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Camel's Hump, Montpelier

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · State Park
Camel's Hump (alternatively Camels Hump) is a mountain in the Green Mountains in the U.S. state of Vermont. The north slope of the mountain borders the Winooski River, which has carved through the Green Mountains over eons. At 4,083 feet (1,244 m), it is tied (with Mount Ellen) for the third-highest mountain in Vermont. Surrounded by 10 acres (4 ha) of alpine tundra, the mountain is the most significant feature in Camel's Hump State Park. Because of its distinctive profile, it is perhaps the state's most recognized mountain, featured on the state quarter.
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  • Ok-- it's a mountain-- be prepared for that. Don't listen to the "average times" to get to the top. Even in shape it's a slog up a varied surface trail with changeable weather conditions. Be prepared....  more »
  • I am from CO and consider myself an intermediate hiker. I've done a couple of 14ers and a lot of day hikes. I didn't think too much of this hike as we started and I will say it kicked my butt...  more »
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  • Hiked this August 1st ‘19 and it was amazing. We did the Monroe trail. A bit of a challenge because it’s quite a ways to get to the top but it really is an awesome view. We hiked it with our 15 pound cockapoo puppy and he just blasted through the terrain like it was nobody’s business. We met people of all ages along the trail. Really recommended. Give yourself some time, it was a 3 hour hike up with breaks along the way. A great way to enjoy the Vermont scenery while also getting some exercise in. Hiking/running shoes recommended. Go for it!
  • I hiked this during the last week of December and it was beautiful still. Even with the snow and significant under layer of ice it was a great winter hike. I would highly suggest wearing crampons and using poles since the trail is entirely covered with snow at this point. It will make the overall experience significantly easier. I had neither and it was all still possible to complete albeit exhausting. Despite it not being hot you will run through a lot of water because of the extended effort to walk through snow uphill. Bring more water than you anticipate. The trails are quiet and we ran into only three other people on the entirety of our hours spent on the mountain. It's a beautiful way to spend a day! Can't wait to return during the summer months.

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