National Scenic Trail or Official Route (LT)
The Long Trail is a 272-mile long-distance hiking path in Vermont, which runs the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance backpacking trail in the United States, finished in 1930 by the Green Mountain Club.

The trail begins on the Massachusetts border, and coincides with the Appalachian Trail for 100 miles, until the two trails split at the Maine Junction, near Killington, VT. The Long Trail summits most of the prominent peaks in the Green Mountain range, including Killington Peak, Camel’s Hump, and Vermont’s high point, Mount Mansfield. The trail reaches its northern terminus at the Canadian border, near North Troy, VT.

In spring, the Long Trail is extremely muddy, and the Green Mountain Club urges hikers to avoid high-use and high elevation sections of the trail until after Memorial Day weekend every year.

The Green Mountain Club still maintains most of the Long Trail, and receives assistance from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and private landowners.

Some hikers attempt to complete the Long Trail in one continuous trip, an activity known as thru-hiking. Depending on mileage, a thru-hike normally takes two to four weeks.
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1AT - Long Trail - Tucker Johnson
Green Mountain National Forest
4,954 ft
2Long Trail - Bamforth Ridge
Camel's Hump State Park
2 miles
3Long Trail - Battell
7 miles
4Long Trail - Bear Hollow
5 miles
5Long Trail - Birch Glenn
Camel's Hump State Park
8 miles
6Long Trail - Boyce
Breadloaf Wilderness
6 miles
7Long Trail - Brandon Gap
Green Mountain National Forest
16 miles
8Long Trail - Bromley Mountain
5 miles
9Long Trail - Camels Hump
Camel's Hump State Park
4 miles
10Long Trail - Caughnawaga
12 miles
11Long Trail - Churchill Scott
6 miles
12Long Trail - Clarendon
5 miles
13Long Trail - Congdon
10 miles
14Long Trail - Connector
797 ft
15Long Trail - Cooley Glen
Breadloaf Wilderness
5 miles
16Long Trail - Emily Proctor
Breadloaf Wilderness
5 miles
17Long Trail - Governor Clement
5 miles
18Long Trail - Hazens Notch
Buchanan Mountain
6 miles
19Long Trail - Lamoille Valley
4 miles
20Long Trail - Little Rock Pond
8 miles
21Long Trail - Mad River Glen
3 miles
22Long Trail - Northern Terminus
Carleton Mountain
2 miles
23Long Trail - Peru Peak
Big Branch / Peru Peak Wilderness Area
11 miles
24Long Trail - Puffer
Mansfield State Forest
11 miles
25Long Trail - Shooting Star
Jay Peak
8 miles
26Long Trail - Southern Terminus
3 miles
27Long Trail - Spruce Ledge
15 miles
28Long Trail - Spruce Peak
5 miles
29Long Trail - Stowe Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort
5 miles
30Long Trail - Straton Pond
11 miles
31Long Trail - Sucker Brook
Joseph Battell Wilderness
9 miles
32Long Trail - Taft
Mount Mansfield
4 miles
33Long Trail - Tillotson
9 miles
34Long Trail - Tucker Johnson
Green Mountain National Forest
2 miles
35Long Trail - Twin Brooks
Mansfield State Forest
4 miles
36Long Trail - Wallingford
6 miles
37Long Trail - Whiteface
1 mile
38Long Trail - Winooski River
1 mile
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Long Trail - Mad River Glen
Aug 27, 2021 @ 6:00am
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