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Explore the best rated trails in Vermont, whether you're looking an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail and Island Line Rail Trail. With more than 40 trails covering 322 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.

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Airport Park Trail

1.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

3.5 mi
State: VT
Ballast, Cinder

Allen Point Access Area Trail

1.25 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Arms Park Trail

1.4 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Battell Woods Trail

5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Beebe Spur Rail Trail

4 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Cambridge Greenway

1.4 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Colchester Bayside to Village Path

3.8 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Cross Vermont Trail

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

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

23.5 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

East Branch Trail (VT)

5.1 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Essex Bike Paths

4.7 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Ethan Allen Park Trails

4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt

Hoot, Toot and Whistle Trail

0.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Intervale Trail

2 mi
State: VT
Dirt

Island Line Rail Trail

14 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Johnnie Brook Road Trail

0.7 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

35.5 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lye Brook Falls Trail

2.2 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Marshall Avenue Bike Path

1.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Means Woods Trail

0.5 mi
State: VT
Dirt, Gravel

Millstone Hill West Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Ballast

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

26.1 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone

Montpelier & Wells River Trail

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

Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

0.6 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Riverside Avenue Bike Path

1.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Route 127 Path

3.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Shelburne Bay Park Rec Path

3.5 mi
State: VT
Gravel

South Barre Bike Path

1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

South Burlington Rec Paths

21.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Stowe Recreation Path

5.3 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Swanton Recreation Path

1 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Three Rivers Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone

Ti-Haul Trail

1 mi
State: VT
Gravel

Toonerville Rail-Trail

3.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Valley Trail

0.8 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

West River Trail

16 mi
State: VT
Gravel, Sand

Williston Village Bike Paths

3.6 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
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...
VT 3.5 mi Ballast, Cinder
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...
VT 1.25 mi 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
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 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...
VT 4 mi 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...
VT 1.4 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Accordion
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
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 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...
VT 23.5 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, 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...
VT 5.1 mi 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
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...
VT 4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Although short, the Hoot, Toot and Whistle Trail provides an enjoyable journey through peaceful woodlands on Wilmington's west end. As you might guess, the rail-trail gets its name from the former...
VT 0.5 mi 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...
VT 2 mi Dirt
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...
VT 14 mi Asphalt, 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...
VT 0.7 mi 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. When finished, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail,...
VT 35.5 mi Crushed Stone, 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...
VT 2.2 mi Gravel
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...
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
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
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,...
VT 26.1 mi Crushed Stone
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"...
VT 21.8 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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...
VT 1.7 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
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
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
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...
VT 3.5 mi 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 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....
VT 21.2 mi 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...
VT 5.3 mi Asphalt
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...
VT 1 mi Gravel
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...
VT 1.5 mi Crushed Stone
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...
VT 1 mi Gravel
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...
VT 3.1 mi 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...
VT 0.8 mi Asphalt
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...
VT 16 mi Gravel, Sand
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...
VT 3.6 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Toonerville Rail-Trail

More like a sidewalk

June, 2017 by gsenecal

My wife and 2 kids (7 and 10) and I were here on a Sunday afternoon. We started at the end of the trail near Rt 91. We were the only ones there. We parked in the trail parking lot and headed toward Springfield. The trail starts as a dead end street, at the end of the street it turns to a paved bike path. The start of the path is very nice, after passing by a gas station and a busy road crossing and parking lot, it parallels a river for about 1/4 mile. The trail ends and the route follows a quiet country road for another 1/2 mile before coming to an old iron road bridge that crosses the river. There's a small park just over the bridge that we stopped at for a break. After that, the "bike trail" just parallels route 11 until the outskirts of Springfield. It looks just like a pavement sidewalk next to a busy road, for the next 2 plus miles until it ends in a run down part of the edge of town. Overall not much scenery after mile one, and not much fun.

Stowe Recreation Path

Must do if in Stowe area!!!

June, 2017 by paulsen12

Great path that is paved and well maintained. Easy bike riding where you can also walk/run. Beautiful little area as you ride through woods, pass by fields, and cross over bridges. You ride over and around a nice little creek. Bike path also rides by several of Stowe's good restaurants who all have bike racks and outdoor seating. A must do if in the area!!

