Summary: This hike starts from a spur trail at the trailhead of the Burrows Trail. The climb is gradual following a stream until it reaches the Long Trail. Heading North to the summit there are many great views and overlooks. The trail gets steep at times with some climbing on rocks. Once to the peak, continue north over the summit. The descent is steep at first then comes to a clearing. On the right, is the Burrows Trail a long winding climb down through softwood then hardwood to the parking area.
Trailhead: From Huntington Ctr. follow the Huntington Rd. to the Camel's Hump Rd. Continue 3.5 mi. east on the Camel's Hump Rd. to the parking lot at the Burrows Trailhead. You will pass the Forest City Trailhead along the way, but this hike follows a spur trail to the Forest City Trail. (Lat:44.30272 Lon:-72.91415)
Trail Guides for Forest City - Burrows Trail Loop:
Long Trail Guide
by The Green Mountain Club (Northlight Studio Press)
Best Seasons: Fall, Summer, Winter,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Green Mountain Club (802) 244-7037
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by John Predom, who has posted 8 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by ChrisM on 10/9/2012
Hiked up Forest City and down Burrows Trail. Definately the way to go. Great views much of the way up. The FC trail is longer but not not as steep and a bit less strenous. There is one very scary part on the FC trail, very near the summit where you have to get passed a rock outcropping with only a two foot clearance from a sheer cliff. Doesn't seem possible in anything but clear, dry conditions. Burrows is much harder to ascend and good views only near the top. But the Burrows doesn't have any scary parts.
Reviewed by Jason on 7/16/2012
My girlfriend and I hiked this backwards. Up Burrows Trail, then down Long Trail and across Forest City back to the parking lot. The Long Trail part is the most difficult and we wish we had of done it first, as we were both quite exhausted just from the Burrows Trail hike to the top. We also ran out of water which didn't help. In summary the hike up was awesome - and the views spectacular - but then we took the long hard route back down which brought us close to exhaustion as we hiked up the final connecting trail to the parking lot. It took us 4+ hours to do the loop! 2 days later and my legs are still hurting! But totally awesome!
Reviewed by Jerry on 10/1/2009
Wow what a difference from Tucson. Red carpet of fallen leaves blanketed the entire trail. Snow in Sept - Wait a minute snow anytime is so different
Reviewed by DrewE on 11/4/2008
This hike is close to my home and one of my favorites. The top of the mountain is usually rather breezy or windy. The view from the top of Camel's Hump can be amazing: on a clear day, it's possible to spot Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. I would suggest allowing for somewhat more than 3.5 hours if you're not in quite good shape.
Reviewed by Justin&Kate on 10/27/2008
The forest city trail is well worth the added distance and difficulty compared to an out-and-back in the burrows trail. Be prepared to get feet wet, the trail resembles a small stream bed in many parts. The top of forest city becomes substantially steeper and challenging...but well worth the effort. Views along north LT and at summit are breathtaking.
Reviewed by Y on 10/23/2006
It was just after the first snow of this winter, icy and muddy. But I enjoyed the hike a lot despite all that. I will be back new spring or after the snow melts away.
Reviewed by JR on 9/18/2006
The reviewer who hiked this on May 2nd and then gave this 3 stars should have known you're not supposed to hike trails when they are wet, and definitely not prior to Memorial Day. You're doing yourself a disservice as well as potentially damaging the trail. The Burrows Trail is a spectacular hike, but it's rather strenuous. This is not for casual day-hikers. Come energized prepared to spend the better part of the daylight hours on the mountain. The reward is worth it!
Reviewed by Yaakov on 5/2/2006
Very nice. We went in early spring and were not prepared for the ice it was very slippery so come prepared.
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