Bristol, Vermont

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Bristol

  • Warren, Vermont

    Explore Warren Falls

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    Warren Falls is a popular local swimming hole just outside of Warren, VT on Route 100. You can access the falls by driving south on Route 100 from Warren (it's 3.5 miles south on the right hand side) or north from Granville on Route 100. The parking lot is clearly marked with a sign and ample par...
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  • 324 State Park Road, Vermont

    Hike to Mount Philo

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 538 ft gain
    Mount Philo is a great hike year-round with incredible views from the summit. Starting from the bottom, the right hand portion of the loop is ‘paved,’ while the left hand portion is more of a traditional trail hiking experience. Dogs are allowed on this trail, but must be kept on leash. Take caut...
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  • Huntington, Vermont

    Camel's Hump Summit via the Burrows Trail

    4.0
    4.4 mi / 2228 ft gain
    This adventure takes you up the Burrows Trail from the Huntington side of Camel's Hump. There are multiple trails to the summit, but this trail is the shortest. It is 2.4 miles to the summit with 2300' elevation gain. The trailhead is accessed from the aptly named Camel's Hump Road out of Huntin...
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  • Salisbury, Vermont

    Camp at Lake Dunmore

    The campground office for Branbury state park is on the opposite side of Route 53 from the pin on the map here, but the best campsites are where the pin is.  Start by going and talking to the rangers at the office, they are super friendly and very helpful for recommendations of hikes or things to...
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  • Hancock, Vermont

    Hike at Texas Falls Recreation Area

    5.0
    1 mi / 209 ft gain
    Directly across from the main parking area are the viewing access points of Texas Falls.  A footbridge crosses high above the flume and gorge, offering the best views.  Crossing the bridge, there are plenty of other great view points with wooden railings keeping you away from the steep drops.  ...
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  • Duxbury, Vermont

    Camel's Hump Summit via Monroe Trail

    4.8
    6.22 mi / 2572 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 ...
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  • Jericho, Vermont

    Americana and Mobbs Hill Loop

    4.0
    2.83 mi / 515 ft gain
    Americana and Mobbs Hill Loop is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Jericho, Vermont.
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  • Waterbury Center, Vermont

    Hike Mt. Hunger

    5.0
    4.2 mi / 2263 ft gain
    Mt Hunger stands at 3540 ft and face Vermont's tallest mountain, Mt Mansfield. At 45 min drive from Burlington, this is a challenging out and back hike.  The views it offers and the waterfalls you will find along the path, makes it a good alternative to the overcrowded trails of Mt Mansfield. Th...
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  • Castleton, Vermont

    Hike around Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park

    Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is a unique collection of hiking trails and walking paths that meander more than 204 acres of fields, forests, gorges, cliffs, and gardens. The best way to explore these enchanting trails is to pack a picnic and lace up your hiking boots for a full-day ramble. ...
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  • Stowe, Vermont

    Hike to Bingham Falls

    4.0
    0.5 mi
    Hiking to Bingham Falls is rewarding for many reasons; people not only come to see the falls, but also to swim in the refreshing, icy cold swimming holes as well. The main falls are tucked away along the walls of a deep, rocky gorge that has been formed naturally over time. At the base of these ...
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  • Stowe, Vermont

    Mt. Mansfield via the Long Trail

    5.0
    5.27 mi / 2743 ft gain
    There are several options to reach the summit of Mount Mansfield. The Toll Road (which, appropriately, has a toll to use it), the Laura Cowles trail, the Sunset Ridge trail, Haselton Trail, the Hellbrook Trail… The most popular trail from the east side of the mountain, however, is the section o...
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  • Ticonderoga, New York

    Hike to Lost Pond

    3.9 mi / 260 ft gain
    From the parking area, follow the trail from the back of the parking area. Very quickly you will hike up to a trail register. The trail is mostly flat with a few inclines and is very well beaten. There are also yellow plastic trail markers to keep you on track. After 1.4 miles you'll reach the ju...
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  • Keene Valley, New York

    Backpack the Dix Range

    4.5
    17 mi
    Day 1The trail begins about a mile past the intersection of Rt. 73 and Rt. 9 just east of a bridge over the North Fork Boquet River. Note: this trail is unmarked, so be sure to have an accurate map of the area. I recommend going to The Mountaineer store in Keene Valley and asking one of the cler...
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  • Cambridge, Vermont

    Spruce Peak and Sterling Pond Loop

    5.0
    3.38 mi / 1204 ft gain
    If you're in New England during September or early October, a drive up north into Vermont is an absolute must for prime fall foliage. I-89 brings you through the state from I-93, and is in itself a beautifully scenic drive. Stowe, Vermont is a small ski resort town located just outside of Mt. Man...
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  • Cambridge, Vermont

    Sterling Pond Trail

    5.0
    2.28 mi / 876 ft gain
    Sterling Pond trail begins across the street from a parking area on Route 108, about 3 miles south of Smugglers' Notch Resort. Keep in mind that the road is closed to vehicles once the snow falls, so if you want to hike this area in the winter, you'll have to park about 40 minutes away and hike ...
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  • Ausable Chasm, New York

    Ausable Chasm

    1.84 mi / 210 ft gain
    Ausable Chasm is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Peru, New York.
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