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

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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

Difficulty: Moderate

Trails

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.

Trail map

Mount Mansfield Trail Map

Alternate routes

Hellbrook Trail

Elevation gain: 2,683 feet

Distance: 3.7 miles roundtrip

Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration (book time): 4 hours

Mount Mansfield Trail Map

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

Parking

The parking lot for the Long Trail is located on Route 108 in Underhill, Vermont.

Directions

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.

Weather Forecast

Jeffersonville, VT

Tonight
A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 17 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday
A chance of rain showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West wind 7 to 12 mph.

Wednesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 10 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 10 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 9 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 10 to 31 mph.

Additional Photos

Mount Mansfield Trail Views

Mount Mansfield Views

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.