Camel's Hump via Long Trail Loop

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Camel's Hump State Park

Camel's Hump via Long Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waterbury, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.5 miElevation gain2,667 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Vignesh Manickam Periaswamy
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William Brigham
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Carly Olson
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Really nice trail - nice gradual elevation gain in most areas. Rock scrambles towards the top were fun and not too difficult.

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Emily Madsen
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Great hike! Loved the extra challenge and diminished crowds on the long trail section.

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Jonathan Chernoch
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Devin Dotson
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Jennifer Morgan
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Monroe to Deans trail was moderate with a steady climb and lots of rocks, but once Deans turned to long trail that’s when the fun started. Lots of climbing and scrambling, even and open faced rock climb. Scary when everything was wet! Once you reached the summit the views were breathtaking and so worth the work it took to get up there. The climb down was beautiful following waterfalls the entire way. Can’t wait to do it again someday!

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Jack Downing
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Sam Syska
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Great trail for humans and dogs! Hiked this with my ~70lb vizsla and a friend’s ~30lb brittany spaniel and they were both completely fine hiking up Monroe to the summit. Coming down Dean from the summit was a little dicey and although you’re supposed to have your dog leashes up there, I wouldn’t recommend it for safety reasons. Terrain coming down Dean is similar to terrain going up Monroe, so pups were fine! I will say the trail isn’t marked super well, so it was easy to get off track. We ended up accidentally getting off track, which cut off a big portion of the Dean loop — bummer. All in all, would recommend!

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Stevel Knievel
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Lori Clarke
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When it says difficult, it is DIFFICULT. A majority of the hike up to the summit is directly vertical, scaling rocks off the side of the mountain. Hiking down the burrows trail is almost as hard with the trail mostly consisting of loose rocks making the decent incredibly difficult. Not suitable for beginner hikers, small children, or people with limited mobility. The views from the top are nice but I would not do this hike again.

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Erica Follette
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Definitely a long and difficult trail. I’d do long trail up next time then Monroe down.

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Katrina Styles
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Great trail. A little bit of everything- steep, flat, scrambles, slides, beautiful views, calming woodsy walks. Had to bail just under the summit as we were above tree line and a storm rolled in with thunder and lightning. Turned back and took the Alpine trail (bad weather bypass) back over to Monroe and down. Got soaked and loved every minute. I would recommend going up dean and down Monroe if it’s slippery.milage was just at 7

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Sean Hamling
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Lauren Mancini
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Went up Monroe trail and down the Long trail to Dean Trail. Monroe was a mostly wooded trail with a gradual ascent. On the way down, long trail had several moderately challenging rock scrambles with good views. All trails distance is accurate and took myself, one other person and a dog ~ 3.5 hours to complete, not including the time we spent enjoying the Summit.

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Tyler Jackson
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Cael B
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enjoyable loop. monroe to long trail to dean to monroe. gradual, consistent incline on monroe and the descent on dean had steep, rocky sections. this loop provides first, river and summit views.

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Todd F
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Amazing hike that really has it all—some mellow walks through the woods, some moderate scrambling, some heart-pumping moments of exposure. Definitely agree with the others that it’s better to go up Dean/Long and down Monroe. The rocks were a bit slippery since it rained the night before, and going down the moments of extreme steepness on the Long Trail would not have been fun. Bugs weren’t too bad! Lots had plenty of space when I started at 9:45 but were pretty full around 1.

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Erin D
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Amy Michael
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fantastic fall hike today. up Monroe, down Long trail to Dean, and back on Monroe. the colors of the trees are popping! moderate trek through the forest for the first mile. monroe then becomes more rocky and steeper. some minor water crossings and few bridges at the beginning. long trail had it's scrambles and ledge side trails. simply gorgeous summit views. the views appear before the summit and then you're swept away with the 360° vista. long trail down initially was quite steep with rock face which went into a narrow rocky steep descent . really nice views throughout. dean felt like the path less traveled. quiet, forested, birds and chipmunks...and onto Monroe again. I can't say enough about the views. the summit was breathtaking and looking back at it from the Long Trail was cool. the foliage peaking added to the experience. all the senses were piqued!!! I would definitely repeat this hike. lots of fun!

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Rémy Ogez
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Superbes vues aux sommets. Il faut absolument passer par Dean Trail, bien plus intéressant que Monroe. Préparez-vous à avoir froid au sommet, même par temps ensoleillé. Les couleurs étaient au rendez-vous!

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Larry Bird
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Definitely gets its difficult rating from the Long trail section of the hike, particularly last few hundred ft from the summit. Ascend Long, go down Monroe. Very proud of my girls for completing this hike - wife, 7 1/2 yr old, and I enjoyed it thoroughly!

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Samantha JJ
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Well-marked. Great view at the top. We took the Long Trail up and then Monroe Trail down. Going down the Long Trail would be very hard. Great day hike!

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Ed Richards
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I went up on Monroe and came down the Long Trail to Dean to Monroe again. i started the trail at 6:00 am and was alone at the summit for 1.5 hours. some of it was pretty tough but well worth it!

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Leo Hansen
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Challenging, but the view at the top is worth it.

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