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Happy Hill/Appalachian Trail/Cossingham Road Loop

A loop that takes you on two side trails, part of the Appalachian Trail and gravel roads.
Trail Activity
2.3 miles, One Way
Norwich (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt


This loop trail links an old A.T. route with the current A.T. and privately conserved land. Start at the top of the Happy Hill Road on the blue-blazed William Tucker trail, an old woods road that was formerly the A.T. This trail reaches the A.T. in 0.8 miles. From here, turn right to hike southbound on the A.T. for 0.2 miles to the stone Happy Hill Shelter. To continue on the loop, turn left instead and hike 1.4 miles on the A.T. to the junction with Cossingham Road. Stay left until you reach Bragg Hill Road. Turn left again to turn onto Happy Hill road and continue on for 0.5 miles to your car.

Please keep pets leashed while walking through the Cossingham pastures. 

Trail Manager

For more information contact:

Norwich Trails Committee

Norwich Trails Committee
1396 New Boston Road
Norwich, VT 05055
Phone: (802) 649-1048

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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Trailhead Information

From Dan & Whit's General Store on Main Street, Norwich, head north on Main Street and take the first left onto Beaver Meadow Road. After 0.4 miles, go left onto Bragg Hill Road. In 1.4 miles turn left onto Happy Hill Road. Drive 0.5 miles to end. Park at the end of the road. Please do not block any driveways.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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