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Best Trails of Vermont

hiking, road biking, mountain biking, walking, running

 

#1. Mount Mansfield, Sunset Ridge Trail
About 17 miles east of Burlington and 22 miles NW of Montpelier. A classic ascent of a rocky ridge to the highest peak in Vermont. Special attractions: Rare alpine plants and flowers; magnificent su...
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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Burlington, VT - Hiking - 6.6 miles (About Top Trails)


#2. Camel's Hump, Forestry, Dean, and Long Trails Loop
Between Burlington and Montpelier, south of I-89. A long, scenic day hike to Vermont's highest pristine peak and a National Natural Landmark. Special attractions: Summit views, rare alpine vegetation...
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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Montpelier, VT - Hiking - 7.4 miles (About Top Trails)


#3. Mount Ascutney, Weathersfield Trail
About 20 miles south of White River Junction, just west of the Connecticut River. A half day hike to a challenging peak on Vermont's eastern border. Special attractions: Waterfalls and spectacular v...
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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White River Junction, VT - Hiking - 5.8 miles (About Top Trails)


#4. Appalachian Trail: Glastenbury Mountain
The hike over Glastenbury Mountain covers a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness. The entire backpacking hike of 22.6 miles provides long walks, a choice of camping sites, and plenty of climbin...
From the guidebook "Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Southern New England"
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Bennington, VT - Hiking - 22.6 miles (About Top Trails)


#5. Killington Peak, Bucklin Trail
About 7 miles east of Rutland. A hike to the second highest summit in Vermont. Special attractions: Three-state views of the Green Mountains, White Mountains, Taconic Range, and Adirondacks....
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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Rutland, VT - Hiking - 7 miles (About Top Trails)


#6. Mount Equinox, Burr & Burton Trail
Southwestern Vermont, immediately west of the village of Manchester. A vigorous climb to the highest summit in the Taconic Range. Special attractions: Wildflowers, four-state views, and a marble ben...
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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Manchester, VT - Hiking - 6.8 miles (About Top Trails)


#7. Lye Brook Wilderness
Between Bennington and Rutland, just east of Manchester Center. An overnight backpack to a wilderness pond, or a half-day hike to a plummeting falls. Special attractions: Wildlife, wetlands, Bourn P...
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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Bennington, VT - Hiking - 14.6 miles (About Top Trails)


#8. Appalachian Trail: Killington Peak - North
This hike - a north-south excursion - starts out in benign and gently rolling woods, by the time it reaches the gloriously exposed top of Killington, there is nothing between you and the weather but t...
From the guidebook "Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Southern New England"
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Rutland, VT - Hiking - 5.7 miles (About Top Trails)


#9. Haystack Mountain
Off Vermont Highway 9 about midway between Brattleboro and Bennington. A relaxing half day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. Special attractions: Easy access...
From the guidebook "Hiking Vermont"
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Bennington, VT - Hiking - 4 miles (About Top Trails)


#10. Bruce Trail
The Bruce Trail plunges 2,000 feet down the south side of Mount Mansfield, ending on the trails of the Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Ski Center. It is a legendary down-mountain ski run cut in th...
From the guidebook "Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Vermont and New York"
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Stowe, VT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - 4 miles (About Top Trails)



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If you like the outdoors, visit Natural Wonders of the World . This site lists 1000 natural world wonders on all seven continents.

 

North American wonders reach from from the lofty peaks of the Cascade Mountain range to the watery paradise of Florida's Everglades.

The South American natural forces can be witnessed in countless forms--you'll find them cascading over the Devil's Throat of the Iguazu Falls, flooding Llanos grasslands.

The Australian Great Barrier Reef stretches to Papua New Guinea, while New Zealand's Tongariro volcano towers above waves of rugged hills.

The African Congo Basin is a network of swamps and emerald forests as diverse as the four counterpoints it unifies. The European and Middle Eastern natural histories include building castles on its rocky peaks, painting frescoes in its caves, trading through its passes, and perishing at its mercy.

The European and Middle Eastern natural histories include building castles on its rocky peaks, painting frescoes in its caves, trading through its passes, and perishing at its mercy.

The dual Asian power of nature is demonstrated through the elements at play in Asia. Fire-spewing volcanoes raise new lands from their summits.Ocean-worlds house water-kingdoms. Finally earth-bound and sky-stretching mountains--figures of inspiration.

The Polar Regions are an icy wilderness where the frozen fingertips of polar icecaps feel their way across stretches of land and water, the Arctic and Antarctic form the polar regions of our globe.