Walking Trails in Vermont

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  • Airport Park Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Airport Park Trail on Malletts Bay near Colchester traverses through Airport Park, making a loop around ball fields, a playground, tennis courts and open fields. Woodlands and nearby wetlands make for great birding. At the southern tip of ...
  • Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    Nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermontjust a few miles from the Canadian borderis the short and easy-to-overlook Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail. But you won't want to miss this 3.5-mile trail. It is a birder's ...
  • Allen Point Access Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Allen Point Access Area Trail provides a scenic route for accessing Lake Champlain in South Hero. The flat trail occupies part of the former corridor of the Rutland Railroad Island Line. The line was built in 1900 and this segment was a ...
  • Arms Park Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Arms Park Trails are a network of woodland paths in the park behind Burlington High School and the surrounding properties of Rock Point School and Vermont's Episcopal Diocese offices. Some of the trails are hilly and the trail behind the ...
  • Battell Woods Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Battell Woods Trail is a network of loops through the forest preserve, between US 7/SR 125 at the south end and Seminary Street Extension on the north end. The eastern-most segment of the trail forms part of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), ...
  • Beebe Spur

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Beebe Spur is a scenic 4-mile rail-trail running from northern Vermont's Newport towards the Canadian border. It follows Lake Memphremagog for most of the way, offering outstanding views of the water, as well as the Green Mountains. Although ...
  • Cambridge Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Cambridge Greenway hugs the Lamoille River through the village of Jeffersonville in northern Vermont, about 30 miles northeast of Burlington. It is a four-season trail, popular with cross-country skiers and snowmobilers in the winter. Although ...
  • Colchester Bayside to Village Path

    State: VT
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • Cross Vermont Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Cross Vermont Trail (CVT) is a statewide route that links a number of Vermont trails and includes on-road sections. As of spring 2012, 30 miles of trail are built and scattered across the state. Each of these trails are listed below and ...
  • Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY, VT
    Length: 23.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail quietly rambles over the rolling hills and farmland of western Vermont along the state’s border with New York, dipping into its western neighbor at the community of Granville. It traces an old Delaware & Hudson ...
  • East Branch Trail (VT)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The East Branch Trail is a 5-mile ungroomed, backcountry pathway built on a former logging railroad bed in southern Vermont's Windham County. The remote, heavily wooded trail lies just north of the Searsburg Reservoir and Deerfield River in ...
  • Essex Bike Paths

    State: VT
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Essex Bike Paths comprise two segments on the northeast side of Essex Junction Village, forming a spiderweb of paved routes throughout neighborhoods and a shopping mall near the intersection of State Routes 15 and 289. From the southwest ...
  • Ethan Allen Park Trails

    State: VT
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Ethan Allen Park has more than 4 miles of woodland trails, making nested loops around the scenic park and offering views of the Green Mountains. The Adirondacks and Lake Champlain are visible from a lookout tower (opening times vary throughout ...
  • Intervale Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Intervale Trail in Burlington makes for a nice urban refuge from the city bustle. The trail traverses the bottomlands along the Winooski River through a farmland cooperative (the Intervale Center), which grows organic crops on 350 acres ...
  • Island Line Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    One of New England's most visited and spectacular rail-trails, the Island Line Trail (formerly known as the Burlington Bikeway) skirts the waterfront in the hip college town of Burlington, strings together a series of shoreline parks and offers ...
  • Johnnie Brook Road Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Though just under a mile, the Johnnie Brook Road Trail is an important link in the much-longer Cross Vermont Trail system, linking Richmond and Williston. To make that connection, you must use the unpaved segment of Johnnie Brook Road (at the ...
  • Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 93.2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a growing trail network across northern Vermont that will one day stretch 93 miles between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. The trail is being built along the former route of the Lamoille Valley Railroad, which once ...
  • Lye Brook Falls Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The heavily wooded Lye Brook Falls Trail runs for 2 miles through the Lye Brook Wilderness of the Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester. The blue-blazed hiking trail follows the bed of a former logging railroad up a gradual slope paralleling ...
  • Marshall Avenue Bike Path

