New Boston Trail - LT Side Trail/GMNF
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.
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.
The New Boston Trail is managed as a snowmobile trail in partnership with the Chittenden Dammers VAST club.
Visit Green Mountain National Forest online for more information or contact:
Green Mountain National Forest: Supervisor's Office - Rutland
231 North Main Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (802) 747-6700
Check for nearby geocaches to New Boston Trail - LT Side Trail/GMNF.
Leave No Trace Principle
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.