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Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Stowe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Mansfield State Forest and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We did this hike with teenagers and parents, it was challenging, but not crazy and the views were amazing! Check out trail guides for options for loops or trails off the main road. $5 per person charg...  more »
  • No where on the website did it say that the tow road is closed for paving. We drove two hours to get here to find it closed. We talked to a worker at the gate that said it was closed due to paving. Ve...  more »
  • This mountain is primarily known for it's winter skiing but there is plenty to do in other seasons. There are hiking trails, rides to the summit, beautiful scenery...a gorgeous place to visit.  more »