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

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Article Categories: Hiking
Article Tags: Day Hikes | Hiking | NE 67 | Vermont Hiking

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

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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

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind around 25 mph.

Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers between 10pm and 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 24 to 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday
Sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 15 to 23 mph. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 20 to 26 mph.

Tuesday Night
Rain showers likely after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 23 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday
Rain showers before 9am, then rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 22 to 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

 

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.

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