LTD 2023 plan your hike

Your Long Trail Day Hike

Join us on September 21 to celebrate the trails and the funds you have raised to maintain and protect them. You can hike anywhere you want - your favorite portion of the trail, or somewhere you've never been before. GMC Sections will be leading group hikes all over the state, so stay tuned for details to join one of those. Staff will also be at Barnes Camp offering free snacks and drinks from our partners.

If you can't join the September 21 festivities, you can celebrate with your own hike. No matter how long or short of a hike you have planned, the Green Mountain Club has you covered. Visit our website or visitor center on Route 100 in Waterbury Center for hiking recommendations and the information you need to plan your Long Trail Day hike. 



Planning to hike with a group of friends or family?  Wonderful!  We hope you enjoy your time in the outdoors together.  Please be aware that hiking groups have an increased impact on the land and on other hikers’ backcountry experience. In order to lessen these impacts, please follow these guidelines:

  • Day hike group size should be limited to 10 people in alpine zone summits, designated wilderness areas, and around fragile pond shorelines.
  • For day hikes in other areas, limit group size to 20.
  • Always follow Leave No Trace principles.

Looking for a group to hike with?  GMC Sections are hosting a number of guided hikes up and down the state, locations and rsvp instructions pending. You can also join our Facebook group after you register and look for other folks to hike with there.



Don't have a Long Trail map? Don't worry! Every registered participant will receive a link to download digital Long Trail map. 

You may also be interested in purchasing the classic Long Trail Guide or paper Long Trail map for even more information on the trail.