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Best trails in Burlington

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Looking for a great trail near Burlington, Vermont? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Camel's Hump State Park or Underhill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hurricane Mountain Wilderness or Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Burlington ranging from 0.9 to 14.5 miles and from 101 to 324 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Burlington
Top trails (9)
#1 - Red Rocks Park Loop Trail
Red Rocks Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
A nice easy stroll in the woods to a couple of lovely lookouts of Lake Champlain. Accessibility: The trail surfaces are dirt or gravel and typically at least four feet wide. The section with the gentlest grade (estimated 6% or less) can be found on the most southern trail, although the last 0.2 miles to the western point is steep with grades up to 20%. This steep section has been marked on the map with a waypoint. The northern trails have grades of up to 10%. The most accessible route can be viewed on its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/red-rocks-park-accessibleShow more
#2 - Island Line Rail Trail
Burlington, Vermont
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Length: 14.5 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Note: As of October 8, 2020 users have reported that the trail is CLOSED from Oakledge Park to downtown. You can still start at Perkins Pier. A mix of paved and gravel paths, great for walking and biking. The Causeway is especially lovely during sunset. If you walk out enough onto the Causeway you get some great views of Vermont's mountains! Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt or gravel and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse this trail unless the gravel surface is too uneven.Show more
#3 - Ethan Allen Homestead - Peninsula Trail
McKenzie Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
#4 - Donahue Sea Caves
Donahue Sea Caves Marsh & Wetlands
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
#5 - Centennial Woods Loop
Burlington, Vermont
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
#6 - Riverwalk to Salmon Hole
Burlington, Vermont
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 45 m
#7 - Red Rocks Park (Accessible)
Red Rocks Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
A nice stroll in the woods to a couple of lovely lookouts of Lake Champlain. The difficulty rating is based on what the experience may be like for a manual wheelchair or stroller user since there is a section where the grade is above 5% and the surface can be slippery since not paved. Accessibility: This is the most accessible route for wheelchairs and strollers in Red Rocks Park. The trail surface is dirt/gravel and it is typically at least four feet wide. It is mostly gentle with an estimated average grade of 3% and a max grade of 6% at about 0.6 miles.Show more
#8 - Derway Island Nature Trail
Derway Island Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
#9 - Rock Point Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Burlington, Vermont
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 26 m
This trail is on private church property. You are required to sign a release form at the beginning of the trail.Show more