A few miles of multi-use trails in Castleton.
A few miles of multi-use trails in Wells, near the Lakeside Park
Several miles of single track in Poultney, near the State Park
Dozens of miles of loops, primarily on dirt & gravel roads, beginning & ending in Poultney
A 3-mile multi-use trail around downtown Poultney
More than 6 miles of new trails located in East Poultney. Additional trails are under construction in late summer/fall 2018.
Trailhead: Visitor parking at Castleton University is behind the Stafford Academic Center in the Stafford lot.
The Castleton University Trails are easy and well marked.
There are two trails:
To Access the Trails:
Spartan Trail Work Day
Description: Delaney Woods, owned by the Town of Wells, is part of the the conserved Delaney Farm. Volunteers and professional trail builders constructed about 3.5 miles of multi-use single track trails over the past couple of years. The trails were designed for all kinds of HUMAN powered fun such as hiking, snow shoeing and mountain biking.
Directions: Enter Delaney Cross Road off North Street in Wells, across from the Lakeside Park, and look for the official parking area. From there, continue on foot or bike up the road for about 0.2 m, stay right and you should see the sign for SVT Rt 1 trailhead.
The trailhead and parking is located on Endless Brook Road across from the Lewis Deane Nature Preserve (~975 Endless Brook Road in Google Maps).
These beautiful trails are entirely on private property and are open to the public through the landowner's generosity and their partnership with Slate Valley Trails. The majority of the trails are singletrack and designed for mountian biking. However, the trails are open to any non-motorized use including hiking, running, and snowshoeing. Once you reach the highest point on Hardy's Hill the views of Lake Saint Catherine are amazing, and so are the fast berms and rolls as you head back down the long descent. Please do not ride the trails if they are wet and tire ruts are visible.
The trailhead and parking is located on Town Farm Road off Route 140 in East Poultney.
These new trails are entirely on private property and are open to the public through the landowner's generosity and their partnership with Slate Valley Trails. The majority of the trails are singletrack and designed for mountian biking. However, the trails are open to any non-motorized use including hiking, running, and snowshoeing.
Please help us keep these trails in great shape - do not ride the trails if they are wet and tire ruts are visible.
Description: The Poultney River and Rail Trail is a 3.3 mile multi-use trail around downtown Poultney, which has been under development since 2001.
The trail features portions of the D&H Rail Trail, Poultney River and a corridor bordering the Poultney Elementary School.
Recently, Slate Valley Trails has partnered with the Town of Poultney, the Poultney 20/20 Committee and the Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District to bring the plans to completion.
Map: Access a pdf map of the River and Rail Trail here.