Tackle these 12 peaks surrounding the famous Vermont outdoor town of Stowe. Includes 7 peaks in the Green Mountains to the west and 5 in the Worcester Range to the east. All peaks have trails to the summits with approach trails from the Stowe Valley. A standout highlight of this challenge includes an alpine-zone ridge traverse over Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont.


Highest peak

Mount Mansfield

4,393 ft / 1,338 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Mansfield

3,633 ft / 1,107 m

Most summited peak

Mount Mansfield

315 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Mansfield

Class 2

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 1 peak

Top climbing months

July   19%

August   19%

June   14%

  • Traverse the 2.3 mi alpine ridge of Mount Mansfield, the longest stretch of above treeline terrain in Vermont
  • Picnic on the popular Stowe Pinnacle, a short 3 mi hike to a bald, open summit with views back over the Stowe valley toward the Green Mountains
  • Negotiate the cliffs and ledges of Elmore Mountain en route to 360 views from its fire tower
  • Stand on the highest point in Vermont (Mt. Mansfield 4,393 ft) and take in sunset views over Burlington and Lake Champlain