Looking for a great trail near Bristol, Vermont? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 Camels Hump State Park or Underhill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bristol Woods County Park or Steele Creek Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 8 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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snow
16 days ago

Beautiful trail coated in fresh blanket of snow! All uphill. Unfortunately couldn’t enjoy view at top due to snow but wouldn’t change a thing. The snow was gorgeous!

Hiked day after thanksgiving. About 20 degrees at base. 10 degrees at shelter about a mile from the top. Breaking trail through fresh snow. Probably 6 inches at bottom 12 or so midway and the 18 to 24 at the top with some bigger drifts. Top socked in with clouds. Hiked over the top to find plane crash but no go.

hiking
2 months ago

Went the wrong direction, hiked the long trail to sunset ridge not mount abraham

This trail was a lovely day trip. Went as a family of 5, (11, 13 & 16), two hours up and a bit less down. We lucked out with weather, sun and a pleasant breeze. Always surprised at how windy summits can be, so bring good layers. Went to check out the plane wreck, was fun for my 11yr old son. The 360 view is worth the work!

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rocky
2 months ago

Have to park at village green. Took 40 minutes up from parking area. Great views. Steep trails.

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muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Tack on Stark’s Nest at Mad River for some extra fun! Wonderful and quiet ridge line home.

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

First time on this trail and so far my favorite hike in VT. Beautiful sunny day, and had the trail to myself for the most part which seems rare for a sunny fall day. Views on the hike up with lots of beautiful foliage and different interesting ecosystems. Pretty moderate in difficulty with just some scrambling at the top that might be considered difficult.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

A fun short hike to a beautiful spot. The leaves were amazing and so was the weather. The trail was wet and muddy so be sure to wear boots or trail shoes. While I had no problems hiking the trail with appropriate hiking gear I found myself cringing at the large amount of people I passed wearing white new balance tennis shoes with no supplies or water. While this is a short trail it is still a moderate rocky steep mountain trail.

hiking
3 months ago

great hike up - some scrambling up rocks, but do-able

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rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

there was a lot of people but the views were gorgeous!!!!!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Such a great view from the summit given the short distance of the hike. It really was very mild relative to the average hike, save for the last steep stretch past the shelter. Go a little farther beyond the summit, back into the trees following the path, and take a left onto a fairly well trodden herd path - you’ll get to poke around the wreckage of a Cessna from the 70s! To be honest, that’s the whole reason I went on this particular hike, and I was surprised to run into so many people on the way up who had no idea this plane was there. The views from the summit, and just before the summit, of the fall foliage definitely made this a hike to recommend around this time of year. I brought my dog (a medium sized pit mix) and she did just fine, even along the steeper rock scrambles.

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Beautiful trail and views! I hiked this with a 3-year old in a backpack on my back. the first 2/3rds of the trail was more moderate with some rocky sections. The last 1/3rd was steep rock scrambles that were challenging with a toddler in a backpack but we made it to the top. If you're hiking on your own the trail is better described as moderately hard (with a toddler in a backpack I think hard is a good descriptor for the last section). This is not a "beginner hiker" trail and would be considered more challenging if you're not used to exercise. It was worth the effort and I will definitely go back! It was a busy trail as others have indicated. If you're looking for a hike where you can be mostly alone with nature this is not the trail for you. I prefer less travelled trails and next time will try to go either earlier in the day (we started at 9am) or during the "off" season.

Loved this hike! We did Camel’s Hump a couple days ago via Burrows trail which I thought was much more difficult. This trail was a great mix of ups, downs, and flats with a steep rock scramble at the top. Took 90 minutes up at a pretty slow pace and slightly less on the way down. Very highly recommend!

I didn’t go far I went to Abraham and went to Lincoln peak and headed back. Nice trail decent rocky

Very busy trail. Get there early to get a parking spot and have room on the trail for some space. Really enjoyable hike, amazing views. Don’t forget to take a minute to see the plane wreck many were not aware of it.

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