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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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Middlesex, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of our favorites. A bit busy on the weekends. Try it during the week, or in the winter for less human traffic.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We parked off the dirt road to head up the Monroe Trail. Around 3+ miles is the distance up - good trail, mostly under cover of woods. You will cut left on the Long Trail for the final ascent to the views of the surrounding Green Mountains. Instead of doing an about face and heading back down the Monroe Trail,... More

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a 2.3 mile hike that leads to an astounding view of Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York. The hike itself is moderately difficult--and proper hydration is no joke. The 2 and a half hour forest walk is beautiful, but after awhile it gets a little repetitive. And, the trip down requires your tired body and wondering mind... More

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Barre, Vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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