Long Trail: Vt 108 to Bolton Valley Access Road
Lamoille County, Vermont
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07 :22 hrs
14.8 mi
3087 ft
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The Long Trail is the oldest long distance trail in the United States. It runs 272 miles in Vermont along the main ridge of the Green Mountains, and connects with the Appalachian Trail for 100 miles. This section of the trail is very scenic and it begins near the Stowe Mountain Resort. The trail has a difficult ascent for the beginning 2.5 miles to the summit of Mount Mansfield. This is the highest point in the State and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. This section of the hike is not recommended during bad weather or high winds. The remaining of the trail there are some easy gradual elevation changes. There are two shelters along this section of the Long Trail which are used for multi day/thru hikers. The Butler Lodge requires a small fee with a capacity of 14 people and is located almost 5 miles into the hike. The Puffer Shelter is located just over 10 miles from the beginning and has a capacity of 6 people. Avoid hiking the trails from April through to May, the wet sloppy conditions leads to serious trail erosion. A shuttle plan is needed for this trail.

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