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New Boston Trail - LT Side Trail/GMNF

Trail Overview

A nice hike in Chittenden to the David Logan Shelter and access to the Long Trail.
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Trail Activity
Length
2.4 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Chittenden (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No
Other Activities
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Description

From the trailhead, the trail bears left off the logging road and ascends on an old woods road that forks at 0.75 miles. The New Boston Trail goes straight and climbs steadily to David Logan Shelter at 1.0 miles. Just above the shelter, the trail passes a piped spring on the left and then reaches the Long Trail at 1.2 miles.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

Other Information

The New Boston Trail is managed as a snowmobile trail in partnership with the Chittenden Dammers VAST club.

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

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.
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Trailhead Information

From Rutland, follow Route 7 north, past a stoplight outside of town. Bear right onto East Pittsford Road, which turns into Chittenden Road at 3.3 miles. Continue for 2.7 miles on Chittenden Road to a three-way junction. Bear left at this junction and then go straight, to the right of the Civil War Monument, onto Mountain Top Road. Follow it for 1.8 miles and go straight past Mountain Top Inn onto a dirt road. This road turns into Forest Road 99 at 0.6 miles. FR 99 is passable only by high clearance vehicles. Trailhead parking is at 1.3 miles on the left at the FR 99 road gate.

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