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Mt. Mansfield State Forest

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Mount Mansfield State Forest is the largest contiguous tract of land managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (Essex and Barre District Offices).

There are four state parks contained within the boundaries of the forest including Little River State Park, Smuggler's Notch State Park, Underhill State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, as well as two Natural Areas, including Daniels Notch Natural Area and Mt. Mansfield Natural Area.

The forest is named for Mount Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont.

Gems in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 1

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gem Favorite The summit of Mount Mansfield leaves little to be desired.

Mt Mansfield - "The Chin"

(11) Morristown, VT

Mt. Mansfield State Forest Running

  • 54 Miles 87 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 16 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Mt. Mansfield State Forest

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Trails in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 29

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0.4 mi 0.6 km #1Canyon North Extension Trail
Difficult Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Wampahoofus Trail
Difficult Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.4 mi 0.6 km #3Profanity Trail
Difficult Difficult
Morristown, VT
Difficult Difficult
Morristown, VT
0.4 mi 0.7 km #4Canyon North Trail
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Jericho, VT
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Sterling Pond Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morristown, VT
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morristown, VT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Canyon Trail
Difficult Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult Difficult
Jericho, VT
2.9 mi 4.7 km #7Beaver Meadow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morristown, VT
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Morristown, VT
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8Lake Mansfield Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Stowe, VT
Intermediate Intermediate
Stowe, VT
8.7 mi 13.9 km #9Cotton Brook Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stowe, VT
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stowe, VT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #10Bootleggers
Difficult Difficult
Johnson, VT
Difficult Difficult
Johnson, VT

Photos of Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 33

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The summit of Mount Mansfield leaves little to be desired.
Mar 30, 2017 near Morristown, VT
Don't be discouraged by the Sunset Ridge Trail's strenuous climbing and multiple false summits. The view up top is worth it all!
Mar 30, 2017 near Morristown, VT
This is pretty typical for the Eagle Cut Trail.
Apr 4, 2017 near Jericho, VT
Toward the base of Mount Mansfield, the Sunset Ridge Trail traverses thick forests rife with roots and rocks.
Apr 4, 2017 near Jericho, VT
You can drive to the summit of Mt Mansfield or or hike the 2,500 ft in elevation over a one of kind 5.1 mile trail.... you know what to do!
Feb 28, 2018 near Morristown, VT
A one of a kind view from the Chin of Mt Mansfield, looking north onto the Long Trail
Jul 6, 2019 near Morristown, VT
Butler Lodge (1953)
Nov 20, 2021 near Jericho, VT
Foggy view of Sterling Pond
Aug 6, 2023 near Morristown, VT
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