Hike Mount Abraham and Mount Ellen

Abraham and Ellen Trailhead

The trail itself is spectacular, add the views and it makes this hike a Vermont favorite.

Starting the hike at the Lincoln Gap trailhead you will follow the Long Trail up and past the Battell Shelter. From the shelter it is 0.9 miles to the summit of Mount Abraham at 4017 feet.

Shortly after leaving the summit keep an eye out on your left for a rock cairn. This marks a short herd path to a June 1973 plane crash site. Follow the herd path back to the trail and continue on the Long trail.

The trail takes you over several other peaks including Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak and Cutts Peak before reaching Mount Ellen at 4038 feet. Continuing an additional 1.8 miles on the Long trail you will come to a junction. Here you will descend via the Jerusalem trail.

On the Jerusalem trail look for the Maple Sugar Production. It is quite impressive and goes on for approximately a mile. Please stay on trail and respect the owners property as they allow us use!

This trailhead will end at Dwire Road so you would have to spot vehicles.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Snowshoes (Winter)
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RT Distance 10.8 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Point-to-Point


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Me and my buddy rucked up this beast of a mountain from sugarbush resort. Took some time to get up but damn, once we made it up to the ridge it was amazing! Seeing the crashed plane and seeing the great view from Abraham peak was totally worth it!

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