Best trails in Bristol

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Looking for a great trail near Bristol, Vermont? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Underhill State Park or Camels Hump State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hammond Pond Wild Forest or Red Rocks Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Bristol ranging from 5.1 to 22.5 miles and from 1,489 to 4,081 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bristol
Top trails (10)
#1 - Mount Abraham via Long Trail
Bristol, Vermont
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
Mount Abraham via Long Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usShow more
#2 - Lincoln Peak via Battell and Long Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
Lincoln Peak via Battell and Long Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trailShow more
#3 - Mount Abraham via Battell and Long Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Mount Abraham via Battell and Long Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail iShow more
#4 - Lincoln's Gap to Camel's Hump via Long Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 22.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Lincoln's Gap to Camel's Hump via Long Trail is a 22.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Bristol, Vermont that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficuShow more
#5 - Sunset Ledge
Bristol, Vermont
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 47 m
Sunset Ledge is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#6 - Bristol Ledges
Winona Recreation Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Bristol Ledges is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#7 - Mount Ellen and Mount Abraham via Jerusalem Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 8 h 17 m
Mount Ellen and Mount Abraham via Jerusalem Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficultShow more
#8 - Mount Ellen and Abraham via Lincoln Gap
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Mount Ellen and Abraham via Lincoln Gap is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The traiShow more
#9 - Mt. Abraham and Mt. Ellen via Battell Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 7 h 13 m
Mt. Abraham and Mt. Ellen via Battell Trail is a 11.7 mile out and back trail located near Bristol, Vermont that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number Show more
#10 - Duclos Road Loop
Bristol, Vermont
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Duclos Road Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bristol, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.Show more