Camel's Hump Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,287' 697 m
Descent: -2,263' -690 m
High: 4,015' 1,224 m
Low: 1,745' 532 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 82% (39°)
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“A scenic, moderately difficult loop to the summit of Camel's Hump, this route uses Long Trail and the Forest City Trail.”— Heidi Jewett
After 2.2 miles, you'll come to an intersection with the Long Trail, and the Montclair Glen Lodge is only 200 feet from this intersection. To the summit of Camel's Hump is 1.6 miles from this point. From this intersection, you can also access the Dean Trail and the Allis Trail.
The Long Trail portion of this run is significantly more difficult. There is more scrambling and there are some parts that will require the use of hands and knees, especially for shorter individuals. There are many scenic views along this route though.
The trail becomes increasingly steep and difficult the closer that you get to the summit. As you approach the summit there are roped off sections, to try and help protect the arctic-alpine vegetation. At this part of the run, dogs must be leashed. FYI, this portion of the trail is marked with white blazes, not blue.
A return trek down the Burrows Trail creates a loop back to the parking lot. This return trail is 2.2 miles.
This run could be done in reverse, but trekking down the Long Trail section may be quite difficult especially in wet conditions.
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