Camels Hump

Elevation (feet): 4,083
Elevation (meters): 1,245
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: Vermont
Latitude: 44.3194
Longitude: -72.8867
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Burlington International
Convenient Center: Waterbury

Thanks to Joseph V. Hirniak for adding this peak.

The third tallest peak in the state of Vermont, Camels Hump is not lofty in terms of height above sea level. However it has all the trappings of alpine splendour with fragile arctice tundra on the bald summit and dramatic changes in life zones. It rises 3,500 from the surrounding valleys and is arguably Vermont's most visible and beatiful mountain peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 9 trip reports for Camels Hump.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #16051 - by Pick on Sep 22, 2003
    This was our first hike in Vermont and it was really great! We had beautiful weather and the views from the summit were amazing! We hiked via the Monroe Trail and enjoyed all of the wonderful scenery...
  • Log #16052 - by John Predom on June 15, 2003
    This is one of my favorite hikes. The Forest City Trail to the top is an agressive 5 mile hike with many vistas. The views from the top look out to Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks in the West and...
  • Log #16053 - by lisa sebelle on Oct 15, 2002
    hiked up with 3 other adults, 4 kids and 2 small dogs. The conditions weren't optimal. We had a late start and it rained the whole time. unfortunately no vistas for us due to heay cloud cover but we...
  • Log #16054 - by Larry Mergentime on Aug 23, 2002
    This was my first climb of a mountain. Went solo, had a fantastic experience. Great views. Waved to the pilot of a low flying small aircraft that swept by the summit.
  • Log #16055 - by John Markoski on Aug 12, 2002
    Absolutely beautiful. Went up Forest City trail, down Burrows trail. Would recommend this route to all as each successive view is better than the previous one. If you can hike on a clear day with low...
  • Log #16056 - by Mike Oberg on June 25, 2002
    Even while living in the Rocky Mountains, I still long for the days of being back in VT and being on top of this majestic mountain overlooking the most beautiful state in the union.....
  • Log #16057 - by Troy Zohner on Jan 30, 2002
    temp 41 and very windy around 4pm. great visibility
  • Log #16058 - by Jared on May 17, 2001
    bloody hot in the summer!!
  • Log #16059 - by Joseph V. Hirniak on Mar 09, 2001
    A beautiful day hike. Although I climbed it in soggy weather I plan to reclimb it in the near future.