Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. Distances are round trip and are approximate, as are elevation gains.  Hike leader has discretion to refuse anyone who is not adequately prepared. Proof of vaccination may be required. Call the hike leader for meeting place and time, and if you reserve a space and are unable to go, please let the leader know ASAP so that someone else can take your place. If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home and join us next time.

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Merck Forest, Rupert

Merck Forest 3270 Route 315, Rupert, United States

We’ll hike the trails and wood roads that wind through the former farmland of Merck Forest. Depending on which routes we choose there may be views, pastures, ponds or even a replica of Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin. Approximately 4 miles, moderate. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.

Jockey Hill, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury, VT Shrewsbury, VT, United States

We’ll park where the Clement Shelter Rd. leaves the Gilman Rd. and follow the Clement Shelter Rd. to its end at a long-abandoned farm north of the shelter, then follow a wood road north around Jockey Hill to the Tin Shanty Rd. and end at the CCC Road to Bridgewater. Part of this is the…

“Put the Trail to Bed” Work Party

Join us for our last-of-the-season work day and help us keep the Killington Section trails in shape. Bring lunch, sturdy shoes and work gloves, tools will be provided.

Mount Tom, Woodstock

Woodstock, VT Woodstock, VT, United States

A safe hunting season hike at Vermont’s only National Park. We’ll hike the carriage roads to the mysteriously named “Pogue” pond, and on to the summit for lovely views of the village and valley below. Some climbing but ascents are gradual, about 4 miles, moderate. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.

Poultney Area Trek

Poultney, VT Poultney, VT, United States

Our destination will be determined by the weather, but plan on 3-5 miles of moderate hiking with some possible climbs and likely a view. Snowshoes or grippers may be needed depending on conditions. Call leader for meeting place and time.

Mt. Tabor Scramble

Mt. Tabor Mt. Tabor, United States

Climb to a rocky outcropping with nice views. Approximately 3 miles with some steep climbing, 750’ elevation gain. Snowshoes or grippers may be needed. Vaccination recommended for carpooling. Call leader for meeting place and time.

South Hill Loop

Stockbridge, VT Stockbridge, VT, United States

Depending on weather, we will either hike or snowshoe from South Hill Road to Fletcher Brook Road on one old road and return by another. There are good views and an interesting old cemetery. Good footing, 5.6 miles, 900’ total climb. Current covid vaccination required if you carpool. We will leave from Main Street Park…

Cook Mountain Preserve

Ticonderoga, NY Ticonderoga, NY, United States

This has been a popular K Section hike in recent years and the trail has recently been improved. We will climb to beautiful views of Lake George and Vermont, and loop past a Civil War-era cemetery on the way down. 3 miles, moderate, with a steep section. Spikes or snowshoes will be needed. Vaccination required…

Pine Hill

Pine Hill Park Rutland, VT, United States

We’ll start at the Rutland Country Club, climbing and traversing the hilltop for sweeping views of the (hopefully) snow- covered peaks to the east. Then we’ll head through the woods to Rutland’s gem, Pine Hill, choosing our route based on conditions but including some fine views and Rocky Pond. Snowshoes or grippers may be needed.…

New Sunrise Shelter

Brandon, VT Brandon, VT, United States

Hike south on the Long Trail from Brandon Gap to check out the brand-new Sunrise Shelter. The new shelter is about a mile and a half south of the old one and not far from the junction with the Chittenden Brook Trail. 4 miles, moderate, with a steady climb out of Brandon Gap. Spikes or…

Lily Pond, Bomoseen

Bomoseen, VT Bomoseen, VT, United States

We’ll snowshoe on old roads through the woods and past abandoned slate quarries to a remote beaver pond. In the past we’ve found abundant animal tracks, including otter slides on the piles of waste slate. 3 miles moderate. We need a good snow cover, so check with the leader ahead of time -- a different…

Rail Trail Walk

West Pawlet, VT West Pawlet, VT, United States

An easy walk along the scenic rail trail, with views of farmlands and hills in the picturesque Mettawee Valley. The distance will likely be 2-3 miles. Snowshoes or grippers may be needed, vaccination recommended for carpooling. Call leaders for meeting place and time