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Wonderful trail. Nine miles of crushed stone and hard pack dirt from southern end to Castleton University parking lot. I would not use a thin tire road bike. Beware: the southern end is a dead end 2 miles from Poultney and does not have a parking lot as indicated on the trail map. You must park in Poultney in a well marked lot off of Bentley Ave.
Rode from Morrisville to Cambridge Junction and back. Enjoyable ride that follows the river and meanders through corn and forests. Be sure to check out the falls. Stopped at Lost Nation Brewery at the end to rehydrate¿¿
The trail is in very good condition with one exception. The last mile heading north has been reduced to two narrow single tracks. It needs resurfacing before nature totally reclaims it. That being said, it's still smooth and easy to ride. There are lots of openings in the trees along the trail with beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Ample designated trail parking at the hospital next door. It was a nice end to a day spent in the general Newport/Derby area.
I rode the causeway today and all construction has been completed. It was a wonderful ride !
Rode East to West trail is mostly cinder and well maintained crossing Route 2 in West Danville is dangerous VT drivers do not give way, Joe's Pond is a great place for a dip and a meal, next time I will end there for both.
I rode most of the western half of the trail and found it to be enjoyable. On the plus side, it is scenic, wide enough in most spots to allow riders in both directions, not overly crowded, very manageable hills, and mostly well marked. On the negative side, the gravel is looser than many trails I’ve been on, there are no benches to sit and take a break, and surprisingly, the trail is more wide open than I anticipated. It was up around 90 the day I rode it and it would have been uncomfortable if it wasn’t overcast. And being more open, there wasn’t as much wind protection as found in more forested trails. But overall, it is an enjoyable trail.
Rode the “Burlington Greenway” from Oakledge Park. Not a good starting point. We had to deal with detour on city roads. Better starting point is the Burlington Waterfront Park. No where did see a sign for “Island Line Rail Trail”. The trail is along the lake , flat, paved with macadam and shady. You will not be alone on this trail. Many nice views of the lake. The trail turns to a hard dirt/cinder surface about 1.5 miles from the closed causeway reopen date for the causeway is early sept. 2020.a sign for see a sign for
The trail was an easy and serene bike ride, we enjoyed it very much. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.
The causeway is still closed, due to reopen in Sept 2020. Another suggested parking lot is Leddy Park. There is a longish detour from Oakledge Park to the waterfront that is better to avoid.
The Vermont section of the D&H has been repaved from West Rupert to Castleton as of June 2020. This pavement is a combination of stone, cinder, and asphalt. It is beautiful.
I recently rode the eastern section, starting in St. Johnsbury, riding to Danville, then back to St. Johnsbury. This is definitely the direction to go! It is gradually uphill, at railroad grade, for the 13 miles to Danville. You then have an easy 13 mile ride back, coasting or barely pedaling all the way! Most of the trail was shaded before noon. It is one of the best maintained trails I have been on, and I have ridden dozens of them throughout the U.S. There are several cuts through rocks where the temperature drops, welcome on a summer day! Crossing Peacham Road, there is a beautiful view of the mountains to the east. Even though I live an hour and a half away, I will definitely return to ride this trail again!
These are small, meandering dirt trails that can be best accessed off the bike path. There is no sign to indicate where the trail starts. After Killarney Drive, heading south towards Burlington on the path, just before the small bridge, the path is on the left up a very short incline, then veers to the right or you can go straight. In the spring, there are a multitude of wildflowers. It's a nice alternative to the bike path, which can get crowded in warm weather.
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