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Howe Hill Trails

Howe Hill trails are a mixture of single track trail and old forest roads open to hiking in East Poultney, VT.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking
2.90 miles, Network
Poultney (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash
Other Activities


This trail network represents a partnership between two generous landowners and Slate Valley Trails.  Howe Hill trails are open to walking, hiking, running, and snowshoeing when the snow falls.  There are some short steep climbs on Laird's Loop, some of which may be dangerous in icy conditions.  The trails consist of Laird's Loop (1.9 miles round-trip) and the Upper Loop (1.0 miles). Please wear bright colors during all Vermont hunting seasons.

Other Information

Slate Valley Trails (SVT) is a volunteer community group founded in 2015.  SVT is a registered non-profit organization and a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association (VMBA).  

The SVT mission is to build, maintain and promote foot and bicycling trails in the Slate Valley region of southwestern Vermont.
Our goals are to: 
1) Build community among local individuals, organizations and businesses.
2) Support the local economy by promoting the region as a place to visit, with improved access to trails.
3) Encourage the positive health benefits of being active outdoors.  

Volunteers and new members are welcome!  Become a member or sign up for our emails


Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Slate Valley Trails website or contact:

Slate Valley Trails

Slate Valley Trails
P.O Box 242
Poultney, VT 05764
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Trailhead Information

Parking for the Howe Hill trails is in the parking lot next to the East Poultney Baptist Church on the green in the center of the village of East Poultney.  The parking lot may be full on Sunday mornings during church service.  To access the trails from the parking lot walk south across the Poultney River on to Thrall Rd.  The trails start at the Howe Hill sign on the left side of Thrall Rd. about a quarter mile from the parking lot.

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July 25, 2021
There is no public parking for this trail. Please park at the East Poultney Baptist Church, on the green, and walk across the bridge.
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