Hell Brook (Mt. Mansfield) Trail

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Hell Brook (Mt. Mansfield) Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jeffersonville, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

The Hell Brook trail is a fun and challenging route to 'The Chin' of Mount Mansfield (The Summit). This is the shortest and steepest but also most technically difficult route to the summit. The trail is mostly large rocks and is usually wet. This route is considerably less busy than the popular Long Trail, which also makes it nice.

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This is a tough climb and a tougher descent. Beautiful views

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1 month ago

There is a reason it has the word hell in the name!Hardest trail in Vermont! Need good footwear and start early in the day. Many stops made due to the 90 degree day and no cloud cover. The trail connects into long trail at the Adam's apple cutoff.

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2 months ago

Good workout and a fast way to the summit of Mansfield. I wouldn't recommend bringing dogs as there are a lot of steep parts and large rocks to maneuver around. It can be done but you might be giving the dog a boost in certain spots.

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3 months ago

Very challenging but really cool hike! The climb up was exhausting but the views at the top were worth it. The round trip took five and a half hours for my girlfriend and I - not experienced hikers but in good shape. Not sure how other people managed it in 1.5 hours! Avoid going if it's raining, there are lots of steep rock scrambles that would be very tricky if they were wet.

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3 months ago

Great trail for a 1.5 hour hard hike. We went for sunrise and hiked the trail at 3 am. I highly suggest doing this! The chin (viewpoint top) was incredible. Very worth it!