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Groton State Forest: Silver Ledge

Steep trail to ledge-top views over meadows and Lake Groton.
Trail Activity
Length
1.0 mile, Round Trip
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Groton (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Snow, Ungroomed
Pets
Permitted
Fees
Yes

Description

The trail to Silver Ledges departs the Beaver Brook Road and immediately crosses Beaver Brook using a series of natural boulders. After the brook, the trail follows level terrain through open hardwoods for a short distance before climbing steeply for just under 0.5 miles. The trail is highlighted by numerous boulders as well as abundant blueberries and softwoods that thrive on shallow, acidic soils. Just below the summit, a short spur offers views to the southeast from a small ledge (including to Mount Moosilauke in the distance and Beaver Meadows below). At the summit, the trail ends at a large split boulder with nearby views of Lake Groton, Little Deer, and Big Deer Mountains to the north.

Trail Manager

Visit VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation online for more information or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 751-0136
Luke.OBrien@vermont.gov
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Trailhead Information

Silver Ledges Trailhead is located on Beaver Brook Road 0.6 miles from its junction with VT-232, which is 6.5 miles south of US-2 in Marshfield and 7 miles north of US-302 in Groton.

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