Killington Valley Hiking

The Killington Valley has some of the greatest views in the North-east. From relaxing walks to strenuous climbs, there is always somewhere new to go. Join us for fall foliage for stunning surroundings and even more spectacular views from the top.

Appalachian Trail  

In Vermont, the Appalachian Trail coincides with the Long Trail from the Massachusetts border to Maine Junction at Willard Gap just north of U.S. 4, and then swings east to cross the Connecticut River near Hanover, New Hampshire, a distance of 149.8 miles. The GMC maintains the AT from the Massachusetts border to Vt. 12. to Norwich. For more information about the Appalachian Trail, contact the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Just like the Long Trail, the Vermont Appalachian Trail has shelters that can be used by hikers. Winturri Shelter, Stony Brook Shelter, Thistle Hill Shelter, and Happy Hill Shelter are all available on a first come, first serve basis for hikers to spend the night.Vermont’s mountains aren’t called the Green Mountains for nothing! This section of the A.T. is characterized by dense and verdant forests. The 45 miles of A.T. at the east end of the state are lower elevation, but offer great autumn foliage and a chance to get away from the crowds.
location1  Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Mendon, Killington      More Info

distance2Distance:150 Miles elevation1 Elevation Gain: 400’-4010′ feet levelmixed Easy / Moderate / Advanced

Long Trail

Vermont’s Long Trail System, with its 272-mile footpath, 185 miles of side trails, and approximately 70 backcountry campsites (many featuring shelters) offers endless hiking opportunities for the day hiker, weekend overnighter, and extended backpacker. The Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont state line to the Canadian border, crossing Vermont’s highest peaks. Although the Long Trail is known as Vermont’s “footpath in the wilderness,” its character may more accurately be described as backcountry. On its way to Canada, this “footpath in the wilderness” climbs rugged peaks and passes pristine ponds, alpine sedge, hardwood forests, and swift streams. It is steep in places, muddy in others, and rugged in most. Novice and expert alike will enjoy the varied terrain of the trail as it passes through the heart of Vermont.

location2  Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Mendon, Killington, Chittenden      More Info

distance3 Distance: 273 miles levelmoderatedifficult Moderate/ Difficult

Killington / Mendon Trails

Gifford Woods State Park Trails 

With its location near the base of Killington and Pico peaks and its proximity to the Appalachian and Long trails, Gifford Woods State Park is a favorite of hikers. The Appalachian and Long trails follow the same route from Massachusetts to the north side of Killington, separating just west of the state park. As the Appalachian Trail heads east toward Maine it crosses Gifford Woods State park. Other hiking opportunities within the state park include the Kent Brook Trail, a 1-mile loop trail through the hardwood forests within the park and the Gifford Woods Interpretive Trail, a short loop (0.3 miles) with interpretive signs exploring the natural and cultural history of the old growth forest.
location1   Killington VT      More Info

elevation1Elevation Gain: 300′    distance2Distance: 2 miles levelmoderatedifficultModerate/Advanced      camp3Camping

Killington Resort Trails

With two dedicated lifts, 2,000-foot vertical drop, and 15 miles of designated resort hiking trails in addition to the Appalachian and Long Trails, Killington offers a variety of day hikes suitable for many ability levels.At Snowshed Lodge, you’ll find our full service retail shop and ticket center offers hiking gear rentals and sales, and insider tips  to get you on your way. One-way and round trip tickets for Snowshed Express Quad or K-1

location2 Killington VT      More Info

distance2Distance: 15 miles   levelmoderatedifficultModerate/Advanced trailnetwrok3Trail Network   bike2Mountain Biking   downhill_iconskiing

River Road Loop Trail

A family-friendly, leisurely walk between the wetlands and the hills of River Road. The trail meanders through a mixed hardwood forest that forms the southern border to the Ottaquechee River marshland. If you want to extend the walk a bit more, turn left and walk another .2 or .3 miles up Thundering Brook Road to the Thundering Brook Falls trail.

location3  Killington      More Info

distance1Distance: 3 miles    elevation2Elevation Gain: 200′    level_easy_moderateEasy/Moderate

