Vermont's Long Trail

Long Trail Map
Length:278.1 miles
Steps:630,919 steps
Burned:35,752 calories (10.2 lbs)
Hiked:Sept 4 to Sept 30, 2013
Walk Trail!

The Long Trail is a 273-mile (438 km) hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state from the Massachusetts border (near Williamstown, MA) to the Canadian border (near North Troy, VT). It runs along the main ridge of the Green Mountains, coinciding with the Appalachian Trail for 100 miles (160 km) in southern Vermont and traverses almost all of the Green Mountains' major summits, including (from south to north) Glastenbury Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Killington Peak, Mount Abraham, Mount Ellen, Camel's Hump, Mount Mansfield, and Jay Peak.

It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States,constructed between 1912 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club (GMC). The club remains the primary organization responsible for the trail, and is recognized by the state legislature as "the founder, sponsor, defender, and protector" of the Long Trail System.

The Long Trail was conceived on March 11, 1910, by James P. Taylor. Taylor lobbied other Vermont residents who shared his dream of a mission to "make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail system and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont's hiking trails and mountains."

Ritterbush Pond
 Stage NameLength
(miles)
Position
(miles)
1.Williamstown to Vt. 919.70.0 → 19.7
2.To Kelley Stand Rd22.619.7 → 42.3
3.To Mad Tom Notch (USFS 21)23.042.3 → 65.3
4.To Vermont 14020.665.3 → 85.9
5.To US 423.785.9 → 109.6
6.To Vermont 73 (Brandon Gap)19.9109.6 → 129.5
7.To Cooley Glen22.5129.5 → 152.0
8.To Birch Glen18.9152.0 → 170.9
9.To Bolton Mountain30.3170.9 → 201.2
10.To Lamoille River27.6201.2 → 228.8
11.To Tillotson Camp26.0228.8 → 254.8
12.To Canada!23.3254.8 → 278.1
Sucker Pond
Long Trail @14.3 miles
Sucker Pond
Cackles enjoys the campfire
Long Trail @73.6 miles
Cackles enjoys the campfire
Little Rock Pond
Long Trail @77.6 miles
Little Rock Pond
Cairn village!
Long Trail @81.6 miles
Cairn village!
Clarendon Shelter
Long Trail @93.1 miles
Clarendon Shelter
Hitchhiking Peacock
Long Trail @109.9 miles
Hitchhiking Peacock
View from the Great Cliff of Mt. Horrid
Long Trail @130.8 miles
View from the Great Cliff of Mt. Horrid
Mad River Glen Ski Area's single chairlift
Long Trail @164.3 miles
Mad River Glen Ski Area's single chairlift
View from Burnt Rock Mountain
Long Trail @175.4 miles
View from Burnt Rock Mountain
Camels Hump
Long Trail @180.5 miles
Camels Hump
Long Trail @200.9 miles
Camping by Candlelight
Long Trail @206.3 miles
Camping by Candlelight
Rime Ice on Mansfield
Long Trail @208.8 miles
Rime Ice on Mansfield
Ritterbush Pond
Long Trail @248.0 miles
Ritterbush Pond
View from Jay Peak Snack Bar
Long Trail @267.6 miles
View from Jay Peak Snack Bar
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