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Take the Side-to-Side Challenge (4/07)

Are you looking for something to make this spring and summer memorable? What about tackling the Green Mountain Club’s extensive network of side trails?

Back in September, GMC’s Board of Directors approved the establishment of a certification program for hikers who complete all eighty-four side trails of the Long Trail System, a total of 164.2 miles. This program is patterned after GMC’s End-to-End certification program for hikers who walk the entire Long Trail. There’s no time limit. You can hike all the side trails in one year or over the next fifty years. Just keep some sort of record: a diary, a journal, a photo album or an annotated map. When you finish, send your documentation to GMC and earn a patch and a certificate.

To get you started, how about dedicating this summer to hiking all the side trails in the Burlington Section’s part of Vermont? Here they are. Start hiking!

See the Long Trail Guide for directions and specifics about the trails. If you’d like, send us a description of your hiking adventures and we might print it in Ridge Lines.

Adam’s Apple Trail

0.2 m

 

Hell Brook Cutoff

0.7 m

Amherst Trail

0.3 m

 

Hell Brook Trail

1.5 m

Beaver Meadow Trail

2.3 m

 

Lake Mansfield Trail

1.6 m

Butler Lodge Trail

1.8 m

 

Lake View Trail

0.8 m

Cantilever Rock Trail

0.2 m

 

Laura Cowles Trail

1.4 m

Canyon North Extension

0.6 m

 

Maple Ridge Trail

1.3 m

Canyon North Trail

0.6 m

 

Nebraska Notch Trail

1.5 m

Canyon Trail

0.6 m

 

Profanity Trail

0.5 m

Chilcoot Trail

0.8 m

 

Rock Garden Trail

3.6 m

Clara Bow Trail

0.4 m

 

Sterling Pond Trail

1.1 m

Cliff Trail

1.1 m

 

Sunset Ridge Trail

2.1 m

Elephant’s Head Spur

0.2 m

 

South Link

0.6 m

Elephant’s Head Trail

0.7 m

 

Subway Trail

0.3 m

Forehead Bypass

1.2 m

 

Wampahoofus Trail

0.8 m

Frost Trail

1.4 m

 

Whiteface or

 

Halfway House Trail

1.1 m

 

    Beaver Meadow Cut-Off Trail

0.5 m

Haselton Trail

2.1 m

 

Whiteface Trail

1.0 m