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Mt. Mansfield State Forest

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Mount Mansfield State Forest is the largest contiguous tract of land managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (Essex and Barre District Offices).

There are four state parks contained within the boundaries of the forest including Little River State Park, Smuggler's Notch State Park, Underhill State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, as well as two Natural Areas, including Daniels Notch Natural Area and Mt. Mansfield Natural Area.

The forest is named for Mount Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont.

Gems in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Peaceful and content after a day's hiking, you're sure to enjoy the view from "The Chin" looking down on Stowe.

Mt Mansfield - "The Chin"

(11) Morristown, VT

Recommended Routes in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 2

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Favorite Peaceful and content after a day's hiking, you're sure to enjoy the view from "The Chin" looking down on Stowe.
Difficult

Sunset Ridge Out-and-Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km 2,496' Up 760.9 m Up 2,491' Down 759.16 m Down

Jericho, VT
Favorite Peaceful and content after a day's hiking, you're sure to enjoy the view from "The Chin" looking down on Stowe.
Difficult

Halfway House Trail to Sunset Ridge

6.0 mi 9.6 km 2,581' Up 786.63 m Up 2,578' Down 785.84 m Down

Jericho, VT

Mt. Mansfield State Forest Hiking

  • 78 Miles 125 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 33

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0.4 mi 0.6 km #1Canyon North Extension Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Wampahoofus Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.1 mi 1.7 km #3Hellbrook Trail
Very Difficult
Morristown, VT
Very Difficult
Morristown, VT
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Sunset Ridge Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Barnes Camp Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Stowe, VT
Intermediate/Difficult
Stowe, VT
0.4 mi 0.6 km #6Profanity Trail
Difficult
Morristown, VT
Difficult
Morristown, VT
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7Canyon North Trail
Very Difficult
Jericho, VT
Very Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.0 mi 1.7 km #8Maple Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Jericho, VT
Intermediate/Difficult
Jericho, VT
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Laura Cowles Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT
1.1 mi 1.7 km #10Halfway House Trail
Difficult
Jericho, VT
Difficult
Jericho, VT

Photos of Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 31

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Peaceful and content after a day's hiking, you're sure to enjoy the view from "The Chin" looking down on Stowe.
Apr 4, 2017 near Morristown, VT
Trekking across Mount Mansfield's summit.
May 27, 2018 near Morristown, VT
The summit of Mount Mansfield leaves little to be desired.
Mar 30, 2017 near Morristown, VT
Butler Lodge (1953)
Nov 20, 2021 near Jericho, VT
You can drive to the summit of Mt Mansfield or or hike the 2,500 ft in elevation over a one of kind 5.1 mile trail.... you know what to do!
Feb 28, 2018 near Morristown, VT
A one of a kind view from the Chin of Mt Mansfield, looking north onto the Long Trail
Jul 6, 2019 near Morristown, VT
A technical section going up the Halfway House trail. Notice the blue trail markings.
Oct 9, 2018 near Jericho, VT
Mansfield Summit in May - Nathan Palmisano
Jun 3, 2018 near Morristown, VT