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The Long Trail's Northern Terminus

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5.2 Miles 8.4 Kilometers


78%

Runnable

1,344' 410 m

Ascent

-1,344' -410 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (20°)

2,658' 810 m

High

2,081' 634 m

Low

Shared By David Smith

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This is the final stretch.

David Smith

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This run utilizes the last portion of The Long Trail from State Route 105 to the Canadian border. Along the way, enjoy plenty of climbing and the gorgeous forests that call Northern Vermont home.

Runner Notes

The trail is steep and rocky in places; make sure your shoes have the proper tread.

Description

Starting from the parking area on VT 105, the trail climbs to the northeast over some schist(?) slabs. It climbs to a junction with a side trail to Carleton Mountain Lookout. This short little side trail offers views, when it's not covered with rain clouds. The wooded summit of Carleton Mountain is a little bit further from this junction to the north on the trail. The trail continues with some ups and downs over the ridgetop. The northern terminus of the trail ends at the boundary marker/Journey's End Trail. If you're running the Long Trail, this will either be your start or finish. If you're exiting the trail via Journey's End Trail, it will take you 1.4 miles down to the parking at Journey's End Road. If you're feeling adventurous and want to continue into Canada, run back to the trail crossing at VT 105, take VT 105 to 105A into East Richford, and the Les Sentiers de L'estrie (trail) starts on the Chemin de la vallee-Missiquoi (road).

Flora & Fauna

Wintergreen, spruce, beech, pine, birch, and red squirrels inhabit this area.

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