Hiking in Vermont
The Best Views in the House
Vermont is the best place to take a hike. With 67 mountains statewide, there's no shortage of opportunities to explore our rugged terrain and take in one of our favorite views – the Green Mountains from a summit. If mountains aren't your speed, Vermont has a growing number of paths and rail trails, and hundreds of miles of back roads and country lanes that allow people of all skill levels to get out and enjoy the outdoors. No matter the trail of your choosing, help us keep the trails free and open to all by being a good trail steward and responsible hiker. This means planning ahead and taking caution to stay on the trail, especially in Vermont’s fragile alpine zones. The Green Mountain Club is the go-to resource for the state’s hiking options. Learn more about the state’s trail systems, including the 272-mile Long Trail, and find your perfect hike with dozens of suggestions. The club's visitor center, on Route 100 in Waterbury Center, will be open to in-person visitors Fridays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting June 4 this summer. You can also call, email, or connect on social media for friendly hiking conversation, safety tips, gear suggestions and trail recommendations.