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Moosalamoo National Recreation Area: Oak Ridge/Moosalamoo Trails

Trail Activity
Length
10.2 miles, Network
Difficulty
Moderate
Towns
Goshen (VT), Middlebury (VT), Ripton (VT), Salisbury (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt, Snow, Ungroomed
Pets
Permitted
Fees
No

Description

Moosalamoo Trail: 2.5 miles. A relatively short hike to the summit of Mount Moosalamoo.. The trail starts at the trailhead parking lot near the Moosalamoo Campground entrance. It crosses the north branch of Voter Brook and climbs to the Oak Ridge Trail at 2.5 miles, a climb of 1530 feet. The summit of Mt. Moosalamoo is 0.4 miles south on the Oak Ridge Trail, with views to the east. Average hiking time to summit and back is 2-3 hours (1-1.5 hours one way). No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles.

Oak Ridge: 8.1 miles. A day hike with views at the summit of Mt. Moosalamoo then a long descent along a ridge line. From Route 125, the trail climbs south past several old roads and the Moosalamoo Trail, with views at the summit of Mt. Moosalamoo, a climb of 870 feet. The trail then descends past the Keewaydin Trail on a gentle ridge with views of Lake Dunmore, Lake Champlain, and Lake George. The trail ends at the Rattlesnake Cliffs Trail at 8.1 miles. Average hike time is 4-4.5 hours one way.

Ski Trails:

Other Information

Mountain bikes are currently allowed access on a portion of the Oak Ridge Trail, starting from Route 125 to Forest Road 92, which can be ridden down.

Please check current trail and road closures in the Green Mountain National Forest.

Trail Manager

Visit Middlebury Bike Club or Green Mountain National Forest online for more information and an interactive map 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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Addison County Bike Club
Middlebury, VT 05753
addisoncountybikeclub@gmail.com
View website

Moosalamoo Association

Moosalamoo Association
PO Box 148
Brandon, VT 05733
Phone: (802) 989-6980
execdir.moosalamoo@gmail.com
View website

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Trailhead Information

Moosalamoo Trailhead is in the Town of Goshen on Forest Road 24.

From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the junction with Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 6.8 miles, turn right onto Forest Road 32 and follow it 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 24, which is the access road to Moosalamoo Campground. Parking is on the right at 0.4 miles, outside of the campground gate.

From Rochester, travel north on Route 100 to the junction with Route 125. Travel west on Route 125 for 10.9 miles, and turn left onto Forest Road 32. Follow FR 32 for 3.3 miles, and turn right onto Forest Road 24, which is the access road to Moosalamoo Campground. Trailhead Parking is on the right at 0.4 miles, outside of the campground gate.

Oak Ridge Trailhead (northern end): on Route 125. From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to the junction with Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 1.8 miles. Parking is on the right. From Rochester, travel north on Route 100 to the junction with Route 125. Travel west on Route 125 for 13.9 miles. Parking is on the left.

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