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Hiking Trails

Vermont State Parks offers a wide variety of hiking opportunities. Whether you're looking for an easy, family-friendly hike or searching for outstanding views from a summit hike, or something in between, there is a trail nearby waiting for you. Here is our list of hiking trails for some ideas. Click on each map for a detailed description of the hiking available at that park or print out our Hiking Trails PDF for an easy-reference guide to all of our hiking trails.


NORTHWEST

Burton Island

Map of Burton Island Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
West Shore Trail 0.75 One way or loop to other trails Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside Yes
North Shore Trail 0.50 One way or loop with Eagle Bay Trail Easy 30 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Eagle Bay Trail 0.50 One way or loop with North Shore Trail Easy 30 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Island Farm Nature Trail 1.00 Loop Easy 1 hour Woodland, Meadow Yes
Southern Tip Trail 1.00 One Way Easy 1.5 hours Woodland, Meadow, View Yes

Knight Island

Map of Knight Island Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
West Trail 1.00 Loop when combined with East or Cross Trail Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside Yes
East Trail 1.00 Loop when combined with West or Cross Trail Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside, Views Yes
Cross Trail 0.50 Connector Trail Easy 30 mins. Woodland Yes

Knight Point

Map of Knight Point Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Point Trail 1.00 One way or loop through park Easy 30 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Lake Carmi

Map of Lake Carmi Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Marsh Brook Nature Trail 1.50 Loop Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Meadow, Lakeside No

Niquette Bay

Map of Niquette Bay Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Mulhley Trail 1.30 One way or loop with other trails Moderate 45 mins. Woodland, Views No
Burns Trail 1.00 One way or loop with other trails Easy 20 mins. Woodland, Views Yes
Allen Trail 0.50 One way or loop with other trails Easy 15 mins. Woodland Yes
Ledges Trail 0.90 One way or loop with other trails Moderate 30 mins. Woodland, Views No
Island View 0.25 Loop Moderate 15 mins. Woodland, Views No

Underhill

Map of Underhill Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Ccc Road to Sunset Ridge 1.00 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland Yes
Cantilever Rock Trail 0.90 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Cliffs, Views No
Sunset Ridge Trail to Chin 2.30 One Way Difficult 2.5 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views No
Laura Cowles to Chin 1.70 One Way Very Difficult 2.5 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views No
Halfway House to Nose 1.50 One Way Difficult 2 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views No
CCC Road to Maple Ridge Trail 1.10 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Cliffs, Views No
Maple Ridge to Nose 2.10 One Way Difficult 3 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views No
Long Trail Nose to Chin 1.20 One Way Moderate 1.5 hours Cliffs, Views No

Woods Island

Map of Woods Island Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Island Loop 2.00 Loop Easy 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Cross Trail 0.50 One Way, Connector Easy 30 mins. Woodland Yes

NORTHEAST

Brighton

Map of Brighton Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Red Pine Trail 0.33 Loop with Main or Shore Trail Easy 20 mins. Woodland Yes
Main Trail 0.50 Loop with Red Pine or Shore Trail Easy 45 mins. Woodland Yes
Loggers Loop 0.25 Loop Easy 15 mins. Woodland Yes
Shore Trail 0.40 Loop with Red Pine or Main Trail Easy 20 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Elmore

Map of Elmore Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Beaver Trail 0.50 One Way Easy Woodland, Wetland Yes
Elmore Mtn Trail 1.25 One way to tower Moderate to difficult Woodland, Firetower, Views No
Balancing Rock Trail 0.50 One Way Moderate to difficult Ledges, Woodland No

Groton Forest Trails — Kettle Pond

Map of Kettle Pond Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Kettle Pond Trail 3.00 Loop Easy 2.5 hours Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Kettle Pond Portage Trail 0.25 One Way Easy 20 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Groton Forest Trails — New Discovery

Map of New Discovery Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
New Discovery to Osmore Pond 0.50 One Way Easy 30 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Osmore Pond Hiking Loop 2.00 Loop Easy 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Little Deer Trail 0.50 One Way Moderate 30 mins. Woodland, Views Yes
Big Deer Mtn Trail 0.90 One Way Moderate 45 mins. Woodland, Views No
Hosmer Brook Trail 1.30 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Stream Yes
Nature Trail 0.60 One Way Easy 45 mins. Woodland Yes
Coldwater Brook 1.90 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland No
Owls Head 1.50 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Views Yes
Peacham Bog 4.50 Loop Moderate 3.5 hours Woodland, Bog No
Silver Ledge Trail 0.60 One Way Moderate to difficult 30 mins. Woodland, Views No
Peacham Bog Nordic Trail 5.00 One Way Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Bog No

Groton Forest Trails — Ricker Pond

Map of Ricker Pond Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Cross Vermont Trail 10.00 One Way Easy Rail Trail, Woodland Yes

Little River

Map of Little River Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Nature Trail 0.40 Loop Easy 45 mins. Woodland, Stream Yes
Stevenson Brook Trail 1.00 One way or loop with other trails Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Stream No
Sawmill Loop Trail 0.30 Loop Moderate to difficult 45 mins. Woodland, Stream No
Dalley Loop Trail 2.80 Loop Moderate 3 hours Woodland, Stream No
Hedgehog Loop Trail 2.00 Loop Moderate 2 hours Woodland No
Ricker Lot Trail 0.10 One Way Connector Moderate 15 mins. Woodland No
Kelty Loop 1.50 Loop Moderate 1.75 hours Woodland No
Cotton Brook Multi-Use 8.00 Loop Moderate 7 hours Woodland, Stream No

Seyon Lodge

Map of Seyon Lodge Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Noyes Pond Loop 1.00 Loop Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Smuggler's Notch

Map of Smuggler's Notch Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Sterling Pond Trail 1.40 One Way Moderate to difficult 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside No
Hell Brook to Chin 1.80 One Way Difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain No
Long Trail N to Sterling Pond 2.40 One Way Difficult 4 hours Woodland, Mountain No
Long Trail S to Chin 2.30 One Way Difficult 4 hours Woodland, Mountain No
Long Trail Nose to Chin 1.20 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views No
Haselton to Mt. Mansfield Nose 1.20 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views No
Bingham Falls 0.80 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Waterfall Yes

Waterbury Center

Map of Waterbury Center Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Peninsula Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 15 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes

SOUTHWEST

Bomoseen

Map of Bomoseen Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Bomoseen Hiking Loop 1.50 Loop Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Pond Yes
Slate History Trail 0.75 One Way Easy 1 hour Wodland, Slate Yes
Glen Lake Trail 4.50 One Way Moderate 4 hours Woodland, Lakeside, Views No
Daniel Coffey Memorial Trail 0.75 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Pond Yes

Branbury

Map of Branbury Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Nature Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 45 mins. Woodland Yes
Rattlesnake Point 1.50 One Way Moderate to difficult 3-4 hours Woodland, Views No
Falls of Llana 1.00 One Way Easy 45 mins. Woodland, Waterfalls No
Silver Lake 1.60 Loop Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside No
Mt. Moosalamoo Campground Trail 6.80 Loop Moderate to difficult 5-6 hours Woodland, Brooks No

Button Bay

Map of Button Bay Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Button Bay Point Trail 0.30 Loop Easy 15 mins. Lakeside Yes
Dog Walk Trail 0.25 One Way Easy 15 mins. Open, Lakeside Yes

Emerald Lake

Map of Emerald Lake Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Vista Trail 0.75 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Half Moon

Map of Half Moon Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Glen Lake Trail 4.50 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside, Views No
Shore Trail 0.30 One Way Easy 20 mins. Lakeside
Daniel Coffey Memorial Trail 0.75 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Pond Yes

Mt. Philo

Map of Mt Philo Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Summit Trail 1.00 One way to summit trails Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Summit Yes
Devils Chair 0.50 One way to summit trails Moderate 45 mins. Woodland, Summit No

Lake Shaftsbury

Map of Shaftsbury Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Healing Springs 0.75 Round Trip Easy 1 hour Lakeside, Woodland, Wetland Yes

Lake St. Catherine

Map of St Catherine Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Nature Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 45 mins. Woodland, Meadow, Stream Yes

Woodford

Map of Woodford Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Atwood Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 30 mins. Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Reservoir Trail 2.70 Loop Easy Woodland, Lakeside Yes

SOUTHEAST

Allis

Map of Allis Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Bear Hill 0.75 Loop Moderate to difficult 1 hour Woodland No

Camp Plymouth

Map of CampPlymouth Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Echo Lake Vista 1.00 Round Trip Moderate 40 mins. - 1 hour Woodland, Lake view Yes

Fort Dummer

Map of Fort Dummer Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Sunrise Trail 1.00 Loop Easy 45 mins. Woodland, Views Yes
Sunset Trail 0.50 One Way Easy 25 mins. Woodland, Views Yes

Gifford Woods

Map of Gifford Woods Hiking Trail Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Old Growth Interpretive Trail 0.10 Loop Easy 10-15 mins. Woodland Yes
Kent Brook Trail 1.10 Loop Easy to moderate 45 mins. Woodland Yes
Appalachian Trail Moderate to difficult Woodland No
Pond and Waterfall Loop 3.50 Loop Easy 2.5 hours Woodland, Brooks, Pools Yes
Deer Leap Overlook 4.00 Round Trip Moderate 2.5 hours Woodland, Views No

Jamaica

Map of Jamaica Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
West River Trail 2.50 One Way Easy 2.5 hours Woodland, Riverside Yes
Overlook Trail 2.00 One Way Moderate 2 hours Wodland, Views No
Hamilton Falls Trail 6.00 Round Trip Moderate to difficult 4 hours Woodland, Falls No

Lowell Lake

Map of Lowell Lake Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Lowell Lake Trail 3.00 Loop Easy 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Molly Stark

Map of Molly Stark Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Mt. Olga 1.70 Loop Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Views, Firetower No
Nature Center Spur 0.20 One Way Easy 20 mins. Woodland Yes

Mt. Ascutney

Map of Mt Ascutney Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Brownsville 3.20 One way to other parking area Moderate to difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views No
Futures 4.60 One way to other parking area Moderate to difficult 4 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views No
Weathersfield 2.90 One way to other parking area Moderate to difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views No
Windsor 2.70 One way to other parking area Difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views No
Summit Trail 1.40 Round Trip Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views Maybe

Quechee

Map of Quechee Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Quechee Gorge Trail 1.00 Round trip from bridge to bottom of gorge Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Gorge Yes
1.50 Round trip from Visitor Center to bottom of gorge Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Gorge Yes
1.50 Round trip from bridge to Dewey's Pond Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Falls Yes
2.00 Round trip from Visitor Center to Dewey's Pond Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Falls Yes

Townshend

Map of Townshend Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Bald Mountain Trail 2.75 Round Trip Moderate to difficult 3 hours Woodland, Summit, Views No

Wilgus

Map of Wilgus Hiking Trails Click on map for detailed trail information.
Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Kid-Friendly
Pinnacle Trail 1.00 Loop Moderate 1 hour Woodland, View No



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