Stowe Mountain Resort

Hiking

Hiking

Make sure to ask for a "Visitor's Guide Hiking Map" at our Guest Services' desk when you visit the resort. It has useful information about trail routes and other important safety & ecological information about exploring Mount Mansfield in the summer.

HIKING FROM THE FOURRUNNER QUAD AND GONDOLA

The main trail along the ridgeline of Mt. Mansfield is a section of the Long Trail, which is a moderately difficult route.  This section of trail may be accessed from a lift by the following:

FourRunner Quad

  • You may access the ridgeline via the Toll Road.  Be aware that you will encounter vehicles, and that this section of the road is very narrow.  Stay to the side of the trail and exercise caution at all times.
  • To get to the ridgeline via a more challenging wilderness trail, access the South Link Trail.  Follow this to the intersection with Forehead Bypass.  Turn right onto Forehead Bypass and follow the trail up to the work road to the Long Trail. 

Gondola

  • The hike from the top of the Gondola up the Cliff Trail is extremely challenging.  Wear proper hiking boots and expect tough, rocky terrain.

While the FourRunner Quad is open,  a path will periodically be mowed on ski trails that connects the lift terminals.  If hiking down, follow Upper Lord to the Sunrise Trail.  From Sunrise, follow the Lullaby Lane trail to Crossover.  Crossover is a work road (please be alert for maintenance vehicles); follow to Lower Nosedive, which leads to the base of the FourRunner Quad. 

While the Gondola is open, for a moderate hike between the Gondola terminals, follow the gravel workroad that winds along the Switchback and Perry Merrill ski trails. Be alert for maintenance vehicles.