Vermont Bike Trails and Maps

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Length
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Island Line Trail

13.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Gravel

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

93 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Millstone Hill West Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Ballast

Niquette Bay State Park - Allen Trail

0.6 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Stowe Recreation Path

5.5 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Colchester Bayside to Village Path

3.8 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Ethan Allen Park Trails

4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt

Route 127 Path

3.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Toonerville Rail-Trail

3.2 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Williston Village Bike Paths

7.9 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Concrete

South Barre Bike Path

1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Valley Trail

9.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Bennington Rail Trail

1.65 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Essex Bike Paths

4.7 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Marshall Avenue Recreation Path

1.4 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

Riverside Avenue Bike Path

1.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt

South Burlington Recreation Path

26 mi
State: VT
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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: Some sections of the LVRT were damaged in July and December 2023 by heavy rain and flooding. Those areas will be repaired during the 2024 construction season, and there will be...
VT 93 mi Crushed Stone, 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
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
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
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
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
The Toonerville Rail-Trail shadows the Black River for most of its 3.2-mile length in eastern Springfield to the border with New Hampshire across the Connecticut River. The route originally carried an...
VT 3.2 mi Asphalt
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
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 scenic Valley Trail spans 9 miles connecting Dover and Wilmington in southern Vermont along the Green Mountain National Forest. It provides a critical off-road pathway for bypassing State Route...
VT 9.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
Running between downtown Bennington and the Northside Drive neighborhoods, the Bennington Rail Trail provides new opportunities for both recreation and active transportation. Following a former...
VT 1.65 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, 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 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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

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.

Alburgh Recreational Rail-Trail

Alburgh Recreational Rail-Trail

January, 2024 by chesareks

The Alburgh Trail now has a trail head with parking on the east end. The rail veers off the current map just past McGregor Point Road and continues east to the lake at the end of Trestle Drive. The parking area is also part of the Lake Champlain Land Trust Alburgh Lakeshore Park.

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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!

Colchester Bayside to Village Path

Mixed trail

October, 2023 by debbieldecosta

We were staying in the Lone Pine RV park and decided to check this out. It was part roadway part bike path to Lake Champlain. The signage when along residential streets were not great. We missed a turn and shortly after realized we were no longer on the trail, checked this app and saw where we were supposed to go. It’s a trail I wouldn’t go out of my way to do.

Island Line Trail

Ride surrounded by Lake Champlain

October, 2023 by debbieldecosta

What a great ride. Paved path across bridges and a very wide tree canopy at points. The best a hard pack gravel section when you ride out on a spit with Lake Champlain on either side of you. In season you can take a bike ferry from the end of the trail over to another trail to South Hero. It was closed when we were there just after Columbus Day weekend. We’ve done this trail twice and just love it.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

LVRT: A beautiful rural ride from Cambridge Junction to Sheldon Junction (about 20 miles)

September, 2023 by bobwhite

I've always been a great fan of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail from it's very beginning when there was only 1.5 miles in St Johnsbury and now it's 93 miles long!

As I write this, because of flooding earlier this summer, about 21 miles of trail are closed as the VT AOT repair damage to the trail.

But this review is focused on the 20 miles of trail from Cambridge Junction that head north and west to Sheldon Junction. This has instantly become my favorite stretch of the LVRT, but it was a bit disappointing as far as trail surface.

The good stuff first, this whole stretch of trail shows off the rural side of Vermont, it's quiet, peaceful, and has easy undulations to elevation and absolutely beautiful scenery. I really enjoyed this ride.

About the halfway point the trail passes through the small village of East Fairfield, the day I rode through there was a welcoming food truck open just as you enter the village. There was also a convenience store down the road a short distance. East Fairfield is the only real stop for food or water, the trail does not pass through the Town of Fairfield as it turns north.

The one detraction from the ride on this portion is the trail surface. The trail surface from Route 109 in Cambridge all the way to Bridge St in Sheldon has much more loose gravel than other sections of the LVRT.
It requires a little bit more work to ride the surface mile after mile, and even a couple of times my front tire bogged down a bit where the gravel "bunched up".

It's not a game changer, but the surface is definitely different from other parts of the trail. Overall, as I said before, this is now my favorite trail section on the LVRT... it's so peaceful... I'll be riding it again soon!

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

dog warning

September, 2023 by guamlee7

just walked the D & H trail from granville center to middle granville. really enjoyed the walk out toward middle granville but on the way back while walking through the farm (which was a delightful experience on the first trip through, seeing calves and cows) but then were charged by two pitties which attacked my dog and knocked me down. Luckily I had an umbrella and was able to get up and get away and down the trail. the dogs followed for a while but then returned to the farm. Too bad because was a very enjoyable walk until this. I just hope these two dogs dont really hurt someone....

Airport Park Trail

started here & continued on to island park trail to s. hero island

September, 2023 by phil191945

great place to start. plenty of free parking, restrooms, pickle ball & tennis courts avaible. ride to s. hero island is unique, heading into lake champlain on the way to s. hero island. island has restrooms. farms, resturants, & much more. toltal distance was apx. 20 miles. this includes a short bike ferry ride to complete the trip. locals were pleasant, helpful, & courteous. not too often you get to ride a bike onto a lake!

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail

Good scenic ride June 2023

September, 2023 by richmedcraft

I rode the trail in June 2023 starting in St Albans and went 13 miles out and back. I don't know if the flooding affected the trail since I am not from the area but it was a good ride at that time. The surface is crushed stone and was in good condition and the scenery is mostly farming country. I did see an osprey nesting on the bridge at Swanton. Gentle steady grade the whole time and I was able to keep up a steady pace. I hope the trail is OK now.

Hoot, Toot and Whistle Trail & Riverwalk

great little trail

August, 2023 by jgosses_tl

Nice trail through the woods that opens up at the end at the boat launch for the Harriman Reservoir. Definitely not .5 miles; more like 3 miles out and back.

Island Line Trail

Epic

August, 2023 by dwolfley89

Epic trail. Green Mountains in one side Adirondack Mountains on the other. Lake Champlain in the middle and the bike trail. Includes a ferry ride.

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