Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Currently 34 miles of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail have been completed. Soon the trail will span the breadth of Vermont from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, and cross eighteen communities along the route.
Trail Activity
Walking Bicycling Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing Horseback riding Snowmobiling
34.0 miles, One Way
Easy, Moderate
Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Permitted on leash


When completed, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) will be an unparalleled experience, spanning the breadth of Vermont from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, and crossing eighteen communities along the route. Nearly 100 miles long, the LVRT will be the longest rail trail in New England, offering spectacular vistas and local hospitality and services for hikers, bikers, equestrians, snowmobilers, snowshoers, dog mushers, and cross-country skiers and a host of other users and organizations. Currently, there are two primary sections of trail -- from St. Johnsbury to West Danville and from Morrisville to Cambridge. We encourage you to visit these sections to get a sense of the LVRT.

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Other Information

While the old Lamoille Valley Rail Road is now just a part of Vermont history, its footprint is a very exciting part of the state's future. The railway served as a vital east-west transportation corridor from 1877 until its closing in 1994. By the new millennium, after an extensive review process, the state determined that a proposal from VAST to convert the railway into a 4-season recreational trail was the best use of this important asset – and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail was born. The trail is managed through a partnership of VTrans and VAST focusing on the trail’s rehabilitation and realization.

Trail Manager

Visit Lamoille Valley Rail Trail online for more information or contact:

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
26 VAST Lane
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: 1(802)229-0005
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Trailhead Information

There are multiple parking areas along the LVRT. Click on the parking icons on the map for custom directions to each lot.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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