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Robert Frost Interpretive Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ripton, Vermont that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 49 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Vermont Depart of Travel and Tourism, 134 State Street, P.O. Box 1471 , Montpelier, VT, 055601, Phone: 802-828-3236

Directions from Ripton, VT: Travel east 2.1 miles along the very scenic SR 125. There is a parking area on the south side of the road.

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Luke Mathewson
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Lovely short trail that gets you out into nature without much effort. Diverse ecosystems and views of mountains. The bridge is impressive, and there are opportunities to go down to the river. The poetry is wonderful as well, and adds a nice touch.

Jackson Howe
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Hiking

Nice, easy 1 mile loop. Lots of nature to see, labeled plants and trees for those that need it, not much incline at all, minor roots in the trial in spots. Overall nice stretch of the legs walk and great for kids. Nice spot to stop and get fresh air, eat and read great writing.

Warren Lobs
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HikingSnow

We did the 1 mile loop in our snowshoes. The path was easy to follow and a bit icy in spots which was not a problem with snowshoes. We met others in boots which I would not recommend in snowy January. Reading Robet Frost’s poems throughout the walk only added to the enjoyment.

Philip Rutigliano
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Chris Blake
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HikingBugsMuddy

Nice trail for the most part, steady inclines. The only complaints would be the bugs were unbearable and the trail was pretty muddy due to recent rain. Other then that I’d definitely come back. There is access to the water as well!

Lorie Stewart
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Very easy walking trail. We read all the poems. Our first poem reading hike. My dog enjoyed it too. Only saw 2 other people on the trail.

Robert Schichler
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Hiking

A pleasant trail with wild berries and a brook. For a more “moderate” experience, be sure to climb the hill to the upper trails (see my photos of the “Afternoon Delight” and “Sundown” trails up there).

Kelley Kroll
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Really enjoyed this trail. Mostly really easy, great for families and dogs.

Jason Brevic
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Walking

A nice nature walk with the added nicety of reading some of Frost's greatest poems in a pretty setting.

Tina McQuinn
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Hiking

Wonderful nature walk with added bonus of Robert Frost poems. Take as much time as you need to read the poems and reflect on them. Benches available by some poems. Well marked and maintained trail. Would do this again.

Chelsea Colby
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Hiking

Quick one mile loop with varied scenery and enjoyable stops to read poetry along the way.

M. P.
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Hiking

Trail was well maintained. Very easy to hike. There were 2 other trails that went up the mountain for a longer hike if you have more time. The only disappointment was hearing the traffic because it's so close to the main road.

Will Rockell
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Hiking

Still snow on the ground with nice views and signage with Frost poems. Would go again.

Brian Krulish
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Hiking

Great trail...loved the numerous Robert Frost poems placed throughout the trail. Great all ages Trail

will rockell
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Fun, easy with some nice views. Hiked in winter with dogs.

Blair Brown
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Hiking

Very serene, super-easy walk.

sarah l.
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Hiking

Great easy trail for a short hike in the woods. Places to stop and read Robert Frost poetry along the way. Lovely places to stop and swim. Note there is no garbage service so please take any refuse including dog stuff with you! Also stay on the marked trails to prevent damage to the fragile plants.

Wesley Sanders
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Walking

This trail is perfect for a mid-fall walk. The foliage is absolutely stunning and the walk is just the right length (about a mile). Take your time and enjoy it!

Chris Spannbauer
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Hiking
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Christopher Spannbauer
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Ryan Robidoux
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Amber Bourdeau
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Snowshoeing
Ansley Harralson
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Megan Bryant
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Jon Goldberg
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Amanda Lee
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Ryan Robidoux
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Monica Ravreby
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Andrew Jones
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