Cross Vermont Trail


Length: 90.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Rail Trail, Urban Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating

     Camping & swimming allowed in Groton State Forest only

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Location: Winsooski & Wells River Valleys in Vermont
State(s): Vermont
Counties: Chittenden, Washington, Caledonia, Orange
Longitude: -73.21502
Latitude: 44.44637

Driving Directions

Complete maps and guide to trailheads and parking available at


The Cross Vermont Trail spans the state from Lake Champlain to the Connecticut River, closely following the Winooski River, through the Green Mountains, and then, crossing the watershed divide in Groton State Forest, the Wells River down to Vermont’s border with New Hampshire. The route joins 18 communities by linking between village centers, parks, nature preserves and schools. Currently the state wide route includes 30 miles of local trails, and 60 miles of scenic roads. The Cross Vermont Trail Association is working to build new sections of trail with the eventual goal of a complete off-road route that will be a safe bicycle and pedestrian alternative to cars, a recreation resource for communities, and a contributor to local economies.

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 350
Elevation High Point: 1,388
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Map resources and digital data
Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Park Ranger:
Greg Western
CVT Coordinator
Cross Vermont Trail Association, Inc.
Central Vermont RPC
29 Main St., Ste. 4
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 498-0079
[email protected]



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