Hiking in Vermont

The Best Views in the House

Sixty-seven mountains, five of them with summits higher than 4,000 feet, offer almost boundless opportunity to explore Vermont's rugged terrain and take in Green Mountain views. Vermont is also home to a growing number of paths and rail trails, and hundreds of miles of back roads and country lanes that allow everyone to get out and enjoy the outdoors. No matter the trail of your choosing, help us keep the trails free and open to all by being a good trail steward and responsible hiker. This means planning ahead and taking caution to stay on the trail, especially in Vermont’s fragile alpine zones, leaving no trace that you were there, and respecting other trail users. .
Mountain Top Sunrise in Vermont

Green Mountain Club

GMC has been building and maintaining trails for over 100 years, including Vermont’s famous 272-mile Long Trail.

state parks

Find a State Park

Vermont State Parks are a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike, or looking for more information, start at the park finder.

Local Motion trail 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.

Hiking in the Fall

Alternative Fall Hikes

Avoid the leaf-peeping crowds with stunning alternative hiking trails to see some of Vermont’s most incredible summits and views.


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 backcountry adventure with reward at the apex.

camping in vermont - green river reservoir - outdoor recreation


Embrace Vermont's great outdoors. Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday.

women on the long trail - three musketeers

Women’s History on the Long Trail

In 1927, the first trio of women through-hiked Vermont’s Long Trail, kicking off almost 100 years of women’s history on the trail. Inside, meet the Three Musketeers, the first female president of the Green Mountain Club, and more trailblazing women.

Outdoor Fall Adventures in Vermont

Outdoor Fall Adventures

Fall is one of the best times to enjoy Vermont’s outdoor offerings, with cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage views. From nature walks to foliage hikes, here are some great ways to enjoy the great outdoors in the fall.

Green Mountain Club - hiking sunset ridge, mansfield


Do your part to protect Vermont’s special places — from rare alpine tundra to fragile pond shorelines — by being a responsible hiker. Plan ahead and brush up on the basics like what to bring, where to camp, and what to do when you need to use the bathroom.

Mud season safe hikes - vermont hiking


Bright sunshine and warmer days beckon hikers outside, but as the snow melts, muddy trails become more vulnerable to damage. Add these recommended areas to your spring hiking list.

Family skinning up Mt Mansfield

Winter Hiking

Our state parks never close, which gives an open invitation to anyone who is looking to walk through our winter wanderland. Experience the views of a lifetime in Vermont.