Vermont's 18 rail trails and public paths are great low-impact ways to explore downtowns, scenic views and Vermont's waterfronts. In total, the Green Mountains are home to 130 miles of rail trails, from larger trail networks like Millstone Trail Network, including accessible trails for all ability levels, like Baldwin Trail at Mount Independence, a Vermont State Historic Site.
The whole family can enjoy the paths at any pace, from a leisurely stroll to cycling at a clip, and there's something for everyone to see and do along the way, like cafes, local businesses and public parks. Stop to enjoy craft beer, an energizing snack or simply to admire the view along the many routes that cross the state. Burlington's Waterfront Park is loved by visitors and Vermonters alike and the striking waterfront views from the Colchester Causeway will not be soon forgotten.
Find Your Next Hike
TrailFinder's resources will inspire you for your next hike and point you to important information like closures, difficulty level and nearby services.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Do your part to protect Vermont’s special places — from rare alpine tundra to fragile pond shorelines — by being a responsible hiker. Plan ahead and brush up on the basics like what to bring, where to camp, and what to do when you need to use the bathroom.
THE LONG TRAIL
Vermont is home to the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the U.S., running the spine of Vermont's Green Mountains. Whether you take the trail in chunks or hike all 272 miles, the Long Trail offers beautiful views and a chance to get to know Vermont's mountains.
Stowe Recreation Path
Stowe's paved recreation path takes cyclists or walkers on a 5.3-mile tour of Stowe's scenic views and Mountain Road district, offering the opportunity to stop, sample local cuisine and take in the beauty of the Green Mountains.
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
New England's longest rail trail spans 93 miles of Vermont, allowing unparalleled opportunity to explore on two wheels, horseback, skis or on foot. Find a favorite section or plan to explore the whole path; adventure awaits.
RAILS TO TRAILS
Find maps, resources and news on efforts to turn railroads into public trails in Vermont from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Kingdom Trails is a must-visit destination all year long. With miles of maintained trails, it's the perfect spot to take in the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom, on two wheels, two skis or on foot.
VAST Trail Map
View the full trail map for a quick and easy way to plan out your next snowmobile trip.
Calling all adventure seekers: The Catamount Trail is a cross-country skiing trail that runs the entire length of the state.