Trail in Vermont
What’s the most beautiful hike in Vermont?
There are so many gorgeous hikes in Vermont that it’s virtually impossible to narrow it down to just one. Along the Long Trail, there are many sections that are simply stunning. Mt. Mansfield (Sunset Ridge Trail) or Camel’s Hump (Camel’s Hump Trail) would definitely be high on the list as well. These two hikes are on the longer side and they also have a fairly high vertical trek, but if you can withstand the burn in your legs, the views are quite the payoff. For more information about hiking Mt. Mansfield, check out this article here. And if you are interested in hiking Camel’s Hump, take a look at this post here.
Which hikes in Vermont are short and sweet?
Ah yes. After reading all about these long and exhausting hikes, it’s nice to hear about some short and sweet hikes. Take a look at this article here if you are interested in discovering 9 awesome shorter hikes throughout Vermont. For a quick overview of the article, such hikes as Eagle Mountain, Moss Glen Falls, and Snake Mountain will be featured. Happy hiking!
What are the best family-friendly hikes in Vermont?
The great thing about hiking in Vermont is that you don’t have to hike for miles and miles to experience outlooks and varying terrain. Here are some of the best kid-friendly hikes in Vermont that are fun and enjoyable for the whole family: 1. Sterling Pond Trail in Stowe; 2. Pond Loop in Manchester; 3. Owl’s Head in Marshfield; 4. Mount Olga Trail in Wilmington; 5. Mount Philo in Charlotte. You cannot go wrong with any of these beautiful and family-friendly hikes in Vermont.