Mount Abraham Hiking Trail Guide: Map, Trail Descriptions, Pictures & More

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Mount Abraham is a 4,017′ mountain located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It is the 5th tallest peak in the state. Mount Abe features pretty stunning views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.

Elevation: 4,017 feet

Elevation gain: 1,735 feet

Distance: 5.1 miles roundtrip

Duration (book time): 4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Trails

The Long Trail – 5.1 miles round trip – 1,735 feet elevation gain

Begin your hike at the Lincoln Gap parking lot. Following along the Long Trail for roughly 1.7 miles until you reach a junction with the Battell Trail to your left. Here, continue to follow the Long Trail for another 1.1 miles until you reach the summit of Mount Abraham. To descend, simply retrace your steps the way you came until you reach the trailhead parking lot where you began.

Trail Map

Mount Abraham Trail Map

“Peak bagging” options

Many hikers will choose to “peak bag” when tackling Mount Abraham by adding Mount Ellen to their route, making the route 10.8 miles total with 3,290′ of elevation gain.

Mount Abraham and Mount Ellen Trail Map

Camping And Overnight Hiking Options

Camping is available at the Battell Shelter during the summer when there is a caretaker on site. Fees may apply.

Hiking in Winter

*NOTE* Lincoln Gap road is closed during the winter months. If you plan on hiking the Long Trail from Lincoln Gap, be prepared to add a significant amount of mileage roundtrip to your overall hike. Snowshoes, traction, and winter equipment will be necessary. Be sure to do your research and check up on the weather forecast before you go.

Parking

There is an upper and lower parking lot. Both lots are just a short distance from the trail head.

Directions

Via the Long Trail from the East:

From Route 100 in Warren, Vermont, take Lincoln Gap Road. Follow the road for 5 miles to the height of land. There will be a parking lot on both sides of the road.

Via the Long Trail from the West:

From Lincoln, follow long Lincoln Gap Road east to the height of land. The trailhead will be on your left hand side, and a parking lot on both sides of the road.

To Battell Trailhead:

To Lincoln Gap Trailhead:

To Jerusalem Trail Trailhead (For Mount Ellen Peakbagging Route):

Weather Forecast

Below is the next four days of weather for Mount Abraham. Be sure to check conditions the morning of your hike as conditions change rapidly in the mountians.

Bristol, VT

Tonight
Cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Wednesday Night
Cloudy. Low around 25, with temperatures rising to around 31 overnight. South wind 6 to 22 mph.

Thursday
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 3 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Thursday Night
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Friday
A slight chance of snow showers before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 5 to 16 mph.

Friday Night
A chance of snow after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. South wind 13 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

New Year's Day
Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. West wind 10 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday Night
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind 9 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday
A chance of snow before 7am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. East wind 8 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Northwest wind 1 to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 25 to 30 mph.

Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Northwest wind 15 to 30 mph.

Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 8. Northwest wind 15 to 32 mph.

 

Additional Photos

Mount Ellen Hiking Trail Views

Photo credit – Wikipedia / Views from the summit of Mt. Ellen

Mount Abraham Hiking Trail Views

Photo credit – Wikipedia / Views from the summit of Mt. Abraham

Andrea Davis
Andrea Davis

Andrea is a writer, hiker, and adventurer from New England. She enjoys snowboarding, sunrise hikes, winter, night hiking, traveling, and photography.