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

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce small hail and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11pm and 2am. Some of the storms could produce small hail and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 14 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday
A slight chance of rain showers between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 12 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday
A chance of rain showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. West wind 17 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northwest wind 13 to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 2 to 12 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