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Mt. Mansfield State Forest

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11 mi 17 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 0 Trails Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

Mount Mansfield State Forest is the largest contiguous tract of land managed by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (Essex and Barre District Offices).

There are four state parks contained within the boundaries of the forest including Little River State Park, Smuggler's Notch State Park, Underhill State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, as well as two Natural Areas, including Daniels Notch Natural Area and Mt. Mansfield Natural Area.

The forest is named for Mount Mansfield, the highest point in Vermont.

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Recommended Routes in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 2

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Favorite New bridges on Crosstown
Difficult

Smuggs Big Loop

5.7 mi 9.1 km 777' Up 236.7 m Up 772' Down 235.23 m Down

Johnson, VT
Favorite Top of Morse, still some snow early season!
Very Difficult

Heartbreaker Climb to Meadowlark

3.4 mi 5.4 km 1,058' Up 322.38 m Up 1,058' Down 322.41 m Down

Johnson, VT

Trails in Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 11

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0.9 mi 1.4 km #1Attitude
Difficult
Johnson, VT
Difficult
Johnson, VT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Kimmer's Trail
Difficult
Stowe, VT
Difficult
Stowe, VT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3Callagy's
Intermediate
Morristown, VT
Intermediate
Morristown, VT
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Aerosmith
Difficult
Johnson, VT
Difficult
Johnson, VT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Watson's Wander
Intermediate/Difficult
Johnson, VT
Intermediate/Difficult
Johnson, VT
2.5 mi 4.1 km #6Ranch Brook Road
Difficult
Stowe, VT
Difficult
Stowe, VT
0.4 mi 0.7 km #7Reservoir Tracks
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Wire Road
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
0.2 mi 0.3 km #9Reservoir Hill
Difficult
Johnson, VT
Difficult
Johnson, VT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Blinkys
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
1.3 mi 2.1 km #11Meadowlark Trail
Intermediate
Johnson, VT
Intermediate
Johnson, VT

Photos of Mt. Mansfield State Forest - 5

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Rock drop back onto trail
Jun 17, 2019 near Morristown, VT
Top of Morse, still some snow early season!
Jul 4, 2018 near Johnson, VT
Reservoir Tracks
May 24, 2019 near Johnson, VT
Daniels Notch trail
Jul 5, 2018 near Johnson, VT
Sign at entrance to Daniels Notch trail
Jul 5, 2018 near Johnson, VT