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“What a hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield
Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Stowe
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Owner description: Vermont mountain resembling a person's profile.
Toronto, Canada
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“What a hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We chose to start the Long Trail off Route 108 near the Smuggler's Notch Picnic area. The drive was very neat with winding narrow roads along the mountain passing boulders... drive with caution here. We were determined to hike up to the chin (highest point of Mount Mansfield). We are both relatively fit and used this opportunity to train for an upcoming trip to Mount Kilimanjaro. Boy, this was probably one of the hardest hikes for me so far. It took us about 2.5 hours to reach the top (sadly, we went on a cloudy day and didn't see much). When we went we crossed streams and mini waterfalls (likely due to snow melting) which was very cool. Take snacks and water and wear proper gear (i.e. good hiking shoes with good tread, jacket for the summit). While the hike up was a cardio workout, the hike down is what did me in. My knees hurt and quads got a really good workout. I would do this again even if I didn't get to enjoy the view from the top. If you love to hike and don't mind a challenge, Mt Mansfield is a must.

Visited May 2014
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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“What a drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Drove a Dodge Grand Caravan all the way to the top! Not sure I'd do it again in THAT car, but it was worth the effort. Unfortunately a fog was covering everything when we reached the top, obscuring the view in all directions. Might try again if we take our small, all-wheel drive SUV.

Visited September 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Waterfalls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We found a great hiking path that lead to a great Waterfall. The path still had some ice since it was mid April but it was still worth the trip, just watch your step

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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“Great skiing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

The skiing is superb with great services and well groomed runs. The staff are very helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.

Visited April 2014
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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“Used to hike there as a kid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Had a wonderful experience there - used to hike once a year in Vermont. Great place to bring your family

Visited May 2013
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