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Best Hiking Trails in Vermont – USA


Vermont, the Green Mountain state, has low altitude mountains to explore.  The main areas for hiking are Green Mountain National Forest, Camel’s Hump State Park, Mount Mansfield State Park, Jay State Park and Coolidge State Park. A beautiful state to visit in the fall when the colours change. The best months to hike in Vermont are June to October. Read on for more information on where and when to hike in Vermont.

Capital: Montpelier

When To Hike in Vermont – USA?

June – October: Rainy during this time but July – September driest months.  October could have snow but also has fall foliage which is a big draw in Vermont
May: Could be muddy and there’s a lot of talk about ‘mud season’ in Vermont
November – April: Cold/snow
Climate: Humid continental – warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Vermont in general is a cold state. Pretty wet; Be mindful of mud season (spring) where trails are very muddy after the snows; don’t actually want hikers at that time cuz can cause soil erosion, etc. They specify trails to explore during mud season.

Accessibility of Hiking

Easy: Well-established trails with good maps available.

Transportation required: Car

Where to stay in Vermont for hiking:

  • Stowe
  • Killington
  • Manchester
  • Bennington




Most popular hikes in Vermont – USA

The Green Mountains run north to south through the centre of the state. There are state parks and national forests which have lots of hiking trails. The Appalachian Trail runs through Vermont. Highest Mountain: Mount Mansfield (1340 m).

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Long Distance Trails of Vermont – USA

Vermont – USA's Walking & Hiking Resources

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Vermont Hiking Books: 

  • Hiking the Green Mountains: A Guide to 40 of the Region’s Best Hiking Adventures, by Lisa Densmore Ballard and Mark Aiken, 2022, Falcon Guides – https://amzn.to/3Q0eDmF
  • AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in the Green Mountain State, by Jen Lamphere Roberts, 2018, Appalachian Mountain Club Books – https://amzn.to/3Uqydvj
  • Explorer’s Guide 50 Hikes in Vermont (17th Edition), by Green Mountain Club, 2015, Countryman Press – https://amzn.to/3vQbBux
  • Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, by Larry Pletcher, 2008, Falcon Guides – https://amzn.to/3VWyE1u
  • Moon New England Hiking: Best Hikes Plus Beer, Bites, and Campgrounds Nearby, by Moon Travel Guides, 2020, Moon Guides – https://amzn.to/4cSb8Zx
  • 100 Classic Hikes New England: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, (The 100 Classic Hikes), by Jeff Romano, 2023, Mountaineers Books – https://amzn.to/3U4N8dc
  • Day Hiking New England, by Jeffrey Romano, 2015, Mountaineers Books – https://amzn.to/43Uvu0b
  • Appalachian Trail Guide to New Hampshire-Vermont, by Cynthia Taylor-Miller, 2018, Appalachian Trail Conservancy – https://amzn.to/3TT6iTb
  • Beer Hiking New England: The Tastiest Way to Discover Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, by Carey Michael Kish, 2023, Helvetiq – https://amzn.to/49FzoLw
  • Guide to Vermont Long Trail, by Dave Hardy and Matt Krebs, 2011, Green Mountain Club – https://amzn.to/3vEUmfO


Vermont Hiking Associations/Clubs: lots of clubs


Best Hiking Trails in Vermont:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from hiking guidebooks, official park websites, trail maps/apps, other websites, and tourist offices:

  • Long Trail
  • Mount Mansfield
  • Mount Pisgah
  • Camel’s Hump
  • Stowe Pinnacle Trail
  • Mount Abraham
  • Sunset Ridge Trail
  • Mount Equinox
  • Killington Peak
  • Burrow’s Trail
  • Burnt Rock Mountain

Easy Hiking Trails in Vermont:

  • Hamilton Falls
  • Mount Olga


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What Else To Do

Other Important Points

  • New England states have mud season