Looking for a great trail near Underhill, Vermont? AllTrails has 11 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 Underhill State Park or Camels Hump State Park, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Underhill ranging from 1.3 to 7.3 miles and from 1,053 to 4,389 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

forest

nature trips

views

dogs on leash

wildlife

bird watching

trail running

Underhill, Vermont Map
VIEW FULL MAP

An exceptional hike. Proper shoes are a must (the girl at the front gate gave plenty of warning. Shoes with ankle support as you are seriously on some hard rocks... the volunteers from Green Mountain Hiking Club were exceptional. We met Miles and he had lots of info for us... we are old (61 yrs) and went very slow but we will do it again just start a little earlier in the day!!

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Cliff Trail from to gondola up to the ridge line is no moderate trail. The Green Mountain Club rates it a yellow diamond which is more difficult than a double black. If there is any moisture on the rocks it can be quite sketchy. I would not recommend this trail for inexperienced hikers, much better to head up the Toll Road and hike across the ridge line to the Chin.

Outstanding hike with great views. Maple Ridge Trail was great but probably not for everyone. Walked the ridge from the Forehead to the Adam’s Apple. Ridge is really easy except for the span between the Chin and Adam’s Apple. That section is extremely steep. Probably best left for the stronger hikers.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Maple Ridge Trail was fun but challenging. Not recommended for beginners or those who fear heights. Be prepared to do 6-8 sections where you need to utilize toe/hand holes to scale sloped (20-25ft) granite faces. As others have stated, do not attempt if surfaces are wet...you will get hurt. I did this hike counterclockwise as ascending MRT seemed safer than trying to come down it. The Sunset Ridge Trail was fun...some minor climbing involved but nothing too serious. I recommend taking the slight detour to check out Cantilever Rock.

Not very well marked and I nearly got lost. They say my this was a moderate hike but I would grade this a bit more difficult. I think that the black flies walked off with 5 lb of flesh.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Vibrant and lush forest hike. It was pretty wet when I did it even though it had been a dry couple of days, but no problems traversing as long as you're careful. Lots of steep parts, but forest is so beautiful it's well worth it.

Hiked up Laura and came down Sunset. Laura is challenging but not extreme. Lots of wet spots, but no snow. Very interesting hike. Will need to hike on all fours on several sections. Totally worth it!

hiking
bugs
rocky
10 days ago

It’s a nice technical trail. Great view after treelines and super windy at Chin. Trail is well maintained but be ready for bugs. Took us 5hrs. They charge 4$ per person and offer a map, cold water and a toilet.

hiking
bugs
scramble
11 days ago

My 50 lb lab mix and I did the loop counterclockwise to summit Mansfield Forehead, Nose, and Chin starting at 0430. My dog has done 30 of the NH 4000 footers, but the 5 ft chasm on Maple Ridge gave him pause. There was no way I could carry or hoist him across. Finally, after about 10 minutes of hesitation, as I hiked a short distance ahead and left him to his own devices, he was able to jump across. Fun rock scrambles up to Forehead. Windy along the ridge but sunny and clear skies. I was a little cold and wish I had brought pants to layer up. One small patch of snow on the way to the Nose which my dog enjoyed digging and stuffing his face into. Had the summit of the Chin all to myself. There was very little wind by that time. Descending Sunset Ridge at 830 I began to see hikers heading up. Took a detour to Cantilever Rock. Donned my headnet at about 2600 feet. Would not want to attempt this hike in wet or windy weather because of the large portion of the trail is exposed steep rock and above treeline.

