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83 mi 134 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 15 Trails

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.

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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"

(8) Morristown, VT

Recommended Routes in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 2

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

Halfway House Trail to Sunset Ridge

6.0 mi 9.6 km 2,581' Up 786.63 m Up 2,578' Down 785.84 m Down

Jericho, VT
Favorite The summit of Mount Mansfield leaves little to be desired.
Difficult

Sunset Ridge Out-and-Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km 2,496' Up 760.9 m Up 2,491' Down 759.16 m Down

Jericho, VT

Trails in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 23

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1.1 mi 1.7 km #1Hellbrook Trail
Very Difficult
Morristown, VT
Very Difficult
Morristown, VT
0.4 mi 0.6 km #2Canyon North Extension Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Wampahoofus Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Sunset Ridge Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.0 mi 1.7 km #5Maple Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jericho, VT
Intermediate/Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Laura Cowles Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Sterling Pond Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morristown, VT
Intermediate/Difficult
Morristown, VT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Barnes Camp Loop
Difficult
Stowe, VT
Difficult
Stowe, VT
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Halfway House Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10Profanity Trail
Difficult
Morristown, VT
Difficult
Morristown, VT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Canyon Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.4 mi 0.7 km #12Canyon North Trail
Very Difficult
Jericho, VT
Very Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.8 mi 2.8 km #13Butler Lodge Trail
Intermediate
Jericho, VT
Intermediate
Jericho, VT
1.5 mi 2.5 km #14Frost Trail
Intermediate
Jericho, VT
Intermediate
Jericho, VT
0.7 mi 1.1 km #15Eagle Cut Trail
Easy
Jericho, VT
Easy
Jericho, VT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #16CCC Road
Easy
Jericho, VT
Easy
Jericho, VT
58.4 mi 94.0 km #17Long Trail: Section 6 Stowe to Journeys End Trail
Difficult
Morristown, VT
Difficult
Morristown, VT
2.9 mi 4.7 km #18Beaver Meadow Trail
Intermediate
Morristown, VT
Intermediate
Morristown, VT
2.6 mi 4.2 km #19Ranch Brook Road
Intermediate
Stowe, VT
Intermediate
Stowe, VT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #20Elephants Head Trail
Intermediate
Morristown, VT
Intermediate
Morristown, VT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #21Kimmers Trail
Intermediate
Stowe, VT
Intermediate
Stowe, VT
0.7 mi 1.1 km #22Whiteface Trail
Very Difficult
Morristown, VT
Very Difficult
Morristown, VT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #23Chilcook Pass Trail
Difficult
Morristown, VT
Difficult
Morristown, VT

Photos of Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 18

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The summit of Mount Mansfield leaves little to be desired.
Mar 30, 2017 near Morristown, 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
Toward the base of Mount Mansfield, the Sunset Ridge Trail traverses thick forests rife with roots and rocks.
Apr 4, 2017 near Jericho, 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
Few places bring me as much joy as hiking to the summit of Mt Mansfield near Stowe, VT.
Jul 6, 2019 near Morristown, VT
Mansfield Ridge features the Nose (with TV towers; i.e. "NoseHairs") and the Forehead when seen from the Sunset Ridge Trail.
Apr 3, 2017 near Morristown, VT
The Chin of Mt. Mansfield can be seen from the Sunset Ridge Trail.
Apr 3, 2017 near Morristown, VT