Vermont Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

3.5 mi
State: VT
Ballast, Cinder

Cambridge Greenway

1.4 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cross Vermont Trail

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

Cross Vermont Trail (Montpelier & Wells River Trail)

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

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

25.8 mi
State: NY, VT
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

34.2 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Missisquoi Valley Rail-Trail

26.3 mi
State: VT
Crushed Stone

West River Trail

16.1 mi
State: VT
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 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
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
The Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail follows the flowing contours of the western Vermont countryside, rambling in and out of New York state, where you’ll find a 4-mile gap. This border area is known as...
NY, VT 25.8 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is a growing, year-round trail across northern Vermont that will one day stretch 93 miles between St. Johnsbury and Swanton. The trail passes through the spine of...
VT 34.2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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-Trail, among the...
VT 26.3 mi Crushed Stone
The West River Railroad, which once followed its namesake river for 36 miles, began passenger service in the late 1800s as a way to trim the two-day voyage between Brattleboro and South Londonderry to...
VT 16.1 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

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Recent Trail Reviews

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.

West River Trail

Jamaica base trail

October, 2021 by drkateklemer

the first 2 miles were gorgeous and great rail trail packed gravel. After that we stopped at the base of a narrow rocky hill. The Brattleboro portion was great, 4 miles each way. I may go north sometime and try the top on down. I have an e bike with no shock forks/ trek verve 3. So not a mountain bike per se…

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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Island Line Rail Trail

Scenic, peaceful trail

September, 2021 by gbardy10

We biked this trail on a cloudy fall day, but it was still beautiful. It’s perfectly maintained with stunning view of Lake Champlain. The trail is diverse, winding past the town waterfront, parks, beaches, neighborhoods, sheltered beaches, marshes with wading birds and a causeway across the lake. Unfortunately the bike ferry was closed as it’s only open in weekends in the fall. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Lye Brook Falls Trail

steep and rocky

September, 2021 by bethferr

This was moderate to difficult. But I am in my advanced 50s and over weight. It is 85% uphill, a lot of rocks. Not sure if all the rocks are from hurricane Irene or if it has always been rocky. A hiking stick was helpful for balance. My husband, same age, not over weight found it moderate to difficult, but navigated the rocks much more easily. The falls are incredible! Worth the hike.

West River Trail

Beautiful but bumpy ride

September, 2021 by gsm1202

I live about 7 miles from the South Londonderry trail head and only wish the trail was better suited for my hybrid bike. The first 3 miles (approx) to the Winhall campground are in bad shape (dirt festooned with rocks, roots, ruts and mud puddles). I don't know when the article summary was written, but I have a different idea of what "well maintained" means. Those with mountain bikes or fat tire bikes should have a much easier time with it though.
The trail ride is sandwiched by a campground road for a couple of miles. It's asphalt, and other than navigating several speed bumps, is an easy ride to another dirt path on the Jamaica side. It's in better shape than the South Londonderry portion. It's not in great shape for riding either but very manageable.
The two dirt path portions follow the contour of the tree lined West River. The view is particularly vivid, particularly in Autumn, and a favorite spot to hike with my dog. As a bike trail though, it needs work.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Beautiful ride from Jeffersonville to Morrisville

September, 2021 by kellywheeler

We rented bikes by the trail head in Jeffersonville and took the rail trail into Morrisville, where we stopped into Black Cap coffee for a snack, then rode back. The trail was not busy and was a beautiful mix of farmlands, mountain vistas and river side views. It’s about 30 miles round trip. Really enjoyed this rail trail.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Great Trail; Cambridge Junction Greenway Weak

August, 2021 by aabernhard

We rode today (8/31/21) from Hyde Park to Jeffersonville; the western part of the most recently built 1b section. The Trail is great overall, a few repairs have been made using oversized gravel adding a few spots of new and unnecessary roughness.

On the west end of this section avoid the Greenway after the Jeffersonville parking lot off Route 15 and approach Jeffersonville via Route 15 and Main Street. The Greenway after the Jeffersonville parking rail is a very rough trail and may cause you to miss the useful bike store and eateries on Main Street in Jeffersonville.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Swanton to Sheldon Jct

August, 2021 by donaldhuffman_tl

I have previously ridden the section from Cambridge Jct to Morrisville and enjoyed the ride through the Vermont Farms near the Lamoille River. Yesterday (August 25th) my wife and I rode the section of the which is now open and in terrific shape from the Swanton Railroad Museum ( where we had shady parking) to Sheldon Jct. where the Lamoille Valley RT intersects with the Missisquoi Valley Trail near Hwy 105. This was a fairly flat shady ride of 11.2 miles. We rode both ways and only passed one other bike on the trail. We were glad that the trail was level and shaded on this 90 degree day. There were no other parking areas between the railroad museum and Sheldon Jct and also no benches or picnic tables but we carried a picnic table cover and had our packed lunch on it in a shady, breezy spot that made for an ideal repast. It was a magical day for us and a terrific ride. Did I mention that it was also my birthday. It was a super ride and day!

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

First e- bike ride

August, 2021 by lindarkv

First time on an e-bike although road bikes Will do just fine on this beautifully maintained flat trail. We rode from Johnson to the Morrisville end and back. The temperature was in the upper 80s but the ride was still perfectly comfortable.It is a very Straight trail but the landscape varies enough to keep it interesting.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

great ride!

August, 2021 by vmacaamano

Well maintained. Great signage. Beautiful area. Thanks!

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Morrisville to Johnson

July, 2021 by bkarhoff

Rode with my wife and 1-year-old in between showers today, from Morrisville. The trail was in excellent shape, and passes through peaceful terrain. My son enjoyed seeing the dairy cows along the trail.

We want to give a shout out to Morrisville. This little village has all kinds of public art, and most of the downtown businesses have beautiful flowers on the street. We had lunch at Black Cap Coffee and Beer. Great sandwiches and coffee, with a wide variety of wares and art by local artists and artisans. Just the type of local business we love to find when we're out and about enjoying the trails.

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