Sherburne Pass Loop

Sherburne Trail to Pico Peak is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Killington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. This trail used to be part of the Appalachian Trail. This hike is not a casual stroll, it’s an ambitious climb to the top of Pico Peak. From Pico Peak, you could return the way you came, or continue the loop.
location1 Killington      More info

distance3Distance: 5.8 miles   outnback1Out and Back    elevation2 Elevation Gain: 1,807 feet   leveldifficultVery Difficult

Thundering Falls Trail

Thundering Falls provides the first universal accessible portion of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont with wheelchair accessible parking on River Road in Killington. It is part of Kent Brook which flows out of Kent Pond just north of where the AT and the Long Trail split. At high water it is a magnificent cascade as the stream tumbles 140 feet through a steep and narrow cataract. The falls are also the site of a historic mill powered by the energy of the falling water.

location1Killington trailnetwork2Trail Finder      More Info

distance3Distance: 0.3 miles    elevation2Elevation Gain: 1,807′     outnback1Out and Back    ada3ADA accesable   scenic2Scenic

Bald Mountain Trails

The trail begins at the gated state forest management access road south of the Notch Road. There is a kiosk at that location. the trail follows south along the road for ¼ mile before turning to the west and heading uphill. The trail configuration is a ‘lollipop’ with a loop at the end of a ½ mile section of trail. The trail traverses Bald Mountain (2087’) with great views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

location3Killington   trailnetwork1 Trail Finder      More info

distance2Distance: 3.5 miles     elevation3Elevation Gain: 700’     trailloop1Loop     levelmoderatedifficultModerate/Advanced

Canty Trail / Blue Ridge

A moderately challenging hike, with several creek crossings and great summit views. Entering an evergreen forest the woods road gives way to a trail and climbs to a junction just south of the  Blue Ridge Mountain summit at 3278 feet. Follow either spur at the top for great views.

location2Mendon trailnetwork2Trail Finder       More info

distance1Distance: 1.9 miles  elevation2Elevation Gain: 3278′  outback3Out & Back  levelmoderate Moderate

Bucklin Trail

The Bucklin Trail is a popular side trail to the Appalachian and Long trails. This 3.4 mile out and back trail begins at Brewers Corners on the Wheelerville Road in Mendon and ascends the western flank of Killington Peak. It crosses lands of Rutland City Forest before entering Coolidge State Forest and crosses a small section of National Park Service lands before returning to Coolidge State Forest.

location1Mendon/Killington  trailnetwrok3Trail Finder       More Info

distance3Distance: 3.2 miles, One way  elevation1Elevation Gain: 1800′  outback2Out & Back  levelmoderate Moderate

Deer Leap Mountain Trail

Deer Leap Overlook Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Killington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and dramatic views. The trail welcomes dogs on leashes and is best used from April until November.

location2Mendon / Killington   trailnetwork1 Trail Finder       More Info

distance1Distance: 3.1 mile loop  elevation2Elevation Gain: 600′  outnback1Out & Back  levelmoderate Moderate

Girl Scout Loop Trail

The Girl Scout Loop Trail begins at the gated road north of the Notch Road just east of the Bald Mountain Trail trailhead kiosk. The trail follows an old loop road that was originally part of a Civilian Conservation Corp camp and later a Girl Scout Camp. The trail is on level terrain.

location1Killington   trailnetwrok3 Trail Finder        More Info

distance3Distance: 0.5 miles  elevation1Elevation Gain: 40′ leveleasy Easy ski3 Cross-Country skiing

Chittenden / Pittsfield / Brandon

Leffert’s Pond Trail 

A pleasant leisurely walk around Lefferts Pond in Chittenden; cross wooden footbridges, past an old milldam, with a good chance of seeing a moose if you go early in the morning! Points of interest include: remains of an old lodge and an old milldam. The trails in this area are obtained in partnership with multiple organizations including Catamount Trail Association, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, and Mountain Top Inn. If using the groomed trail network for skiing, users are encouraged to obtain a day pass from the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden.
location1  Chittenden   trailnetwork2 Trail Finder      More Info

elevation1Elevation Gain: 250′    distance2Distance: 2.8 mileslevelmoderateModerate  trailloop1 Loop

