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Mansfield Mountain - Sunset Ridge - Long Trail- Loop

Underhill, VT

This loop starts on one of the most popular trails, Sunset Ridge and is a 5.7 mile strenuous hiking trail near Underhill, Vermont. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing.

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Camel's Hump
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiked Camel's Hump on a beautiful, warm fall day. This was only my second hike and my first 4000 footer so keep that in mind while reading and looking at my 5 star rating. I am 52 and hiked with my 23 year old daughter, and we are both in reasonably good shape. We both had good light hiking boots with ankle support and we each carried packs with food, water and extra layers, and a hiking stick each for the first time-it was great to have particularly on the descent.

On the advice of a friendly local, we did the loop starting on Monroe, left on Dean, right onto the Long Trail North to the summit. The descent was off the summit north to the clearing, then down Monroe to the trailhead. We did a side trip by taking a right onto Alpine to see if we could locate the bomber wing, not realizing it was far up the trail almost back to the summit. So we stopped after a bit and headed back down, leaving that adventure for another day. We began at 11:15am and hit the summit at 2:20pm after a couple breaks on the steepest part of the Long Trail just below the tree line. I was worried about the scramble to the top but I thought it was easier than the granite scramble on White Arrow at Monadnock. (Approching the top from the north side on Monroe you would be able to get to the top without any scrambles.) We started in t-shirts and a light long sleeve shirt, then ditched the top shirt shortly after our start. We did add a layer at the summit because we had worked up a sweat and the breeze was cool, but again once we were moving and below the tree line the t-shirt was enough. the conditions on the summit were comfortable and we spent about 50 minutes there.

Fantastic views along our route and at the top, and I think we got great advice to take Dean through the Gap. We finished around 5:20pm which allowed for the side trip on Alpine and a slow hike down as we were taking lots of photos in the afternoon light. There was a young person at the summit working for GMC who was a wealth of information. This was a weekday so although there were people at the top, it was a more quiet group than the weekday crowds on Monadnock. We saw 5 people on the trail on the way up at different points, and a few more going both ways on the descent. Few bugs and no wildlife spotted. Foliage just starting. All in all we loved this hike. We don't have much to compare it to at this point, but the forest trails were beautiful, quiet and well marked. Remember to sign in and out at he trailhead.

I would love to return; Vermont is great!!

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Mount Philo Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

A great little mountain when you have limited time !!

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Mansfield Mountain - Sunset Ridge - Long Trail- Loop
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

What a great hike !!! Did it on Friday after Labor Day so we were pretty much on our own. We're in our fifties so we were a bit sore the next day, but well worth it !! Hope to do it again soon !

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Camel's Hump
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This was a great hike. Definitely a challenging hike but well worth it once you get to the top. The views are amazing.

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Lye Brook Falls Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

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Griffith Lake Trail
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20 Completed 8 Reviews

this is a nice gradual decline hike in. I entered the the trail head thru Peru, Vermont off CR58. There are not really any overlooks but it was nice.

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Mount Worcester
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

New favorite hike! Starts out easy in a primarily deciduous forest (going back for foliage in a few weeks!) and then the second mile hits...steep with lots of rock climbing, a great challenge! The view at the summit was AMAZING! Full 360 of the White Mountains to the east, the Green Mountains to the West. We brought our 7 year-old lab and she did great climbing some difficult steep rock sections but was very winded at the top. We brought plenty of water for her. On the way up we passed several other dog owners going down the mountain who said their dogs couldn't make it up the rocks. Not a good hike for older dogs.

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Connecticut River - Northern Section
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85 Completed 63 Reviews

Used to go canoe fishing alot between Newbury and Bradford. Lots of good sand bars to post up on for lunch.

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Lye Brook Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The hike uphill was a bit of a challenge, but doable. The falls at the end are well worth the effort.

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Ascutney State Campground Auto Road
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85 Completed 63 Reviews

Nice drive up the auto road for a great view. There's a short spur trail great for kids from the parking lot to the actual summit, only takes a few minutes. The summit has one of the nicest viewing platforms in the area complete with placards showing the viewer which peaks they are seeing in any given direction. The West lookout and hang glider launch offers a nice smooth spot to eat lunch and take in views.

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