Hiking the Best of Vermont

4 Days | Summit ski-slopes in summer and hike to mountain views in varied Vermont

Walking & Trekking
AUD $3,800
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Stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh mountain air of Vermont on this four-day hiking adventure. Settle into Stowe – your gateway to the Green Mountain State – then chase the fjord-like views of Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor, scale Mount Mansfield – Vermont's highest peak – and retrace moonshine supply lines along Smugglers’ Notch. Trek through beech forests, look out for local wildlife and soak in some of the best views you can only see with a good hike! With picturesque picnic lunches and hard-earned group dinners in Stowe's best spots, all with an experienced local leader by your side, you'll hardly put a foot wrong hiking the best of Vermont.

Trip overview

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Burlington, United States
Burlington, United States
Walking & Trekking
United States
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Min 12
Group size
Min 2 - Max 6
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Stand tall atop Mount Mansfield after a short hike, and on a clear day, spot the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the Adirondacks in New York or even across to Canada!
  • Navigate Smugglers’ Notch – an area used by Vermonters during the Napoleonic Wars and through Prohibition.
  • Walk a few sections of the Long Trail – the oldest long-distance trail in the USA that spans the length of Vermont.
  • Scale a historic fire tower rising high above Lake Elmore and refresh yourself with a swim in the lake after the day’s hike.
  • Settle into Stowe, your home for the next four days of outdoor adventures. Explore the historic downtown and visit one of its many local breweries and cideries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a hiking trip, so a good fitness level will help you enjoy all included hikes and activities.
  • This trip involves hiking from 3 to 4.2 miles (5 to 7 km) per day with a total trip distance of 15 miles (24 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 1700 feet (518 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.
  • On this trip, you’ll be required to carry a daypack weighing approximately 3.5 to 5.5 kg (8-12 lb)


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4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Private vehicle


Inn (4 nights)

  • Shuttle from Burlington to Stowe
  • Stowe - Mount Elmore Fire Tower Hike & Lake Swim
  • Stowe - Local brewery beer tasting
  • Stowe - Mount Mansfield Hike
  • Northeast Kingdom - Lake Willoughby Hike
  • Smugglers' Notch - Hiking
  • Shuttle from Stowe to Burlington

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Important notes

1. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

2. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

3. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.

4.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.

5. You will meet your guide and group in Burlington, Vermont in the morning on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and will be in contact approximately 10 days before the tour to coordinate the pick up and answer any last minute questions you have. This trip will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM on the last day.

6. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Hiking the Best of Vermont
AUD $3,800