Quechee Gorge Dewey Pond Trail

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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
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

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!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

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.

hiking
26 days ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

walking
Monday, May 30, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

hiking
Saturday, June 01, 2013