Mount Mansfield is a 4,393 foot mountain located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It is the tallest peak in the entire state. Mount Mansfield has many secondary peaks including The Nose, Forehead and the Adam’s Apple.
Elevation: 4,393 feet
Elevation gain: 2,800 feet
Distance: 4.8 miles roundtrip
Duration (book time): 3 hours
The Long Trail
From the parking lot, follow the Long trail for roughly 2 miles. You will pass by the Taft Lodge, an overnight spot for hikers. You will stay on the Long Trail by keeping left here. For 0.3 miles, hike until you reach the summit of Mount Mansfield, AKA The Chin. To get back to the parking lot, simply retrace your steps the way you came.
Elevation gain: 2,683 feet
Distance: 3.7 miles roundtrip
Duration (book time): 4 hours
Camping and Overnight Hiking Options
There is lodging at the Green Mountain Club’s Taft Lodge. A reader has added: The “lodge rate” is $6 per person
The parking lot for the Long Trail is located on Route 108 in Underhill, Vermont.
From I-89 North, take exit 10 for VT-100 South towards Waterbury US-2. Drive for roughly 0.3 miles and make a turn right onto VT-100 North. Drive for about 9.5 miles, then turn left onto VT-108 N/Mountain Road. Drive for another 9 miles and the trailhead parking lot will be on the right side of the road. *NOTE* The actual trail begins on the left side of the road.
Clear, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -14. East wind 3 to 13 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -13. South wind 12 to 26 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low around 19, with temperatures rising to around 28 overnight. Southeast wind 16 to 26 mph.
A chance of sleet and a chance of freezing rain between 7am and 11am, then freezing rain likely and a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. East wind 13 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Freezing rain likely before 9pm, then sleet likely and freezing rain likely between 9pm and 2am, then snow likely and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind 18 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A chance of snow before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 17 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.