Green Mountain Trails

The Green Mountain Trails are a fast growing multiuse network of flowy singletrack over varied terrain in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, Vermont eight miles North of Killington. Mountain bike, trail run, hike, snow shoe on some 25 mi. of stellar trails. We have trails for all abilities, passing by mountain streams and overlooks, with a beguiling panorama of The Green Mountains and pastoral valley at the summit that can’t be missed.

location2Pittsfield  trailnetwork1 Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 15.2 miles   levelmoderatedifficultModerate/Advanced trailnetwrok3Trail Network   bike2Mountain Biking

Contest & Liberty Trails

The trail starts from a parking lot on the left side of Forest Road 223 (Liberty Hill Road) where there is a bulletin board with Forest information. From the parking lot follow Forest Road 223 past Forest Road 229 (Spike Horn Road) on the right. At 0.4 miles continue straight on Forest Road 223 past an intersection with Patch’s Camp Road. At 0.7 miles bear left at a fork with Forest Road 228 (Forsha Road) and at 0.8 turn left off of Forest Road 223 at a signed intersection and continue on the Contest Trail. Much of the trail follows old woods roads. Near the southern end, the trail passes through Mayo meadow with spectacular views to the south and east. Follow the trail markers through Mayo meadow to Forest Road 292 and continue downhill to its intersection with Forest Road 223 (Liberty Hill Road). To complete the loop, take a right onto Forest Road 223 (Liberty Hill Road) and continue back to the parking lot. The total distance is 3.25 miles and the maximum elevation change is 700 feet

location3  Pittsfield     trailnetwork2 Trail Finder      More Info

distance1Distance: 3.2 mile loop    elevation2Elevation Gain: 700′    levelmoderateModerate   bike1Mountain Biking  ski2skiing

Hawk Hill

Hawk Hill is 230 acres of conserved land in Brandon that is owned by Otter Valley Union High School and managed by the Hawk Hill Committee of school, town and citizen representatives who consider the land a key area for wildlife.Hawk Hill is part of a wildlife corridor connecting the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. Now a place of forests and trails, it was once a thriving community.

location1Brandon       More Info

distance3230 Acres  elevation2 Elevation: 682′   nature1Conserved land

Leicester Hollow and Chandler Ridge Trail Loop

Located in the heart of the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, the Leicester Hollow Trail is a non-motorized trail that gradually ascends from its southern connection with the Chandler Ridge and Minnie Baker Trails as it winds north to the Silver Lake Trail and Campground at 4.8 miles. Originally constructed as a carriage road in 1878 to provide access to the Silver Lake Hotel, the trail now follows portions of the historic carriage road as well as areas constructed by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. Youth crews relocated portions of the trail out of the floodplain and created a new trail tread using hand-crushed stone from on-site boulders. The maximum elevation change is 250 feet. Return the way you came, or for good views, return via the Chandler Ridge Trail, which begins off the Silver Lake Loop Trail on the west side of Silver Lake. Chandler Ridge follows a ridge with gentle grades and has views to the east and west. It meets the Leicester Hollow Trail again 0.3 miles before the parking lot, which is at 8.8 miles. Elevation change over Chandler Ridge is 720 feet. The average duration is 2.5 hours for mountain bike ride time and 4.5 hours for hike time for the loop. This loop features Silver Lake, Lake Dunmore, mountain views, waterfalls, and a multiuse area.

location1Brandon    trailnetwork2Trail Finder      More Info

distance3Distance: 9.1 mile loop    elevation2Elevation Gain: 250 -720′    trailnetwork1Network   levelmoderatedifficultModerate hike, Advanced bike

Rutland / Proctor / Pittsford

Pittsford Trail Network 

These trails are open to the public free of charge and provide recreational experiences for residents and visitors alike through all seasons of the year. Enjoy walking, bird watching, jogging, snow-shoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Trails are marked and traverse open fields, meander along rivers and waterfalls, and course through woodlands. This trail network has been developed and maintained by volunteers with support of the Town, private landowners, and by grand funding from the State of Vermont

location1Pittsford   trailnetwork2 Trail Finder       More Info

distance2Distance: 12.12 miles  level_easy_moderateEasy / Moderate    trailnetwork1Network, 7 Trails    ski3 Cross-Country skiing

