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Alpine Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
68% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,021' 311 m
Descent: -96' -29 m
High: 3,849' 1,173 m
Low: 2,917' 889 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by David Smith

An alternate route around Camel's Hump that offers some decent views of the ridge.

David Smith

Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildlife

Camel's Hump Road may be inaccessible during the winter months.

Runner Notes

There was snow in November, so I'm not sure what the actual tread is like. There were a lot of icy rocks beneath the snow. I had to use the "moving ladder" to ascend the steep parts.

Description

This trail branches southeast off the Long Trail. It follows yellow blazes. It follows the edge of the ridge, passing a few viewpoints as it weaves in and out of the woods. It passes a few rocky areas with some very small caves. There is one point where you'll have to leap over a rocky crevasse. The trail reaches Monroe Trail (on the left and right) and crosses it. The trail ascends another 0.5 miles to the junction with the Long Trail, just below the towering summit of Camel's Hump.

Flora & Fauna

Flo: Mountain Ash, Eastern Hemlock, Red Spruce, White Birch.
Fauna: Grouse, Chickadees.
Historical Features: Plane Crash (I couldn't find it, due to snow).

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Photos

Off the summit of Camel's Hump.
Aug 28, 2017 near Waterbury, VT
A view from the peak of Camel's Hump
Aug 24, 2017 near Waterbury, VT
Camels Hump GIS marker
Oct 10, 2018 near Waterbury, VT
Summit of Camel's Hump
Aug 28, 2017 near Waterbury, VT
Camel's Hump South
Oct 18, 2019 near Waterbury, VT
Camel's Hump Mountain Peak
Oct 18, 2019 near Waterbury, VT

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