St. Johnsbury Town Forest

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A network of trails along the Moose River and on a hillside above St. Johnsbury great for a mid-day hike break or dog walk.
Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking Snowshoeing
2.90 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
St. Johnsbury (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The St. Johnsbury Town Forest offers an opportunity to access a forested walk or a riverside stroll just outside of the downtown district. The Blue Trail heads to the right from the Logging Road and follows the Moose River to a couple beautiful viewpoints. The Logging Road, Yellow Trail, White Trail and Red Trail all head up the hill through both coniferous and hardwood forests. The Logging Road is a wider trail with a more gradual grade while the other trails are narrow with steep sections. Multiple loop options are available using connector trails.

As of 2021, singletrack mountain bike trails are also being planned for the town forest. 

Other Information

Use Guidelines:

  • Open dawn to dusk.
  • No motorized vehicles, camping or fires allowed on the property.
  • Please pick up your trash and stay on trails in the town forest.
  • No discharge of firearms on the property.
  • Please pick up after your pet.

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

Caledonia Trail Collaborative
c/o Rec Fit
49 Perkins St,
St Johnsbury, VT 05819

Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.

Trailhead Information

From Concord Ave in St. Johnsbury, turn onto Almhouse Road toward Leonard Field. Go past the field and take a slight left to go up the hill. Park near the kiosk in the gravel lot. 

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