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“Challenging hike with great payoff”
Review of Camel's Hump

Camel's Hump
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Montpelier
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Owner description: At 4083 feet high, this peak is connected to Mount Mansfield by the Long Trail.
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Challenging hike with great payoff”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

This is a 2.3 mile hike that leads to an astounding view of Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York. The hike itself is moderately difficult--and proper hydration is no joke. The 2 and a half hour forest walk is beautiful, but after awhile it gets a little repetitive. And, the trip down requires your tired body and wondering mind to maintain focus. But, whatever the beatific and strenuous hike itself lacks in pizazz, is overcome by the jaw dropping panoramic mountain-top vistas. If you go, you will be glad you did, but bring water and sunscreen, and have your favorite masseuse on call.

Visited July 2014
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Barre, Vermont
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98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful views!”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Plan on this being a full day, arrive early to avoid crowds and be sure to pack layers, the temps and weather change quickly! Well worth the time and effort to hike, the views at the top are stunning ... Bring a good camera and binoculars for the summit.

Visited August 2013
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent in all seasons!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Great for fall, winter and summer hiking. Several routes to choose from. Wonderful views and beautiful rocky summit. Easy day hike. Start early to avoid crowded summit during peak hiking times.

Visited October 2012
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Westport, Connecticut
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162 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Harder than expected but worth it!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We are a not unfit middle-aged couple with teen-aged daughters who decided to scale Camel's Hump as our first hiking trip. We expected a semi-strenuous walk, taking the "moderately" difficult Monroe trail, and were prepared with the basics (food, water, sun and bug protection, aspirin, comfortable shoes, extra sweatshirt) but were surprised by our overall lack of physical preparedness. We had a great time as a family taking frequent breaks and chatting with each other and fellow hikers, while laughing at the relative ease of children, dogs and even a pregnant woman in her third trimester who sailed past us! It took us 3 hours up where we enjoyed our picnic and amazing views. It was a much quicker and easier 2 hours down. No rests necessary. We remain quite sore the day after but we're glad we did it and would highly recommend to anyone willing to work hard for an awesome payoff!

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Well worth it!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

It took us a while to get to the trailhead because we couldn't find the road to get across the Winooski River from Waterbury. Very easy to miss but it's Winooski Street from Main Street. Can't miss it (though apparently we did!) because you have to cross a green metal bridge. Anyhow, it was a pretty moderately difficult hike. Very rocky and steep in some areas. I was impressed with all the folks we met along the way who brought kids with them! The summit is stunning. There was a guide at the top overseeing the summit, to ensure we leashed our dog and to not trampled the sensitive vegetation. Can get pretty cold on top with the wind. We sat and had lunch at the summit. Took us about 5 hours roundtrip.

Visited August 2013
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