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Bromley Mountain Resort

Enjoy a nearly 6-mile scenic hike on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail just steps away from our many summer adventures. Take the trail to the summit for breathtaking views of the Green Mountains – it’s a perfect 4-hour day hike with year-round access. The summit is fully equipped with a shelter, basic privy, and amazing 360° views of Stratton Mountain, Okemo, Magic Mountain, Killington, and even Mount Washington on a clear day. Bring your family, friends or K-9 friend with and share the experience.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is the best home base for hiking in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. The Center’s singletrack and ski trails are ideal for summer hikes. Smooth ski trails, technical singletrack and compelling views offer something for everyone. The Outdoor Center is also less than an hour of driving away from premier hiking at Mount Pisgah, Stowe Mountain and Jay Peak. The on campus and regionally adjacent hiking opportunities make the Craftsbury Outdoor Center a leading Vermont hiking destination.

Killington Resort

With 15 miles of hiking trails, hikers will never take the same route up or down The Beast. The rewards after summiting Vermont’s second tallest peak are unencumbered 360 degree views of Vermont’s Green Mountains, New York’s Adirondacks, New Hampshire’s White Mountains and of course access to the Peak Lodge, Killington’s state of the art facility offering fresh food and cool drinks to hikers and mountain bikers all summer. K-1 Gondola Season Passes are also available for unlimited round trip rides to the Peak Lodge on Vermont’s highest elevation lift.

Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain is the perfect spot for a mountain hike with two marked hiking trails through the glades and of course our open trail system. There are trails all the way to the top on the East and West sides and for those who want to do a less strenuous climb, the “Sunshine Corner” picnic hang out offers incredible views about half way up the mountain. The Black Line Tavern will be open for food and refreshments much of the summer, so hikers can get a reward after putting in a little vertical sweat equity.

Mount Snow Resort

Whether hiking Mount Snow, on Dover’s network of trails, or in one of 6 State Parks in Southern Vermont, it’s safe to say that there’s always a hiking trail nearby. Adventurers can plan their own hike or explore the mountains with Mount Snow’s knowledgeable guides. Even better, make a day of it and hike up to The Bullwheel restaurant at the summit and enjoy lunch and a frosty beverage on the scenic deck. Hikers (and diners) can give their legs a break and hitch a ride down on the Bluebird Express chairlift.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Nestled right in the heart of the Green Mountains, Smugglers’ offers hikes for every age, interest, and ability. The Resort hosts guided outings designed for families with young children at a gentle pace and with fun learning opportunities. A variety of other guided outings entice new hikers and experienced hikers with the opportunities to learn more about the history of the surrounding area and the local flora and fauna, and to summit some of the area’s most challenging peaks. Guided hiking is included in the resort’s vacation packages. The resort provides informational sheets on self-guided outings nearby. 

Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe’s Auto Toll Road - The Best Way to Access Hiking Atop Vermont’s Highest Peak. The Mt. Mansfield Auto Toll Road is over 150 years old. The 4.5-mile road climbs to an elevation of 3,850 feet; ending at the Mt. Mansfield Summit Station. The road’s upper terminus presents spectacular hiking options. To the north, the Cliff Trail, Long Trail, and Canyon Trail – all about 1.5 miles long and climbing about 550 feet – offer three routes to Mansfield’s “Chin,” the highest point in the state of Vermont. Southerly trail options include the Lakeview Trail, Forehead Bypass, and Long Trail to the Forehead. Hiking maps are distributed upon arrival. 

Stratton Mountain Resort

Stratton Mountain holds a special place in hiking history. Both the fathers of the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail, Benton MacKaye and James P. Taylor, got their inspiration atop the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak, where today the storied footpaths share a route. Hiking is perfect for any age and ability level, giving everyone a chance to embrace the outdoors - all you need is a comfortable pair of sneakers and some water. Grab a hiking map from the First Run in Stratton Village and explore fan favorites like the Stratton fire tower or a summit ascent through the meadows.

Sugarbush Resort

Visitors to Sugarbush can try one of the many diverse hikes, explore scenic country roads and covered bridges that scatter the Valley, or meander along the nature paths of the Mad River. Group and private guided naturalist hikes are available. The Long Trail crosses over both of Sugarbush’s mountains and provides great day hikes, including the Gap-to-Gap Hike from Lincoln Gap across the Monroe Skyline to the Appalachian Gap. The resort also offers hiking trails from its base area to the summits, as well as Burnt Rock, a moderate hike just a few miles from the resort.

Suicide Six / Woodstock Inn

Visitors to Sugarbush can try one of the many diverse hikes, explore scenic country roads and covered bridges that scatter the Valley, or meander along the nature paths of the Mad River. Group and private guided naturalist hikes are available. The Long Trail crosses over both of Sugarbush’s mountains and provides great day hikes, including the Gap-to-Gap Hike from Lincoln Gap across the Monroe Skyline to the Appalachian Gap. The resort also offers hiking trails from its base area to the summits, as well as Burnt Rock, a moderate hike just a few miles from the resort.

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