Carriage Trail

The Carriage Trail was established in the late 1700s as a way for folks to get from Proctor to Rutland. This is a solid 5.1 mile hike or mountain bike ride that passes by ponds full of wildlife and reward the hardy with great views of Blue Ridge Mountain and Pico.

location2Proctor, Rutland City, Rutland Town  trailnetwork1Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 5.1 miles from Rutland to Proctor   leveldifficultAdvanced    trailnetwrok3Connector Trails, Pine Hill Park, Redfield Trails, Pine Hill Park Pedestrian Trails

Pine Hill Park Trails

Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of single-track trail spread over 325 acres of terrain offering some of the very best mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking, snowshoeing, and geocaching in the central Vermont region

location3Rutland City   trailnetwork1 Trail Finder      More Info

distance1Distance: 15 milestrailnetwork2Network    levelmixedEasy, Moderate, Advanced   bike3Mountain Biking

Rutland Creek Path

* Rutland Creek Path not yet completed*   Rutland Creek path is multi-use path in Rutland City along the East Creek and Otter Creek, extending from Giorgetti Park to the College of St. Joseph. It involves 6,200 feet of a 10-foot-wide multi-use paved path, to be used for both commuting and recreational purposes. It is divided into three segments for ease of implementation. There will be 5 segments total. Segment 1 & 2 are complete, Segment 4&5 are in engineering at this time. Segment 3 will be the last to be completed. Creek Path will go from Giorgetti/Pine Hill Park to College of St. Joseph’s on Clement Rd.
location1Rutland City       More Info

West Rutland Marsh Boardwalk

There is a long boardwalk that extends into the heart of the marsh and an interpretive trail, where 136 bird species have been seen. Are there other good reasons why you will love the marsh? Yes! The marsh is the perfect place for quiet recreation and contemplation. The main marsh is surrounded by dirt roads that are used primarily by others looking for respite from a busy world. Cyclists, walkers, runners and horseback riders, as well as birders, use the marsh. The wind in the cattails and the backdrop of rolling hills is just the setting for getting away.

location1West Rutland   trailnetwork2Trail Finder       More Info

distance3Distance: 0.1 mile, One way    outnback1Out & Back, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging  scenic2Scenic, Bird Watching

Benson / Castelton / West Haven / Hubbarton

Shaw Mountain Trails 

Autumn bursts with color just as spring provides a glorious show of wildflowers. The limestone uplift of Shaw Mountain rises over 500 feet from the surrounding land, and is a dominant landscape feature in Benson and adjacent West Haven, Vermont. Shaw Mountain Natural Area supports 11 distinct plant communities, including a shrub swamp, vernal pools, an oak-hickory forest, and a calcareous outcrop community, in addition to 15 rare plant species.
location1   Benson  trailnetwork2Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 2.4 miles   elevation1Elevation Gain: 603′  levelmoderateModerate  nature1Nature Conservancy

Castleton University Trails

These trails can be hiked or biked in any direction. The trails are suitable for beginner mountain bikers, joggers and those looking for an easy hike. The trails wind through forest, cross Glenbrook twice and skirt the edge of athletic fields and Glenbrook Pond. The varied environments provide for an interesting outing but there are no major overlooks or views. The terrain is gentle with no significant climbs. The footpath is well maintained but there are plenty of roots and rocks to watch out for. The Castleton University Trails are easy and well marked. There are two trails that are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Walking, running, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are all allowed. No motorized vehicles please

location2 Castleton      More Info

distance2Distance: 1.9 miles    leveleasy Easy  trailloop1 Loop, Connecting trails  bike3Mountain Biking

Castleton Community Center.

