Hiking Mount Mansfield from Underhill State Park
October 03, 2009
Underhill State Park in Underhill is the starting point for hiking Mount Mansfield (elevation 4,395 feet), Vermont’s highest peak. The park is part of Vermont’s 34,000-acre Mount Mansfield State Forest and is located on the western slope of Mount Mansfield. Underhill State Park is rated as one of the best state parks for hiking in Vermont.
Out of the park’s four trails, the most popular is the Sunset Ridge Trail, which is 3.2 miles to the peak, or “chin” of Mount Mansfield. The summit ridge is almost entirely above tree line, so on clear days you have unobstructed views to the west of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains.