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Hike Camel's Hump

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Camel's Hump Information

Elevation: 4,083 feet (1,244 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 1,860 feet (567 meters)
Location: Huntington and Duxbury, Vermont
Range: Green Mountains
Coordinates: 44°19'10.37" North     72°53'10.78" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate
Features: Long Trail, plane crash site, Burrows Trail
Distance of highlighted hike below: 5.6 miles

Camel's Hump is the third highest peak in the Green Mountains of Vermont at 4,083 feet. This mountain is featured on the US Vermont quarter, because of the distinct appearance of the mountain.

In October 1944 during World War II, a B-27J Bomber plane on a training mission crashed into the side of the mountain near the summit. Most of the wreckage has been removed, but parts of a wing still exist on the Alpine Trail just about 0.4 miles from the summit. (Rollover the map below to see where the plane crash site is, where you can still see remains to this day.)

The shortest route up to the summit of Camel's Hump is via the Burrows Trail. This hike is 4.8 miles roundtrip from the Burrows Trail parking lot on Camels Hump Road.

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Summit of Camel's Hump on September 7, 2014.

Camel's Hump Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Camel's Hump.

Starting at the Burrows trail parking lot off Camels Hump Road, hike up the Burrows trail for 2.1 miles where you will come to a junction with the Long Trail. Turn right onto the Long Trail and hike for 0.3 miles where you will find yourself on the summit of Camels Hump.

To continue on to the 1944 plane crash site, continue over the summit on the Long Trail for 0.2 more miles until you reach a junction with the Alpine Trail. Turn left to the Alpine Trail and hike for roughly 0.2 miles and you will find yourself at the plane crash site.

To get back down to the parking lot, retrace your steps back the way you came.

Rollover the map below to see a zoomed in area of the 1944 plane crash site.
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Camel's Hump View Photos Top

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Ranger Cabin near the Monroe Traillhead parking lot on September 7, 2014.


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Start of the Monroe Trail to head up to Camel's Hump on September 7, 2014.


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Camel's Hump has been designated a registered natural landmark. Photo taken on 9-7-2014.


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Survey marker on the summit of Camel's Hump on September 7, 2014.


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Looking towards Mount Mansfield in the distance from the summit of Camels Hump on 9-7-2014.


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Heading up the Long Trail on Camel's Hump on September 7, 2014.


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1944 Plane Crash site on the Alpine Trail on Camel's Hump. Photo taken on September 7, 2014.

Camel's Hump Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for the above hike is located on Camels Hump Road in Huntington, Vermont.

From I-89 North, take exit 10 for VT-100 South towards Waturbury/US-2.
Drive 0.3 miles and turn left onto VT-100 South.
Drive 0.5 miles and turn right onto US-2 W/N Main Street. Continue on US-2 West for 9.6 miles.
Turn left onto Cochran Road.
Drive 0.3 miles and turn left onto Wes White Hill.
Drive 3.1 miles and continue on Pond Road.
Drive 1.4 miles and continue on Bridge Street.
Drive 0.6 miles and turn left onto East Street.
Drive 276 feet and turn slight right onto Main Road.
Drive 2.5 miles and turn left onto Camels Hump Road.
Drive 0.6 miles and turn slight right to stay onto Camels Hump Road.
Drive to the end of the road, past the gate. If the gate is closed, you can park in the Winter lot before it.

To hike from the Monroe Trail, and you have a GPS, you can put in Camels Hump Road in Waterbury, Vermont. Once on that road, drive to the end.

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