Sand Hill Park

Trail Overview

Shady forested trail near Essex town pool and tennis courts.
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0.7 miles, Network
Essex (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt
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Sand Hill Park is a small trail network that winds through a shady forest of mostly pine, with a collection of wildflowers lining the trails. Consisting of two loops and a spur trail, these trails began life as an exercise trail. Some of the exercise stations are still visible along the trail, however, they are not maintained and may not be safe to use. The trails begin at the northwest corner of the parking lot adjacent to the town pool and tennis courts. The trail soon divides into a white-blazed spur to the right, an orange-blazed loop in the center, and a blue-blazed loop on the left. A trail leading to Mathieu Town Forest splits off at the far end of the latter loop.

Trail Manager

Visit Town of Essex online for more information or contact:

Essex Parks & Recreation

Essex Parks & Recreation
81 Main Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Phone: (802) 878-1342
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Trail Tips

Travel on Durable Surfaces
If your bike tires make an indent on the trail surface, it is too wet to ride. Come back when the trails have dried out.
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Trailhead Information

Take Route 15 east to Sand Hill Road. After 0.1 miles, turn right at the park entrance. Parking is available in the town pool lot.

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