Vernon Trail - Rockville Spur

EASY 13 reviews
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Vernon Trail - Rockville Spur is a 11.6 mile out and back trail located near Vernon Rockville, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

Have walked and biked on this rail-trail many times over the years. Well kept, smooth (a few parts get very slightly rocky near Bolton Notch, but that's considered the Hop River Trail at that point). Nearly flat as this used to be a railroad track, the only inclines happen EXTREMELY gradually. I can only notice the incline on my bike as one direction I'll average 13mph or so while having to pedal constantly, and on the way back I can coast up to 20mph and maintain it with little effort. Great for biking as well as hiking as there are several offshoot trails in both Valley Falls and Bolton Notch parks which offer expansive lookouts and challenging climbs less than a half mile from the rail-trail.

There are several street crossings and the trail is very popular amongst local residents, these are the only major drawbacks keeping me from rating this 5 stars.

Great for people who want to get out and move but don't want to trip over rocks or climb steep slopes (unless you venture off on one of the side trails).

walking
Thursday, December 18, 2014

I've lived in Vernon all my life and the trails have always been a great way to just be alone and calmed. They go all over town and you can pretty much get anywhere on them. Great for biking, hiking, running, or walking.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

road biking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

road biking
Monday, December 28, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Friday, April 20, 2012