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Camel's Hump Loop via Burrows Trail is a 5.5 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 5.5 mi Elevation gain 2,391 ft Route type Loop

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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. Recommend hiking the loop via Long Trail/Forest City in a counter-clockwise direction. Start at the Burrows trail head, follow the Forest City Connector and Forest City to Long Trail, left on Long Trail up to the summit from the south. Heading in the opposite direction, down the Long Trail from the summit, is treacherous in places.

Burrows TraiIhead: From the town of Huntington Center in Vermont follow signs towards Camel's Hump State Park. The signs will direct you to a road at the east end of the town called Camel's Hump Road. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles following the sings indicating trails ahead. At the end of the road you will find yourself in the Burrows Trailhead. There is no fee to park here.

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Allan Briggs
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Hieu Nguyen
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HikingBugs

We had a group of all different levels. Took the Forest city-long trail-burrows path, so counter-clockwise. Definitely a harder trail and not recommended for beginners. There’s a small false summit that showed a great view, then 45 min up is the true summit with breathtaking 360 degree views. Plenty of shade. Bring plenty of water, snacks for the summit, and trail shoes if you can, plenty of slippery spots from run off. Great hike overall and felt very accomplished after. Took us 6 hours but could be done in 4 under perfect conditions.

Steven Guy
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Lisa BARRETT
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Great trail. Amazing views.

Ella Marissa
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Hiking

steep trail but the view is GORGEOUS - so worth it!

Anna Smiechowski
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Worthwhile hike! Definitely recommend counter clockwise ascend, Forest City up and Burrows down. Burrows is an average mountain hike while Forest City offers some true rock scrambling near the top that I would not do in the rain nor would want to go down.

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Michael Bottinelli
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Hiking

Great views at the top. Steep but no scrambles.

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Tim Gould
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Hiking

Take Forest City and Long Trail UP - harder, but those views. If you go up and down Burrow Trail, you are missing out.

Susie Snow
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Based on suggestions, we hiked this loop counter-clockwise and are so thankful we did. We parked at the almost-full lot at 8:00am. Pleasant hike up with very few people. Got to the summit at 10:30 and enjoyed a snack and beautiful (perfect) weather. The Burrows Trail was busy on the way down.

Tyler Winningham
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HikingBugs

Would recommend going up forest city and down burrows. Views from the top were spectacular

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Kelly Bixby
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Beautiful, challenging, awesome trail! I've climbed Camel's Hump via Monroe several times in the past and this will now be my chosen path. Went counter-clockwise as many suggest and agree! Steeper, but I'd rather go up steep than down. The approach to the summit is far preferable to alternative approaches. Gorgeous!!!

Amy Valentine
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HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble

This was a really fun hike. No wasted time with flat ground, once you hit the trail you are gaining elevation. I did this trail counterclockwise as per the suggestion in All Trails. I am happy I did that, once you hit the alpine line it’s pretty steep and I wouldn’t have wanted to be going down that. Got to the parking lot around 9:10 and there was plenty of parking, when I left at 1 it was full so get there early to get parking and beat the heat of the day

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Linda Jencyowski
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HikingRocky

Hiked this trail for sunrise, would recommend

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Alex Povella
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Completed this trail today with a friend. The first half of the trail is not as indicative of how rigorous the terrain gets the second half of the hike. But everything is SO WORTH IT. Took us 2 hours up and 1 hour 45 minutes down. Parking is ample. The biggest thing you need to know is : BRING BUG SPRAY!!

kate frisbie
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HikingBugsRocky

Great loop. Taking Forest City up and Burrows down was smart advice. Some bugs but not horrendous.

Nicole Harris
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HikingBlowdownBugsRockyScramble

Very cool hike. Summit was beautiful but super buggy. Like annoying flies who just won’t fuck off type of buggy. Taking the long trail down was badass though, way more scenic. Pretty rocky, but beautiful nonetheless. Super duper buggy.

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Ray Merrill
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HikingBugs

Always a classic favourite! perfect weather, but I forgot how bad the black flies are at the top! I recommend the bug spray!

Kly Malanog
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Hiking

Love the trail. Worth the hike. Beautiful scenery when u get to the summit. It will take your tiredness

Lindsay Marie
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Great trail, would recommend a windbreaker for the top! Lots of trees down, mosquitoes, and some mud but there were ways to avoid it! No porta potty’s in the parking lot this year. Dogs can hike off leash but it says to have a leash if someone requests. Just because your dog is nice doesn’t mean the other dog is!! Bring a leash!!

Jennifer Bean
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HikingRocky

Absolutely idyllic! Reader be warned that on this beauty, even in June, the temp at the bottom may be far warmer then at or near the top! pack layers and gloves just in case, for the 'alpine zone'.

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