Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe

4.7
#1 of 9 in Nature in Stowe
Reach the very top of Vermont with a climb up Mount Mansfield State Forest, the state's highest mountain. With a summit over 1,300 m (4,300 ft) above sea level, this peak is one of only three spots in Vermont where alpine tundra survives from as far back as the last Ice Age. Said to resemble a human profile, and most distinct when viewed from the east, the mountain offers visitors different views via several hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails start from a state park located on the western side of the mountain, where the terrain naturally provides a good shelter from adverse weather conditions. Check online for trail conditions and closings before you make the trip. Plan trip to Stowe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Took gondola, with hope of climbing to summit. Trail was very difficult. For easier access, suggest toll road and walking across ridge.  more »
  • Outstanding, what else can I say?? Came in from Michigan on a road trip with a buddy, drive was a long one but fun nonetheless, got to Sun and Ski on Fri morning, crashed out for a minute to recharge ...  more »
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  • This is one of the best places to hike in all of Vermont. You can climb up from Smuggler's notch and make it all the way to the state highpoint on top of Mt. Mansfield. On a clear day the views are wonderful. After reaching the top you can simply walk down one of the ski trails if you like.
  • Absolutely beautiful park. Climbing Mansfield was amazing and the view was breathtaking. One of the best hiking spots in Vermont.

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