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Huntington, Vermont, United States

Camel's Hump

The bare cone of this 4,000 footer in Vermont in a way does resemble the hump of a camel.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.8 miles / 7.7 km
Duration: Half day
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Overview: This 4,083 foot peak has a very unique summit cone that gives it its name. You'll be following the Burrows Trail through Camel's Hump State Park for 4.8 miles round trip. Just before you reach the summit you'll come to the junction of the Long Trail which you will follow up the steep cone to the summit. From there you will return the same way you went up.

Tips: Burrows TraiIhead:
From the town of Huntington Center in Vermont follow signs towards Camel's Hump State Park. The signs will direct you to a road at the east end of the town called Camel's Hump Road. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles following the sings indicating trails ahead. At the end of the road you will find yourself in the Burrows Trailhead. There is no fee to park here.

Points of Interest


Burrows Trailhead

No fees to park here. As you head off down the trail you may see another trail head off to the right. Make sure you keep bearing hikers left as you head off. Follow the blue blazed trailmarkers.

Long Trail Intersection

Here you are only 0.2 miles from the summit. Follow the Long Trail south as it climbs the "hump" of the mountain.

Summit of Camelbak

You've reached the 4,083 foot summit! It may be windy. Keep an eye out for military jets that fly over this area to get to the Plattsburg Base. When I was on top one flew just above us and tipped its wings to us as we waved. You'll have great views north to Mansfield and South towards Killington. The Green Mountains are very beautiful. The summit is an alpine environment with a lot of delicate plants so please make an effort to stay off the vegetation as one boot print will easily kill it. Head back down the same way you came.
Pictures in this guide taken by: soaway, cmperra, cliffbd, Sethd50

Jonathan Ellinger

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