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Cobb Forest Loop

Loop trail in the Municipal Forest near the north end of Hemenway Road offers a diversity of interesting plant life and the possibility of seeing animal signs from bear and moose.
Trail Activity
0.7 miles, One Way
Strafford (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt


The Cobb Hill Loop is 0.7 miles in length and begins on Hemenway Road. It can be quite wet at the highest point. Bear and moose sign have been found on this trail on several occasions. Marked with yellow flags and paint it follows up one side of the stream and back down the other. Characterized by old foundations, stone walls, a variety of wetland plant species, including showy lady slippers, sedges, and some exceptionally tall straight pines. The original name of this town-owned property was the Cobb Forest, now referred to as the Municipal Forest.

Other Information

The Strafford Trail System consists of 15 miles of trails, including the Cobb Forest Loop. Most of the trails are made possible by private land owners who host the sections of the trail passing over their property. Landowners have agreed to allow human powered traffic on their trails which includes foot, snowshoe, skis, and bicycle though the trails are not wheel-friendly or conducive to anything but foot traffic. No motor vehicles please.

The trail system is a resource of the Town of Strafford and is managed by the Strafford Conservation Commission.

Please respect these properties. The generosity of the individual land owners makes this resource available.

Trail Manager

Visit Strafford Trail System online for more information or contact:

Strafford Conservation Commission
PO Box 27
Strafford, VT 05072 or
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Trail Tips

Dispose of Waste Properly
Wash your dishes at least 200 feet away from water sources, use biodegradable soap sparingly, and scatter the dishwater.
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