Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe

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#1 of 48 in Nature in Vermont
Reach the very top of Vermont with a climb up Mount Mansfield State Forest, the state's highest mountain. With a summit over 1,300 m (4,300 ft) above sea level, this peak is one of only three spots in Vermont where alpine tundra survives from as far back as the last Ice Age. Said to resemble a human profile, and most distinct when viewed from the east, the mountain offers visitors different views via several hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails start from a state park located on the western side of the mountain, where the terrain naturally provides a good shelter from adverse weather conditions. Check online for trail conditions and closings before you make the trip. Plan trip to Stowe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • October 3, 2017
    A great mid day treat! We took are friends for lunch at the Cliff House. Handicap accessible on car #76 ,the lift attendants were awesome, staff at the restaurant very attentive. Excellent food. Defin...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    While visiting Vermont we wanted to take the opportunity to summit another high point. We took to Toll Road to the Visitors Center and then hiked the Long Trail to the top. The view was amazing with 3...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Hiked up Hell Brook, took the Profanity Trail to the Long Trail down. If you're in decent shape and like to scramble and climb, this trail is totally doable. We're 40 and 50 years old, moderately fit ...  more »

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