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Camel's Hump

Address: Montpelier, VT
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Montpelier
Type: Mountains, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: At 4083 feet high, this peak is connected to Mount Mansfield by the Long Trail.
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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My daughter and I (ages 52 and23) did this challenging (for us newbies to hiking) loop day hike on a warm September weekday. We started at the Monroe trailhead, hiking up to Dean through Wind Gap, turning north on the Long Trail to the summit. We continued off the summit north to the clearing the picked up Monroe for the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great views during fall leaf season, tough hike for flatlanders. Popular with locals, lots of dogs make the hike too.

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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Path is well indicated and maintained. Must be in shape to hike up and down the rocky paths, however well worth it for the stunning views.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great mountain to hike. Perfect in terms of duration, difficulty and view. Took the most popular Monroe Trail up. Broke off and took Alpine South bast the crash bomber and up the south side of the peak. This is a very different hike then straight up Monroe to Long Trail. Go up one, and down the other for both experiences.... More

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Middlesex, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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