Jay Peak - Hiking Trail

The Long Trail climbs steeply from VT-242 to the summit of Jay Peak, which boasts 360 degree views of Northern Vermont and Quebec
Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
1.7 miles, One Way
Jay (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge
Permitted on leash


Jay Peak is the highest point in northern Vermont and provides extensive views of the northern Champlain Valley to the west, the Northeast Kingdom to the east and Quebec to the north. The Long Trail, which runs from Massachusetts to Quebec, climbs steeply from the parking area on VT-242. Although it is only 1.7 miles to the summit from the road, the hike is quite rigorous. The summit is rocky and open with views in all directions.

Jay Peak Resort provides aerial tram rides to the summit area during the summer months. In the winter, the resort is open for alpine skiing and snowboarding. 

Trail Manager

The hiking trail to Jay Peak is part of the Long Trail and is in Jay State Forest. For more information, contact:

Green Mountain Club

Green Mountain Club
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd.
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-7037
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VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 751-0136
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.
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Trailhead Information

From Enosburg, head east on VT-105 then turn right on V-118. After 7.1 miles, turn left on VT-242. Parking is in a pull-off on the right side of the road after 6.4 miles. The trail to Jay Peak is across the road from the parking area.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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