A few miles of mutli-use trails in Castleton.
A few miles of multi-use trails in Wells
Several miles of hiking/biking trails in Poultney with a view of Lake St. Catherine
Three miles of hiking trails in East Poultney
3 mile multi-use trail around downtown Poultney
Several miles of trails in Castleton, Ira and Poultney
Several miles of hiking and nature trails in Castleton.
10k walking and running route in Poultney
A 2 hour hike in Poultney with a view of Lake St. Catherine. Owned by Green Mountain College.
A 3 hour hike in North Pawlet with 360 degree views. Owned by the Nature Conservancy
Several miles of hiking trails and zen gardens in Castleton.
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
Every town needs a 10 kilometer running and walking loop!
This loop is a popular and pleasant route that uses the sidewalk along East Main Street to East Poultney, several dirt roads and the D&H Trail. The road up the hill just east of Route 30 was called Cheaters Hill in the 1800s as it allowed people to bypass the brick house that was once the toll house for the Poultney Turnpike.
The 6.5 mile loop begins and ends at the D&H kiosk on Church Street in Poultney village. If you go around the route in a clockwise direction you’ll get a good workout going up Cheater’s Hill. If you do it in a counter clockwise direction you will enjoy a nice long run down the hill.
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.
Parking for the Howe Hill trails is in the parking lot next to the East Poultney Baptist Church on the green in the center of the village of East Poultney. The parking lot may be full on Sunday mornings during church service. To access the trails from the parking lot walk south across the Poultney River on to Thrall Rd. The trails start at the Howe Hill sign on the left side of Thrall Rd. about a quarter mile from the parking lot.
This trail network represents a partnership between two generous landowners and Slate Valley Trails. Howe Hill trails are open to walking, hiking, running, and snowshoeing when the snow falls. There are some short steep climbs on Laird's Loop, some of which may be dangerous in icy conditions. The trails consist of Laird's Loop (1.9 miles round-trip) and the Upper Loop (1.0 miles). Please wear bright colors during all Vermont hunting seasons.
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.