Mount Abraham via Long Trail

HARD 35 reviews

Mount Abraham via Long Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, 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.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

rocky

scramble

There is an upper lot and a lower lot, just a short distance from the trail head.

hiking
1 month ago

If you want to hit a 4,000 ft peak in Vermont without having to actually hike up 4,000 feet, this is the way to do it. The trail starts you at the top of Lincoln gap and a moderate 2.6 mile hike each way gets you to some incredible views. There's a lodge about halfway up that makes a great break spot.

1 month ago

Great hike. I agree with the reviews, especially the review below me It’s pretty spot on. Starts off easy and then the trail ascends steadily for about a mile then levels off. Once you pass the shelter the trail starts climbing steadily again and there are rock scrambles and slabs to climb. Once you come across the big white painted rock... you are almost there keep going! Don’t forget to take a minute to turn around and enjoy the view. The summit views were spectacular. there Is also a plane crash site about 200 feet past the summit. It is located on the left hand side and the trail is marked with rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail meanders over rolling terrain for the first third of a mile. Then it ascends steadily for about a mile before leveling out. It reaches the Battell Shelter, and becomes a bit steeper a few tenths of a mile after that. The trail then becomes rather steep, with several slabs to scramble up. The summit (2.6 miles from the trailhead) has great, near-360 degree views of the White Mountains, Green Mountains, Champlain Valley, and the Adirondacks.

2 months ago

Awesome hike with an amazing reward. The half mile to/from the summit is definitely hard and may wear you out, but it’s worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for a cool summer day. Slowly builds in intensity before leveling out around the halfway point. Final mile involves some rock scrambling but nothing that should prevent someone taking their time. We experienced a rain storm on the summit and still made it back down with minimal slippage.

2 months ago

Attracts more like 6 miles from the parking lot to the peak and back. The 1st mile and last half mile are enough to wear you out! Definitely something that is worth doing in all different seasons as you get a different feel for the trail depending on the season. One of our favorites

hiking
2 months ago

Really lovely hike. The beginning is quite steep (I remember thinking "this is moderate?!") but it flattens out substantially as you hike along the ridgeline for the majority of the trail. There is a short scramble at the end, which pays off in great views. The trail definitely averages out as a "moderate" hike, but would perhaps more accurately be categorized as "hard" for the first half mile and last quarter mile, and "easy" for the middle part.

This hike took me about 3 hours round trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice steady climb to an (almost) 360 view - and not very crowded at the top. Don’t miss the wreckage of a small plane, off a little side trail slightly north of the summit of Abraham. I went another 3.3 miles north on the Long Trail and hit Mt. Ellen and several other peaks, with some nice views from the Sugarbush ski slopes, and then backtracked.

3 months ago

awesome trail with spectacular views overall great climb!!

hiking
3 months ago

I liked this trail a lot. Pretty steep in some areas with a couple places to scramble near the top. 360 views at the top just above the tree line. Beautiful!

3 months ago

Great trail with spectacular 360-degree views at the top above the tree line. Some rock scrambling near the summit.

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