VYCC Trails

The terrain is forested, on a south-facing hillside. The climb from the Monitor Barn takes you up about 300 feet to 600 feet elevation.
Trail Activity
2.6 miles, Network
Richmond (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt


These trails have been established by VYCC using some old roads and also new trails on conserved land that was previously farm land, now mostly forested. The trails are mostly single-track, with some steep sections. They are great for relaxed hiking as well as for use by runners for a 5 km work-out and annual race. The site includes a number of lean-to shelters that are used by VYCC crews during the summer season. The route from the monitor barn up to these shelters varies from year to year as it crosses active farm land, and no permanent trail has been created, but there is a long-term plan to establish a fixed route that will be accessible for people of all abilities.

For non-motorized use (no bicycles). 

Trail Manager

Visit Vermont Youth Conservation Corps online for more information or contact:

Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Avoid known animal mating or nesting areas during sensitive times.
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Trailhead Information

The trails are on the south-facing hillside behind the West Monitor Barn on Route 2 east of Richmond on land conserved by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC). The VYCC entrance driveway is about 1.9 miles east of the traffic light in the center of Richmond. The trailhead is to the right of the driveway that leads to the Monitor Barn and just below the solar panels in a grassy meadow.

Parking space is available in the large parking area in front of the Barn.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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