Montpelier, VT Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Airport Park Trail

1.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Arms Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Franconia Notch Recreation Path

8.7 mi
State: NH
Asphalt

Island Line Trail

13.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

94.3 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Mascoma River Greenway

2.78 mi
State: NH
Asphalt, Gravel

Millstone Hill West Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Ballast

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

26.3 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

0.6 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Northern Rail Trail

57.8 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone

Stowe Recreation Path

5.5 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Blackmount Rail Trail

5 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Gravel, Woodchips

Cambridge Greenway

1.4 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Colchester Bayside to Village Path

3.8 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Cross Vermont Trail (Montpelier & Wells River Trail)

22.9 mi
State: VT
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Ethan Allen Park Trails

4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt

Route 127 Path

3.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt
Accordion

Williston Village Bike Paths

7.9 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Concrete

Ammonoosuc Rail Trail

23.46 mi
State: NH
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Cross Vermont Trail

87.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

South Barre Bike Path

1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Battell Woods Trail

5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Essex Bike Paths

4.7 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Franconia Brook Trail

7.2 mi
State: NH
Ballast

Intervale Trail

2 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Johnnie Brook Road Trail

0.7 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Littleton Riverwalk

0.5 mi
State: NH
Asphalt

Marshall Avenue Recreation Path

1.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Means Woods Trail

0.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Profile Recreational Rail Trail

2.3 mi
State: NH
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Riverside Avenue Bike Path

