Amazing trails, views etc. Bring a lunch and water and easily make an entire day of it

Trail is not well marked

The loop was fun and beautiful to hike. Parking was a breeze at the end of the street, and coordinates got us there very accurately. I wore our 8.5 month old plus a backpack and my husband had a backpack and fishing gear and we were able to trek to and from the water pretty well. There were a few steep points getting down to water level, but it was worth it. We were able to stop and fish several times along the way. Several trails branches off this loop, so using the map is very helpful if you want to stay on course.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trail for an easy hike! Great paved path makes it easy for anyone - lots of people out today, hikers, runners and bikers. Lots of river access, makes for some nice spots to stop off and cool down.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail very scenic and alternate routes if you want to extend.

This is a nice trail for a morning's or afternoon's walk. It begins, a little curiously, on a dead-end suburban street (St. Johnsbury), but then you pick up an old and now discontinued street (Rockwell) that runs into the woods on the left. (One positive about this is you won't have trouble finding parking at the trailhead!) The stretch along the river is nice, but unless you go down and follow the riverbank itself, you are atop the 4-foot wide retaining wall of the old millrace which makes social distancing a bit of a challenge! There's a challenging but invigorating climb back up the slope from where you leave the river at the end (where's there's a nice view of the graceful Route 40 bridge). You can get the total length to 3.0 miles by walking down the millrace to the left when you first hit it until you reach the Park boundary at someone's house.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful. Renovation is amazing. Fun stops throughout. Wide and paved. Right along the water. Some bridges out after rain storms and it can get a little muddy but currently my favorite

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muddy
8 days ago

Nice hike. There are many trails which connect with each other. It helped to have the app and the map downloaded. We did the big loop and it was just over 4 miles.

Great walk. Super busy so go early

Great hike.

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off trail
12 days ago

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off trail
over grown
12 days ago

Log runner is not a real trail. All brush walking. Otherwise it was pretty good. Mostly paved and lots of beauty.

bridge out
muddy
13 days ago

very scenic trail, can become narrow at times..dead ends in certain spots, go distance. would do again.

My RECORDED hike was a 3 mile loop. - We started up top at S. Rolling Rd. - We started on the new high Soapstone Trail and worked our way to the Bull Run Loop. - The Bull Run loop adds a mile to the complete route. - When we headed back up we broke to the right and followed the Star Stuck, which is the Soapstone Alt. Trail. - This trail is higher then the old one running thru the middle. - It's getting hotter so start carrying plenty of water.

hiking
27 days ago

We RECORDED 2.3 miles today. - With all the recent rain we decided to hike a small section of the Grist Mill then walk along the rivers edge and behind the pond on the way back. - Most of the earthen dirt trails were muddy the past two days and still are. - The Grist Mill is all PAVED with blacktop and with the virus going on it's been quite crowded. - The entire trail is 2.6 miles just one way and it is rated as ADA for handicap but two of the footbridges are still missing. - Great place to walk your dog or for the kids to ride their bike.

Easy straight forward loop

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muddy
29 days ago

It took me forever to figure out how to start this trail. Beware there are parts where you are literally rock climbing. Also barely any cell service!

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rocky
1 month ago

Nice trail. We had a good time despite it being a bit crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

This isn’t a good trail if you’re looking for a good/quiet hike. It’s very flat and the entire thing is paved. There are tons of people walking, running and biking as well. It’s definitely a nice spot for families or if you’re looking for an easy run.

on Grist Mill Trail

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bridge out
1 month ago

- started this path from 2 points 1. parking on the street illegally under train tracks, $35 ticket, but it's right by the swinging bridge, at entrance to trail. don't start this way if you're scared of heights! about 30 minutes in there's a really fun small tunnel with water running through that the kids like to jump over. - completely paved. perfect for strollers . there were lots of bikers - trail is along the water. so gorgeous. there are points you can walk down to water. 2. parking in the lot in the Avalon area, but drive past the first parking lot you'll see a sign for Glen Artney area (I think that's the name). there are less parking spots there. you may be able to get right on Grist from first lot, I just don't know - first 10-15 minutes are not along water. about 30 minutes in you will see a bridge on your left. follow the bridge to the CASCADE TRAIL. it's a 10 minute trail with a gorgeous waterfall. the cascade trail is not stroller friendly the path is high up and I don't recommend for young children. we turned around after cascade trail so I can't tell you about the rest of grist trail! but parking in area 1 is a more beautiful hike than parking in area 2

If you got short legs like me you may have a tough time crossing the creek when the water is high.

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