Vermont

Vermont Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

Northwest:

Burton Island, Knight Island, Knight Point, Lake Carmi, Niquette Bay, Underhill, Woods Island

Burton Island State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
West Shore Trail 0.75 One way or loop to other trails Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
North Shore Trail (PDF) 0.50 One way or loop with Eagle Bay Trail Easy 30 min Woodland, Lakeside Yes
Eagle Bay Trail 0.50 One way or loop with North Shore Trail Easy 30 min Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
Island Farm Nature Trail (PDF) 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 State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
West Trail 1.00 Loop when combined with East or Cross Trails Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
East Trail 1.00 Loop when combined with West or Cross Trails Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside, Views  Yes
Cross Trail 0.50 Connector Trail Easy 30 min Woodland  Yes

Knight Point State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Point Trail 1.00 One way or loop through park Easy 30 min Woodland, Lakeside Yes

Lake Carmi State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Marsh Brook Nature Trail 1.50 Loop Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Meadow, Lakeside  Yes

Niquette Bay State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Mulhley Trail 1.30 One way or loop with other trails Moderate 45 mins Woodland, Views  Yes
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  Yes
Island View 0.25 Loop Moderate 15 mins Woodland, Views  Yes

Underhill State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-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  Yes
Sunset Ridge Trail to Chin 2.30 One way Difficult 2.5 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views  Yes
Laura Cowles to Chin 1.70 One way Very difficult 2.5 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views  Yes
Halfway House to Nose 1.50 One Way Difficult 2 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views  Yes
CCC Road to Maple Ridge Trail 1.10 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Cliffs, Views  Yes
Maple Ridge to Nose 2.10 One Way Difficult 3 hours Woodland, Cliffs, Views  Yes
Long Trail Nose to Chin 1.20 One Way Moderate 1.5 hours Cliffs, Views  Yes

Woods Island State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Island Loop 2.00 Loop Easy 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
Cross Trail 0.50 One way, Connector Easy 30 min Woodland  Yes

Northeast:

Brighton, Elmore, Kettle Pond, New Discovery, Ricker Pond, Little River, Seyon Lodge, Smugglers’ Notch, Waterbury Center

Brighton State Park

Northeast Kingdom Nature Trail (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Red Pine Trail 0.33 Loop with Main or Shore Trail Easy 20 min Woodland  Yes
Main Trail 0.50 Loop with Red Pine or Shore Trail Easy 45 min Woodland  Yes
Logger’s Loop 0.25 Loop Easy 15 min Woodland  Yes
Shore Trail 0.40 Loop with Red Pine or Main Trail Easy 20 min Woodland, Lakeside  Yes

Elmore State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Mountain Brook Nature Trail (PDF) 0.50 One Way Easy 20 min Woodland, Wetland  Yes
Fire Tower Trail 1.74 Loop with Ridge Trail Moderate to difficult 1.5 hours Woodland, Firetower, Views  Yes
Ridge Trail 2.3 Loop with Fire Tower Trail Moderate to difficult 2.25 hours Woodland, Firetower, Views  Yes

Groton Forest Trails – Kettle Pond State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-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 State Park

Groton State Forest summer trails map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
New Discovery to Osmore Pond 0.50 One Way Easy 30 min 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 min Woodland, Views  Yes
Big Deer Mtn Trail 0.90 One Way Moderate 45 min Woodland, Views  Yes
Hosmer Brook Trail 1.30 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Stream  Yes
Nature Trail 0.60 One Way Easy 45 min Woodland  Yes
Coldwater Brook 1.90 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland  Yes
Owl’s Head 1.50 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Views  Yes
Peacham Bog 4.50 Loop Moderate 3.5 hours Woodland, Bog  Yes
Silver Ledge Trail 0.60 One Way Moderate to difficult 30 min Woodland, Views  Yes
Peacham Bog Nordic Trail 5.00 One Way Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Bog  Yes

Groton Forest Trails – Ricker Pond State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Cross Vermont Trail 10.00 One Way Easy Rail trail, Woodland  Yes

Little River State Park

Little River trails guide and map (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Nature Trail (PDF) 0.50 Loop Easy 45 min Woodland, Stream  Yes
Dalley Loop Trail 3.55 Loop Moderate 3 hours Woodland, Stream  Yes
Stevenson Brook Trail 2.50 One way or loop with other trails Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Stream  Yes
Sawmill Trail 0.55 One Way Moderate to difficult 45 min Woodland, Stream  Yes
Hedgehog Hill Trail 1.30 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland  Yes
Ricker Farm Trail 1.21 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland  Yes
Kelty Corners Trail 0.56 One Way Moderate 45 min Woodland  Yes
Foster’s Trail 1.4 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland  Yes
Cotton Brook Road Multi-Use 6.47 One Way Moderate 7 hours Woodland, Stream  Yes

Seyon Lodge State Park

Seyon Lodge trails map (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Noyes Pond Loop 1.00 Loop Easy 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside  Yes

