View from the Summit of Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield

Background information:

Altitude: 4,393'

Tidbits:  Highest point in Vermont

Summitted, August 21, 2004

 

Time Zone: GMT -5  hours

 

When to go:

Best to go between May and October.

Route Selection:

Drive-up, then a 1.5 mile hike to summit.

 

Hotel and Climb Reservation:

No guide, permit, or trail reservations are required. 

 

Packing List:

N/A

 

Getting There:

Rt. 100 North to Rt. 108 North in Vermont.  If you are driving up, the Stowe auto road is 6 miles north of the 100/108 intersection and is on the left.    If taking the Gondola, the entrance is about 3 miles further down the road..

 

Trip Description:

After paying the access fee to enter the auto road (about $15), there is a fairly well maintained 5 mile gravel road (easily traveled with a regular passenger vehicle) that leads to a summit station. There is a small parking lot at the summit.   Follow the blazed trail (to the right of the station) about 1.5 miles to the summit.  Note:  The trail gains about 500 feet and is a bit rough in spots, so give yourself about 60- 90 minutes each way.  Also, give yourself time to return to the bottom before they close and lock the gate to the road (when I went, it was at 4:00pm).

A view toward the northeast from the summit area.

A view toward the west from the summit area.

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