The Long Trail

HARD 69 reviews
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The Long Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stowe, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2772 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

This trail is recommend only for experienced hikers. It's best if it hasn't rained for a week, and to hike on a sunny day. Get started early in the morning. Wear a pair of hiking boots with great traction. Bring three bottles of water, dress in layers, bring a jacket, a mylar blanket, band-aids, and have a strong LED flashlight.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Love this hike. Have done it twice. Bring lots of water. First time I did it with my husband and we went at a pretty good clip. Felt very accomplished when done and views are outstanding. Coming back was harder than going up as our knees were grumbling we are both over 50).

Second time did it with a bunch of girlfriends and it was wet and super foggy. Two girls turned around early on. The rest of us turned around probably less than halfway in. Must have good hiking shoes. Ideally you want boots as your ankles will be screaming at you on the way back.

Go but be prepared. You want hiking boots, water, something warm for up top plus a snack.

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22 days ago

Very tough hike! Definitely a difficult rating, parts of Hike were rock climbing along cliff edge. It is all up hill and then all downhill on return trip. We went up Long trail to summit, then came down on Profanity trail. Profanity trail is very steep but much more protected than Longs.

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1 month ago

Profanity trail was filled with water all along and it was slippery. Good, hiking shoes are recommended. View from the chin is amazing.

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1 month ago

Challenging hike but well worth it!! Had a glorious day to head up..took the long trail up and the profanity trail down..I recommend this route. The view is stunning!!

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1 month ago

Took us 2 hr 15 min to summit and 1 hr 45 to descend. This is a difficult hike. You may like to have poles. Be prepared for a heart pumping hike and slippery wet rocks the entire trail before breaking the tree line. Then you will have to scramble and it's straight up climbing rocks for a bit, it looks scarier than it is. The summit is open and fairly flat. Well worth it. Stunning.

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2 months ago

Superb trail from Lincoln Gap to Mt. Abraham. Long stretch of near alpine coniferous woods ground covered completely by mosses. 360° views from the top are stunning and varied (undeveloped land/forests to the south with beautiful mountain ridges; Lake Champlain in the distance to the west with the Adirondacks beyond; scattered farms to east and west with mire wood and mountains extending north). Best hike EVER in the East with good general trail condition with enough elevation gain and climbing across rock slabs to provide an excellent degree of exercise. HARD TO BEAT THIS ONE.!

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