Leffert's Pond Loop

Trail Overview

A pleasant leisurely walk around Lefferts Pond in Chittenden; cross wooden footbridges, past an old milldam, with a good chance of seeing a moose if you go early in the morning!
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Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking Horseback riding Groomed cross-country skiing
2.80 miles, Loop
Chittenden (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Snow, Groomed
Permitted on leash
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From the parking lot walk east, keeping Lefferts Pond picnic area on your right.  Go over the old stone bridge and then approximately 0.5 miles to a T-intersection with the VAST snowmobile trail. Turn right at the T and go 0.7 miles to Wildcat Road. Turn right onto the Wildcat Road and walk 0.5 miles on the road back to the gate. Turn right through the gate and walk 0.5 miles back to the parking lot. Elevation gain:  100 feet.

Points of interest include: remains of an old lodge and an old milldam.

Other Information

The Chittenden Reservoir and Lefferts Pond area is a day use area and no camping or fires are allowed.

Cross-country skiing and horseback riding are available on Lefferts Pond Trails, but users must obtain a day pass from the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

Trail Manager

Visit Green Mountain National Forest or Mountain Top Inn & Resort 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
Phone: (802) 747-6700
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Trail Tips

Leave What You Find
Avoid the introduction or transport of non-native species. Clean, drain, and dry water equipment when moving between water bodies.
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Trailhead Information

From the intersection of US Route 7 and US Route 4 East in Rutland, go east on Route 4 for 4.0 miles to Meadow Lake Drive. Turn left onto Meadow Lake Drive for 1.7 miles to its end at Chittenden Road. Turn right onto Chittenden Road for 2.9 miles where it becomes Dam Road. Continue on Dam Road for 1.4 miles to Wildcat Road. Bear right onto Wildcat Road for 0.9 miles to a gateway on the left. Turn left through the gate and proceed 0.5 miles to the parking lot.

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