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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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Mount Mansfield Loop, Northern Vermont
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

The gondola at the Stowe Mountain Resort is another pleasant trip to nearly the top of Mt. Mansfield. It's $25 for a round trip but it doesn't take you all the way to the top. If you turn left (facing UP the mountain) out of the gondola building you'll find the Cliff Trail. If you turn right you'll encounter the Long Trail and the "Profanity" Trail - which was the route I took up. I met a couple guys at the hut and from there did the "Profanity Trail - without succumbing to cursing out loud. It was a little harder than I remember from undergrad days. Got to the summit just fine and took the Cliff Trail down. Some rock face scrambling and one particularly tricky spot that required a short unsupported jump but I made it down just fine to the gondola ride down. Nice.

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fantastic short and moderate trail. Took us about 2 hrs at a medium pace (with a stop for lunch at the top). It's pretty much straight up, so it's a great short cardio trail. The blast of fresh alpine air when you get about 85% up is invigorating, and the view from the top is killer. Beautiful view of the valley and the Green Mountain range on the other side. Especially great in autumn. This one's now on my short hike favoriite's list.

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Good climb with the incline hitting straight up and not letting down until the last two sections. Passed by a bunch of other folks on a nice Saturday and a good deal of dogs as well. Popular trail and great for families too.

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Nebraska Notch, Lake Mansfield Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail that begins slow with a 0.5 mile trek aside private property. When climbing, it's not too difficult. After about 2.0 miles, at the Taylor Lodge near the notch, take the Clara Bow trail for 0.8 miles which traverses the actual notch including a cave ladder and climb beneath huge rocks to get through, rounding back over Sugarloaf peak back to the lodge. Four hours tops with steady pace. Includes a peaceful scene next to a beaver-created pond.

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The Long Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We did this yesterday. Check before you go up, the gondola does not always run. Agree with previous post.. The last section above the tree line is rocky and challenging. We went back down the same way we came up from 108 to Taft lodge and long trail. If the rock face is too challenging you can take the bad weather profanity bypass... An option if you don't want to come down the same way you went up. Good hiking boots were especially useful. I regret not wearing double socks. Water and snacks a must. Some people sleep at Taft lodge. Get an early start so you don't run out of sunshine. You don't want to get stuck on this trail in the dark. The descent is a bit tough on the legs and slow if the trail is wet and slippery. Great hike, but unfortunately, it attracts some hikers that take themselves a bit too seriously. Thankfully, we did not injure ourselves but we did see someone with a small bleeding cut on her leg on the way down. A first aid kit would be prudent. There are jagged rocks and some slippery spots especially when the trail is wet.

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Stowe Recreation Path
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17 Completed 9 Reviews

Super relaxing path around town with beautiful views. Thru town, fields, near the quiet path, under a covered bridge... Just a great way to get around. Accessible to any and all!

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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9 Completed 1 Reviews

Parked at the further lot, pinnacle meadow. Less muddy from this trail head this time of year. Short hike...not difficult, but it will get you sweating. View from the top is wonderful!

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Cotton Brook
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

Super easy. A few rock stairs, it takes 1.5 hours at a slow pace

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Stowe Recreation Path
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30 Completed 13 Reviews

Beautiful scenery, nice trail to bike along if your in the area. If your staying at a hotel/motel, if you lucky a lot of them will rent out bikes. You can get in some nice views of Mt. Mansfield. It can be sometimes trafficked with people

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