Looking for a great trail in Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont? AllTrails has 85 great hiking trails, 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 42 moderate trails in Green Mountain National Forest ranging from 1.9 to 17.7 miles and from 597 to 3,943 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.

hiking
snow
4 days ago

We hiked with micro-spikes on 4-5 inches of snow with 6-8 inches near the top. The trail is well blazed for the most part and marked in red. It is a lovely trail, especially near the top with the snow covered conifers. There is no view at the top due to surrounding trees. This is a 6 mile round trip, not 4.7 as stated above.

We went two weeks ago after some snow had accumulated. Micro spikes were a necessity, particularly for the last quarter mile which is sheer. Girlfriend was having trouble digging in and slid a lot. Came down that part on our asses, but otherwise a decent challenge.

Fun, challenging ascent that proceeds upwards the whole way. Well-marked trail. There was lots of snow from the week before, but we were able to make it to the top with micro spikes. View from the top is uncanny.

hiking
icy
snow
5 days ago

Fun hike, made more challenging by the snow (had about 6 inches the night before). Trail markers are not frequent, several were broken, and they were much harder to spot towards the top, where the trail narrows. We were also misled by blue ribbons someone tied to trees as we neared the summit, and prematurely veered off to the right.

Snowy wonderland after the fog. Great hike!

river was rippin today

hiking
rocky
snow
12 days ago

Was so fun with the dog can’t wait to go back in the warmer months!

hiking
snow
12 days ago

Was really fun a tad icy when I was there but would definitely go back again!

hiking
icy
snow
13 days ago

Deep snow in some places. Marked trees well.

hiking
icy
scramble
snow
17 days ago

First 2 miles are very flat. Last .2 miles you’re climbing a wall.

We followed some bare boot tracks, both of us wore snowshoes all the way, which packed the trail down nicely. It was warm and wet, moose tracks still there!

First half easy, second half steep. Very very steep just before the summit. Crampons very useful if not necessary for the last 0.25 mi.

hiking
21 days ago

NOTE: this review is just for the White Rocks overlook. Did not go to the summit. There's two halves to this hike, the lower portion and the upper (Glastenbury Wilderness) portion. First half of the hike is nothing to write home about. Powerlines, chain-link fences, a little muddy, graffiti-laden walking tunnel, road noise, and barren sparse dedicious trees. Second half completely makes up for the first half. This is the point that you pass the signs for the Glastenbury Wilderness area. Tall dense conifers, peaceful stream alongside the trail almost the whole way, birds chirping. Absolutely gorgeous area once you pass the sign. In total it took an hour and a half each way, this is with several stops for water/pictures/chatting with hikers I passed. Depending on how you count it, 6-7 steeper inclines, but they are quick and not too bad. Until the last stretch before the Rocks. This spot gets pretty steep, a little tricky with the snow/ice cover, but doable. Definitely what makes this trail "moderate". Otherwise the trail is mostly flat/slight inclines. 5 creek crossings, but if you watch your footing you can get over without submerging your feet. I had cleats/spikes and poles with me, and I'd say you most definitely need them to winter hike this trail (mainly for the steeper stretch before the Rocks.) Countless downed trees to go over, but nothing crazy. Views are decent at the Rocks, overlooks Bennington and forest to the north. Definitely think it'd look great in autumn or at sunset (overlook looks westward.) As of today (1/2/20) there isn't more than a half of inch snow cover at any given point on the hike. Trailhead parking looks brand new, room for about 12 or so cars. Directions on this app are spot on. Good map & info at the trailhead as well. Trail is clearly marked, just follow the blue markings the whole way and you're golden. Had post-hike meal and a stout at the Tap House across the street from Bennington Potters, nice waitress and food/beer hit the spot.

hiking
icy
muddy
22 days ago

Great trail. We took our Husky Atlas on a New Year’s Day hike and it was great many people out on the trail. The trail was a little icy and muddy but we just a storm around here a few trees were blown down across the trail but nothing to major. Get out and enjoy the beautiful well marked trail follow the blue blazes!

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
26 days ago

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