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The Long Trail System contains a network of trail shelters which are located approxiamtely one day's hike apart. These shelters consist of a three-sided lean-to, fireplace and sanitary facilities. They should be used whenever possible in order to keep camping impact to a small area.
You are welcome to spend up to two nights at each shelter: Battell shelter (elevation 3250 feet) is located a steep two miles north of Lincoln Gap in Warren and Sunrise shelter (elevation 2560 feet) is located an easy one mile south of Brandon Gap on Route 73 in Rochester.
In the Middlebury and Rochester Ranger Districts, the Long Trail covers a distance of fifty-three miles. The trail crosses public lands, thanks to cooperating landowners. Hikers can show their appreciation to landowners by treating the property as carefully as they would their own.
The Long Trail is identified by white-painted blazes on trees and rocks. Most approach and side trails are marked with blue blazes. Signs and arrows are placed at intersections to supplement the blazing.Highlights
The Long Trail transverses the ridges of the Green Mountains 270 miles from Massachusetts to the Canadian border.