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Camel's Hump Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Huntington, Vermont 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.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 2,578 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

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Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

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Scramble

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Camel's Hump is one of the best hiking trails in the Green Mountains. It is the third highest peak in the state. The summit offers unbeatable views in every direction. The trail can be accessed off of Camels Hump Road, where there is a small parking area. This trail can either been done as an out-and-back hike, which is 6 miles round trip via the Monroe Trail, or a loop hike via Monroe Trail, Dean Trail, and Long Trail. Camel's Hump can also be reached from the Burrows Trailhead via the Forest City Trail to Burrows Trail. This route describes the out-and-back option. You will start the hike on the Monroe trail. The Monroe trail is steep, however has plenty of leveling off during the hike. From the Monroe Trail you will reach the Dean Trail intersection, at which point you have the option to turn left onto Dean Trail and then take the Long Trail up to the summit or continue straight on the Monroe Trail to the summit. If you continue straight on Monroe Trail, you will reach the hut clearing at which point the Monroe Trail ends and becomes the Long Trail. It is then a short climb to the summit. The last part of the hike can become very steep and narrow. If you are afraid of heights this may not be for you. Once you reach the summit you have a 360 degree view of nearly every mountain range in the area. You will see Mount Mansfield to the north and Mount Washington to the east. On a clear day you can even see Canada. From the summit, take the Long Trail south back to the Monroe Trail.

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Doug Anton
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HikingScramble

Great loop with some scrambles and exposed rock on the way up the long trail section. Bring lots of water!

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Lindsay Lorenzut
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Hiking

Great trail but very crowded. Spent a lot of time waiting for others to go by. Went up Monroe to alpine. Alpine seems to be the face of the peak and is pure rock climbing.

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Rachel Molidor
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Michael Rojas
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susanne beck
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Hiking

Normally a 5 star hike but the bugs were horrendous! Be forewarned - and forearmed!

Robert Denoyer
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Julie Conrad
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HikingBugsScramble

Great hike. Not too many travelers. Buggy in sections w lots of gnats. Hard scramble at the end to top but the views are definitely worth it.

Eric Giombetti
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Backpacking

campsite is nice. Hike is a good workout and cool at the summit, even though it was nothing but white clouds the other day! Not too packed either.

Kevin Boisvert
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HikingRockyScramble

Great Trails it stated as hard but it's between medium and hard towards the top only the rest of it can be run

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Sam Syska
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Hiking

Great hike! Did this hike with my 65lb Vizsla and my friend's 35lb Brittany Spaniel. Both dogs were completely comfortable hiking this trail and at no point did they need assistance. We were required to leash the dogs at the summit, but were off-leash without issue the entire way up and down. Love dog-friendly trails and would absolutely do again!

Tom Connors
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Hiking

Trail in good shape. Mileage was 7.1 miles vs the 6.0 mules listed. Great views!

Catherine E.
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

Love this. New favorite trail up CH. Hiked it May 27, was still some snow and slush on the way up the long trail section to peak. That’s gone now. With snow, up was two hours fifteen, down was two hours. Gorgeous. Look out for little cemetery at parking lot and wrecked bomber off of Alpine. Beautiful drive into trail head as well, with river to swim in if hot day. Give yourself lots of time at top! And, please bring masks or a bandana around your neck and cover up when passing someone if you’re running or on uphill exertion. Masks protect others more than yourself; let’s keep trails safe for everyone.

Ryan Veilleux
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Michael Scott
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Awesome 360 degree views at the summit. Weather was cloudy when we started but by the time we reached the summit it was clear all around. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Adirondacks across Lake Champlain. Ice was almost completely melted. Pretty buggy until about half way up the mountain.

Kayla Thompson
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Just hiked this on 5/24/20, with my sister. It was about 65 degrees out. We hiked deans trail to the summit. Both trails are taken care of and marked well. Beautiful streams and little bridges. We enjoyed the wild flowers. Deans trail was pretty dry, Monroe not so much. We ended up sliding down Monroe on our buttocks and using are raincoats as sleds. It was quite slippery trying to walk it for a good hour or so. We saw some children hiking on Monroe (not sure if they made it to the top) but only adults on dean. Then we did Monroe down. I suggest bringing gloves to slide down Monroe due to the snow and ice, also wearing pants (some people had shorts on ) all depending on when you do it of course. It was beautiful hiking deans trail, I wouldn’t bring young children on the trail personally. It was steep at times. If you’re not an experienced hiker I highly suggest Monroe to the summit and back. If you’re up for a beautiful challenge try deans then come down Monroe! Bring lots of water and maybe a windbreaker for the top as it gets windy. It’s beautiful!

Alex Mann
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Hiked this trail for MDW 2020 and the temperature was about eighty five degrees to start. A majority of the trail is rocky with a steady incline throughout. Some parts you will cross through rivers and streams. As you get to within a mile and a half of the summit it was still snowy and icy! As you get closer to the summit the incline becomes stepper and the icy covered trails are very hard to keep your footing if you’re not wearing proper hiking boots. If you have ice spikes for your boots or hiking poles these will make your hike to the summit, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY YOUR DESCENT! Once you reach the summit you will be rewarded with a breathtaking 360 degree view of Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Canada to the north! The hike takes about 4-1/2 hours to complete. Enjoy!

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