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The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country, a 272-mile footpath that stretches continuously from the Vermont-Massachusetts border to the Canadian border. The Green Mountain Club built it more than 100 years ago and maintains it to this day. GMC is the go-to source for hiking information in Vermont. They have maps, guidebooks, and expert advice to help you plan your next adventure, whether it’s an easy afternoon jaunt or an “End-to-End" thru-hike of the entire trail system.
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HIKE VT TRAIL RECS

Check out hundreds of hike recommendations, organized by difficulty and region, and highlighting some of our favorite scenic features all around the state.

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TRAIL MAPS & GUIDES

Vermont is notorious for its spotty cell phone reception, so make sure you have what you need to explore safely.

Hiking in Vermont

NEED HELP PLANNING?

No problem! Stop by the Visitor Center on Route 100 in Waterbury Center on weekends this summer. Our visitor center staff are also available virtually to answer questions and make trail recommendations by email, phone, or social media, Monday – Friday.

Morning hike during sunset

BEAR SAFETY

Black bear populations are growing in the Green Mountains. All hikers must responsibly store food and “smellables” to limit bear-human interactions.

Hiking Mount Mansfield in Summer

Hiking

Whether walking in the woods or scrambling up a rock face, the Green Mountains are home to a wide variety of hiking options. Find your next peak and get ready for unforgettable adventure

camping

State Parks

Vermont's State Parks are open year-round. From camping in cabins to enjoying a day on the lake swimming, paddling or boating, learn more about Vermont's 51 state parks.

Mountain biking at Kingdom Trails

Outdoor Recreation

Vermont's outdoors remains a top destination for all ages. From epic adventures to more serene ways of taking in the view, Vermont's outdoor recreation opportunities are endless.