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
Length
1.7 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Advanced
Town
Jay (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

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
gmc@greenmountainclub.org
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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
Luke.OBrien@vermont.gov
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.
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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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