Burrows Trail to Camel's Hump

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Burrows Trail to Camel's Hump is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Huntington, VT that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles 2424 feet Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

dogs

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

This 4,083 foot peak has a very unique summit cone that gives it its name. You'll be following the Burrows Trail through Camel's Hump State Park for just over 5 miles round trip. Right before you reach the summit you'll come to the junction of the Long Trail which you will follow up the steep cone to the summit. From there you can continue down Long Trail to Forest City Trail, or return the way you came.

23 days ago

WARNING: Bring your cramp-ons, or whatever you need for ice. Took the Forest City Trail to Long Trail today, hoping to descend Burrow's Trail. So many warnings that Burrows was lots of ice at top, "ice-ledges." The top of the LT got pretty tricky with ice also. A beautiful day but took longer b/c of needing to be careful underfoot, especially higher up on the rocks.

1 month ago

This is a excellent challenging hike. The day we went there was tremendous cloud cover so the challenge and exercise was our reward.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun, but little variance in terrain until the summit.

2 months ago

Great hike! Steep at times but well groomed to climb.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Great hike. Not too hard, about 2.5hrs to summit with a lot of stopping. Trail is well marked, just be prepared for some steep parts. As you go up, the trail tends to get steeper and rockier. Amazing summit views...we had lunch at the summit and it was perfect! Only downside is the crowds...we went on a Friday and even then the trail was packed. Doesn't bother me much, but if you want to be alone this isn't the trail for that.

hiking
3 months ago

Went up and back on Burrows. Challenging climb in that it's a decent elevation gain in a relatively short distance. Not terribly difficult though, but be prepared for consistent climbs. Some rock scrambling, but nothing really technical. Great views from the summit.

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

went up forest city to long trail then to summit and down burrows trail. highly recommend as burrows is better to descend due to Better footing. but the longer way up is a nice ascent. fantastic weather for a fantastic view

4 months ago

One of my go to spots on the hump.

backpacking
4 months ago

This is a pretty challenging trail, a great way to get to Camels Hump, We the took Alpine Trail to Monroe and looped back to long trail and continued North.A very rocky and constant climb all the way.Did it on 4th of July weekend so it was crowded.This was the first section of our Trek from camels hump to MT. Mansfield on LT. It would be better with a day pack , we had a weeks worth of gear. Fun TRail

5 months ago

5 months ago

Really well mapped out, no way to get lost. We had beautiful weather so the 360 view was amazing. A tougher hike but definitely doable with a couple little stops to catch your breath. Would definitely do again.

hiking
5 months ago

A really well maintained trail takes you right to the top of Camel's Hump. The hike is strenuous, but the amazing, unobstructed view at the top is well worth the effort it takes to get to the top. Avoid on the weekends if possible though. We probably saw a few hundred people hiking the trail, and maybe 25 or so at the summit.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a very nice hike to do. There isn't really no good views while hiking to the summit. The trail is rocky and steep in certain spots, so you have to be careful. The ascent up was muddy and slippery in places.The summit was very windy and cold when i reached it. The clouds rolled in quickly and blocked the views. From the wind blowing, it felt like that you were going to get blown off. I will have to do this trail again when the temps are warmer.

hiking
10 months ago

Hard packed snow in late January, not too steep or icy but I would recommend microspikes and trekking/ ski poles. Snow on the trees blocked the wind for the ascent/ descent and the summit was very windy and very cold but had a great view. Very peaceful and quiet to be in the woods this time of year.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is the most popular route up the mountain. Be ready for crowds on weekends and limited parking if you arrive after 10am.

hiking
1 year ago

We went after it had rained which made the rocky trail a lot more difficult. A lot of water but a truly beautiful hike from start to finish. Maybe the best in all of Vermont, Camels Hump is amazing on every trail. The dog did perfectly and despite the steep and slippery climb, she wasn't even panting. You definitely should plan to summit in a weather window without clouds. We were to only people to get a good view in every direction today; the clouds swirled around the summit and had encapsulated us after about 25 minutes of perfect viewing. Scrapes from the sun cut wide paths across the foliage below, as we could see both below and above the clouds. Excellent hiking partner and a warm day made it all the better. Make sure to bring layers, gloves and be ready for rain. Navigation the rocks can be difficult for those not in shape, other parties were having a very hard time on the slippery surfaces. Extra socks and gloves are a plus, as well as lots of water and a meal.