United States Vermont Jay
The Long Trail Northern Terminus
Endpoint of Vermont's oldest long-distance hiking path, where trekkers conclude the 273-mile northward journey near the Canadian border.
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Vermont's Long Trail is...Vermont's longest trail...stretching 272 miles from the southern border in Williamston, MA to the tippy top of the state in North Troy (basically Canada). Tons of people step foot on the Long Trail, but few get to claim themselves "End-to-Enders" — someone who's hiked the whole shebang. The average thru-hike takes about 20-30 days depending on weather conditions and skill level, and the best hiking months are August and September if you want to avoid the black flies and incoming snow. 272 mile point-to-point, 65,370 ft elevation gain.
leah 3 years ago
The Long Trail Northern Terminus Guides
- leah (Leah Fishman) If you're into crisp fall foliage, whirling waterfalls, sweeping views, foothill farms, summit swims, and petting *all* the trail dogs, Vermont hiking is for you. If you're not into those things, I mean, who even are you? The best part about Vermont hiking is that it's accessible: every climb is doable in a day (besides the Long Trail, we'll get to that later), with promises of beer flights and yummy local bites when you safely make your way back down. I've spent the last 10 years testing Vermont's trails so that you don't have to & here are some of my faves: