Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

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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 served as a vital east-west transportation corridor from 1877 until its closing in 1994.

Currently, nearly 20 miles of the trail are complete:

  • Between St. Johnsbury and West Danville, a 17-mile section opened in August 2015.

Another segment of the trail, a 16-mile stretch between Morristown and Cambridge Junction, is under construction and scheduled to be completed in late 2015.

When finished, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, covering three counties and eighteen towns, will be the longest rail-trail in New England.

Parking and Trail Access


A good start - but with a warning

   September, 2015 by kilarney

The trail is now open from St. Johnsbury to the north end of Joe's Pond in Danville. The good: - The trail is not too busy, although I suspect it will become more popular as word gets out. - The bridges, signage, and other infrastructure are all more

A long awaited opening

   September, 2015 by DrMemory

I've been dreaming about this trail for years now. Finally a major section is ready to ride. I rode this from the eastern trail head in Saint Johnsbury to the northwest end of Joe's Pond, where it turns to ballast. The trail itself is in very nice more

St Johnsbury to Danville: Wonderful Ride!

   August, 2015 by bobwhite

even though the LVRT is not officially open, I suspect it will be official within the next week or so (today is 8/27/2015). I just did the whole 16.2 mile trail from St J to the end of the completed trail past West Danville's Joe pond out and back for more