Mount Mansfield

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Photo of Mount Mansfield
Photo uploaded by Joe Calzarette

The highest summit in Vermont. Delicate alpine tundra plants found on the summit ridge. Most routes up require some very simple scrambling. 40,000 people a year climb to the summit! Green Mountain Club summit caretakers will ensure that you don't stand on the rare plants!

Elevation (feet): 4,393
Elevation (meters): 1,339
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Green Mountains
State: Vermont
Latitude: 44.5436
Longitude: -72.8147
Difficulty: Scramble
Nearest major airport: Burlington
Convenient Center: Stowe

Thanks to Chris Bullard for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 20 trip reports for Mount Mansfield.

  • Log #15753 - by Steve on Oct 13, 20043.00 stars
    The last of about 50 trips to the top, it was rainy, cold, windy and always worth it. easiest approach is via sunset ridge; most protected is by the Butler Lodge trail. Either way, its a great...
  • Log #15754 - by Yury Konev on Oct 12, 20043.00 stars
    This was my 2nd time up the mountain. The first time was up the toll road in 2003. This time I went up the 2.3 mile Long Trail off Rt.
  • Log #15755 - by Pete Zona on June 26, 20043.00 stars
    Our party included my father and my eleven year old classmate Jason. This was the second time I climbed a state's highest peak. I successfully climbed Mt. Washington when I was eight years old.
  • Log #15756 - by Yury Konev on June 25, 20043.00 stars
    Took the toll road to near the top and hiked the Long Trail to the summit. The summit was obscured by clouds despite being above treeline. Just below the summit, the clouds opened up to reveal a...
  • Log #15757 - by Steve Hufford on Aug 28, 20033.00 stars
    With mixed feelings I am reporting that I got to the highpoints of 8 of the 9 states I visited last summer on my trip to New England. I flew into Albany August 14th. The next day on my way to meet my...
  • Log #15758 - by Mohamed Ellozy on Aug 07, 20033.00 stars
    Finally did the wonderful Sunset Ridge route! Definitely beats the classic approaches from the east, but a substantially longer drive. Hope to do the Maple Ridge - Sunset Ridge loop one day.
  • Log #15759 - by Tom Heintz on Nov 24, 20023.00 stars
    Backpacking the Long trail was fun. Climbed the mountain from the south. Should have used sunscreen when on the summit.
  • Log #15760 - by Mohamed Ellozy on Oct 15, 20023.00 stars
    September 1998 was an easy late summer hike, the classic loop up the LP to the Chin, then over the ridge and down the Haselton Trail. In Jan 2001 we went up the LT to Taft Lodge, and followed the...
  • Log #15762 - by Mike Dwyer on May 25, 20023.00 stars
  • Log #15763 - by Patricia Hendricks and 4 year Casey on Nov 24, 20013.00 stars
    My four year old (at that time) daughter climb and summit Mount Mansfield on her own two feet entirely. It was one of the proudest moments of this mothers life. :-) My daughter enjoyed it so much...
  • Log #15764 - by Aaron Hechmer on Oct 26, 20013.00 stars
    I grew up under this peak and climbed it a couple times a month for many years. Favorite activities would include sledding Tear Drop-- one of America's oldest alpine ski trails. In the fall, a climb...
  • Log #15765 - by Dan LaMonica on Aug 15, 20013.00 stars
    We hiked Mt. Mansfield via the Halfway House trail, which meets up with the Long Trail. The day we made the climb up was wet and cold, and once above the treeline, it's hiking on solid rock. It can...
  • Log #15766 - by chris yerkey on July 04, 20013.00 stars
    this was the third high point that I have done.My friend matt and I flew to vermont to attend our friend joe's wedding! I had a great time ,Joe was worked ,and we all had a great time! A must see...
  • Log #15767 - by Mark Hall on May 12, 20013.00 stars
    Hiked up Mt. Mansfield via the Sunset Ridge Trail which starts at Underhill State Park on the mountain's west side. Can't recommend it enough -- it gets you above treeline pretty quickly and you hike...
  • Log #15768 - by Chris Swansiger on Jan 28, 20013.00 stars
    Read a complete trip report with pictures and other info at my website!
  • Log #15769 - by David D. Sam on Jan 05, 20013.00 stars
    A nice alpine setting on which to celebrate a successful dissertation defense, with my wife, Corina.
  • Log #15770 - by Chris Bullard on Dec 05, 20003.00 stars
    A few easy scrambles up the Laura Cowles Trail from Underhill State Park Camp Ground to the West. Visited the Cantilver Rock on the way up. Misty at the summit but could occasionally see down to...
  • Log #18931 - by an anonymous user on Nov 14, 20063.00 stars
    very very very hard. I suggest you only climb if you are well fit and young. There are tons of obsticles. We also encountered a blizzard and could not reach the top
  • Log #22277 - by Caj E Svensson on Jan 10, 20123.00 stars
    A fall trip in New England with five highpoints in four days. Vermont is our 11th State Highpoint.
  • Log #22286 - by Steve Gruhn on Jan 11, 20123.00 stars
    I first climbed Mount Mansfield in a snowstorm from Stowe via the Long Trail and the Profanity Trail. I returned to Vermont in 2004 and climbed to the summit via the Sunset Ridge Trail on the west...