Nearby Trails

Trail Managed by:

Middlebury Bike Club
Scott Mallory
11 Woodland Park,
Middlebury, VT 05753

Trail Managed by:

United States Forest Service
Holly Knox, Recreation and Trail Coordinator
(802) 767-4261 x 530

Trail Details

Trailhead: Trail head is in the Town of Ripton on Route 125.


From Route 125, the trail climbs south past several old roads and the Moosalamoo Trail, with views at the summit of Mt. Moosalamoo, a climb of 870 feet. The trail then descends past the Keewaydin Trail on a gentle ridge with views of Lake Dunmore, Lake Champlain, and Lake George. The trail ends at the Rattlesnake Cliffs Trail at 8.1 miles. Average hike time is 4 – 4 ½ hours one way.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles. However, mountain bikes are currently allowed access on a portion of the Oak Ridge Trail, starting from Route 125 to Forest Road 92, which can be riden down.

From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the junction with Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 1.8 miles. Parking is on the right.

From Rochester, travel north on Route 100 to the junction with Route 125. Travel west on Route 125 for 13.9 miles. Parking is on the left.

Please check current trail and road closures in the Green Mountain National Forest.

Volunteer Surveyors: Annie Follett


Last updated on 7/2/12


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