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

Update Middle Granville NY to West Pawlet VT

May, 2017 by jfmachowski

5/28/2017 The trail begins near the former Middle Granville NY Depot on Depot St. Does not appear to be trail head parking at this point but you may be able to leave a car near the business occupying the former depot.

Very shortly down the trail it gets a little confusing as the "trail" goes through a dairy farm. Today that hilly portion was not bike friendly with mud and puddles and deep ruts so I took a short detour to the nearby road and around the farm back to the trail.

The trail from there to the Granville town center was fine with a mix of grass and crushed cinder. The trail passes a bed and breakfast in town (trail parking here) and then it is mostly crushed cinder and good going to the Vermont state line.

From the NY/VT line to West Pawlet again a mix of grass and crushed cinder. A little less than 7 miles from Middle Granville to West Pawlet. There is trail parking at West Pawlet near the intersection of 153 and Egg St. I finished the trail here but it continues for 9.5 miles to West Rupert.

Previous reviews had mentioned a dog problem in the VT section after leaving NY (going south) or approaching the NY state line (going north). There were loud barking dog(s) in this area but they did not impinge on the trail. I could not see through the brush to determine if they were leashed of penned.

Accordion

Stowe Recreation Path

One of our favorites

February, 2017 by jadajudy

We have been riding this with our grandkids for 10+ years. Now they are in high school. Enjoy the ride, the beaches along the river, restaurants and shops along the way. You can ride it up and back in an hour, or make stops and enjoy for the day.

Island Line Rail Trail

Burlington Bike Path Detour

December, 2016 by mgrimmvt

There is a Bike Path Rehabilitation project currently under way. As of this writing (December 1, 2016), the Burlington Bike Path is closed to ALL traffic from the Skatepark to North Beach. The detour is pretty well marked.

From the south, detour using Depot St. to North Avenue. From the north, use Institute Road to North Avenue.

See http://enjoyburlington.com/burlington-greenway-project/ for latest update and a map of the detour.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Geocaching Along the LVRT

November, 2016 by movillesmiths

There are two great geocache series on the east end of the tail. Beginning near Joe's Pond and ending near GoodFella's Restaurant is the Vermont Star with 50 caches. Picking up there is the Maple Leaf which continues on to St. Jay with 40 caches. To obtain the correct coordinates of the caches you must answer questions about VT and maple sugaring. When we did the star, we did it in two segments and I rode back on the slightly uphill trail with no problems to get the truck. When we did the leaf, we left one vehicle in St. Jay so as not to have to ride back. Bodda rides an older, single-speed tricycle and had no problems on the trail. Though we live in Morrisville, we have only tried one short segment of the trail there but have heard great things about it and want to try it soon. It is hard to imagine the work that went into cutting through the ledges and filling the gullies. When you drive routes 15 and 2, it's hard to believe how hilly they are but just a short distance away is the almost level rail trail. Gramp

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

Disappointing

October, 2016 by city biker

Last weekend, my friends and I biked the trail from St. Albans. Except for a pizza restaurant, there were no services/portapotties at the Sheldon parking lot area as indicated on a local map of the trail. Because of the weather forecast we only went 15 miles North on the trail. The crushed gravel really slowed us down to about 7-8 mph. Though I had the appropriate tires, And I'm no speed demon, I don't like to ride that slowly. All said, What I saw was pretty, and I would be willing to bike this trail again from Richford. The southern leg of this ride was underwhelming.

West River Trail

construction blocks Brattleboro end

October, 2016 by jheimer720

Tried biking from Brattleboro but major construction going on and will be for some time

West River Trail

construction blocks Brattleboro end

October, 2016 by jheimer720

Only rode under a mile before we hit major construction

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

What a gem

September, 2016 by suzann.erben

We did not think it is a boring trail, as another reviewer wrote. So much to see of the Vermont countryside!

Island Line Rail Trail

Wonderful trail and experience

September, 2016 by dangray

This trail is amazing with beautiful scenery along the way. I rode the trail just before labor day and the weather was perfect. I started in Burlington and went to the Island and explored for a couple of hours. The small ferry connecting the causeway was quick and easy and the crew friendly.

Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

Rough!

September, 2016 by kegs260_tl

Found this trail by accident today. Road it most if the way, east/west. Trail has not been maintained as compared to pictures shown. Rideable but very, very over-grown. Very few clear markers. It's like it's almost hidden and forgotten. Shame!

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