Web App. I never hiked it and would like to check it out sometime. In 2016 my grandson Cyrus and I started section hiking the Long Trail. In most cases the hiking trails are loops, so at an intersection, you can choose to continue onward or you can loop back to where you started. LS05755_000 Little Rock Pond, 1977 During the first 10 days of my trip, I went from excited to dismal. GPS Coordinates Jay Town Hall, 44.94837 - 72.438585 Finally, don't forget to look up as you may catch a glimpse of a pileated woodpecker, a bald eagle or a peregrine falcon. These break down into: All sites are conveniently located near water sources and come with their own privy. This map combined with the Long Trail Guide and End-to-Ender’s Guide provide the most comprehensive resource to plan and hike on the Long Trail. Walking is good for both your body and your brain. This is the most remote section of the trail that abuts the Canadian border and then heads south though over surprisingly difficult terrain including Jay Peak (3,858 ft), Mt. There are colored markers at intervals on the trails to show that you are on the right path. But if New York is out of your way, Peter Pan can also take you to and from the trailhead from Massachusetts or Connecticut. It was a blast to reach the Northern Terminus with my heavy pack due to having a weeks worth of food with my initial plan Although the hiking season for the Long Trail starts in June and ends in October, we think the ideal time to go is in September. Keep this map handy. An interactive map of the Long Trail complete with a guide to plan your thru-hike. From these vistas, the views are outstanding. The most common option is to fly into New York and catch the Peter Pan Bus Line from Port Authority directly to Williamstown and vice verse if you're starting up north. This is an excellent small hike that you can complete in around 3 hours depending on how much time you want to leave to take in the fantastic scenery. The final 21.3-mile homestretch of Vermont’s Long Trail treks north up the 3,668-foot summit of Jay Peak before descending to the Canadian border and then Journey’s End. Long Trail. Follow the white-blazed Long Trail, northward up the bank opposite the parking area. I had a good-sized group of hikers of various ages and speeds but everyone meshed well together and we made good time up the Long Trail from Jay Pass at Route 242. At first light, I could see the Jay Peak ski gondola in the distance. A couple of light sprinkles of rain started off the morning, delaying my departure from Tillotson Camp slightly, but happily, that was the extent of the rain for the day. Mail drops are certainly possible, but most people don't use them because the trail towns have everything you need.The Long Trail is well known among locals who are used to helping hikers get to and back from towns. For those of you that'd prefer the comfort of a hostel, here are a few recommendations: Towns are abundant along the trail, which means you'll have easy access to food, gear and supplies and should never have to carry more than four to five days of food in your pack. The Long Trail runs the entire distance of the state of Vermont. The first 104 miles of the Long Trail (South) are shared with the AT and are not as difficult as the remaining 170 miles. Then get in shape, go to Vermont, and do it for yourself. Your best options for trail guides and navigation apps are: Gear: This is a massive topic that deserves it's own ultralight gear guide. 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