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The hike is along ski trails so it’s more of a walk along dirt roads than a hike on trails through the woods. It’s okay, but nothing to write home about.

I'll start off by saying that these mountains are beautiful and any hike in the area is well worth it. However, the intel and directions from the All Trails route is not ideal, and coming up from the Sugarbush ski area can get confusing and tricky. That said, starting at the Lincoln peak base lodge, follow the utility road that goes under the lift. There are several forks in the road, the first of which you should take the left road. After that all the roads will eventually get you to the same place, as long as you keep going up. You are loosely following the Organ Grinder trail, so if keep seeing those signs, you are on track. The road is smooth but punishingly uphill at times. It's essentially a 3 miles at a 1000 ft gained per mile ratio. From the top you can get to the Lincoln Peak viewing platform (which served us no good because of the dense fog) and then follow Long Trail south to Abraham, which is a 40 minute hike. Make sure to jump off trail about 300 yards down from the Abraham summit to get a glimpse of the famous plane wreck from the 1980s. Very cool! From there you wind back to Lincoln, and over 2 minor peaks on to Ellen, the summit of which is forested but very peaceful. After getting back near Lincoln peak, you have the option to follow the All Trails route and descend down the "Middle Eart" trail. This is not recommended. The way is slippery, steep, with very dense vegetation. I'd recommend continuing past the Middle Earth ski trail back up to the Castle Rock chairlift and following the "Troll Road" trail down. We did not do that ourselves, but it looks like a significantly easier route, and ends up in the same place. The hike was excellent, but All Trails will let you down a little bit from a best route perspective. Still entirely worth the trip however!

Hicking trail on this app was not well described we took the “RED” road on the map provided by this app..... we ended up “off trail” almost got hurt! It was badly indicated and also to much detail were left out! It’s not a hicking trail so much as your walking in the rocks of the ski descent! There was one part after the the Lincoln Peak that was fun it was really a hicking trail in the woods and fun! Other then that it was very dangerous and we could have got hurt ! This should have been only for winter
Also we went all the way to Lincoln Peak and it clearly says 1200m or 3973 feet of altitude! And this app says that we only did 700m of altitude!! Kinda sucks after all this hard work you like to have your stats correct!!

Badly indicated trails that had us guessing most of the first part from Sugarloaf Ski Area. We made it eventually to Lincoln and then Abraham. Nice views from the top.
Will revisit and climb Abraham from the western part.

hiking
2 months ago

More of a mountain bike trail but solid small hike with plenty of switchbacks

Hiked these mountains starting from the Battell Trailhead located in Lincoln. The trail steadily climbs 2.5 miles through mixed forest to join up with the Long trail about 0.8 miles from the summit of Mt Abe. At the Battell shelter I camped overnight and ascended the summit fairly easy in 45 minutes in the morning. Abe offers stunning views and makes for a great jumping off point for the 5.2 mike trek along the Monroe Skyline to Mt Ellen. The ridge line crosses many smaller but beautiful peaks in their own right— Lincoln Peak 3975 feet, Nancy Hanks @ 3812 feet, Castle Rock at the top of Sugarbush ski lift, and Cutts peak @ 3940 feet. After a long ridgeline hike of undulating Climbs and descents you finally arrive at the tabletop summit of a viewless and anticlimactic Ellen. Not a great reward for all the effort . However a 100 feet further off the summit , the ski lift platform gives you a pretty great view of the Appalachian gap, and Mad River and Sugarbush Ski resorts in the valley. The return trip will leave you feeling exhausted , but Abraham is a great resting point before heading back down into the valley at the trailhead. Overall the trip was 15.2 miles out and back in a total logged time of 11 hours on the trail. Make sure you bring plenty of water and moleskin!

Great hike up Sugarbush ski resort. It’s nice to have the choice of either taking an easier/more mellow route or one more strenuous. Worthwhile views from the top of Abraham as well as all crossings with ski trails (tops of ski lifts). The hike down is quite steep towards the top, though instead of taking black diamonds all the way down you have the option to hike down ‘Troll Road’ which switch backs down the mountain.

I loved this trail! Trailhead was easily found on Jim Dwire road in Bristol, parking on side of street. The beginning of the hike is fun and isn’t too steep, it’s pretty gradual, and the trail was relatively dry, but a good amount of bugs this time of year (as you ascend the bugs are not a problem). When you reach the LT go right and continue to the summit. The beginning section of the LT did have plenty of blow downs but not difficult to go over or under them, but it was fun and rugged. 2 hours up, and just under 2 down. Definitely will become a favorite of mine

A nice trail up mount Ellen. Seeing maple lines were cool. Trail is not too steep or rocky.

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Monday, August 07, 2017

One of my favorite fall hikes. The smell in the air and the views of the colors in the trees are unforgettable!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Took the Long Trail from Lincoln Gap. Moderate hike with some great views! Can break either Abraham or Ellen up for a quick day hike.

backpacking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

This place is gorgeous! If your start your climb from sugarbush resort it's a hell of a climb up. Once you get to the mountain ridge its a breeze. Go to mount Abraham when you do this hike it's totally worth it!

I just did to mount Abraham then back down. Easy and rewarding hike with great views.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Very cool seeing the maple syrup lines on you way up. A couple of challenging spots.

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Really nice tight loop. Nice natural trail with a few overlooks.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fun steep parts very slippery in the rain!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Our measure of the trail was 5.1 miles, round trip. The last mile of the trail was pretty icy today. Micro spikes helped. View from Long Trail quite lovely.
Trail passes through very large working sugar bush.
Not a heavily travelled trail. Only crossed paths with two other sets of hikers.

hiking
Monday, November 09, 2015

Such an incredible hike! I started out late morning and the lighting was just so incredible, around ever corner the light was coming through the trees so beautifully! Beautiful mosses along the trail, and a very rugged trail. I enjoyed the variation in terrain from the gradual, smooth start to the winding, steep rocky parts towards the top! An all around challenge, with beautiful views both at the summit and along the way!

Great skiing and amazing views!

hiking
Monday, September 27, 2010

i hiked this trail last Saturday morning. It was a nice quiet 3400 feet climb with a great view. The top leads to many other trails to explorer. unfortunately i didn't pack any food to continue hiking. There were some steep climbs here and there, but leveled out with good moments in flatness and good places to enjoy the environment. its a great hike. wear shoes for the mud and make sure you have a hiking stick or make one from the woods around. good time. i'll do it again sometime.

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23 days ago

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