Get to know the woods and cliffs up close.
With multiple access points in Huntington and Bolton, the historic Long Trail snakes its way along the ridgelines and mountainsides of the Green Mountains. Maintained by the Green Mountain Club, this trail is perfect for a day hike or serious multi-day treks. In Huntington, the Burrows Trail takes hikers up Camels Hump, one of Vermont’s most recognizable peaks. For a more leisurely yet gorgeous hike, the trails at the Preston Pond Conservation Area loop past beaver dams, remnants of old farm settlements, and serene forest.
Anyone who says there’s no climbing in Vermont has probably never been to Bolton. It’s home to a half-dozen uncrowded crags teeming with sport and trad routes that include 5.2 to 5.12 climbs on solid schist. Bolton Quarry is a good bet for ice climbing, too; thick, reliable floes form every year. Most climbing spots in the area are protected or owned by the non-profit Climbing Resource Access Group of Vermont (CRAG-VT), the local Access Fun affiliate; check their site for beta, partners, conservation plans, and info.
HIT THE TRAILS
Looking for a good route for hiking or biking in Richmond? Check out the Richmond Trails Committee.
Links to Richmond area trail maps:
Websites to Neighboring Towns (with links to their Trails Committees, if applicable)
MAPS & GUIDES
For trail descriptions, maps and directions to the best of Vermont hiking, we suggest the following guidebooks:
- The Day Hiker’s Guide to Vermont
- Hiking Vermont
- Vermont Off the Beaten Path
- The Walker’s Guide to Vermont