Paine Mtn Trail South

EASY 5 reviews

Paine Mtn Trail South is a 8.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Northfield, Vermont that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and snowshoeing and is best used from January until July. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1607 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

horseback riding

forest

over grown

rocky

hiking
11 days ago

I don't know what's going on with this "trail". The "trailhead" is a private residence, and the "trail" is just some roads that go into the town of Northfield and then into a property owned by the college there that has a series of fire roads and trails on it. We spent about 30 minutes driving around trying to figure out where the real trail was before driving to the parking lot for the college outdoor center and attempting to hike the last little loop show on the map. It was a nice short, steep hike to the top, which had a nice overlook. But from the top we could not find the other half of the trail and so had to make it an in-and-back instead of a loop. Anyway, the college trails were nice and well-maintained with lots of little side-trails and a nice view at the top. Just keep an eye out for the mountain bikers.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

hiking
Friday, December 25, 2015

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 23, 2014