Please be aware that the northern half of Vermont was affected by major flooding. Roads to trailheads may not be open for the weekend, turn around if you encounter closed roads.

Greensboro Ridge Natural Area Trails

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The Troop 45 Trail (also known as Oli's Eagle Trail) has moderate terrain and moderate incline. Sections of the trail require walking over rocks and boulders.
Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking
1.60 miles, Network
Hanover (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Grass/Meadow


The Hanover Conservancy acquired Greensboro Ridge Natural Area in 2008 in partnership with the Town of Hanover and its Trails Committee. The 112-acre property offers a breathtaking landscape as it climbs up the ridge and connects with the Appalachian Trail near Velvet Rocks. Within ten minutes of walking on this trail you will enjoy varied terrain including soft grass paths, wooded trails, and some more challenging footwork as the trail heads over bedrock outcroppings. Proper footwear to prevent slipping is recommended.

Some features of this property that visitors will remember include clearings with various fern species, woodland streams, and notable rock outcroppings, and glacial erratics.

Mountain Biking is allowed on the Silent Brook Portion of the trail only.

Trail Manager

Visit Hanover Conservancy online for more information and a printable map or contact:

Hanover Trails Committee
41 South Main Street
PO Box 483
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 643-0742
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Hanover Conservancy
71 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 643-3433
View website

Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.

Trailhead Information

From Greensboro Road turn onto Velvet Rocks Drive. The trailhead and parking is at the end of Velvet Rocks Drive.

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