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Mt. Mansfield (The Forehead), Mt. Mansfield (The Nose), Mt. Mansfield
Underhill, VT, Stowe, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Maple Ridge Trail
Looking up the Maple Ridge Trail

Route: Eagle Cut Trail, CCC Road, Maple Ridge Trail, Long Trail, (Mt. Mansfield - The Forehead), Long Trail, spur trail, (Mt. Mansfield - The Nose), spur trail, Long Trail, (Mt. Mansfield - The Chin), Long Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail, CCC Road, Eagle Cut Trail

While the base area of Underhill State Park was swarming with people, the Maple Ridge Trail was quiet and quite scenic, with a few interesting scrambles along the way.

The ridge walk started off quietly, however as we passed by the top of the auto road, scores of people emerged. From there to the summit of the Chin, it was rather crowded.

For the descent, we took the scenic Sunset Ridge Trail.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Mansfield - The Forehead
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Mansfield - The Nose
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Mansfield - The Chin
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 31, 2011
Time to Trailhead: 00:01
Parking Elevation: 1,820'
Destination: Mt. Mansfield (The Forehead)
Time Elapsed: 02:14
Trailhead Elevation: 1,870'
Summit Elevation: 3,940'
Vertical Gain: 2,320'
Destination: Mt. Mansfield (The Nose)
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 3,940'
Summit Elevation: 4,025'
Vertical Gain: 205'
Destination: Mt. Mansfield (The Chin)
Time Elapsed: 00:53
Trailhead Elevation: 4,025'
Summit Elevation: 4,393'
Vertical Gain: 743'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:53
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,368'


The Eagle Cut Trail trailhead
The Eagle Cut Trail trailhead

Looking down the Maple Ridge Trail
Looking down the Maple Ridge Trail

Looking at the Nose and Chin from the Forehead - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Nose and Chin from the Forehead

Looking the spur trail to the Nose
Looking the spur trail to the Nose

Looking at the Chin and Smugglers Notch from the Nose - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Chin and Smugglers Notch from the Nose

The Long Trail
The Long Trail

Looking toward Lake Champlain from Mt. Mansfield - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Lake Champlain from Mt. Mansfield

Topographic map of Mt. Mansfield (The Forehead), Mt. Mansfield (The Nose), Mt. Mansfield


Directions to trailhead: From Underhill Center, take Pleasant Valley Road north 1.0 mile, then take a right onto Mountain Road. Upon entering Underhill State Park, there will be a parking lot on the left and the office on the right ($3 per person fee as of summer 2011).

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