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Camel's Hump

Montpelier, VT
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Montpelier
Type: Mountains, State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: At 4083 feet high, this peak is connected to Mount Mansfield by the Long Trail.
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Barre, Vermont
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Plan on this being a full day, arrive early to avoid crowds and be sure to pack layers, the temps and weather change quickly! Well worth the time and effort to hike, the views at the top are stunning ... Bring a good camera and binoculars for the summit.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Great for fall, winter and summer hiking. Several routes to choose from. Wonderful views and beautiful rocky summit. Easy day hike. Start early to avoid crowded summit during peak hiking times.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We are a not unfit middle-aged couple with teen-aged daughters who decided to scale Camel's Hump as our first hiking trip. We expected a semi-strenuous walk, taking the "moderately" difficult Monroe trail, and were prepared with the basics (food, water, sun and bug protection, aspirin, comfortable shoes, extra sweatshirt) but were surprised by our overall lack of physical preparedness. We... More

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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It took us a while to get to the trailhead because we couldn't find the road to get across the Winooski River from Waterbury. Very easy to miss but it's Winooski Street from Main Street. Can't miss it (though apparently we did!) because you have to cross a green metal bridge. Anyhow, it was a pretty moderately difficult hike. Very... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I would suggest taking Monroe Trail Head to Dean. Dean has better views. Monroe is mostly in the woods with not a whole lot to look at.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great hike!! Took us 6 hours with a 6 year old and two twelve year olds- and well worth it. We went up Long Trail and down Burrows. Lots of fun. Well marked everywhere. Trails in great condition. We started early-ish (7:30am) in July. No bugs. NB watch out for road closures on the approach. Wasted time driving around these.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A few options for climbing this iconic mountain visible from much of central Vermont. A fabulous view from the rocky top.

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Duxbury, Vermont
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The hiking trails up Camel's Hump are at the end of the Camel's Hump Rd in Duxbury, VT. It is a wonderful hike on a beautiful mountain. But be prepared! It is not a couple hour stroll. The weather at the top can be very different than in town. Every year, there are multiple rescues off the Hump, mostly because... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Vermont’s third highest peak and its most unspoiled is also its most recognisable which is why its characteristic outline features on the state quarter. The 1,245 m summit is accessible from a number of trails but we picked the Monroe Trail as we were arriving from Montpelier en route to Dorset and didn’t have much time to spend. Speaking of... More

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Orlando, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We went out for a half day hike...ended up spending about six hours before actually making it back to the car. We took Monroe to Dean to Long trail up the south side to the peak. We almost turned off @ the detour before the peak but a couple of hikers coming back down told us we were close and... More

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