A walking trail offers area residents a 1/3 mile paved surface suitable for wheel chairs that provides an outdoor exercise option for seniors with limited physical mobility.

location3  Castleton

distance1Distance: 0.3 miles    leveleasy Easy   ada3 ADA Accessible

Glen Lake Trail

The Glen Lake Trail connects Bomoseen and Half Moon campgrounds. Water is found throughout the property in a series of scattered small remote ponds, large wetlands, and the 200-acre Glen Lake with its nearly undeveloped shoreline. At its southern end, the trail begins at the Glen Lake boat launch off the Moscow Road. Traveling north, the trail follows along the eastern shore of Glen Lake. The trail intersects with the Said road and detours around a wetland by following the road briefly. Once past the wetland, the trail leaves the road and heads back toward and along the shore of Glen Lake until it intersects the Said Road again at the northern end of the lake. The trail has some steep sections. Once at the northern end of the lake, the trail crosses the wetland along the road and again follows it briefly until it heads north along the western shore of the lake. It ascends to an overlook 100 feet above the lake offering spectacular views to the southeast. The trail continues along a ridge to Moscow Pond and Beaver Meadow and descends through an oak-hickory forest. The trail crosses a series of ridges and crosses Moscow Road before reaching Half Moon campground.
location1Castleton, Hubbardton  trailnetwrok3Trail Finder      More Info

distance3Distance: 4.5 miles      elevation2 Elevation Gain: 280′   level_easy_moderate Easy/Moderate  camp1 Camping

Half Moon Shore Trail

This is an easy lakeside walk along Half Moon pond. The trail has many pleasant views of the lake. Hikers can connect to the Glen Lake Trail south of the Half Moon campground or continue on to the campground road around the western side of the pond.

location1Hubbardton   trailnetwork2Trail Finder       More Info

distance3Distance: 0.35 miles   elevation2Elevation Gain: 20′     outnback1Connects Campgrounds   level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate

Bomoseen Loop Trail

This trail begins in the meadow behind the park office (Bomoseen campground) and passes through white pine and hemlock forests. There is nice view of Lake Bomoseen to the south from the top of the meadow and to the west of Glen Lake midway along the trail.

location3Castleton   trailnetwork1Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 1.5 miles     elevation3Elevation Gain:260’       level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate   camp1 Camping

Daniel Coffey Trail (also known as High Pond Trail)

This is a moderate out and back scenic walk. It traverses open hardwood forests to the secluded High Pond. Beavers, ducks, herons, turtles and frogs are often seen at the pond.

location2Hubbardton  trailnetwrok3Trail Finder      More Info

distance1Distance: 0.75 miles elevation2Elevation Gain: 160’    level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate camp1 Camping

Taconic Mountains Ramble Trails

The Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park was donated to the State of Vermont in 2016 based on the vision of Carson “Kit” Davidson, who passed away in 2016. Thanks to Kit’s generosity, the nearly 2-mile trail system remains available for public use. The trails offer amazing rock features, wide panoramic views, and
are blazed in red and yellow. An easy to moderate trail leads to the heart of the property and its Japanese garden with small ponds, water features and great views of the surrounding mountains. From there hikers can follow more moderate to advanced trails through the forests and cliffs and ultimately to a great view from the top of Mt. Zion. A system of trails on the east side of the property (east of the Monument Hill Road) leads the hiker through open fields and forested landscapes. This is an undeveloped state park with no phone or visitor facilities.

location1Hubbardton  trailnetwrok3Trail Finder      More Info

distance3Distance: 1.8 miles  elevation1Elevation Gain: 400′levelmoderatedifficult Moderate / Advanced scenic2 Japanese Garden

Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve at Bald Mountain

The Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve at Bald Mountain is the largest and most ecologically diverse natural area managed by The Nature Conservancy in Vermont. It is home to 11 uncommon or rare-in-Vermont animal species, 18 species of rare or uncommon plants and 10 distinct plant community types. Peregrine falcons nest on the cliffs of Bald Mountain and the preserve includes floodplain and upland forests, marsh habitat, three miles of undeveloped Lake Champlain shoreline, and wetlands along the Poultney River. There are two main trails here – the Susan Bacher Memorial Trail (2.5 miles) and Tim’s Trail (2.8 miles) and a one-mile trail that connects the two. Brochures are available at the trail kiosks. Please wear boots and long pants and watch out for snakes.

location2West Haven   trailnetwork1Trail Finder       More Info

distance1Distance: 3.3 mile loop   trailnetwrok3 Network nature2 Nature Conservancy

Slate History Trail

This easy trail winds through some of the quarries, rubble piles and building ruins of the West Castleton Railroad and Slate Company. The trailhead is across from the Bomoseen campground entrance..

