Camel's Hump Loop via Burrows Trail

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Camel's Hump Loop via Burrows Trail is a 5.1 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.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2378 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
2 months ago

Nov 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this hike, the transition from maple forest to evergreen to finally stunted bonsai pines near the summit was exsquiste, the last 3rd was a steep climb. The lower third was a little messy, with creeks flowing through much of the trails despite numerous breakwaters in the trail, the 2nd 3rd was predominatly icy, where these flow had frozen, but with proper traction strap ons this was not an issue, the top 3rd was hard pack snow, with some ice. The summit was crusted ice, with blowing snow, and cloud.

We ascended the Burrows trail intending to descend the forest city trail, we made it to the summit but trail marking for the long trail was poor to non existent on the summit in these conditions. There were no rock cairns to mark the trail that we could see, what blazes there were on the rock (We saw only one) were painted in white, WHITE!!!! Lol.

There were a few white string markers that seemed to lead off a cliff. So in the end we were not able to either discern or proceed along the long trail, and retraced our steps down t (he Burrows trail.

We encountered only one other hiker that day, on the same trail, no other tracks at the summit from other trails at about 1pm. The one fellow we met said that he despite several trips to the summit has yet to figure out what happens to the long trail either... he also retraced his steps.

Our ascent took 2 hours, and the descent 1.5 hours at a relaxed pace. Will try again under different conditions, and maybe build a cairn or tow on the summit if we can crack the code

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hiking
3 months ago

First time doing Camels Hump on this trail. Did it with an amazing best friend and hiking buddy! It was beautiful, the leaves were exactly the correct level of crunchy and the views were amazing when there were breaks in the clouds. Highly recommend and actually may prefer this trail to the others I have done in the past (see other reviews) on this same mountain. Thanks All Trails Community.
-Mike

hiking
3 months ago

The last mile on the way up is extremely steep! Made it up to summit in about 50 minutes. Amazing, amazing views! Saw a black bear on the summit, about 30 feet away from me. It ran away, but I think it was coming for a huge pile of peanuts someone had littered on the top... beautiful hike!

hiking
3 months ago

This would have been an awesome hike without the dog. We made it just a ways up the long trail section before we had to turn around and come back because we were tired of lifting the dog over rocks. Got to be some really great scrambling and beautiful views, but not good with a dog! I should have brought a goat instead...

4 months ago

Incredible sunrise hike! Worth the early morning for the rewarding views of VT

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views from the summit. Took us around 5 hours, but one of those hours was spent enjoying the summit :)

4 months ago

Beautiful trail. I believe moderately difficult is an accurate description but the views are 100% worth the challenge. We did the burrow trail up and back and it took us three hours. The parking area fills up fast so arrive early.

4 months ago

Fantastic Trail!
Heading up via Forest City to Long Trail reduces the traffic but it's a lot more strenuous. Great scrambling on the last mile.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome views! I did Burrows Trail out and back. Descent was challenging. The earlier you get on the trail, the better. Overall a lot of fun

hiking
4 months ago

We went up Burrows and down Long and Forest City Trails, and the ascent took us about 1.5 hours, while the descent took about twice that, for a total of 4.5 hours. The ascent was steadily uphill but relatively moderate until the peak, while the descent was quite steep on the Long Trail portion. But the views are incredible and the forest is beautiful! One of our favorite hikes.

4 months ago

Nice, well maintained, excellent climb.

5 months ago

Nice hike to a spectacular vista! Very steep descent- I would highly suggest poles. We made it up Burrows in 1 hour and 25 minutes and down in an hour and a half. Steep, but nothing dangerous- highly recommend!!!

hiking
5 months ago

made it a loop and did Burrows to Long Trail South to Forest City Trail. The summit was beautiful and alpine laurel was in bloom everywhere! The descent was steep and challenging but fun and mellowed out on the Forest City Trail. Great day hike loop with a little challenge and great scenery and views!

hiking
5 months ago

Will bring hiking poles next time. Thin trail, busy with hikers.

5 months ago

Awesome way to spend a weekend in VT! Views were obscured by fog, but nevertheless the summit was worth it. The trail was a bit slippery from rain the night before. Despite wiping out several times, it was a great hike. We went out and back the same way, so we did not complete the loop.

Easy to follow trail and unbeatable views. Definitely a work out but well worth it

hiking
6 months ago

This was a great hike we did with our two pups! Little crowded at the top but still enjoyable. Views were stellar!

6 months ago

did it a year ago , beautiful trail and great views from the top

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