Camel's Hump is one of the most climbed mountains in Vermont. It is home to a huge number of different routes to the top. There are many characteristics to this mountain that make it highly desirable to hikers all over the region.
The first reason is that Camel's Hump is pretty close in proximity to Highway 89 and the resort town of Stowe, VT. The mountain despite being barely over 4000, also has a natural timberline, leaving the top of mountain with clear panoramas from all sides. On a clear day you can see Mount Marcy, the highest in New York State and Mount Washington, the highest in the northeast as well as all of Lake Camplain, Burlington, VT. and much of the Vermont countryside. Some consider this mountaintop the best in Vermont.
Adding to great appeal of Camel's Hump is it's unique shape. Camel's Hump shape clear stand out among the Green Mountain skyline. Camel's Hump can draw a crowd in summer like most of the popular mountains in the Northeast. But even with the crowd this mountain is well worth it.
Getting ThereVIA MONROE TRAILHEAD: From I-89 off of Exit 10. Take Route 2-100 south to the town of Waterbury. Stay on the road through the entire town and then over the bridge. Once over the bridge make a right on Route 100 and then any immediate right on Main St. Take Main St. all the way to a T intersect where Main St. will be on your left and River Road will be straight ahead go straight ahead onto River Rd and take River Road (mostly a dirt road) to Camel's Hump Rd. Take Camel's Hump Rd. all the to an intersection where left will take you to a trail that views Camel's Hump and the right which will take you to the Monroe Trailhead. Take the road on the right ) 0.4 mile to the trailhead.
Red TapeNone on the Monroe Trail side. Just park in the parking area.
When To ClimbCamel's Hump can be climb all year round. However avoid hiking Camel's Hump in April and May do to the massive erosion due to mud season. Bring a very strong bug repellent in June due black fly season. You don't want to scratch your pleasant memories away for the next two weeks.
CampingThere is no camping allowed on the summit. The Gorham Lodge on the northern side of the mountain has been removed, however the Montclair Glen Lodge and the Hump Brook campsite are still available for camping.
Camel's Hump is also on the famous Long Trail which stretch from the Appalachian Mountains to the Canadian Border. The trail remains as one classic backpacking treks and can usually be done in two to three weeks.
Mountain ConditionsA couple of website where you can search for mountain conditions would be Green Mountain National Forest at www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl or the Green Mountain club at Green Mountain Club .
Summit Picture LogPost your summit mugshot here.
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