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The Best Backpacking in Vermont

Looking for the best backpacking in Vermont? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Vermont. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Vermont

  • Duxbury, Vermont

    Hike to the Camel's Hump Summit

    4.8
    6.8 mi / 2600 ft gain
    You'll begin your Monroe Trail hike at approximately 1500', parking in one of three designated gravel lots along Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury. This trail is 6.8 miles round trip, and gains approximately 2583' in elevation. It is located on the east side of the mountain.Much of your hike will be...
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  • Poultney, Vermont

    Camp on Mount St. Catherine

    5.0
    Looking for the best view in all of Poultney, Vermont? Look no further than Lake St. Catherine Mountain. Located within Deane's Nature Preserve, this fast and easy hike tops as one of the best views and camping spots for the little time and energy needed to reach the summit. Only 30-45 minutes fr...
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  • Dorset, Vermont

    Hike 'The Merck'

    4.0
    2.5 mi
    Of the 10 trails at The Merck, The Wildlife Trail is a great hike through the forest that offers you the best way to see wildlife, streams and tracks. You can do the whole hike as a loop in about 2-2 1/2 hours or shorten it up with some shortcuts if you just want a quick hike. Great for family ...
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  • 2221-2573 Stevensville Road, Vermont

    Hike to Butler Lodge

    3.6 mi / 1630 ft gain
    This is a gorgeous, 3.6 mile hike that is doable year round (but may require snowshoes in the winter). Butler Lodge is a historical paradise - originally built in 1933, the cabin was rebuilt in 2000 by some Green Mountain Club Volunteers. Butler Lodge is now a year-round shelter for hikers. There...
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  • Killington, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Kent Pond to Green Gate Road

    13.45 mi / 3701 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Kent Pond to Green Gate Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Killington, Vermont.
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  • Shrewsbury, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail

    15.07 mi / 3855 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Clarendon Gorge to Greenwall Shelter via Long Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near North Clarendon, Vermont.
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  • Lincoln, Vermont

    The Long Trail / Monroe Skyline (Gap to Gap)

    10.43 mi / 2283 ft gain
    The Long Trail / Monroe Skyline (Gap to Gap) is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Waitsfield, Vermont.
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  • Norwich, Vermont

    Appalachian Trail: Elm Street to Happy Hill Shelter

    3.49 mi / 801 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Elm Street to Happy Hill Shelter is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Norwich, Vermont.
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