Explore the most popular trails near Poultney with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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great walk. parked at shaw's in Poultney and walked north to Castleton train station and back. easy hike. feet are still killing me. heavily trafficked trail.

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rocky
1 month ago

Fun trail. I am out of shape-ish and opted for the harder trail up and gentle down trail. Beautiful views. Wild blueberries a plenty and delish! Took our pup and she loved it too!

on Lewis Deane Loop

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bridge out
2 months ago

6/29/19: The bridge is gone over the Endless Brook at the start of the hike. There are stones that can be used on the main trail, if the water is not too high. Poles are very helpful. A bit upstream is a log across but it is only 10 -12" in diameter with no handhold branches available, and 6' above the stream, so unless you have excellent balance, or want to shimmy over on your bottom, not a great option. Of course, you can take your footwear off, wade across and put it back on, but you'll have to do it twice! The hike is just as everyone else has said, with a beautiful view from the top, so worth figuring out how to ford the stream.

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3 months ago

The stretch of trail from Castleton to Poultney is very nice, wooded for much of the route until you get close to Poultney. A hybrid or mountain bike is needed for this unpaved trail, and the grass can get overgrown later in summer. South of Poultney the trail dead ends because of some obstinate land owners, but you can pick it up again in Middle Granville and ride all the way to Rupert, Vermont if you have the wherewithal.

the trail are nice I enjoy the over view of lake like the benches at the over view nice this my second trip there be many more it not far from where I live never new it was here ty

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snow
6 months ago

great first hike of my season. nice easy one to warm up with. went up the step side and down the easy side. about 2 inches on snow on the trail. cold and windy at the top but I still love the views.

Great views at the top. Pretty well marked but you have to be aware.

11 months ago

Stay to the left to take the easier trail with switchbacks. Still some hills to power through, but the other trail is much steeper, yet shorter if that's what you prefer. Stunning views at the top, will be back again to visit once more of the leaves change!

Monday, September 03, 2018

Easy to moderate hike depending on which trail you choose to take up to the viewpoint. Can be done as a loop, which is how we usually do it. Great hike for kids and dogs. Usually not too crowded and nice views of Lake St. Catherine and the surrounding NY and VT mountains. Perfect for a quick hike - takes about 20 minutes to the top from the parking area at a moderate pace.

Monday, August 06, 2018

Easy walk with a surprise waterfall in the beginning. Missed the loop turn off so did a few extra loops. But nice and leisurely.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Nice, easy to moderate hike, with two ways to the top that can be done as a loop. One trail, which heads south from the kiosk, is much easier with switchbacks. The main route is steeper but shorter. The view at the top is very nice, with Lake St, Catherine in the foreground and the southern Adirondacks to the west. There is a platform at the top for camping. Across Endless Brook Road is another trail system for hiking and mountain bike riding maintained by Slate Valley Trails, with some more nice views.

mountain biking
Monday, September 11, 2017

The Alltrails map is missing a two-mile segment south of Poultny which ends at a slate quarry, and a half mile section north of Castleton College which ends at the Amtrak station on VT 4A. The station has a wonderful cafe/deli offering soups, sandwiches and pastries!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

I started in Castleton off the main road across the street from the Deil / Bakery. The parking by the side of the Deli is for Amtrak trains. You are best off by driving a quarter mile into the college and there is parking by a second trail head. I was informed by locals that you can park any where at the campus, but it is best to park at visitor parking. If in doubt, ask at the main office. The rail trail begins with crushed gravel and quickly turns to a one lane dirt path that is level and fine for hybred bikes with a wider tire. A true mountain bike would be over kill on this trail, not that you could not use one. It is 7 and a half miles to Poulney and the trail is shaded for the most part. Views are obstructed by tress and shubery in some parts. The trail would benefit by mowing the grass and trimming bushes and trees , but there is a lot of room to ride your bike. In poulney, it well worth to take a break and enjoy lunch at a reasonable price. Continuing on toward New York, after about two miles the trail abruptly ends. It is worth hiking up the rock / slab pile for photos of the cliff with the farm house in the fore ground. At this point you are dumped unto a county road with limited shoulders with truck and car traffic traveling about 50 miles per hour. You may be better to travel against traffic at this point. I stopped in Ransonville by Methodist church. A post man told me the local land owners took the land back and that why you are dumped onto the road. Locals also told me to continue onto to Granby ? in New york where the rail trails contintinue is very dangerous on local congested roads with no shoulders and high speed traffic. I peddled back to castleton completing 9 miles each way. An easy, level bike ride well worth doing.

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