location1Castleton  trailnetwrok3Trail Finder      More Info

distance3Distance: 0.75 miles  elevation1Elevation Gain: 40′ level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate camp3 Camping

Pawlet / Poultney / Wells

Haystack Mountain Trail 

Popular with day hikers and rich in biodiversity, this splendid natural area is expanding. Of the three peaks, Haystack Mountain is perhaps the most distinctive, with its sheer cliffs and dramatic outcrops of slate and quartzite. From the modest 1,919-foot summit you can see as far west as Glens Falls, NY, and south beyond the farms of the Mettowee Valley to Mount Equinox in Manchester. The total protected area to 1,444 acres. Generations of Pawlet families – and visitors from around the world – have climbed the steep slopes to the top of Haystack Mountain to take in the spectacular 360-degree views of Bald and Middle Mountains, the north-south forested hills and the serene Mettowee Valley. This preserve features a series of rounded, forested peaks in the northern Taconic Mountains, clustered in an extensive landscape of unbroken forest. Locals call Haystack, Middle and Bald Mountains the Three Sisters
location1 North Pawlet Natural Hills Natural Area   trailnetwork2Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 3.1 miles   elevation1Elevation Gain: 1200′  levelmoderateModerate  nature1Nature Conservancy

Lake St. Catherine State Park Trails

Lake St. Catherine State Park has long been a destination for visitors seeking an area to relax, refresh and recreate. The 117-acre state park has been in operation since 1953. The trail system consists of the Woods Trail, a short loop through the forest at the northern end of the state park and the Meadow Trail, a loop trail that begins at the bridge in the day use area and leads hikers through apple trees and meadows.

location2 Castleton   trailnetwrok3Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 1 mileelevation1 Elevation Gain: 60′ level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate camp1 Camping

Poultney River and Rail Trail.

The Poultney River and Rail Trail is a three mile multi-use trail around downtown Poultney, which has been under development since 2001. The trail features portions of the D&H Rail Trail, Poultney River and a corridor bordering the Poultney Elementary School.

location3  Poultney       More Info

Howe Hill Trails.

Howe Hill dominates the East Poultney green to the south, rising 450’ above the green and the Poultney River. The hill is named for the Howe family, early settlers in East Poultney before the Revolutionary War. Photographs from the 1910s and 1920s show the hillsides cleared of trees, which is no longer the case. The hillsides are now completely reforested. The trails were laid out in the mid 2000’s on private property with the permission of the landowners. While the trails have been available to people who knew about them, Slate Valley Trails and the land owners recently reached a formal agreement to make them open to the public.
location1Poultney       More Info

distance3Distance: 1.9 miles      elevation2 Elevation Gain: 450′trailloop1 Loop

Endless Brook

Several miles of professionally built cross country trails are now open to the public

location1Poultney       More Info

distance3Distance: 6 miles trailnetwork1 Network ski2 Cross Country Skiing bike3 Mountain Biking

Delaney Woods Trails

Delaney Woods is part of the the conserved Delaney Farm, now owned by the Town of Wells. 1.1 miles of multi-use single track trail were constructed by volunteers in 2016, and more trails are planned for 2017!

location3Wells       More Info

distance2Distance: 1.1 miles nature1 Conserved Farm Land bike3 Mountain Biking

Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Rail Trail

The Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail is a 19.8 mile section of former railroad bed in western Rutland and Bennington counties, leased to the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation by the Agency of Transportation for use as a recreational trail. The trail is in two sections – one between Castleton and Poultney, the other between West Pawlet and Rupert. The two Vermont sections are separated by a portion of trail in New York.he D&H Rail Trail travels through scenic countryside with views of the nearby hills, villages, farms, fields and forests. It also bisects the villages of Poultney and West Pawletthere may be opportunities to fish at some of the stream crossings and stop at a store for refreshments as the trail passes through the towns of Castleton, Poultney, West Pawlet and West Rupert.

location2Castleton, Poultney, West Pawlet, West Rupert       More Info

distance1Distance: 19.8 miles, 2 Sections    level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate   ski3 Cross Country Skiing bike1 Mountain Biking

