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Explore the best rated trails in Colchester, VT. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the South Burlington Recreation Path and Route 127 Path. With more than 30 trails covering 211 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Stowe Recreation Path

Nice paved path with some caveats

August, 2022 by andrix

Stowe is first and foremost a heavy tourist town. We biked on Thursday and the streets, parking - and trail - were loaded with kids, dogs, strollers, scooters, joggers and of course bikes. The trail is in very good shape but the 10 or so bridges crossing the river are very narrow. Scenery is exceptional with great mountain and river views. The western most 3 miles are less crowded. The restaurants and shops along the path are nice - but also add to trail turbulence. A lot of effort for a 10 mile r/t ride.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Rode only 10+ miles. Started at Cambridge Junction covered bridge parking lot. Headed East past Dog Head Falls, a must stop. Very pretty flat trail. River, bridges, cows, falls. Mix of sun and tree cover.

August, 2022 by krce4

Rode only 10+ miles. Started at Cambridge Junction covered bridge parking lot. Headed East past Dog Head Falls, a must stop. Very pretty flat trail. River, bridges, cows, falls. Mix of sun and tree cover.

Island Line Rail Trail

Great ride! Flat, some shade, some sun. Great views and places to stop along the route. Beaches, food, marinas & coves. A must do!

August, 2022 by krce4

Great ride! Flat, some shade, some sun. Great views and places to stop along the route. Beaches, food, marinas & coves. A must do!

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Island Line Rail Trail

beautiful and not too hot

August, 2022 by eam208

Gorgeous views along the lake as you are smack dab in the middle. The short ferry run is a fun break. Delicious place to eat on the other side to.

Stowe Recreation Path

Great Bike Path

August, 2022 by dave99nh

I love this bike path. Come often. Nicely paved and kept in excellent condition

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Parking in St Albins

August, 2022 by aabernhard

Great trail.

Only need to know that the sign in St.Albans telling you to park on the trail means just that. The first 200' of the Trail are its parking lot in St. Albans.

For those of us who have said all our lives "never park on the trail" we need to learn new tricks.

Montpelier Recreation Path (Winooski Path)

pleasant unexpected ride

June, 2022 by richmedcraft

I was traveling through Montpelier on Rt 2 along the river after being unable to find another trail several miles away. I saw signs for the Cross Vermont Trail and saw what looked like a trail across the river. I kept a lookout for other signs and followed one to a dirt road that extended along the north bank of the river. I parked there and rode my bike along what is apparently an extension of the Montpelier Recreation Path that is not described yet in Trail Link. The surface is crushed stone for the most part and I followed it until it ended in a narrow dirt path blocked by a large piece of old equipment. I then backtracked and followed the trail into Montpelier where it became paved and passed across streets and railroad tracks. I turned around in the downtown and rode back to the car for a total of about 7 miles. It was a pleasant ride and the scenery outside of the city was nice.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

great rail trail experience

June, 2022 by richmedcraft

This ride was what I think of when I think of rail trail biking. A trail with only mild changes in elevation, good surface (not paved necessarily) and good scenery. I started at the Morrisville trailhead and headed west for 10 miles before returning to where I had parked. There was not much traffic on the trail (mid morning in mid June) and the weather was great. The trail was in good shape- the crushed stone and dirt surfaces did not show any ill effects from recent storms. The scenery was nice- mostly forested stream banks and agricultural fields. My hybrid bike with road tires did fine on this trail. The parking area in Morrisville came up on my i-phone GPS so it was easy to find.

Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

Choice of hikes

May, 2022 by lamcdavidvt

This was my first hike of the season so I wasn’t looking for a really difficult one. This is medium, only because there are sections with steps you have to go up. But a very nice hike and good views of Lake Champlain.

Island Line Rail Trail

A must ride

May, 2022 by ashbaugh4220

Wife and I love this ride!

Montpelier Recreation Path (Winooski Path)

Wonderful Bike and Foot Trail through our capital city!

November, 2021 by lsnow1

I’ve used this trail dozens of times, biking, walking and jogging in and around Montpelier. And now it’s expanded! I assume the TrailLink map will be updated to show it, but between Taylor and Main streets is connected, and the trail extends east all the way to Gallison Hill Road.

Island Line Rail Trail

Splendid Vermont Experience

October, 2021 by creischl

Rode the trail on a wet and windy Sunday morning--only a few hearty walkers sharing it with us. Several loons eyed us as we rode the causeway out into the middle of the lake--such fun! We started out by Lake Champlain and rode the trail out to the break and then rode into town and back. The trail is well-maintained and very well-marked. A unique ride!

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