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Ice Bed Trail

Trail Overview

This trail leads to spectacular views of the White Rocks Cliff as well as a spot at the base of a rock slide with large boulders and where ice persists throughout the year.
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Trail Activity
Length
1.4 miles, Round Trip
Difficulty
Moderate
Town
Wallingford (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No
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Description

From the west side of the parking area follow the blue-blazed trail. The trail switchbacks to a saddle, then ascends to the summit at the top of the knoll, before descending to a woods road. Turn left and follow the road across several brooks. The trail then follows the brook upstream to its source in the Ice Beds at the base of an old rock slide.

Other Information

The White Rocks Cliffs are made of Cheshire quartzite exposed by glacial action in the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. 

Trail Manager

Visit Green Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland

Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Make a small campsite, preferably where there is no vegetation.
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Trailhead Information

From US-7 in Wallingford, follow VT-140 east. Turn south onto Sugar Hill Road (2.3 miles), then turn right onto White Rocks Picnic Road (USFS Road 52) (2.4 miles), and continue to the picnic area and parking (3.0 miles). The trailhead is located a short ways back west on the south side of the road.

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