8 Best Hiking trails in Vermont!

Long Trail: The Long Trail is Vermont's premier long-distance hiking trail, stretching over 270 miles from the Massachusetts border to the Canadian border. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States and offers a challenging and rewarding hiking experience, passing through the Green Mountains and offering stunning views along the way.


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Appalachian Trail in Vermont: The iconic Appalachian Trail passes through Vermont for about 150 miles. Hikers can enjoy sections of the trail that traverse the Green Mountains, offering breathtaking vistas and a chance to experience the serenity of the wilderness.


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Mount Mansfield: As the highest peak in Vermont, Mount Mansfield offers several trails to the summit. The Long Trail also passes over the summit, providing various hiking options for all skill levels. The "Sunset Ridge Trail" and "Hell Brook Trail" are popular choices.


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Camel's Hump: This distinctive mountain resembles a camel's hump and offers a challenging hike with rewarding panoramic views. The "Burrows Trail" and the "Long Trail" are common routes to the summit.


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Mount Philo State Park: For a more family-friendly hike, Mount Philo is an excellent choice. A short but steep hike takes you to the summit, where you can enjoy stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.


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Smugglers' Notch State Park: This park offers a variety of trails for all levels, with scenic gorges and unique rock formations. The "Sterling Pond Trail" and "Bingham Falls Trail" are popular options.


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Lake Willoughby Trails: The Lake Willoughby area provides several trails that lead to fantastic viewpoints overlooking the lake and its dramatic cliffs. "Mount Pisgah Trail" and "Mount Hor Trail" are well-regarded routes.


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Quechee Gorge Trail: Located near Quechee Gorge, this easy trail takes you to various viewpoints of the stunning gorge and the Ottauquechee River.


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