    State: VT
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Marshall Avenue Bike Path provides a nice nonmotorized route for linking neighborhoods with shopping in the Burlington suburb of Williston. The trail runs between Maple Tree Place and S. Brownell Road along busy Marshall Avenue. Where Marshall ...
  • Means Woods Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    The Means Woods Trail is a segment of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) and runs between Seminary Street Extension into Means Woods and the Aurora School off Peterson Terrace, east of the downtown Middlebury. Heading south from Seminary Street ...
  • Millstone Hill West Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    The Millstone Hill West Bike Path connects the charming communities of Graniteville and Websterville in central Vermont. The trail is part of the Central Vermont Path, a proposed trail network to connect Barre, East Barre, Westerville, Graniteville ...
  • Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 26.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Winding northeast from St. Albans to Richford, just south of the Vermont–Québec border, the Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail affords visitors direct access to northwest Vermont dairy country. In winter, hardy users take to the 26.1-mile route on ...
  • Montpelier & Wells River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 21.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Montpelier & Wells River Trail occupies the former right-of-way of the old Montpelier & Wells River Railroad, which originally ran for 45 miles across northeast Vermont. Called the "Granite Train" for the materials it often carried from ...
  • Montpelier Recreation Path (Winooski Path)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Montpelier Recreation Path, which follows the Winooski River in downtown Montpelier, is currently divided into two paved pathways: Winooski West and Winooski East on either side of the North Branch River and Main Street. Collectively, they're ...
  • Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Niquette Bay State Park has a series of trails, most of which are open to foot traffic and cross-country skiers only. Bikes are allowed on the Allen Trail, which runs between the parking area and the lakeshore. The rest of the forested paths ...
  • Riverside Avenue Bike Path

    State: VT
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Riverside Avenue Bike Path parallels Riverside Avenue (on the north side) between Winooski Avenue and Mill Street at Colchester Avenue bridge. The path provides an off-road route for those wanting to cross town or link to other area trails, ...
  • Route 127 Path

    State: VT
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Route 127 Path parallels State Route 127 between Ethan Allen Park and Manhattan Drive in Burlington's Old North End. The path links suburbs and parks, and passes by the Ethan Allen Homestead, which features a museum and year-round events ...
  • Shelburne Bay Park Rec Path

    State: VT
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The main Shelburne Bay Rec Path runs for a little more than a mile between the parking lot on Bay Road and the Lake Champlain Yacht Club. Additional paths lead through the woods to the lake (Allen Hill and Clark Trail) but may not be accessible ...
  • South Barre Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Barre Bike Path is a paved trail approximately 1 mile long, running from Bridge Street in south Barre to Fairview Street in Barre City. The path passes the Barre City Elementary and Middle School, which is the location of the only ...
  • South Burlington Rec Paths

    State: VT
    Length: 21.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Burlington Rec Path actually forms a network of paved paths through the city. From urban landscapes to countryside views, the paths offer a variety for commuters and recreationists alike. Cycle, jog or walk the path system to access ...
  • Stowe Recreation Path

    State: VT
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Stowe Recreation Path meanders along West Branch River, past beautiful farms and through some wooded sections. The trail crosses the creek at 10 different places along the route. There are benches and picnic areas along the way, as well ...
  • Swanton Recreation Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    Although only a mile, the Swanton Recreation Path, completed in 2009, offers a scenic gravel pathway that includes a connection to the Swanton History Museum (a rehabilitated train station) and Swanton Elementary School. A highlight of the route ...
  • Three Rivers Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Three Rivers Bike Path in St. Johnsbury is the easternmost completed section of what will become the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, a developing trail network that will stretch across northern Vermont for 93 miles from St. Johnsbury to Swanton. This ...
  • Ti-Haul Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Ti-Haul Trail runs for 1 mile between Bay Road and Harbor Road, linking on the north end to the Shelburne Bay Park Rec Path. The path has an interesting history, beginning as a road specially built to move the old steamboat Ticonderoga from ...
  • Toonerville Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Toonerville Rail-Trail (a.k.a. Springfield Greenway) spans 3 meticulously maintained miles from the downtown business district of Springfield southeast to the western bank of the Connecticut River at the Vermont–New Hampshire border. The ...
  • Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The scenic Valley Trail currently runs nearly a mile through West Dover in southern Vermont on the outskirts of the Green Mountain National Forest. Plans call for continuing the trail further north to the Mount Snow Ski Area and south to Wilmington, ...
  • West River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Gravel, Sand

    Following the floodplain of the West River Valley, the 16-mile West River Trail (a.k.a. Railroad Bed Trail) appeals to a wide range of trail users. The rail-trail has a nearly level surface, ideal for walkers, cyclists and equestrians, while ...
  • Williston Village Bike Paths

    State: VT
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Williston Bike Paths provide off-road routes throughout the village for linking schools, neighborhoods, parks and some shopping. The various segments themselves are not linked to one another but do connect with sidewalks and some short on-road ...
  • Wright Park Trail

    State: VT
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Wright Park Trail forms a loop over nearly 4 miles (not all shown on the map) throughout the heavily wooded Wright Park. The White Circle Trail follows Otter Creek River, and along here you'll pass through a wetland and get scenic views of river ...