Smugglers’ Notch State Park

Smugglers’ Notch trail map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Sterling Pond Trail 1.40 One Way Moderate to difficult 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
Hell Brook to Chin 1.80 One Way Difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain  Yes
Long Trail N. to Sterling Pond 2.40 One Way Difficult 4 hours Woodland, Mountain  Yes
Long Trail S. to Chin 2.30 One Way Difficult 4 hours Woodland, Mountain  Yes
Long Trail Nose to Chin 1.20 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes
Haselton to Mt. Mansfield Nose 1.20 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes
Bingham Falls 0.80 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Waterfall  Yes

Waterbury Center State Park

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Peninsula Trail (PDF) 0.50 Loop Easy 15 min Woodland, Lakeside  Yes

Southwest:

Bomoseen, Branbury, Button Bay, Emerald Lake, Half Moon Pond, Lake Shaftsbury, Lake St. Catherine, Mt. Philo, Woodford

Bomoseen State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Bomoseen Hiking Loop 1.50 Loop Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Pond  Yes
Slate History Trail 0.75 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Slate  Yes
Glen Lake Trail 4.50 One Way Moderate 4 hours Woodland, Lakeside, Views  Yes
Daniel Coffey Memorial Trail 0.75 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Pond  Yes

Branbury State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Nature Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 45 min Woodland  Yes
Rattlesnake Point 1.50 One Way Moderate to difficult 3-4 hours Woodland, Views  Yes
Falls of Llana 1.00 One Way Easy 45 min Woodland, Waterfalls  Yes
Silver Lake 1.60 Loop Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
Mt. Moosalamoo Campground Trail 6.80 Loop Moderate to difficult 5-6 hours Woodland, Brooks  Yes

Button Bay State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Button Bay Point Trail 0.30 Loop Easy 15 min Lakeside  Yes
Dog Walk Trail 0.25 One Way Easy 15 min Open, Lakeside  Yes

Emerald Lake State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Vista Trail 0.75 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside  Yes

Half Moon Pond State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Glen Lake Trail 4.50 One Way Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Lakeside, Views  Yes
Shore Trail 0.30 One Way Easy 20 min Lakeside  Yes
Daniel Coffee Memorial Trail 0.75 One Way Easy 1 hour Woodland, Pond  Yes

Lake Shaftsbury State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Healing Springs Nature Trail (PDF) 0.75 Round Trip Easy 1 hour Lakeside, Woodland, Wetland  Yes

Lake St. Catherine State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Nature Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 45 min Woodland, Meadow, Stream  Yes

Mt. Philo State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Summit Trail 1.00 One Way to Summit Trails Moderate 1 hour Woodland, Summit  Yes
Devil’s Chair 0.50 One Way to Summit Trails Moderate 45 min Woodland, Summit  Yes

Woodford State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Atwood Trail 0.50 Loop Easy 30 min Woodland, Lakeside  Yes
Reservoir Trail 2.70 Loop Easy Woodland, Lakeside  Yes

Southeast:

Allis, Camp Plymouth, Fort Dummer, Gifford Woods, Jamaica, Lowell Lake, Molly Stark, Mt. Ascutney, Quechee, Townshend, Wilgus

Allis State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Bear Hill Nature Trail (PDF) 0.75 Loop Moderate to difficult 1 hour Woodland  Yes

Camp Plymouth State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Echo Lake Vista 1.00 Round Trip Moderate 40 min – 1 hour Woodland, Lake View  Yes

Fort Dummer State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Sunrise Trail 1.00 Loop Easy 45 min Woodland, Views  Yes
Sunset Trail 0.50 One Way Easy 25 min Woodland, Views  Yes

Gifford Woods State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Old Growth Interpretive Trail 0.10 Loop Easy 10-15 min Woodland  Yes
Kent Brook Trail 1.10 Loop Easy to moderate 45 min Woodland  Yes
Appalachian Trail Moderate to difficult Woodland  Yes
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  Yes

Jamaica State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
West River Trail 2.50 One Way Easy 2.5 hours Woodland, Riverside  Yes
Overlook Trail 2.00 One Way Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Views  Yes
Hamilton Falls Trail 6.00 Round Trip Moderate to difficult 4 hours Woodland, Falls  Yes

Lowell Lake State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Lowell Lake Trail 3.00 Loop Easy 2 hours Woodland, Lakeside  Yes

Molly Stark State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Mt. Olga 1.70 Loop Moderate 1.5 hours Woodland, Views, Firetower  Yes
Nature Center Spur 0.20 One Way Easy 20 min Woodland  Yes

Mt. Ascutney State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Brownsville 3.20 One way to other parking area Moderate to difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes
Futures 4.60 One way to other parking area Moderate to difficult 4 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes
Weathersfield 2.90 One way to other parking area Moderate to difficult 3 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes
Windsor 2.70 One way to other parking area Difficult 2-3 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes
Summit Trail 1.40 Round Trip Moderate 2 hours Woodland, Mountain, Views  Yes

Quechee State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-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 State Park

Park hiking trails (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Bald Mountain Trail 2.75 Round trip Moderate to difficult 3 hours Woodland, Summit, Views  Yes

Wilgus State Park

Park map and guide (PDF)

Trail Name Mileage Loop or One Way Difficulty Hiking Time Description Dog-Friendly
Pinnacle Trail 1.00 Loop Moderate 1 hour Woodland, View Yes

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