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Best trails in Dorset

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Looking for a great trail near Dorset, Vermont? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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 Giffords Woods State Forest Park or Molly Stark State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Shelving Rock area of Lake George or Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Dorset ranging from 1.9 to 6.5 miles and from 1,243 to 3,359 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 Dorset
Top trails (6)
#1 - Merck Forest Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
This is part of the larger network of dirt roads and foot trails on the Merck Farm and Forest, the Antone Road trail leads to the summit of Antone Mountain. The Antone Road trail connects at several junctions with other road and foot trails.Show more
#2 - Gilbert's Lookout and Owl's Head
Owl's Head Town Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
You'll pass several spur trails to quarries in the first part of this hike.Show more
#3 - Dorset Peak Trail
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m
#4 - Freedleyville Quarry via Legal Trail 6
Dorset, Vermont
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#5 - Lower Prince, Middle Prince, Klondike and Gettysburg Quarries
Owl's Head Town Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
#6 - Mother Myrick Mountain
Green Mountain National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 38 m