Explore the most popular camping trails in Green Mountain National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Challenging hike on a wet day, but well worth it. Hope to do it again but in nicer weather.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a fun winter hike and bushwack as we head towards completion of the 100 highest in New England. Not extremely difficult except for the bushwack. But we are experienced hikers. I highly advise taking the high road to avoid the water crossings.

I did this yesterday 11/18. Soft light snow covered the trail. Very little ice. Lots of fallen trees and detours that can be hard to see in the snow. Overall an amazing run.

I did this hike in early October. I saw bear scat and enjoyed the wildlife and vegetation, but the trail is more moderate than difficult.

hiking
6 months ago

Steep enough in places to make it fun. Can't wait to go back and do the loop!

Trail hugs a stream with several waterfalls, culminating in a serene mountain pond.

hiking
7 months ago

Many options for hiking between roads and trails. To experience everything you need to make several visits.

Small view at the top - nothing spectacular

Wonderful Trail! We hiked this trail just by running across it. It rained/poured on us. The rain really helped us endure the uphill climb. Near the end of the trail, it reminds you of a spooky haunted forest. Very cool. We went in and out in one day- got back just in time for night fall.

walking
9 months ago

Great loop around the reservoir. Wet in some spots but maintained very well. Very tranquil. Loop took 75 minutes in total.

The trail to Spruce Peak is long but mellow most of the way. There is not much rapid vertical gain. Eventually you will reach the spilt of to the summit of Spruce Peak from the Long Trail. There is a lot of boulders stacked up. This makes a good spot for lunch. A short steep climb will bring you to the summit. There is a cliff with a great view of the town below.

Gorgeous trail. Would say it's more moderate than difficult. Trail is narrow and a few spots are still very muddy. Follow signs at the summit for vistas.

Great overnight trip with family. Easy hike up from the parking area and the camping around Little Rock Pond is just beautiful. We did it with my 9 year old son and my 6 year old daughter and they made it without a problem. Great hike, would definitely do it again!

Great trails and beautiful pond.

Took the Long Trail from Lincoln Gap. Moderate hike with some great views! Can break either Abraham or Ellen up for a quick day hike.

their is a couple good vistas along the way. most of the trail is shady even when the sun is out. it may be worth trying to catch another vista more south of the shelter before turning back. the trail and shelter are well taken care of.

This place is gorgeous! If your start your climb from sugarbush resort it's a hell of a climb up. Once you get to the mountain ridge its a breeze. Go to mount Abraham when you do this hike it's totally worth it!

9 months ago

very easy trail. $4 for each person to hike.

I just did to mount Abraham then back down. Easy and rewarding hike with great views.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice, peaceful trail with the reward of chilling by the reservoir at the end. The trail is pretty flat - the main challenge is fording all the little streams. It can be muddy in spots.

walking
10 months ago

Well maintained trail, perfect for walking with kids and dogs. Picnic areas abound, perfect for a snack before or after your walk. Kona gives this 4 out of 4 paws.

Love this trail. A little rocky and muddy in spots, but the pond makes it completely worth it.

Nice hike...not too strenuous. Pond was gorgeous with the fall foliage...great place for a family hike

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great trail for family with young children. Well marked and maintained.

Beautiful woodsy terrain, lots of spring flowers. April was a bit early- very wet but worth it. Watch for the trail at the VAST turnoff, you will get sidetracked.

Very beautiful trail that mostly runs next to a creek. Very little change in elevation, rocky, but not too strenuous.

hiking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A very gentle 2+ mile hike around the reservoir. Nice family hike.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Short steep trail with beautiful views from tower.

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