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
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.
Elevation gain: 2,683 feet
Distance: 3.7 miles roundtrip
Duration (book time): 4 hours
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
The parking lot for the Long Trail is located on Route 108 in Underhill, Vermont.
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.
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy. Low around 43, with temperatures rising to around 50 overnight. West wind 22 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A chance of rain showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. North wind 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 6 to 18 mph.
A slight chance of rain showers after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 3 to 29 mph. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Rain showers. Cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 32 to 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Rain showers likely before 10am, then showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. West wind 24 to 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Rain showers likely before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 9 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.