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Great bike trail but, really, this is a nice place to take a stroll close to the city after having a meal with friends. It’s not a hike through nature, but more of a stroll in town beside the lake.

road biking
11 days ago

Excellent and beautiful trail to walk, run or bike on. The trail takes you right through lake Champlain and the views are obviously stellar. One of the best easy trails to do in Chittenden County

Nice quick walk through an old growth forest. Trail easy to follow and a perfect place to take a dog for a walk as well

My honey and I weren’t able to walk the entire trail because the wind was a bit much that day. Pristine trail, ideal for walking or biking. Every city/town should have a trail like this! We plan to return with our children and bikes.

Nice, fairly easy trail. The trail is not well marked once you get about half way, and branches off quite a few times. But if you happen to go the wrong way, you will stumble upon some neat stuff. There was a creepy abandoned house in the woods off one branch, and several very old tombstones at the edge of a clearing. Part of the main trail is lined with old stacked stone walls that are similar to what you would see along the roadsides of the Irish countryside.

Lovely, well marked trail. Beautiful views from the overlook, even though it’s past peak foliage.

walking
3 months ago

This is really dug a magical place. The trees, the rocks, the water...it’s all just so lovely.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy bike ride. At times path is congested with people. Better views at the northern end of the trail. Not so in the beginning.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Excellent fun trail. At times it does get congested but it does ease up. Recommend weekdays as opposed to weekends. The ferry ride is well worth the $4 each way and allows you to visit the island for some good food and ice cream. I understand from the ferry driver that on weekends the line gets very long.

This hike is great. It's in the woods. It's up and down hill a lot. It was great for kids. Plenty to see and the view? Well the view at the overlook can't be put into words. The best view in VT...

Easy walk with nice fall colors.

Great moderate/moderate-light trail. It took 30 minutes to get up to the top and 30 minutes to get down. Shady hike the entire way to the top. A few semi-steep points in the hike, but very doable regardless of one’s hiking experience. View at the top is terrific. Bring a picnic and enjoy the view.

Lovely trail. Nice woods and ledges and many geochaches

trail running
3 months ago

Lovely trail that is well travelled, shady, and gorgeous.

Cute little walk in the woods to a great view!

Nice walk through the woods with a payoff of a gorgeous view of the Adirondacks..Lake Champlain and Burlington. Dogs can be off leash here as well

Great view for a short hike. Bench at the top makes for a nice place to just relax.

This park is ONLY open to Essex VT residents with a valid Indian Brook Park Pass! But here’s a little secret- there is no park employee at the entrance to check passes in the late fall through early spring- so if you’re not an Essex resident you’re out of luck for the summer but......
Posted signs say Dogs are allowed OFF leash here as long as they are in voice control. They only have to be leashed in parking lots and in the picnic area.
Lots of other trails besides main loop around the lake- worth checking out. Great for snowshoeing and x-country skiing in the winter.

Very pretty short hike. Beautiful views from the rocks/cliffs. The "advertised" length is a little deceiving because the walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is as long as the trail. I hope to do this one again.

Great area to walk and relax!

A short hike great for kids!..you can make it longer if you hike down to Sucker Brook.
you will need to turn around and come back,or park a car on both sides.
Easy fun .

Great place to get started hiking and the view from the top is excellent.

road biking
4 months ago

A must do if you’re in town. Go North to North Beach , Leddy Park and the Causeway trail { *through the lake } and South to Oakledge Park. Amazing lake views for much of this trail, and decent shade as well. Please obey the traffic rules and pay attention - it’s a fairly heavily travelled trail in season, in sections.

Awesome bike ride with beautiful views of Lake Champlain! Flat the whole ride with many nice spots to sit on large flat rocks and enjoy the scenery. I’ve heard it gets crowded but I went on a Tues evening and I was practically the only person out there!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Deducting a star due to crowds and bugs BUT otherwise this is a really unique trail - flat, elevated and in the middle of Lake Champlain. Views are astounding. Surrounded by the lake with Adirondacks on one side and Green Mountains on the other. Just, WOW, but beware the crowds, kids and tourist bikers who don’t know bike etiquette.

Excellent bike ride, just foot traffic and bikes. Which is nice because I hate to ride amongst traffic. Beautiful views of lake, and mountains in the distance. Peaceful with pull-offs to enjoy the view.
Went on a Monday afternoon and it was super chill. Do it!

Moderate trail. Light traffic. Best to go to the top and then come back in about 1:30. Dogs half the time on leash. Bring bug spray.

This is best described as a rigorous walk or an easier hike. Great Pine woods with 2 interesting stone walls.

This is the perfect walk with amazing views of Lake Champlain. It’s also a great bike ride, including a paid ferry trip to Chicago next to the Lake Champlain Islands.

Close to our hotel. We were surprised at how nice it was. Secluded and easy, but in what felt like deep forest.

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