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Kettle Pond Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marshfield, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 85 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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rocky
3 days ago

Great walk two dogs, a kid under 5 years & three adults had a great time pretty muddy and rocky in spots but everyone got through no problem.

Great easy loop around the pond. Definitely bring bug spray!!!! :)

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scramble
4 days ago

This may be advertised as kid-friendly, but it's a little hard for really younger kids, especially the further one gets from the parking area. The trail marks could stand to be blazes again - in some places the trail is hard to detect without them. There is no considerable altitude gain, but both adults in the party were exhausted by the end of the loop because of how rocky the trail is - I'd personally class this as a moderate hike. There are some lovely views of the pond, and trillium are out in full force right now.

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bugs
muddy
7 days ago

still fairly muddy. won't bring my dog again, he walks right through and doesn't understand the purpose of rocks and bridges my kids loved all the camping sites and want to come camp. beautiful views.

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rocky
27 days ago

Trail is full of rocks, tree roots, and fallen logs. There are a few outhouses and picnic tables along the way if you are hiking with kids. The breeze off the water felt amazing in the sunshine! Remote lean-to 14 is roughly 1/4 way, remote lean-to 11 is halfway, remote lean-to 12 is about 3/4 way. It's a pretty hike.

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rocky
1 month ago

Excellent hike, nicely marked and beautiful views.

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rocky
1 month ago

Hiked it yesterday with my 8 year old, 2 year old and husband. Super fun hike for the kids. The first part was muddy and included a bunch of bridges and rocks to leap on to get around the mud. The second half was rocky and Icy and difficult to navigate at time with just sneakers. It’s an easy/moderate hike. Easy because there is no inclination but moderate due to navigating all the obstacles on the trail.

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snow
1 month ago

Took my 4 year old and husband on the trail, not expecting it to still be socked in with major icy patches...definitely wished we had proper snow hiking equipment...but, even though it was muddy, snowy, and icy in some rough areas, it was beautiful and marked well. A lot more scramble than anticipated. Peaceful and serene with minimal foot traffic.

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snow
1 month ago

April 4th 2020 I walked around the pond. First time hiking this trail. was good for this time of year. I was impressed and plan on returning later this spring.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Did it last year. Oh what a difference in snow. Barely enough this year with rocks & boulders to avoid. Last year was 3’+ of snow & breaking trail. This year a snowy footpath. Love those glacial scattered boulders!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the trail today in reverse. We had our snowshoes but the trail around the Pond was packed enough that we did not need them.

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rocky
7 months ago

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8 months ago

I loved this trail. There were rocks to walk on, boardwalk, roots and just ground. Saw and heard loons on lake. There was a nice breeze. It was cloudy/sunny. I recommend it. It was muddy but there were enough elements to step on that it was no problem.

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rocky
8 months ago

Great trail!! Well marked. NO BUGS! Good time to go to avoid those buggers. The pup loved it too. Will definitely come back to stay in a cabin and take advantage of the pond.

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