Barr Hill Trail

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Barr Hill Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Greensboro Bend, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

Barr Hill is the highest point in Greensboro. From the open field at the trailhead there is a stunning, nearly panoramic view that sweeps from Spruce and Signal Mountains at Groton State Park to the southern Green Mountains, Woodbury Mountain, Camel’s Hump, Elmore Mountain and Mount Mansfield. The trail traverses fern glades and a ledge outcropping once ground down by glaciers and passes through dark, coniferous woods where you’ll find beds of sphagnum moss so thick it’s tempting to stretch out and take a nap. Barr Hill is also an excellent place for bird watching. If you have binoculars you may see hawks and northern ravens from the trail lookouts.

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4 months ago

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Barr Hill Nature Preserve is a beautiful place. The access road is treacherous and would not have been passable without AWD and plenty of ground clearance. There is a small parking area at the entrance, so walking the extra distance is an option. But it is the snow plow turnaround, so it cannot be used during the winter months. It's a steep climb to the preserve, but once there, it is easy walking with fabulous views. Well worth visiting!

hiking
Monday, December 28, 2015

hiking
Monday, July 22, 2013

Returned July 2013 and the road up to the trailhead was pretty treacherous, washed out by recent heavy rains. We were able to make it to the trailhead with all-wheel SUV. Well worth it once up to the top!

hiking
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nice hike along low mountain ridge. Easy with only few uneven areas. Well maintained. Great for families.