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Jay Peak, Big Jay
Westfield, VT, Montgomery, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Long Trail
The Long Trail

Route: Long Trail, Vermonter, (Jay Peak), Northway, Long Trail, herd path, (Big Jay), herd path, Long Trail, Northway, Vermonter, Long Trail

Long Trail was mostly dry and in good shape. Ski trails were dry and the grass not too tall/thick.

Herd path to Big Jay is more obvious now than I remember a few years ago...head down the Long Trail behind the big fence, then look to your left shortly thereafter for an obvious herd path...there will be a white blaze on the tree adjacent to the path.

Herd path, despite the dry weather, still had a few mud pits. Some blowdowns to climb over as well. Otherwise, generally smooth sailing. No summit register at the moment, but the ski patrol sled is a pretty obvious marker.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Jay Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Big Jay
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Parking Elevation: 2,205'
Destination: Jay Peak
Time Elapsed: 01:01
Distance: 1.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation: 2,205'
Summit Elevation: 3,858'
Vertical Gain: 1,668'
Destination: Big Jay
Time Elapsed: 00:59
Trailhead Elevation: 3,858'
Summit Elevation: 3,786'
Vertical Gain: 466'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:48
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,622'


The Long Trail trailhead on Route 242
The Long Trail trailhead on Route 242

Looking at Big Jay from Jay Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at Big Jay from Jay Peak

The herd path junction on the way to Big Jay
The herd path junction on the way to Big Jay

Looking at Jay Peak from near the Big Jay summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Jay Peak from near the Big Jay summit

Topographic map of Jay Peak, Big Jay - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From the town of Jay, take 242 south to the top of the pass. There is a parking lot on the left. The trailhead is just slightly downhill from this, on the right.

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