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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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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the locals I met said "This trail has the highest reward to effort ratio of any in the area." Good summation. As a long-time trail maintainer I was pained by how much work this trail needs, which is why I gave it 4 stars.

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Nebraska Notch, Lake Mansfield Trail
by Ske Beck

23 Completed 12 Reviews

Hiked from Stevenson Road to Taylor Lodge then down to Lake Mansfield and the private Trout Club. There is a waterfall between Taylor Lodge and the lake. Hiked back up to Taylor Lodge and took the .4 mile Clara Bow loop which includes a small cave portion. The rough portion of the trail is definitely worth it. Enjoy!

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Surprisingly dry for this time of year. Tremendous evening hike to the summit. Almost no wind!

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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16 Completed 14 Reviews

A bit wet right now and despite that, pretty crowded too. Definitely a work out!

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great fun trail. Up, up, up. Small vista about halfway up, some fun stone stairs. The summit is a great spot for lunch, spent an hour enjoying the views and relaxing.

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Stowe Pinnacle Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Even with a little bit of snow, it was a really beautiful hike

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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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10 Completed 7 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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