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Mt. Mansfield

A great hike up Vermont's highest point with an optional ski descent down the Stowe Ski Resort
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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.5 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This is any easy round trip less than 5 miles that will take you up the ski trails of Stowe to the top of the Vermont Highpoint at... more »

Tips:  To get to Stowe:
Follow VT 100 North and simply look for signs. There are plenty of them!
It is free to park at the resort lots.

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Points of Interest

1. Stowe Ski Resort Trailhead

The easiest way to climb Mt. Mansfield is up the ski trails. This works especially good if you have AT ski gear and can skin up. It's convenient to dump your ski gear at the top of the Gondola then head up to the ridge line and return for a quick ski down. No fees to park here. It's best to come after the resort has closed for the season in... More

2. Top of Gondola

Look for signs or boot tracks around the top of the gondola for the hikers trail up to the summit ridge. You'll follow below a band of pretty big cliffs up to the ridge.

3. Sunset Ridge

You've reached the ridge that leads to the summit to the north. Be careful on the very exposed summit rocks and try to stay off vegetation.

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4. Top of Vermont

You've reached the 4,393 foot summit of Vermont and the Green Mountains. Look south for views towards Camel's Hump and Killington as well as the rest of the rocky ridge of Mt. Mansfield. There is a south summit of Mansfield but it is not required for any peak lists and it is best to limit the foot traffic on the alpine vegetation. From here... More

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