Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield, Stowe: Address, Mount Mansfield Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Mansfield
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C L
Zionsville, PA355 contributions
Toll road and gondola equally great experiences.
Sep 2021
Knowing there was no way my knees would allow me to hike from the bottom to the summit, we debated between driving the toll road or taking the gondola. We opted to drive up to the parking area and then continue on. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to the top, stopping when you needed to rock scramble (and to think my son climbed the entire trail in the snow, needing crampons). The views were still spectacular and the following day we took the gondola up. Both experiences were neat in their own right. I recommend checking the forecast prior to going up the mountain at mountain-forecast.com, where the forecast is given for a slew of mountains at various elevations.
Written September 14, 2021
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Jhn
New Jersey504 contributions
Nice view!
Aug 2021
Steep price to drive the toll road to the top, but more affordable than the Gondola. Very nice view from the top. Additional hiking available once at the top.
Written September 14, 2021
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ibwhte
Homerglen,ill840 contributions
Gondola to the top
Sep 2021
Rode the gondola to the top and what a great view

we loved it so much we drove the toll road up the other side of the mountain the next day which takes you higher on another side of the mountain

Great views for sure

A must while in Stowe

well worth it
Written September 12, 2021
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Larry G
Bloomfield Hills, MI652 contributions
Spectacular Views & Great Hiking
Aug 2021
Owned and run by Stowe resorts, Mt. Mansfield is the tallest mountain in their system. The toll road is accessible only in the summer months ($36.00 toll for two) as it is fairly steep going up the 4.2 mile gravel road.

Once you park, you can then hike to the top of Mt. Mansfield, 1.5 miles one way and allow between 60-90 minutes. Best to wear hiking sandals/shoes as there are often steep inclines and could be wet. There are porta potties, but the visitor center has been long closed. Bring your own bottled water.

Also recommend to arrive early as the parking lot only holds 36 cars.

Views are spectacular and makes you want to come back in the winter to go skiing. If you want to spend more time here, there are other trails but the hike to the top is by far the most popular.
Written August 16, 2021
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Eric
7 contributions
Great loop hikes
Jun 2021
From the parking lot in Underhill, there are four routes to the top of the mountain so there are many loops up and down the mountain
Written August 12, 2021
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KKwanderwoman
Austin, TX30 contributions
Hike Mt. Mansfield -a must
Jul 2021
I went on an all day hike. Much of our hike was under the canopy of trees and in the shade which made for a very pleasant experience. It was rocky terrain and I highly recommend walking sticks and good hiking boots. That said, it was a totally doable hike for almost any fitness level. It is a beautiful way to spend a day or more. The area is just gorgeous.
Written July 17, 2021
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Peter I
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2nd time hiking, fantastic hike Sunset Ridge trail.
Jul 2021
2nd time hiking, fantastic hike Sunset Ridge trail. Recommend getting there early, By the time we were heading down there were > 100 people on the peak.
Written July 11, 2021
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hulagirl98
Missouri361 contributions
Amazing views up top
Jul 2021
There are many ways to get to the top of this. We hiked starting at the south long trail (on the stowe side). This was an extremely difficult route as you are going up a creek bed for most of this hike and having to go up and over many rocks. Once we got into the alpine region of the hike, it was super challenging. You are basically scrambling up a cliff face for the last bit of the climb. I am not a scrambler and was extremely uncomfortable for this part of the climb. Once at top though, the views are awesome. We had a perfect day for 360 views. It made the climb worth it. We hiked back down a different way as it is not recommended to go down the way we came up. We met a technical climber up top, who agreed that it would not be wise to go back down the same way and she ended up taking our information about the alternate route down. If you want to see the top of this you pay to drive up a toll road and then have a much shorter (although still not easy) climb to the top for the views.
Written July 9, 2021
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Dan
New Jersey928 contributions
Hike to the summit!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Well worth the technical hike for a breathtaking view at the summit. We took the gondola up then too the summit trail directly to the right of the restaurant. Prepare for the hike, wear the proper shoes and clothing. Weather permitting this hike is amazing.
Written July 7, 2021
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bluecard21
Vermont398 contributions
Worth every steps even though it's a long hiked
Jun 2021 • Couples
We parked at Underhill State Park.We arrived at 8am and there are so many cars that are already parked at that time.Parke then go pay $4 to hike.We took the Eagles cut trail for a mile then after you'll see a signs and you can choose to take the sunset ridge trail or the Laura cowles trail.We took sunset ridge trail for another 2.1miles and it's worth taking that trail compare to Laura cowles trail.It was a huge mistake taking Laura cowles trail going back to the parking lot.Although we only save. 6 miles if it still huge mistake.Aint listening to my husband again lol.That Laura Cowles trail was a very very steep hill let me tell you.Nothing compare to the sunset ridge trail.I feel bad those people hiking with their fat big dogs. The dog was sliding and can't climb harder that time plus it was raining that day too.Do not ever take Laura Cowles trail people unless you are into it.No view at all to see until you reach the top of the mountain.Anyways,it was raining and foggy that time we were there so we cannot see the view from top.We still managed to find a nice view before going all the way up to the chin(that before it rained) I reccomend checking the weather at the mountain before hiking too.I wish I did but oh well ce lavie
Written June 27, 2021
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