Green Mountains: Mount Mansfield

Saturday, June 12, 2021

For multi-day trips, as a precaution, we ask that you get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to the trip. For this trip, please follow Vermont’s quarantine guidelines.

Come on an adventure to climb the tallest peak in Vermont – a place where alpine tundra survives from the Ice Ages.

We’ll stay among meadows and mountains in remote log cabins, situated quite literally at the end of a road. After a relaxing evening away from it all, we’ll attempt the summit of Mount Mansfield, the tallest peak in Vermont. The mountain is home to true alpine tundra and breathtaking views of the surrounding Green Mountains. On our hike, we’ll summit three other peaks: Adam’s Apple, The Nose, and The Forehead. These funny-sounding names come from the visual features of the mountain. When viewed from east or west, Mansfield has distinct features of a human profile.

After a full day, we’ll make our way back to the cabins for a good night’s sleep. The next day, we’ll head back to New York, but our adventure is not over yet!  On the drive back, we’ll visit the tallest point in Massachusetts – Mount Greylock. You will have the option of doing a short hike to the summit or staying in the van for a drive up to enjoy the views.

Day 1 (June 12th)

We’ll depart at 7:00 am, stopping for lunch on the road. After arriving at our log cabins, we’ll get situated, then do a leisurely hike on the vast surrounding property. We’ll stretch our legs, have dinner, then turn in early.

Day 2 (June 13th)

After breakfast and a drive to the trailhead, we’ll start our ascent of Mount Mansfield. The ascent will be challenging, but we’ll take our time. At the summit, we’ll take in breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and admire the alpine flora that only exists in two other places in Vermont. We’ll spend the rest of the day on the trail, hiking the peaks that form the features of the human profile of Mount Mansfield. We’ll return to our cabins for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Day 3 (June 14th)

After a good night’s rest, we’ll eat breakfast and start our drive back to New York City. On the way back, we’ll stop at Mount Greylock, the tallest point in Massachusetts. There, you’ll have the option of doing a short hike to the summit, or staying in the van for a drive up.

Accommodations: log cabins with full amenities, 2 people per room. Single rooms available for an extra fee – please contact for details.

Meals: all meals provided except for food stops during the drive to and from Vermont.


Level: Intermediate (Learn More)

Mileage: 7.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,900 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:45 am, June 12th

Departure Time: 7:00 am, June 12th

Return Time: Approximately 8:00 pm, June 14th


This trip has a $20 limited-capacity charge.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The limited-capacity trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots (required)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Moisture-wicking, non-cotton base layers (top and bottom, no cotton)
  • Fleece
  • Insulating top and bottom layers
  • Fully waterproof top and bottom layers that can be worn over all other layers
  • Fleece hat
  • Gloves
  • Neck buff
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable camp/car shoes


  • Money for lunch stops on the road
  • Personal toiletries and towel
  • Snacks (we will provide all meals except food stops on the drive to and from destination)
  • Water bottles that can hold at least 3 liters total
  • Backpack (large enough to fit all the extra layers and supplies)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)