1.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

South Burlington Recreation Path

26 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Wright Park Trail

3.8 mi
State: VT
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
VT 1.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
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...
VT 1.4 mi Dirt
Note: Fees are charged at Flume Gorge, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and Echo Lake Beach. Bike rentals and shuttles are available at the Tramway. Overview The Franconia Notch Recreation Path...
NH 8.7 mi Asphalt
Overview Lake Champlain virtually laps at your feet for long sections of the 13.4-mile Island Line Rail Trail. Rolling through waterfront parks in Burlington and Colchester, the trail crosses the...
VT 13.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Closure Notice: The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is closed between Ward Hill Rd. (MM 24) and Greensboro Bend (MM 26.9) are closed due to steep grades and unstable surfaces. There is a detour in place...
VT 94.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Mascoma River Greenway is a planned 4-mile rail-trail through the heart of Lebanon. The paved, multiuse trail is currently 2.78 miles, offering a pleasant opportunity for both recreation and...
NH 2.78 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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...
VT 2.4 mi Asphalt, Ballast
Overview Saint Albans used to be called Rail City for all the train traffic it saw, but it could be known as Rail-Trail City now. The town sits at the front door of the Missisquoi Valley Rail...
VT 26.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 Main Street....
VT 1.94 mi Asphalt
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...
VT 0.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Overview Spanning nearly 58 miles from Lebanon to Boscawen, the Northern Rail Trail is New Hampshire’s longest rail-trail conversion. It weaves through Grafton and Merrimack counties and is less...
NH 57.8 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone
The Stowe Recreation Path encapsulates the best parts of Vermont mountain life. During summer the vegetation is lush and green, and the nearby West Branch Little River keeps the trail cool and...
VT 5.5 mi Asphalt
Nature and history enthusiasts will delight in the Ti-Haul Trail and Shelburne Bay Park Rec Path, two short but scenic trails linked by a pleasant 104-acre park in Shelburne, Vermont. Forming an...
VT 2.5 mi Gravel
In Woodsville the trail starts across from the Subway Restaurant across from the the Oceans Job Lot Store and next to the Woodsville Machine Shop and YES Yankee Electrical Supply up and down a short...
NH 5 mi Cinder, Gravel, Woodchips
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...
VT 1.4 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Colchester Bayside to Village Path runs for nearly 4 miles along the southeast tip of Malletts Bay near Colchester Village. The path links the Malletts Bay Campground on the west end with...
VT 3.8 mi Asphalt
Locals lovingly describe the Cross Vermont Trail as a patchwork quilt that will ultimately form a 90-mile trail from Lake Champlain in the west to the Connecticut River in the east. A component of the...
VT 22.9 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Located in Burlington’s North End, 67-acre Ethan Allen Park has approximately 4 miles of woodland trails and smaller spurs, which create nested loops around the scenic park and offer views of the...
VT 4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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,...
VT 3.2 mi Asphalt
Many rail-trails start at a vintage depot, an old caboose, or a rusty locomotive acquired by the local historical society. The Warren to East Haverhill Railroad Grade Trail, however, starts at the...
NH 10.8 mi Dirt
Accordion
The Williston Village Bike Path links neighborhoods, schools, parks, shopping areas, and restaurants in the suburban town of Williston via a collection of connector trails. The eastern 1.2-mile...
VT 7.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Ammonoosuc Rail Trail carries its users for 23.46 miles along the scenic river that shares the trail's name. The river itself is a destination for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. The...
NH 23.46 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Cross Vermont Trail (CVT) is a statewide route that links a number of Vermont trails and includes on-road sections. As of January 2016, 87 miles of trail are built and scattered across the state....
VT 87.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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...
VT 1 mi Asphalt
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...
VT 5 mi Dirt, Gravel
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...
VT 4.7 mi Asphalt
The Franconia Brook Trail runs from just north of the confluence of the east branch of the Pemigewasset River and Franconia Branch. Note that bicycling is not permitted along the route. You can...
NH 7.2 mi Ballast
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...
VT 2 mi Dirt
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...
VT 0.7 mi Gravel
If you find yourself exploring the town of Littleton, New Hampshire, do yourself a favor and hit the riverwalk. Though only half a mile long, the riverside walkway is beloved by tourists coming to see...
NH 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Marshall Avenue Recreation Path (part of the larger Cross Vermont Trail) provides a nice nonmotorized route for linking businesses on S.Brownell Road with shopping and restaurants in Taft Corners....
VT 1.4 mi Asphalt
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...
VT 0.5 mi Dirt, Gravel
Open for a variety of recreational activities, the Profile Trail is a 1.5-mile multi-use natural surface path in the Town of Bethlehem. Running between US Route 3 and US Route 302, the trail runs...
NH 2.3 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
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...
VT 1.1 mi Asphalt
Residents in South Burlington formed a grassroots coalition in the late 1980s to create a safer way to travel within Burlington’s extensive system of parks, schools, and neighborhoods. In the early...
VT 26 mi Asphalt
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...
VT 3.8 mi Dirt

Recent Trail Reviews

Ti-Haul Trail & Shelburne Bay Park Rec Path

Short Gravel ride with lots of pedestrians

July, 2024 by bkfgyhj8z7

If you want a quick jaunt through the woods on a gravel path this ride might be for you. Just a heads up that you will probably encounter a lot of pedestrians and dogs off of leashes. Ride accordingly. The best part of this trail for me was a quick stop where it meets the lakeshore. Not a bad ride overall but on the shorter side

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Outstanding bike trail

June, 2024 by pyattjm

We rode from Oxbow Riverfront Park (plenty of parking, bathroom) in Morrisville to Cambridge Junction. Round trip about 34 miles. The surface was perfect for our dual sport bikes. Compact smooth gravel. Lost Nation brewery is on the path about a mile from Oxbow. Nice place to have a beer after.

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

not enjoyable for me

June, 2024 by rjdennis

The trail is not that developed, lots of narrow double track with grass in between. Would be better on a mountain bike

Accordion

Stowe Recreation Path

Fun trail!!!

June, 2024 by brhy7px2cf

We visited this trail while in vacation in Vermont. It was a nice 5+mile trail out and back ~10.85 miles. It had 10 bridges and lots of S curves which made it fun! We were there on a Tuesday 6/2024 so not a ton of people but enough to have to keep a look out. We would definitely tell others about this trail.

Island Line Trail

Worth biking, gorgeous views. Just be aware you need to take a bike ferry to travel the last 20% of the causeway.

