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New hikers. we couldnt do the hike till the summit but the route was fun and scenic. met people from all age groups and enjoyed conversations.

awesome hike beautiful country and views

We did this hike yesterday and went up and down via Monroe trail. Steady scent through many switchbacks. View on top was superb. It took us 2.5 hrs to go up and 1.5 hrs to come down. It would be a nice introduction to hiking to new comers to the sport.

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24 days ago

loved this hike. pretty steep but enjoyable all the way. Looking forward to coming back to this one.

hiking
1 month ago

This was our first hike in Vermont and we thought this trail was fabulous! It is short but challenging. Wear good shoes because there is lots of rocks and scrambling. We ditched our packs after the first mile at the backcountry campground and I’m sure glad we did! The second two miles were straight uphill and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much with 50lbs on my back. We made it to the summit later in the evening, so we ended up being the only ones up there. The views are amazing! Definitely recommend this hike!

Take Deans Trails to Long Trail up for a more exciting hike with some rock scrambling, then Monroe to descend. If hiking with kids or dogs, I recommend Monroe up, it’s a steady incline and not exposed. Be prepared for a lot of people at the summit during summer, unless you start the hike very early, 6am-ish.

hiking
1 month ago

Trails were wet and rocks were slippery. Recommend sturdy boots and trekking poles. Overall fun hike, but challenging. Not for anyone with bad knees. Beautiful views. Definitely will go back and try other approaches and trails.

hiking
1 month ago

great hike! challenging but worth it for the views.

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hiking
1 month ago

this is a premier hiking trail for anyone considering hiking the green mountains. It is one of the few alpine summits offering a breathtaking 360 degree view of the surrounding Winooski valley, Lake Champlain and Green Mountain valleys. I hiked this trail in June following the Monroe trail from the Camels Hump Rd trailhead. I took the Dean trail to Allis lookout in order to ascent Ethan Allen to the south along the Long trail. At 3680 feet, this little known peak offers gorgeous views of the valley to the east along Waterbury. From there I hiked to the lodge at Montclair Glen Lodge and then followed the extremely steep ascent up the south face of Camels Hump-- not for the faint heart or those afraid of heights. The summit along the rocky west climb offers views of the Lake Champlain valley and the alpine flora there is beautiful. At the summit you have a choice to descend to the west along the
burrows trail, continue on along the Long trail to the north descending 3.5 miles to Duxbury Rd, or switchback to the east along the Alpine trail to hook up once again with the Monroe trail loop back to the parking lot on camels hump rd. Overall this look was 9.8 miles in a leisurely 6 1/2 hours. have fun and happy trails.
p.s. watch out for nuisance bears along the Wind Gap at the junction of Dean and the Long trail south of the Hump. Don't leave your pack unattended. ; )

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful- a must hike if you’re in the area. Not an easy hike but worth the views. Trail well marked with steep inclines and leveled areas

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Tough one!! I camped at the hump brook tent area, and i m happy i set the camp before going to the summit so i had less weight to carry. The whole trail is very nice, steep and slippery sometimes but never boring. Careful if you have weak ankles. Next time i ll cary less thing. Very windy at the summit so bring something warm enough if you want to chill there for a bit. 360 view, amazing. Totally worth the effort. Would do it again for sunset or sunrise.

hiking
2 months ago

Tough trail, but totally worth it for the views. And to lay claim for summiting the 3rd highest peak in the state!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, very buggy this time of year. Park in the gravel pit and trail entrance is up the dirt road a short ways. When you get close to the top there’s a split in the trail, Left is towards a lookout and go right to climb the tower. Very Rocky, small waterfalls. Can only get a view by climbing the fire tower. Took 2 hours to climb to the top .

hiking
2 months ago

This is my favorite hike in Vermont so far. It’s one of the harder hikes in my opinion, so if you’re a beginner I wouldn’t do this one as your first hike. The view is amazing, and the scenery keeps you engaged as you hike. I highly recommend this hike, and I recommend the Burrows trail.

I slept in an AT shelter, pooped in an AT privy and hiked the AT/Glencliff out and back to the Summit of Moosilauke and loved every minute of it!

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3 months ago

Amazing hike! Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the top because the trail got crazily snowy and slippery. Yup, even in May. Even with the snow, the hike is very doable if you are in good shape. I'll definitely be back.

We went to hike in 1st week of May. Clear day, trail path is good with expected elevation all through out. However we encountered ice, for which we were not prepared. Microspikes would have made it better. Will go again in future. Got lost as the navigation fooled us and there was no signal on phone to check live position. For better directions, check the directions again or the one review provided by Eric Ruffin in Feb 2014

Clear day. Started very warm at the base. Snow packed trail all the way up but needed the crampons. 3000 ft up the trail was soft due to recent snow fall so took longer then expected. About 25F and windy at Carriage Rd Junction. Got very windy the last 1/4 to the summit but 20 miles of visibility in ever direction. Will definitely be back in the warmer weather.

amazing views!

Tried this one last weekend, didn’t make the summit due to very high winds. Today was perfect! Cool, but very little wind, and lots of sun. The trail was hard packed snow. I used snowshoes, but micro spikes would have sufficed. It’s starting to get a little icy early on with the thawing and freezing. The parking lot was full, and there was a bit of a crowd at the summit, but I was going solo and didn’t mind other hikers around. All in all a great hike. Nice work-out with an amazing view. I’ll definitely be going again.

Micro spikes definitely required and could have used snowshoes last mile. 40+ mph winds at summit- hunkered down for a quick lunch before sprint down the mountain. Disappointed with zero visibility at top but a great sense of accomplishment doing this winter hike

2/4/18 Had the trail to myself

Fantastic views

Beautiful day for a hike. Challenging above tree line with constant 50 mph wind with gusts that were making hard to keep footing. Really enjoyed the overall adventure

Powder on the ground after the first 1000 ft, some icy patches. Turned back at south peak due to a late start.

Starting to get icy near the summit so be mindful. Took about 3 1/2 hours to complete at a fast pace. Very beautiful views at the summit.

11/4
Awesome hike! Parts of the trail had begun to form some icicles and crystallization already! The summit had a little ice and snow but was totally fine to hike up.

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