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Stevenson Brook Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waterbury, 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 748 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

fee

NOTE: Stevenson Brook Trail starts at about 120 meters past the Park Office. From May to late October, all visitors are required to pay a day use fee of $4 for adults and $2 for kids. Pedestrians walking into the park are also required to pay the day use fee at the park office. There is parking for this trail. Use of the park's swim beaches and boat rentals are for campers only. Waterbury Center State Park (about 20 minutes away, around the reservoir on Rte. 100 north) is available for day-use beach/boating access. The Stevenson Brook Trail starts on the park road by the dumpsters, on the other side of a red gate, heading into the woods toward the right. It ends at the Dalley Loop Trail after approximately 2.8 miles, at which point if you turn RIGHT onto Dalley Loop, RIGHT onto the Cut-off Trail, across the stream and LEFT onto Stevenson Brook and head back toward the park road you will eventually have a 4.55 mile round-trip. In times of high water, the Cut-off Trail will require getting feet wet....if you bypass this and return to the road on Dalley Loop it becomes a 4.89 mile r/t.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! We had to park at dam and walk up the road to trail head. Most of the trail runs along the river. A few steep hills and neat historical landmarks including an old saw mill. Perfect for an afternoon dog walk.

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2 months ago

Little icy still but not bad. Loved all the water features and the historic stops along the way.

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snow
2 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful. Snowy and icy (early April). Easy rating.

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4 months ago

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snow
5 months ago

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7 months ago

Stevenson Brook to Dalley Loop to Nature Trail to Waterbury Damn. Early November when gate was closed, parked at Dam area and walked in about a mile to the Stevenson Brook trailhead. Amazing hike with our pup. Easy and absolutely gorgeous. Trails are well marked and little history posts dot the route. Love this hike!!

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9 months ago

I loved this quiet, gentle trail. I especially loved the accompanying sounds of water flowing. I walked slowly and my time was meditative.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Nice- especially the various times the trail crossed water. Mountain bikes and dogs off leash on last section wasnt too enjoyable. Beautiful park close to Stowe.

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

We chose this for a trail run and that was a bit ambitious. But it’s a very interesting set trails that pretty way to follow. It’s quite steep in a few spots. There are very cool historical farmsteads along the routes. Be sure to get a paper map.

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11 months ago

The attendant suggested not using this app and talked us into a different trail than we'd intended to go on, but overall it was beautiful, perfect weather, well marked. Went late in the day on a Saturday and didn't see anyone.

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Sun May 26 2019

Fun nature trail with some cool river views and historic facts along the way

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Thu May 09 2019

A nice and relaxing hike.

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Mon Apr 15 2019

I love this trail. I have done it in the fall in the past and decided to do it this winter with snowshoes, what a great hike. I even got to see a dogsledding team out running the trail.

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Sat Jun 16 2018

My 5 and 9 year old boys loved it!!!!!!!!

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Sun May 27 2018

Had to hike from the gate, should be open in 2 weeks. trails were in good shape except brook was too high for cutoff trail so back tracked to a tree to cross it (or just do a different loop)

Thu Apr 19 2018

Did this beautiful hike, more if a trek, in early March on snowshoes. Very enjoyable and serene with Stevenson Brook runnig next to the trail the majority of the way. Came across one other person on cross country skis.

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Tue Apr 17 2018

Wet snow remains on the trails, a little slippery going down hill, and the trails are marked well. I did not need micro spikes or snowshoes. Appropriately rated, an easy walk/hike in the woods. The access road is in great shape!

Mon Nov 20 2017

Nice enough hike, just a little too easy and short for me. Currently, couple of inches of snow on the ground with a frozen crust.

Thu Sep 14 2017

Great hike with historical markers. Good for families and small kids.

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Wed Jul 26 2017

What intended to be a short hike turned out to be almost 5 miles. Lots to see along the well kept trail, a great trail when it's sunny and hot, well shaded. The park ranger said there's over 28 miles of trails within this state park. Costs 4 bucks but gives you access to the swimming area, picnic areas and the many trails. I will definitely go back.

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Wed Jul 26 2017

Drat...somehow there's still a couple of typos here. Stevenson Brook trail heads into the woods toward the RIGHT past the red gate across from the sign on our park road that reads STEVENSON BROOK TRAIL PARKING. Probably I was up too late when I wrote this! Apologies.

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Mon Jul 24 2017

Addendum - pedestrians walking into the park are also required to pay the day use fee at the park office. There is parking for this trail, There are other, shorter loops using this trail: 1) 1. Stevenson Brook > Cutoff > Dalley Loop (west side) > Right on Park Road back to car = 1.6 miles R/t 2) Stevenson Brook > Sawmill Trail > Dalley Loop (west side) back toward road (past Goodell House) > Cutoff Trail > return on Stevenson Brook = 4.55 miles R/T

Sun Jul 23 2017

The GPS directions took us to a boat dock. If going do no stop there. Keep driving up into the state park. Beautiful hike. Mostly out of the sun. A little buggy.

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Tue Aug 09 2016

Beautiful stream with old farms, informational signs explain the history of the farms, was a very nice trail!

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