Looking for a great trail in Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont? AllTrails has 74 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 39 moderate trails in Green Mountain National Forest ranging from 1.9 to 17.7 miles and from 597 to 4,081 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The Green Mountain National Forest is managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Located in Rutland Vermont, the park contains portions of both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail as well as other popular peaks and trails. The park is a popular destination in New England for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Highlights within Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest include Grout Pond Recreation Area, sections of the Appalachian and Long Trails, Little Rock Pond Trail, White Rocks Cliff Trail, and Thundering Falls. The most popular season to visit this park during autumn, as the park has a stunning display of fall foliage. The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including several bird species such as the peregrine falcon, as well as black bears, moose, and coyote.

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muddy
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15 hours ago

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rocky
scramble
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washed out
15 hours ago

Do not attempt until the road drys out!

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Loved this trail regardless of the conditions...being spring mud season made the trail a mess but it had also rained for two days prior. Had to hike into woods of trail to cross the brook...luckily there was a fallen tree across it. Cascades were raging and beautiful

It is only 1 mile and back out. Trail not marked well.

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blowdown
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rocky
snow
2 days ago

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muddy
3 days ago

Great easy trail. There was a tree down acrossed the trail, but it was easy to get around.

I hiked on Saturday the 13th of April and it was pretty muddy in some spots and there was a little bit of ice left on the trail around the pond. The pond itself was almost completely frozen over still

Mid-April 2019: huge temperature variance on the hike up - bring layers! Once we got to 2500’ elevation we put on micro spikes. I definitely wouldn’t do it without them. It was icy and then at least two feet of packed snow toward the top. Trail conditions otherwise good. The visitors center was closed (Sunday early afternoon). As previous reviewers have mentioned, the word “unrelenting” is a good descriptor for the climb. Gorgeous views at the top! Great hike overall.

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

Good trail on an old logging road. A bit muddy in places but easy to get around.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
8 days ago

this trail is amazing. nice calorie burning hike and the views of the lake are amazing. would highly recommend.

trail running
12 days ago

I did this 2x yesterday. It was a miserable experience. Rain, wind, cold, mud, snow up top at the pond. Can't wait to go back on a nice day!

hiking
snow
14 days ago

very pretty trail with an anticlimactic peak. almost felt it would've been better to stop at the white cliffs lookout.

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

The falls were spectacular with heavy water flow and ice formations still remaining. The trail was muddy and there were fairly long sections covered in ice. There were a few creek crossings that were a little tricky because of significant water flow. The trail is marked with blue blazes but sometimes you need to be patient and look around to find one after crossing a creek. The trail section to the falls goes off to the right about 1.5 miles before you get there and is marked by a wood sign with an arrow. When you reach the falls go up a short trail to your left to get the best view.

on Bald Mountain

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muddy
rocky
snow
15 days ago

Nice but not easy climb. Was muddy and icy when I went. Still about 18"of snow at the top. The vista is excellent. Go to your left when you see the piled up white rocks on the way up. The coordinates given below are spot on. If you want to shorten the hike you won't miss a lot by heading back once you've visited the vista.

hiking
16 days ago

Nice, wide, easy trail. I did this trail after other hiking that day so it was perfect for somewhat tired legs and feet. When taking the gravel path/drive at the start, stay to your right at the fork and you will come to a sign for the trail.

I ran this yesterday. I am glad I had my spikes with me, it was 95% snow and ice. I fell a few times when I sank or broke through the ice and snow. Fun!!

hiking
23 days ago

Have done this trail a few times now. It gets harder the closer you get to the top. There is three very steep hills you have to make it up. Which I found to be the only hard part. Besides that great hike and amazing view from the top. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view from the top!!!

Perfect day for a spring hike.

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muddy
snow
28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

I did this hike in the winter . I broke trail for the 1st 4 miles which was so lovely to be the first. I agree with some of the comments below . The elevation was great for me . The trail head is really easy to find . There isn’t a trail head marking, per say. Follow the water up till you don’t. That’s your only water source . The trail follows the water . There are also 3 blue horizontal lines on some tree in the direction to follow . One your at the juncture, go right and up. It’s a .5 from the tower to The view from the peek which was pretty magical. I like frozen snow and ice personally. The view from the tower was pretty mind blowing . I will be definitely hitting this hike in the summer .

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snow
29 days ago

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over grown
30 days ago

Just wanted to check this part out quick since we were just driving by and it was super icy along with not having our cramptons with us. Just parked on the side of the road and hoped out. Can not wait to do this section when we finally thru hike.

The road is closed as of today, and, according to the cop posted at the road closure sign, is nothing but ice. And probably will be for a long time. Super disappointing; wish the road closure was marked earlier, but it’s sudden, right after a curve. Will update review if we ever get to hike it.

This trail was absolutely beautiful and had an amazing view at the top. However, because of the snow and construction workers using the entire parking area we ended up having to park near the picnic area, we parked a little further down the road because the snow wasn’t kept up with further up and there was a gate up to get into the actual picnic area. We ended up starting on the keewaydin trail and made our way up. It was still an awesome hike! Will definitely be back to check out the areas we missed.
Also, when you’re leaving make sure you go back straight to those main roads this specific trail leads you to, especially if you have a typical car. We ended up going the other way because the gps said to and ended up in a ton of uphill and very muddy roads that we almost got stuck in multiple times.

Beautiful winter hike. We were the only people on the trail all day. Bottom third of the trail was well packed snow. The top two thirds were fresh powder of 2 to 4 inches. We used micro spikes which were good for these conditions with only a few slips and post holes. The view from the top was magnificent and worth the climb. The hike is unrelenting uphill all the way with no flat areas. A lightweight spoon sled made coming down fast and a lot of fun especially in the deeper powder. We took 3hrs up at an easy pace and an hour down. Highly recommended.

A very nice and easy hike. We really enjoyed it and the pond was just beautiful. We ate our lunch there and dipped out feed it the water. It was really nice. However we did the hike in July and there was a lot of bugs!

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