Type: Greenway, Rail Trail, Urban Trail
Length: 90.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Winsooski & Wells River Valleys in Vermont
Counties: Chittenden, Washington, Caledonia, Orange
Latitude: 44.44637 Longitude: -73.21502
Complete maps and guide to trailheads and parking available at www.crossvermont.org.
The Cross Vermont Trail spans the state from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River, closely following the Winooski River, through the Green Mountains, and then, crossing the watershed divide in Groton State Forest, the Wells River down to Vermont’s border with New Hampshire. The route joins 18 communities by linking between village centers, parks, nature preserves and schools. Currently the state wide route includes 30 miles of local trails, and 60 miles of scenic roads. The Cross Vermont Trail Association is working to build new sections of trail with the eventual goal of a complete off-road route that will be a safe bicycle and pedestrian alternative to cars, a recreation resource for communities, and a contributor to local economies.
Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 350
Elevation High Point: 1,388
Year Designated: 2003
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Map resources and digital data
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Cross Vermont Trail Association, Inc.
Central Vermont RPC
29 Main St., Ste. 4
Montpelier , VT 05602
PhotosNo additional photos are available.
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