June, 2024 by mdnkcn

Worth biking, gorgeous views. Just be aware you need to take a bike ferry to travel the last 20% of the causeway.

Northern Rail Trail

Rode from Lebanon to Grafton, beautiful trail, especially for a gravel bike. There some single track sections, but that added to experience. Loved the fact that it crossed the river many times thus many bridges and several tunnels.

June, 2024 by klracicot

Rode from Lebanon to Grafton, beautiful trail, especially for a gravel bike. There some single track sections, but that added to experience. Loved the fact that it crossed the river many times thus many bridges and several tunnels.

Island Line Trail

Beautiful Ride

June, 2024 by jkprewoz

Great ride today. Nice wind out of the South with great mix of clouds and dried up pretty well from early morning rain.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Rented bikes from Power Play Sports in Morrisville. Rode out and back to Jeffersonville. Very enjoyable and a nice workout. Well maintained trail.

May, 2024 by alanwines

Rented bikes from Power Play Sports in Morrisville. Rode out and back to Jeffersonville. Very enjoyable and a nice workout. Well maintained trail.

Island Line Trail

Very nice ride though not very physically difficult. Rode all the way out to ferry crossing and absolutely loved having the water on either side. Multiple places to stop and eat/ rest and enjoy the views.

May, 2024 by alanwines

Very nice ride though not very physically difficult. Rode all the way out to ferry crossing and absolutely loved having the water on either side. Multiple places to stop and eat/ rest and enjoy the views.

Franconia Notch Recreation Path

Pemi Recreational Path

January, 2024 by rwasson

The paved bike path is 8.7 miles starting from the Flume Gorge visitor center in Lincoln and ending at the Skookumchuck trailhead on US 3/Daniel Webster Hwy. This is an excellent trail, with quite a few steep inclines as you’re going through Franconia notch. The trail has many views of the mountains, including the cliffs that the Old Man of the Mountain used to reside on. The trail goes right beside The Basin, as well as along the edge of Echo Lake. You can begin on either end, but there is more parking at the Flume Visitor Center. The trail has many ups and downs, but it mostly ascends for about 4 miles from the Flume, then mostly descends the rest of the way as you go over Franconia Notch. There are a few steep sections along the way and a few past Cannon Mountain towards the last section of the trail. It is an excellent trail for biking, or just walking. There are quite a few locations with picnic tables if you want to bring a lunch and have a great little picnic spot. Overall it’s an excellent path, and was especially great using electric bikes.

Island Line Trail

Island Line Rail Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

Island Line Rail Trail OR Burlington Path OR Greenway Island Line Trail OR Burlington Greenway OR Colchester Causeway. This trail was labeled with five different names along the path, but I'll just call it SENSATIONAL!

I rode this early in the morning on Friday the Thirteenth of October 2023, but I had nothing but great luck and a marvelous experience! I drove over 2,800 miles from SoCal for this adventure, and I had no rain, temps in the 50's, and the causeway practically all to myself!

This trail is truly deserving of its Hall of Fame status. It's in remarkable condition, and the picturesque views and fall colors make it a true all-star of trails!

Of course the star of the show is the three mile long Colchester Causeway extending across Lake Champlain. It is absolutely breathtaking, provides countless photo ops, and is something you will never forget!

But the trail is more than just the causeway. Ride the full thirteen miles from Oakledge Park in Burlington to take advantage of all the trail has to offer: gorgeous lake and marina views, charming neighborhoods and homes, bridges, art and sculpture installations, wildlife, a super long boardwalk over a marshy area, and of course the woodlands and its fall colors. The photo ops are infinite!

I've bicycled in 49 of our 50 states, and this trail is easily within my top five favorites! I wish I lived in the Burlington area so I could ride this SENSATIONAL trail every day!

Franconia Notch Recreation Path

great ride

October, 2023 by fosterjkamm

Wonderful bike trail. Narrow in places so need to watch for walkers and other bikers.

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