The Long Trail (LT)

United States United States

Worth knowing

The The Long Trail runs for a length of 439 kilometers through Vermont in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 22 days to walk the The Long Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way a problem depending on the season.
Reliable water points are not always available, as these may have dried out.
You should definitely plan ahead and get informed here!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in unmanaged huts and on campsites.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about The Long Trail

439 km
Elevation gain
19.300 m
Elevation loss
19.600 m
Highest Point
Mount Mansfield / 1.340 m
Lowest Point
Winooksi River / 97 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
439 km
19.300 m
19.600 m
Mount Mansfield
1.340 m
Winooksi River
97 m
You have the following accommodation options on the The Long Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in unmanaged huts
  • on campsites
Solitude on the The Long Trail
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the The Long Trail is:


Arrival to the The Long Trail

You will arrive via Albany International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Taxi / Uber. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the The Long Trail

Departure is via Burlington International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen / Uber. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the The Long Trail

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