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Camel's Hump
Duxbury, VT, Huntington, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Long Trail near the Camel's Hump summit
Looking down the Long Trail near the Camel's Hump summit

Route: Burrows Trail, Long Trail, (Camel's Hump), Long Trail, Burrows Trail

After a foggy morning hike up Mansfield, I headed south to Camel's Hump.

Starting at the end of Camel's Hump Road, I headed up the Burrows Trail. With abundant wildflowers along the lower portion of the trail, it was a scenic walk through the hard wood forest.

The trail eventually reached upper elevation spruce, prior to reaching the open field with the Long Trail junction. All in all, the Burrows Trail was fairly tame - decent footing, steady but never overly steep.

From there to the summit was also generally tame, with a few slabs. Reaching the highpoint, I had views in all directions - a stark contrast to being in the cold fog on Mansfield that morning. The scenery ranged from the White Mountain high peaks (though a bit hazy) to the Adirondacks over Lake Champlain to Killington to the south.

After taking in the views, I turned around and made my way down the same route.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Camel's Hump
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 27, 2010
Hike Commenced: 1:24 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,800'
Destination: Camel's Hump
Ascent Commenced: 1:24 PM
Summit Reached: 2:30 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:06
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800'
Summit Elevation: 4,083'
Distance: 2.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,333'
Hike Ended: 4:02 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:38
Hike Distance: 4.8 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,363'


The Burrows Trail trailhead
The Burrows Trail trailhead

Wildflowers along the Burrows Trail
Wildflowers along the Burrows Trail

Looking west from the Camel's Hump summit - Click to enlarge
Looking west from the Camel's Hump summit

Topographic map of Camel's Hump - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From US 2 in Richmond, take Bridge Street south over the river, then take a right onto Huntington Road (eventually becoming Main Road). Continue through Huntington Village, eventually reaching Huntington Center. Take a left onto Camel's Hump Road. Continue on Camel's Hump Road to its end, where there is a dirt parking lot. The Burrows Trail starts at the back of the parking lot.

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