Monroe and Dean Loop Trail

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Monroe and Dean Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huntington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2739 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous hike, weather can make the few scrambles up and back down a little treacherous; nothing to sweat over though, take your time and enjoy it.

I recommend a detour off Monroe to the Alpine South trail about a mile from the summit. It leads to the peak as well, but has a crashed WW2 fighter wing about 10m off trail that is certainly worth seeing if one has the time!

3 months ago

Great hike and views!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Some nice waterfalls. Spent most of the hike with strong tree cover. Views are worth it once you break through.

hiking
4 months ago

Having accessed Camel's Hump primarily via Burrows Trail in the past, the Monroe Trail loop offered a fresh and exciting perspective of the mountain. We enjoyed pretty much all aspects of the experience, including the drive to the trailhead. We headed up the Monroe Trail to the summit and then continued south on the Long Trail to Wind Gap from where we followed the Dean Trail back to Monroe, and then back down. While the Monroe Trail was enjoyable by itself, it was definitely worth the added .8 miles to experience 1.9 miles of the Long Trail, which featured an exciting scramble down from the summit and along the ridge. We were excited to check out the beaver pond off of Dean, but it appeared to be washed out. Hopefully the beavers get it back up and running soon! A highlight was the abundant proximity to streams along the way, which may have been particulary active due to recent incessant rainfall. Would definitely recommend this loop, and I will be back quite soon!

trail running
4 months ago

Gradual, steady elevation change for the entire trail. Exposed rock near the summit, but otherwise quite suitable for running. Can get quite busy.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail mid June, and although it was a great hike, the black flies certainly put a damper on things. Once reaching the summit, the swarms of beetles and flies made it absolutely unbearable. You could barley take a deep breath without inhaling a swarm of bugs. I would not recommend going in June unless there are strong winds or swarms of insects do not bother you.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Once you hit the Long Trail section the climbing gets steep with some exposed sections. Ended up doing it on a windy, rainy and cloudy day but still loved it. Next time I hope to do it when there is some visibility.

hiking
5 months ago

I'll have to admit, I was quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this hike. I met a good number of hikers on the way up Monroe Trail and at the top, but on the way down the Long Trail and Dean Trail I only crossed paths with a couple of other hikers. The views from the summit were spectacular in every direction and even though it was crowded at the top, it wasn't hard to find your own quiet place to enjoy the scenery.

11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Probably my favorite trail to hike. Well maintained, great scenery, and less crowded than the Burrows trail. I would rate this as a moderate trail, Burrows trail is harder. This trail has a few rock scrambles to keep you occupied on your trek up. The views from the summit are breathtaking. Leave some time to enjoy. GPS had me at 6.8, out and back on the Monroe trail, I didn't do the loop. Keep your eyes out for bear if you go early in the season.

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike! The views were beautiful.

backpacking
Friday, July 15, 2016

Used a portion of this Trail along with Alpine Trail coming off Camels Hump Summit and looping back to the landing that intersects with the Long Trail.

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Wonderful hike beautiful views at summit

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016