Long Trail: Mt. Abe from Battell Trail
Challenging, 5.8 miles out and back, elevation gain 2500’ One of Vermont’s five 4,000’ mountains, the rocky summit of Mount Abraham offers 360 degree panoramic views of the White Mountains, the Adirondacks and Killington Peak – called “one of the best panoramas from the Long Trail” by the Green Mountain Club. The Battell Trail climbs steadily to the intersection with the Long Trail and onto Battell Shelter. Bear north in front of the shelter and begin the steep ascent of Mt Abraham, scrambling up bare ledges in some places. The top of Mt Abraham is an alpine zone, one of only a handful in Vermont; these ecological zones above treeline are extremely fragile so stay on the trail and keep dogs leashed.
Consult the Green Mountain Club’s Long Trail Guide for more detailed information on the Long Trail and overnight shelter options. Trail Access: Parking and trailhead are at the end of USFS Road 350.
Trail Manager: The Long Trail is maintained and protected by the Green Mountain Club, www.greenmountainclub.org, in this section on land owned and managed by the Green Mountain National Forest, www.fs.usda.gov/greenmountain