Vermont Hikes - Top Five

  1. Mount Mansfield: Sunset Ridge Trail
    Location: About 17 miles east of Burlington and 22 miles NW of Montpelier
    Also listed as 69th best hike in the U.S. in the 2005 ranking
  2. Camel’s Hump: Forestry, Dean and Long Trails Loop
    Location: Between Burlington and Montpelier, south of I-89
  3. Mount Ascutney: Weathersfield Trail
    Location: About 20 miles south of White River Junction, just west of the Connecticut River
  4. Appalachian Trail: Glastenbury Mountain
    Location: Off of Route 7,  about 10 miles north of Bennington
  5. Killington Peak: Bucklin Trail
    Location: About 7 miles east of Rutland

Honorable Mention:

  1. Mount Equinox: Burr & Burton Trail
    Location: Southwestern Vermont, immediately west of the village of Manchester
  2. Jay Peak
    Location: Northern Vermont, 25 minutes west of Newport, about 15 minutes from Canadian border at North Troy.
  3. Appalachian Trail: Killington Peak – North
    Location: East of Rutland, in Killington.
    Lye Brook Wilderness
    Location: Between Bennington and Rutland, just east of Manchester Center

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