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

This Afternoon
Snow showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 36, with temperatures falling to around 11 in the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -14. Northwest wind 32 to 41 mph, with gusts as high as 52 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.

Tonight
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -12. Wind chill values as low as -49. Northwest wind 47 to 58 mph, with gusts as high as 71 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday
A slight chance of snow showers before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -49. Northwest wind 40 to 53 mph, with gusts as high as 67 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night
A chance of snow showers after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -17. West wind 35 to 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday
A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 26. West wind 18 to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.

Wednesday Night
A slight chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind around 21 mph. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 15. Northwest wind 20 to 41 mph, with gusts as high as 52 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.

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