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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike to the Camel's Hump Summit

    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 e...

    6.8 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Camp on Mount St. Catherine

    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...

  • Hike 'The Merck'

    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...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike to Butler Lodge

    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 L...

    3.6 miles 1630 ft gain