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Best trails in Bristol

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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 Camel's Hump State Park or Underhill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area 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
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
#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
#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
#4 - Mount Ellen and Abraham via Lincoln Gap
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Note: As of October 2020 users have reported that the road up to Abraham trailhead is CLOSED .7 from the top with 500 feet of climbing. Show more
#5 - Sunset Ledge
Breadloaf Wilderness
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 47 m
Note: Lincoln Gap Rd generally closes in the winter after the first October snowfall.Show more
#6 - Bristol Ledges
Winona Recreation Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
#7 - 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
#8 - 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
#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
#10 - Duclos Road Loop
Bristol, Vermont
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m