Vermont Rail Trails

Trail Updates

Trails Status: LVRT partly OPEN

The LVRT sustained serious damage during the July flooding. AOT will reopen an additional 23.2 miles of the middle section this Saturday 9/16 at 7 a.m. At that time, the LVRT will be open from Swanton to Wolcott and from Walden to St. Johnsbury.

The 21.1 miles from Wolcott to Walden will remain FULLY CLOSED to all trail users until further notice and must not be accessed by the public. 

There are multiple active work zones along the closed trail. Anyone who attempts to access the closed trail will be turned back by crews in the work zones.

The remaining closure is due to many different types of damage including complete bridge washouts, complete culvert washouts, and severe slope failures that are blocking the trail or have washed out the trail altogether. Among the closed sites are several that require civil engineering planning and will be long-term projects with repairs that are not likely to be completed until sometime in 2024. The specific timelines will be dependent on materials, contractor availability, and permitting required to complete the projects.

This webpage will be updated as new sections of trail are reopened.

Seasonal Preparedness

Summer is in full swing! The rail trails may have variable conditions due to regular maintenance and projects. There may be temporary closures while work is completed. Please follow all posted signs and warnings. We appreciate your cooperation in making the rail trails a safer and more enjoyable trail for everyone to use.

Vermont Rail Trails*** May 16, 2023