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The Nose to The Chin via Long Trail

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Mount Mansfield State Forest

The Nose to The Chin via Long Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Underhill, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,053 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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hiking
22 hours ago

If you drive up to the start of this trail at the visitor center, then you will take the long trail south from the nose to the chin which is very easy. If you want a much more difficult alternative with less people and more fun technical climbing, take the cliff trail from just below the visitor center. It will lead you all the way to the gondola and then to the top. Both cliff trail and long trail have good views though

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scramble
2 days ago

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rocky
7 days ago

Went on a stormy day no view will be back again!!!! Worth the cost of driving up the terrain is wicked.

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scramble
7 days ago

Amazing trail!! Did it in the rain was a bit slippery but had proper gear so no worries. Will be back on a good weather day!

Great trail, beautiful views, and major workout! Parked at the Long trail head and walked up the road to the Hell Brook trail head. Hell Brook was intense! We had a great day because conditions have been dry the past several days (Would not recommend if raining), very steep incline and some bouldering involved. From Hell Brook climbed up and over Adam’s apple to Mount Mansfield, then across the ridge to Toll Rd and Hazleton down. Total 6.5 miles

8 months ago

Great hike with unbeatable 360 degree views of Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Canada. Very windy above tree line. I’m afraid of heights and I was fine with driving up the toll road and then hiking to the Chin. There were only two times when I felt like I needed to put my hands on the rocks to steady myself next to what seemed a bit dicey, and I only swore during one of those times. I was fully expecting to wimp out before the Chin, based on other reviews, but I was fine.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful 360 degree view

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muddy
9 months ago

Spectacular views without going all the way to the chin. Hike gets more challenging as you approach the lip and for those with aging knees hiking sticks would be welcomed (if not essential). The CT grandchildren (9 and 10) were a bit fearful of the climbing required at the end, so we all turned back but had wonderful views and a great overall experience. Not a strenuous climb, but agility and balance are certainly required. It has rained the day before we were there, so slippery, as well. Hiking boots, layers of clothes, and hiking sticks (as there are no railings) are reccommended.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this twice in the last two weeks. Beautiful sunset hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike

hiking
9 months ago

Worth it! Ran from the nose to the chin.

Great trail! This trail is well marked and has spectacular views. Highly recommended!

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike that offers spectacular views towards East and West from the ridgeline. Weather started cloudy but cleared up over the course of the hike. Our 5- and 3-yr old kids hiked the entire length with some hand-holding.

Great trail hellbrook lives up to it’s name.

hiking
10 months ago

It was very foggy when I took this hike, but it's a beautiful hike even without any views. The arctic-alpine environment is so lovely, it's fascinating to be able to see this fragile and unique ecosystem up close with relatively little effort!

Great strenuous hike. We took cliff trail to canyon trail back to Cliff trail for an awesome loop. No bugs and very few people.

hiking
10 months ago

One of the best hikes I’ve over done In my life.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail for family hike. Beautiful sunny day. Awesome views all the way to the summit from Nose to Chin. Had a Nice Day : ) !

Nice day, easy hike to the chin, windy and wet rocks made the trip to the Adam’s apple “interesting “. BYW, the road doesn’t open until 9:30.

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scramble
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Should be a warning that it is $24 to access the road and $9 per extra person.

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rocky
scramble
Thu Jul 04 2019

Awesome adventure. Well worth climbing all the way to the peak of Mt Mansfield at The Chin if you can make it. But even if not, go as far as you can and you will be rewarded with splendid views. Did this with my 9yr old and 73yr old father in law (he is very fit!)

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