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
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 22 to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 22 to 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 13 to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night
A slight chance of rain showers before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind 15 to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. West wind 9 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 12 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday
A chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 2 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Additional Photos

Mount Mansfield Trail Views

Mount Mansfield Views