Vermont Rail Trails

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Discover quintessential Vermont Along New England's longest rail trail.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in the winter, covered in snow
People nordic skiing on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Ramble across Northern Vermont

At 93 miles long, the LVRT is the longest rail trail in New England and connects 18 towns from St. Johnsbury to Swanton. The LVRT is a four-season, multi-purpose recreation and transportation corridor for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling.

The LVRT provides important connections between recreational trails in Vermont and Canada including more regional trail systems like the VAST snowmobile trail network, Long Trail, Catamount Trail, Velomont, and Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, as well as local trail connectors like Hardwick Trails, Three Rivers Bike Path, and Cambridge Greenway.

The maps below provide information on the newly opened trail. Additional information on parking and other facilities can also be found in the maps below.

Trail Facts
Length:93 miles
Surface:Gravel, Dirt
Seasons:4 - all
Towns:18
Difficulty:Easy
Elevation:≤3%

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    See the full LVRT

    Wherever you go on the LVRT, 93 miles of smooth gravel await you. Those peaceful ribbons of smooth gravel and pavement that connect you to Vermont in both simple and powerful ways. Whatever your passion, LVRT takes you on a laidback journey through the sights, sounds, and flavors of Vermont.

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    Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

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    Two children resting on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in Vermont.

    Regional Parking Information

    Where do I park?

    The LVRT crosses state and local highways in many places, but most intersections do not provide adequate room for safe parking or sight lines at road crossings. Trail users should access the trail only at designated trailheads, which are located throughout the LVRT corridor. Public parking and trail access can be found at the following locations:

    What is it?

    Quick questions about the LVRT

    The trail has a 10-foot-wide firm compacted crushed stone surface with 2-foot grass shoulders and wheelchair-accessible grades. The trail is open year-round to non-motorized uses.

    In the warmer months, the trail can be utilized for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Local snowmobile clubs maintain and groom the trail through winter, allowing for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding.

    Additional recreational opportunities can be found along the trail at designated fish and wildlife waysides. Trail parking is available throughout the corridor.

    In addition to recreation and immersion in Vermont’s natural landscape, the LVRT offers historically significant and impressive structures such as the Fisher Covered Bridge, the bridges in Morristown and Swanton, historic railroad station buildings, historic stone culverts, a railway workers’ memorial, and more.

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    Regional Routes along LVRT

    Use our maps to meander your way through the LVRT and central Vermont. Awaiting you are countless sites, landscapes, and things to do just off the trail.

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    Morristown to Cambridge

    This segment follows Route 15 and the Lamoille River from Morrisville through Hyde Park and Johnson, terminating in Cambridge where it connects into the Cambridge Greenway to Jeffersonville. It stretches for 17 miles through bustling downtowns and serene landscapes. It offers spectacular views of the Green Mountains while exhibiting Vermont’s working farms and forests. Users can hop on the trail and support one of the many local businesses along the path while getting out and enjoying the best that Vermont has to offer.

    St. Johnsbury to West Danville

    This segment begins at the Three Rivers Bike Path at Mont Vernon Street in St. Johnsbury to Channel Drive on the far side of Joe’s Pond in West Danville. This section has a plethora of history and natural beauty to offer. More than 15 miles of trail now winds through the forests and farmlands of Caledonia County, shadowing Route 2. The trail features beautiful ledge cuts from the original rail line, as well as long stretches of quiet seclusion. Along the route, there are many different amenities and small business for users to explore in Danville, West Danville, and St. Johnsbury

    Hardwick to Morristown

    Danville to Hardwick

    Cambridge to Swanton

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    Two individuals nordic skiing the rail trail system
    Two children biking on the LVRT
    Vermont Rail Trails*** May 9, 2023