Elevation

4,393 ft / 1,338 m

Prominence

3,633 ft / 1,107 m

Summits

219 summits

Top climbing months

July   22%

August   21%

September  13%

Most climbed route

Long Trail

Highlights

  • Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont.
  • When viewed from the east or west, this mountain has the appearance of a (quite elongated) human profile, with distinct forehead, nose, lips, chin, and Adam's apple. These features are most distinct when viewed from the east; unlike most human faces, "The Chin" is the highest point.
  • Mount Mansfield is one of three spots in Vermont where true alpine tundra survives from the Ice Ages. A few acres exist on Camel's Hump and Mount Abraham to the south, but Mount Mansfield's summit still holds about 200 acres.
  • There are many hiking trails, including the famous Long Trail, which traverses the main ridgeline.
  • In addition, the east flank of the mountain is used by the Stowe Mountain Resort for winter skiing.
  • A toll road (about four miles, steep, mostly unpaved, with several hairpin turns) climbs from the Stowe Base Lodge to "The Nose".
"We went up Long Trail South, and there was a lot of clouds and fog. But just about when we got to the base of the Chin, the sun came out so we were able to summit with sun and some views. The upper approach had some rime ice, but nothing too serious." - Alohabuffy, Nov 4, 2017
"A peine revenue de l'ouest Américain, je me lance dans cette rando avec Michel et RS. La forme n'était pas vraiment au rendez-vous à vrai dire. J'ai comme eu la chienne en montant, mais j'ai pu la faire en fin de compte. Je suis bien content que les autres n'aient pas eu le goût de faire la grosse boucle!!! Je ne suis vraiment pas certain que j'aurais été en mesure de la faire. Je suis malgré tout très heureux de ma journée. Il est maintenant temps de prendre soin de moi en restant chez moi pour le reste de la semaine qui me reste! Merci la vie! " - fsoucy76, Oct 21, 2017
"Coming up from the Forehead, we headed over to the summit. Lots of people on the trail. Marielle got her 90th NEHH peak. We then went down the exposed Sunset Ridge and checked out Cantilever Rock. A great day to be hiking. " - newenglandwarrior, Sep 2, 2017
"After hiking camel's hump in the morning and enjoying the afternoon in burlington I headed to Mansfield for an evening hike. Never saw a human and this mountain was really sketchy coming down the long trail especially when it began to get dark!" - shay-shay, Aug 8, 2017
"Took the auto toll road then hiked to the summit. Several quick moving waves of sprinkles came through along with a 15 minute blast of graupel. Other than that, it was a nice day up on the ridge. The toll road fee is $23 for a driver. The road itself has seen quite a bit of rain this season and is a bit washed out and rutted in spots but totally driveable." - StoneMan, Jul 9, 2017

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