Guided Hiking Trips
Adventuring out on the mountain on your own may seem a little daunting but a guided Nature or Mountain Hike will give you a whole new perspective on getting to the top (or exploring closer to the base) under your own steam. We have hikes ranging from easy and family friendly to challenging but still family friendly.
More than just wilderness guides, our staff members are trained in the natural and cultural history of Vermont and New England. They understand how to interpret the landscape around them and read the rich history written upon it. Our guides will connect you to Vermont and teach you to see more.
Explore the lower mountain while learning about Vermont’s rich natural and cultural history. While you explore the land around you, our guides will teach you skills such as tree and animal track identification and you'll learn how to read the history of the landscape around you.
ABILITY LEVEL: EASY
Some elevation change, frequent long rests and photo opportunity breaks. All ages welcome.
Available Sundays at 9am.
RATES include guided hike and Vermont style trail snacks. Max 20 people per group.
Adults (15+): $9.50
Youth (4-14): $8
Kids 3 & under: FREE
Family (includes 2 Adults and up to 2 Youths): $30
The route to the top will be decided by your group, and could climb the 1,811 feet (551m) from the base to the top. Along the way you will learn about the landscape you are passing through and the history of the area. From the top you will have the choice of hiking or taking a Tram ride back down.
ABILITY LEVEL: MEDIUM TO DIFFICULT
Expect to break a sweat on up and down hills, recover with several rest breaks. Some remoteness will be achieved.
Available Saturdays at 8:30am.
RATES includes guided hike and Vermont style trail snacks. Max 20 people per group.
Adults (15+): $18
Youth (4-14): $15
Family (includes 2 Adults and up to 2 Youths): $57
Long Trail Hike
Starting from Rte 242 to the Jay Peak summit. Built by the Green Mountain Club between 1910 and 1930, the Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States. The Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to the Canadian border and it crosses Vermont's highest mountains including Jay Peak. This 1.6 mile (2.7km) section of trail is a beautiful hike which climbs 1,526 feet (465m) up the back of Jay Peak to the rewarding views at the summit. After the obligatory photo taking at the top, you can decide to take the Tram down, hike down the ski resort, or head back down the Long trail.
ABILITY LEVEL: DIFFICULT
Earn your views on these adventures. Well-deserved rest breaks. Burn off last night’s pizza and think of tonight’s hot tub. Bring extra water and snacks.
RATES includes guided hike and Vermont style trail snacks. Max 10 people per group.
Adults (15+): $19
Youth (4-14): $16
Family (includes 2 Adults and up to 2 Youths): $60
We'll also be offering New Moon and Full Moon hikes. Stay tuned for a complete schedule, details and rates.
To reserve or for more info, reach out to Craig Cimmons at (firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-327-2171). And if the days/times listed above don't quite mesh with your schedule/group, Craig can help you tailor a hike to your needs, just ask for details.
The weekly hiking trips happen rain or shine. Personalized Guided Hiking Trips will be charged in full when reserved but are completely refundable if cancelled 24 hours prior to your reservation. After 24 hours, 50% of your payment will be returned and same day cancellations or no-shows will be charged in full. If Jay Peak cancels for extreme weather or any other reason, you will be completely refunded.