One of Stowe’s most standout features is Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in all of Vermont. This mountain is also home to the largest of Vermont’s two alpine ecosystems, offering hikers fantastic, sweeping views of iconic sights like the Green Mountains, the White Mountains, the Adirondacks, Lake Champlain, and Mont Royal across the border in Quebec. Mt. Mansfield presents a challenging hike from the top of the gondola up Cliff Trail, while a more moderate Stowe hiking trail can be enjoyed by taking the Long Trail along the ridgeline for a mile and a half, from the Visitor Center at the top of Auto Toll Road to the Chin, or the summit of the mountain.