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Hike Mount Mansfield

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Mount mansfield Information

Elevation: 4,393 feet (1,339 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 3,633 feet (1,107 meters)
Location: Underhill, VT (Chittenden and Lamoille County)
Range: Green Mountains
Coordinates: 44°32'38" North     72°48'52" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate/Difficult
Features: Long Trail, Peak bag, Taft Lodge, Eagle Pass, Mount Mansfield Ski Area, Lake of the Clouds close-by, Underhill State Park
Distance of highlighted hike below: 4.8 miles

Mount Mansfield is a 4,393 foot mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont. It is the tallest peak in the state of Vermont. Mount Mansfield has many secondary peaks forming the ridge line including The Nose, Forehead and the Adam's Apple. They are all named as body parts because some say the ridge line of Mansfield looks like a face. These features are more distinct when viewed from the East.

Mount Mansfield along with Camel's Hump and Mount Abraham are the only 3 mountains in Vermont where alpine tundra survived the ice age. Mount Mansfield has 200 acres of alpine tundra.

The mountain has many uses. The Nose is home to transmitter towers used for radio and TV stations. The Long Trail traverses the summit of Mount Mansfield. Winter skiing and snowboarding occurs on the East side of the mountain at Stowe Mountain Resort.

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Mount mansfield Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Mansfield (The Chin) from the Long Trail Parking Lot on Route 108.

From the parking lot head up the Long Trail for 2 miles. You will pass the Taft Lodge, an overnight spot for hikers/campers. Continue on the Long Trail by staying left. (Right will take you to the Adam's Apple on the Hell Brook Trail.) Hike for 0.3 miles and you will reach the summit of Mount Mansfield, AKA The Chin. To get back to the parking lot, retrace your steps the way you came.

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Mount Mansfield hiking trail map
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Mount mansfield Photos Top

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Along the Long Trail on August 28, 2014


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Along the Long Trail on August 28, 2014


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Almost at the Chin, AKA the summit of Mansfield on August 28, 2014.


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Difficult part of the Long Trail August 28, 2014.


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Along the Long Trail on August 28, 2014


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Views from the summit of Mount Mansfield / The Chin on August 28, 2014.


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Taft Lodge off the Long Trail with Mount Mansfield in the background.


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Views from the Taft Lodge off the Long Trail on August 28, 2014.

Mount mansfield Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for the above hike is located on Route 108 in Underhill, Vermont. From I-89 North, take exit 10 for VT-100 South towards Waterbury US-2. Drive 0.3 miles and turn right VT-100 North. Drive 9.5 miles and turn left onto VT-108 N/Mountain Road. Drive roughly 9 miles and the parking lot will be on the right side of the road. The trail starts on the left side of the road.


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