Quechee Gorge Dewey Pond Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hartford, Vermont that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a flat and scenic out-and-back walk that starts in the parking lot of Dewey’s Mills Pond and begins on a strip of land between the pond and the Ottauquechee River, ending at the Ottauquechee Dam and Waterfalls. If you choose to keep walking straight ahead beyond the dam toward the Quechee Gorge Bridge, the trail begins to climb and becomes a little more rugged. The trail starts behind a gate just past the boat launch at the Dewey’s Mills Pond parking lot. Restrooms are available at the picnic area just beyond the dam, as are benches to rest on. Both the pond and the Ottauquechee River are full of life, so enjoy the wonderful walk!

2 months ago

It’s a short walk and worthwhile doing to see and smell all the wild flowers.

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2 months ago

As mentioned, the main part of the trail is really a dirt/gravel walkway from the highway to get down to the more open section of the river where it is not always filled with much water. It's a nice little half mile or so walk downhill then back up but it's a minor uphill climb.

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3 months ago

More of a walk to a view than a hike, but I'm no worse for the effort. Certainly a nice view from the opposite perspective looking up.

4 months ago

Not a very scenic hike down but the view at the base of the gorge is very nice. Be very careful down there due to fast currents and the dam upstream can let out water with no warning. Very tiring hike up, nothing special.

6 months ago

The trail map outlined here is actually the Quechee Gorge Trail that leads down stream (not flat and steep in some sections). To get to Dewey Pond start on this trail, but once you get to the "T" at the highway bridge you should take a right to head upstream to the pond. Both are great hikes with beautiful views around every bend.

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8 months ago

Fairly easy hike, the gorge is pretty interesting, it’s known as “Vermont’s Grand Canyon.” Conveniently located just a few minutes off I-89.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Nice scenery. Beautiful colors. Not much of a hike though.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Easy walk with some lovely views.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

As advertised, a beautiful walk along the gorge with some beautiful scenery, swimming, and family activities all around.

walking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

More of a walk than a hike, the gorge is very easy to get to. The views from the bottom up the gorge are beautiful and make for a great picture. This is a great spot for swimming and there are a number of rocks to jump off. If your looking for a bit of an adventure, climb upstream on the rocks and jump into the current. You can ride the current back downstream to where you started. This is pretty safe and the water doesn't move too fast. You can also walk up to the bridge and get a birds eye view of the gorge.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

I've seen the view from the top of the bridge many times, but nothing compares to up close on the trail down below! We started from Quechee Gorge State Park, walked down a fairly moderate decline, then a fence. Turn left to the rivers edge and large flat rocks. Turn right, and it's a short and beautiful walk towards the underside of the bridge and the visitor center. Continue under bridge to Dewey Mill Pond. You won't be disappointed. Covered the entire trail in 3 hours.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

I'm not from around here, so much m not sure if the water level is higher than it was when this "loop" was recorded. As of today, definitely NOT a loop. When you get to the northern side you either turn back or try to turn it into a loop by walking along blind, winding roads with a very narrow shoulder. Or, walk through what I'm fairly certain is several lots of private property. Treat it as an out and back and you'll likely have a much better experience.

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Easy hike with only a bit if incline, very accessible and some lovely views. Great for families!

Monday, October 03, 2016

not very pretty. lots of people use it, though.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Nice trail. Wide and flat. Some steep hills. Easy walk. Beautiful views.

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3 months ago

recorded Quechee Gorge

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