Camel's Hump State Park



Camel's Hump Road, Huntington, VT Visit Website | 802-879-6565


Parking: Yes

 Camel's Hump is Vermont's third highest Mountain.  Camel's Hump has several major trails:

  • Burrows Trail: (2.1 miles/Moderately Difficult) climbs the west face of the mountain. This trail is also used in the winter for snowshoeing and skiing.
  • Monroe Trail: (3.1 miles/Moderately Difficult)climbs the east side and is somewhat challenging, but there's also an accessible loop with its own parking area. This shorter loop is 8/10 of a mile long, is wide and flat, and has three viewing spots to the summit of Camel's Hump - it's perfect for small kids and elders.
  • Forest Trail: (2.2 miles/Moderate) this hike starts .5 miles from the Burrows trail-head. It climbs the south face.
  • Camel's Hump View Trail: (.8 miles/ universally accessible) Find this trail 3.5 miles up Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury.  It has easy grades and a wide path plus several benches.
  • Long Trail: (18.7 miles/Difficult) The Long Trail (272 Miles) crosses the state of Vermont and traverses Camel's Hump.


Trail Map (see page 2 for trail descriptions and hike routes)

Dogs are welcome and must be on a leash above tree line.


The major access point is for the Burrows and Forest City Trails; the Burrows Trail being the busiest access point on Camel’s Hump State Park. 

From the west the best approach is using VT Rt. 116 from Bristol to it’s junction with VT Rt. 17, turning right onto VT Rt. 17 go about 7 miles to a left turn onto Gore Road, which turns into Main Road.  Proceed on this road for about 6.2 miles to Camel’s Hump Road in Huntington Center, turn right onto Camel’s Hump Road, proceed about 3.4 miles to the Burrows Trail parking lot at the end of the road. 

Approaching the Burrows Trail area from I89 exit 11, use VT Rt. 2 to Richmond, turn right at the traffic light onto Bridge Street, proceed on this road, which turns into Huntington Road, then Main Road, just over 9.4 miles to Camel’s Hump Road in Huntington Center, turn left onto Camel’s Hump Road and go about 3.4 miles up this road to the Burrows parking lot at the end.  The Forest City trail head is about 2.6 miles up Camel’s Hump Road from the Main Road. 


6 reviews
  • August 21, 2013
    "This is a great hike. My family took the Monroe trail to the top. My kids 8,6 did not enjoy it as much as i did but where very proud it make it. Make sure to bring plenty of water."
    - katiebug_1530
  • August 20, 2013
    "This year my son and I have started to hike together and we really enjoy it! We loved the state park and all it had to offer. I'm sad summer was so short this summer. I hope we get some warm fall weather!"
    - Dadoftheyear1
  • June 18, 2011
    "We went up Burroughs and then came back down on the Forest City Trail. We did it as a day hike and it took about 6 hours with 1 hour at the summit. This is a great hike, but very arduous as a day hike for the kids. Our 8 year old really struggled and our 10 year old was also dragging towards the end. It is important to pack appropriately weather conditions change suddenly. On our hike we had rain and hail for about 45 minutes and then perfect sun. Bring plenty of water, lunch and snacks to keep the kids energy levels up."
    - sschmida
  • May 1, 2011
    "Love this park, went on a hike in between seasons with my son and we had a great time. At the bottom it was sunny and nice and at the top we got to see the snow that hadn't melted yet. "
    - Sacyda
  • April 29, 2011
    "This is a beautiful mountain, second highest in the state. It is a long trail to get to the top, so don't attempt it without a backpack to carry the little ones in!"
    - mpc
  • September 13, 2010
    "One of the best hikes in Vermont... I recently did this with my kids 9 10 as an overnight backpacking adventure. We started from Huntington in the late afternoon and hiked Burrow's Trail to Montclair Glen Lodge. This shelter sleeps 11, and we had a full house. LT shelters are 1st come 1st served, so there is always a chance of being surprised when you arrive. This one also requests 5 per adult kids are free. I carried most of the gear but have learned to stuff sleeping bags and snacks in the kids' school backpacks. Burrows Trail is moderate and less than 2miles to the shelter we were able to make good time and get there in under two hours. Staying overnight on the LT is a big deal for the kids, and always a lot of fun... we brought camp stove and treats like pasta, Jiffy Pop and cookies. I also found a couple cans of adult beverage in my pack, which chilled nicely in the stream passing below the shelter!. The 1mile Long Trail ascent from Montclair Glen to the top of Camel's Hump is a spectacular hike, with interesting terrain and several stunning ledges and huge views. It's also one of the more rugged stretches of trail anywhere on the LT, with a very steep ascent and some rock scrambles. Not advisable in rain, but on a dry day the kids and dog handled it fine. Descending back down Forest City completes an interesting 2day loop. The whole thing could be done with less weight as a dayhike if overnight isn't your thing."
    - KenM

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