Shrewsbury / Mt. Holly / Wallingford

Shrewsbury Peak Trail 

This trail links the CCC Road with the Long Trail near Little Killington Peak. It begins at the Russell Hill parking lot on the CCC Road in Coolidge State Forest and ascends steeply to Shrewsbury Peak. There are remnants of CCC construction along the trail as it first passes through hardwood forests and then spruce-fir forests at higher elevations. Shrewsbury Peak is within the Shrewsbury Peak Natural Area. View to the south and east from the peak include Plymsbury wetlands and Saltash Mountain. The Shrewsbury Peak Trail can be hiked as an out-and-back trail or continue on to the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail or connect to the Black Swamp Trail.
location1Shrewsbury trailnetwork2Trail Finder      More Info

distance2Distance: 1.8 miles to Shrewsbury Peak. 4.0 miles to the Long Trail  elevation1Elevation Gain: 1160’   levelmoderateModerate

Black Swamp Trail

This alternate trail to Shrewsbury Peak begins at the Black Swamp parking area on the CCC Road within Coolidge State Forest. The trail follows the gated Black Swamp Road north to its end through hardwood forests. From there the trail ascends through spruce-fir forests to Shrewsbury Peak. This route is a more gradual ascent than the Shrewsbury Peak Trail.

location2 Plymouth   trailnetwrok3Trail Finder       More Info

distance2Distance: 4.2 Round trip elevation1 Elevation Gain: 1100’ level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate

Healdville Trail

A pleasant hike through an airy hardwood forest along a cascading brook to a historic fire tower with a 360-degree view.Okemo Mountain via Healdville Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt. Holly, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November

location3  Mount Holly Okemo State Forest    trailnetwork1Trail Finder       More info

distance3 Distance: 3 miles one way  elevation1 Elevation Gain: 1925’ levelmoderatedifficult Moderate / Advanced outback2 Out & Back

Elfin Lake Trails

A pedestrian bridge connects the recreation fields to Stone Meadow Park featuring scenic walking trails.
location1Wallingford       More Info

kyak3  Kyaking & Stand up Paddle Boarding swim2 Swimming

Wallingford Pond Trail

Wallingford Pond is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wallingford, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and canoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

location3Wallingford  trailnetwork1Trail Finder     More Info

distance2Distance: 1.6 mileselevation3 Elevation Gain: 236′ leveleasy Easy kyak1 Canoeing

White Rocks National Recreation Area

White Rocks hiking trail includes the Keewaydin trail, Appalachian Trail/Long Trail and the White Rocks Cliff trail. The Keewaydin Trail leaves the White Rocks picnic area and joins the AT/LT in .4 mile. Hike the AT/LT for a mile, find the rock fairy garden and look for the White Rocks Cliff on your right, which will take you to the overlook of the Marble Valley.

This hike is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wallingford, Vermont that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips and birding. The trail is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail, but must be kept on-leash.  

location2Wallingford   trailnetwrok3Trail Finder       More Info

distance3Distance: 3.4 miles elevation2 Elevation Gain: 1345′ leveldifficult Advanced outback2 Out & Back

Tinker Brook in Coolidge State Forest

A moderate hike along an old woods road leads to the Tinker Brook shelter and Tinker Brook Natural Area. The Natural Area includes a hemlock-red spruce forest on the rocky slopes of Tinker Brook gorge.

location1Plymouth   trailnetwork2Trail Finder      More Info

distance2 Distance: 0.4 miles elevation1 Elevation Gain: 200′ level_easy_moderate Easy / Moderate

Little Rock Pond Trail

isit one of the most beautiful and popular spots on the entire Long Trail, enjoy a swim in the pond on a hot day. The pond itself is the major point of interest. Hikers often stop here for a swim on a hot summer day. Several extensions to this hike are possible: The Little Rock Pond Trail, the Green Mountain Trail, the Long Trail North, and the Homer Stone Brook Trail all connect with your route near the north end of the pond. Elevation gain 350 feet.

location2Mount Tabor, Wallingford   trailnetwrok3Trail Finder      More Info

distance1Distance: 2.9 miles, One Way elevation3 Elevation Gain: 623′ outback2 Out & Back  swim1 Swimming