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

Today
Snow showers likely and freezing drizzle likely and patchy fog. Cloudy, with a high near 29. West wind 22 to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Tonight
A chance of snow showers and a chance of freezing drizzle before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 30 to 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West wind 21 to 36 mph.

Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 25 mph.

Monday
A chance of sleet between 8am and noon, then rain and a chance of sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. South wind 24 to 83 mph, with gusts as high as 104 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday Night
Rain before 7pm, then rain showers. Cloudy, with a low around 41. South wind 32 to 70 mph, with gusts as high as 87 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday
Scattered rain showers before 5pm, then scattered rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. South wind 30 to 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

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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