Vermont is the best place to take a hike. With 67 mountains statewide, there's no shortage of opportunities to explore our rugged terrain and take in one of our favorite views – the Green Mountains from a summit. If mountains aren't your speed, Vermont has a growing number of paths and rail trails, and hundreds of miles of back roads and country lanes that allow people of all skill levels to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the simplest way possible: putting one foot in front of the other. A few things to keep in mind: hiking trails are closed to control damage during mud season in the spring, but you can check out this list of hikes that are appropriate during mud season, many of them on low elevation, south-facing slopes which tend to dry out earlier in the season. But even in those places, be prepared to turn around if the trail is suddenly muddy. The Green Mountain Club is the resource for the state’s hiking options. Drop by the club's visitor center, on Route 100 in Waterbury Center, for some friendly hiking conversation, safety tips, gear suggestions and trail recommendations.
Join the Adventure
The Green Mountain Club has been building and maintaining trails for over 100 years, including Vermont’s famous Long Trail. We’ve laid out all you need to start your trek.
Find A Park
Vermont State Parks are the place to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike or looking for information, start at the park finder.
Find Your Next Hike
TrailFinder's resources will inspire you for your next hike and point you to important information like closures, difficulty level and nearby services.
5 Kid-Friendly Hikes
If you yearn for the beauty of the backcountry, but are not up for an epic day on the trail, there are many short hikes in Vermont that offer gentle backcountry adventure with a big reward at the apex.
Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday.
WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.