Vermont's Long trail is actually a system of trails rather than a single certain path. While the "main route" consists of 272 miles, there are over 160 miles of side trails and many campsites and shelters along the way. You can expect pristine wilderness, with a mixture of hardwood forests and sedge grasslands. The trail has enough variety to challenge both experienced hikers and newcomers alike.
Those looking for a walk in the park will not enjoy this trail, but those in seek of a true wilderness adventure, then, with some good preparation, the Long Trail can be a life-changing experience.