Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Camels Hump State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

19 hours ago

Burrows both ways bc hiking with a dog & wasn’t sure if other trails had tough scrambles. Easy for him. Those 2 miles up get your heart pumping, but good for almost all ages. Hit snow about 40 min from the top. Wasn’t an issue until the Long trail to summit where there was ice. Just pay attention. Nervous for hikers in sneakers without ankle support. Tons of people.
Please leash your dog if they run & jump on smaller dogs & overwhelm them. Plz don’t hike 1:4 with a pack of unleashed dogs during busy foliage weekends!

One of my favorite hikes in VT! The first half is easy. The second half not so easy! Amazing views at the top!

Arrived at 9:30 went up counterclockwise like the sign recommends. Very good views. Was wet so rick was slippery. Summit had some snow and ice. Met the masses at the top. Dogs, kids, and lots of people. Went down burgess trail. Muddy with scores of people coming up. Very pretty but try to do mid week or get there early. We were amazed at how many people were parked along road. Total time -3 hours 15 minutes.

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3 days ago

Great trail for a good work out. I would assume that is a great view of Burlington but the clouds were low when I went. Highly recommend.

Been doing this trail my whole life, is a must-hike for anyone within reasonable distance. Best views in the state. Challenging enough but did it with my 18lb terrier this year not to mention a whole elementary was going up as I was going down. So don’t be intimidated by the “hard” rating

Decided to catch a sunrise this AM up on camels hump. Took burrows trail up and this was definitely a heart pumper, consistent climbing until the clearing before heading up on the long trail to the summit. Took a bout 1:20 up in the dark! I had to stop short from climbing all the way up to summit because of 40-50mph wind, but the sunrise was absolutely gorgeous with great 360 view.

great hike!
I would say moderate and not hard.
Took us 5 hours in total from the parking lot and back include stops...
Amazing view, wet and a bit slippery forest and impressive pass from the forest to the Rocky summit.
could be better marked tho

Enjoyed this hike. View are great at the top. Not much of a trail run due to boulders but a great workout. Took me 68 minutes both ways.

29 days ago

This is a challenging but rewarding hike. We took the Monroe Trail up and back. There are some rocky and slick spots, particularly after you’re about two miles in. The last .3 miles is very rocky and steep, but doable. It took us about 5 hours total. You cannot beat the 360 views at the top!

Great run/power hike. Challenging in spots. I did read about people being scare of heights should not. On the Monroe trail that shouldn’t be the case. I didn’t experience the other trails.

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1 month ago

Enjoyed the hike even though we had 20 yards of visibility and the wind was blowing 30-40 mph. Being that this was my first time up Camel's Hump I will have to return to experience the gorgeous views. Parking lot off of camel's hump Rd was packed but trail wasn't overly crowded

The best trail I have hiked in vermont! The trail on the way up is majestic - just incredible. There are a few steep and rocky areas, but the view at the top is incredible. There is room on the top to enjoy lunch and view the incredible scenery. I highly suggest this trail for the adventurous! It is somewhat difficult and steep in areas, so good shoes are a must.

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1 month ago

Incredible hike with great views but it comes with some work. I highly recommend the popular loop that combines Dean's Trail, the Long Trail and the Monroe Trail. The crowds were out for Labor Day weekend but certainly not overcrowded. The Long Trail isn't for those who aren't able to climb boulders combined with narrow trails. For a smoother climb, take the Monroe Trail both out and back.

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1 month ago

This is a nice hike, definitely got my heart-rate up and a good sweat. The Monroe trail ascends through forest, sometimes with a decent pitch but often leveling off to allow you to catch your breath. It is consistently rocky requiring constant vigilance - and the rock can be slippery even if not wet. We were surprised to find a fair bit of water in the trail on the mid to upper part even after a dry spell. You only get views during the final ascent to the summit up the steep rocky section after the end of the Monroe. We are in our late 50’s/early 60’s in good physical shape but this was our first climb of the summer and it took us a solid 4.5 hour round trip with 15+ minute stops on the way up for lunch and at the summit. It was almost 2 full hours to get down surprisingly as we were cautious moving down the rocks. We were both tired and sore but felt good about summiting.

Harder than expected, but that could have been because I was pregnant! More rugged than the Monroe trail.

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1 month ago

Challenging trail but very worth the effort!

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1 month ago

Beautiful 359 degree views.

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1 month ago

Great hike!!

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1 month ago

Took Burrows to the Long Trail to the summit. Had a 3 y/o & a 16 m/o in backpacks plus a dog...was tough, but very do-able. Views at the top are amazing 360° & worth any pains of climbing up/traversing down.

Fun until I saw a bear! I ran

Great trail with beautiful views at the top of Burnt Rock Mountain. A few technical areas towards top, but our 2 Golden Doodle pups were able to get up and down with us easily.

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1 month ago

Great hike, I really enjoyed it. We went up the long trail, which was steep in places & there was some scrambling. I rather enjoyed this as I love climbing and haven’t been for a while. The views on the way up are stunning and the summit views are incredible. We didn’t stay up for long as there was a storm due. Highly recommended!!

I've gone up every side of Camel's Hump and this is the best! Just be ready for a steep and strenuous hike up. I'm in pretty decent shape and i was huffing and puffing during the last push to the top.
Would stick to the Monroe trail if you're hiking in bad weather.

One of my favorite hikes! Challenging but well worth the effort once you reach the summit.

My 15 yr old son and I walked this approximately 10mi hike in 5.5 hrs with time to enjoy the views and rest stops along the way. It was a great hike, just challenging enough for us both. It had rained and the trail was muddy and slippery. There are a few streams to cross and a lot of scrambling on steep rocks near the top. The elevation gains were doable, slow and steady increase to the top. We lost the trail a few times in the second half too but our phone GPS worked up there and helped us out. There were very few people on the trail, and we accidentally disturbed a great horned owl. I highly recommend this hike.

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

Great intermediate hike! My Garmin GPS unit said the parking lot elevation was 1615’ so total elevation gain was 2466’. Loved it.

It was awesome experience

Considering I’m 63, have two hip replacements, a knee replacement, and most of my back is fused, I’m darn impressed with myself for doing this one. So worth the sweat for views, on the way up and down, and at the summit. Very safe and well maintained trail.

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