Rock Point Trail Loop is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burlington, Vermont that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain124 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Trails are located on property owned by the Episcopal Diocese but made accessible to the public through a partnership with the Lake Champlain Land Trust. Access is free but, visitors must obtain a trail pass from the Rock Point website (www.rockpointvt.org/trails) before arriving.

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Marc Albert
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Hiking

Nice trails on the campus into woods and glades, managed with a light touch. A little muddy but fine.

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Glenn Grushko
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WalkingGreat!
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Mitchell R.
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Walking

Simple but cute trail with nice lookouts over the water. Not strenuous by any means. Only nuisance was our inability to park closely because the area was closed to cars so it pretty much doubled the trail distance.

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Samantha Dickey
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Samantha Dickey
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Sarah Haugen
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful property and well maintained. Nice, easy, quiet walking. Not really sure what trails we walked here exactly but enjoyed wandering none the less.

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Deena Frankel
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FishingIcyRocky

We are so lucky to have access to this beautiful loop right on Lake Champlain. For those interested in natural history, the geology and its influence on plant and animal life at the edge of this former inland sea is on full display along this hike. On a very cold February day, the trail was icy in spots, but spikes and poles kept us upright and moving. Few people out, perhaps due to the deep cold. A beautiful bluebird day in VT.

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mhuaylla User
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Heather Byrnes
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Sharon Zukowski
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Gorgeous views and nice woods, but some stretches very icy and narrow on unfenced cliff edges. Almost met my maker when my microspikes caught on a tree root on an icy trail a foot wide on a cliff edge. Some routes not good for little kids or dogs.

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Ryan K
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good walk on the beach with access to multiple cliff views.

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Pepper Pepper
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We left a little late to do the full loop, but there are many excellent views along the trail, and several options to loop back. The Ely Universal Trail is wide and smooth, the rest is rocky and muddy with a lot of ups and downs. Well marked and maintained.

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Alan Howe
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Nathan Beers
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Katelyn Bowman
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Hiking

Nice easy trails that offer beautiful views of the water. Have been here multiple times and have always enjoyed it.

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Emily Fischer
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I have walked this trail for years and it still is the most special walk in Burlington for me. All of the trees and plants are pure magic as well as the intersting rocky terrain. The church has very recently marked out the trails better and installed foot bridges/stone steps where needed at beginning of the trail! I cant recommend Lone Rock more!

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Scott Baker
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Breathtaking views; not well marked. We went off trail down by the cliffs and scrambled up a steep ledge, which was fun for us but would be difficult or impossible for others. Easy to moderate (roots and crags) overall with exhilarating views from Rocky Point.

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nancy harrison
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Hiking

Nice trail. I was happy to have downloaded the maps because I wasn’t sure about some trails. Nice trail for a day. Read on the lookout! Marvelous! Some were jumping from the rock!

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Amber Thrailkill
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What an awesome local walk for Burlington. This is stunning and well kept but doesn’t feel like just park walking. Love this. Will do it often while in Burlington :) It does belong to the church but it’s super easy and free to log on and register for entry. I’ll be making a donation since I plan on using this all summer ❤️

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Denise Martin
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highly recommended trail with spectacular views of the lake! there were significant muddy areas add it it's early spring. I enjoyed the trails despite being muddy in some areas.

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Lisa Bilowith
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Walking

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

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David Hodgson
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Hiking

Nice short little hike theough the woods with beautiful views from the rocks overlooking Lake Champlain. The distance is a bit deceptive since the walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is almost as long as the hike itself.

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Joe Raquepaw
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The trail is on private, church owned property. You are required to sign a release form at the beginning of the trail. The beginning of the trail is well marked, but once you get on the trail, I didn't see any additional markings. You need to park on the church grounds to enter the trail. There are some nice views of the lake and boats from within the trails. I probably would not go back to that trail, as there are much better trails around.

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Shawn Cochran
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Had an awesome day here, was here from noon till well after sunset, plenty of caves, rocks, cliffs, and other areas to explore

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Joe Singer
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Ashley Slater
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Paul Van Ness
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