Took the family up the toll road hoping to see some spectacular views without injuring ourselves (we are rookies). Parked at the top of the toll road and took the Long Trail north to see how far we could make it. Luckily we had bought some good hiking shoes because tennis shoes weren’t going to cut it. Unluckily, we did not dress warmly enough in just jeans and pullovers. One more layer would’ve done the trick. The climb was not too bad at all, even for my wife who was recovering from an ankle sprain. She made it about half way and me and the kids kept going while she stayed to meditate and chat with the many hikers we saw. Me (50) and my son (18) and daughter (16) made it, (I think) to the Lower Lip. The Chin was right there but we were gassed and cold and hungry and going the rest of the way would’ve meant another 30 minutes minimum at the rate we were going. Definitely worth the effort to see some amazing views of the whole area including Lake Champlain. For those just looking for great views, the walk to the first viewing spot is very easy to get to. The terrain is mostly flat and they have wooden planks to help you. Definitely worth the price of admission ($54 for the toll road) If you go beyond that to get to the Chin, it gets progressively harder but nothing that can’t be handled by rookies with good shoes and time. We even saw two families up there with babies strapped to their backs. Lots of dogs too. Can’t wait to try again.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

Fun hike! The black flies were terrible for the first half of the Frost trail and then again at the bottom of Butler. Besides that, some great rock scrambling and sweet cave walls to climb past.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
18 days ago

This trail was better than I ever could have expected. The cabin is super homey if you need to stop for the night, the view is beyond beautiful. It is pretty buggy right now and lots of mud so be careful on the rocks. If you have the time and energy definitely take the path behind the cabin back down, you go through caves and climb on cliffs and you will see the most beautiful view of Vermont you've ever seen. So many amazing spots to sit and just take it all in.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

do this several times a year.

Lots of snow still on the Laura Cowles trail, very muddy and wet, trail is essentially a stream. Sunset ridge trail is almost completely clear.

Super fun and somewhat challenging hike! We hiked the Sunset Ridge Trail up to the summit and the trail was cleared, so we were rewarded quickly with some nice views. I definitely recommend this trail. It is also very well marked :) We did this hike on May 9th. I was surprised to find the trail not very muddy as it was the spring season. There was also some sections covered in snow above 1250m on Sunset Ridge and above 800m on Laura Cowles. Sunset Ridge Trail was very safe for spring season. Laura Cowles Trail was much harder to use (we used it on the way down). It was a bit slippery and dangerous at time. We still managed to go down in about 1h45 and my partner has almost no hiking experience and is in average shape. We didn't use any spikes. We hiked about 4 hours in total.

Lots of snow going down. Treacherous goings

Long trail coming down was still very snowy and icy, would recommend sticking to sunset ridge this early in the season.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Hiked this early May. Bit wet in certain areas but as expected. About a short period from the lodge the snow became quite thick in parts. We pressed on and were rewarded with stunning waterfalls, rock crevasses and stunning views. We took butler to frost trail. Much recommended. This is what I came to Vermont for.

Laura up or down is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS during snow melt. State park should seriously consider closing it for the melt season. It took us 3 1/2 hours to 'climb' down and we are in decent shape. Our dog was scared most of the time and we had to help and guide him. Huge holes with a river flow underneath, tuns of snow... quite the challenge and no fun.

really wet.lower level. snow about half mileup was soft. kept breaking through into underlying water. tirned around about a mile in

Did this hike on April 6th. Went up Sunset Ridge and down Laura Cowles. Still about 3 to 4 feet of snow but it is hard packed and covered in ice. It looked like some brave sole bare-booted it up to the rock recently and post-holed the entire way. Bravo good sir. Trail markers are tough and sometimes impossible to see on the ridge so use your GPS. Not any views on the summit as it was in a cloud with 30-40mph winds. Slid the entire way down laura cowles.. I wouldnt attempt going up this way until the snow melts. Beautiful hike when its clear, snowshoes not needed but having them just in case wouldn't hurt.. crampons are a must.

hiking
over grown
snow
2 months ago

Snowpacked. Spikes needed, snowshoes not needed

Did the hike on the 9th of March. Up Laura down Sunset. Beautiful hike. Word of caution. Be prepared on the way up for everything. Snow is deep and soft in places. Other places icy and slick. Glad I brought both shoes and micro spikes. Views from the top worth the effort.

miss this state

Load More