1 – Town Forest-County Road-Peck Farm Trail – 2-2 1/2 miles – Haggett Rd or County Rd to Templeton Rd
Access A: Park at Town Forest pull-off on right side of Haggett Rd – 3/4 mile from Country Rd
Access B: Park in marked Parking Area east of Fire Station on Templeton Rd. Don’t park on road, or block access to Fire Station.
Varied, gently rolling terrain with woodlands, beaver pond, farm lanes, and spur to County Rd just south of White Cemetery. Parts of this branching trail can be tricky to follow so watch for signs. County Rd parking is in the works! The Esther Salmi Memorial Bench has a lovely view.
2 – Holden-Templeton Trail – 1 1/2 miles – Templeton Rd to Center Rd
See Access B Above: Go east 1000 ft along Templeton Rd with Chapell Pond on your left. Trail follows the next driveway on right up the hill and enters the woods at the top of the hill on the right at the curve where driveway curves left to Janet’s house.
Access C: Parking(except in winter) for 3 or so cars at trailhead on west side of Center Rd just south of Templeton Farm.
This is a delightful trail and you will enjoy woodlands, fields, mountain views and gently rolling terrain. This trail is not open to bicycles, according to the wishes of a landowner.
3 – Templeton-Fairmont Trail – 2 miles – Center Rd to Dodge Rd
See Access C Above: Walk south along narrow and scenic Center Rd 1000 feet until the trail leaves the road to the left.
Access D: Parking for a few cars in marked Parking Area off Dodge Rd . mile west of the 4 Corners School.
This lovely and varied section has panoramic views across farm fields to the east. There is a steep section near a sugar woods, and a beautiful, but damp section.
4 – Mallory Brook Trail – 1 1/2 miles – Johnson Rd to Cherry Tree Hill Rd ****NOTE: A bridge across the brook is under construction and we urge people to be careful assessing how OR whether to cross the brook.****
Access E: Parking for 4 cars at the end of Johnson Rd.
Access F: There is parking for a number of cars in a parking lot off Cherry Tree Hill.
The Mallory Brook trail provides the experience of a wilderness trail with stone stairways, specimen White Pine, Hemlock and Cedar trees, and an exciting river crossing. The conservation easement here allows for “freedom to roam” to explore the river course.Terrain and wet conditions mean trail is not suitable for biking.
5 – Karen Clark Trail – Wheeler Rd to U-32 High School system. This trail is a proposed link to Cross Vermont Trail.
Access G: There is room to pull off near the trail head at the junction of Schoolhouse Rd and Wheeler Rd.
This old farm road winds through a mature hemlock stand and over a boardwalk to U-32 and the proposed access to Cross Vermont Trail, via U-32 Trails. Absolutely No Dogs off Leash on school property.
6 – Sparrow Farm – Montpelier Trail – 3 1/2 miles – Sparrow Farm Rd to Montpelier Rec Field
Access H: Limited parking south side of Sparrow Farm Rd south of Jacobs Rd intersection.
Access I: Montpelier Rec Field. See Montpelier Rec Dept for map of this end.
Trail is flat at upper end near Sparrow Farm’s fields and has a long boardwalk across a wetland. The trail is quite steep lower down, and winds through an impressive stand of old growth Hemlock.
7 – Ormsbee Trail – 1 mile – Powder Horn Glen Rd to Center Rd – 1/2 mile Horseshoe Trail is a loop off main trail
Access J: Parking for 2 cars at elbow of Powder Horn Glen Rd.
Access K: Pull-off parking for 2 cars on Center Rd across from trailhead.
Trail winds through Hemlocks & mixed hardwoods. Trail spur marked VISTA leads to a bench with views of working farms, Spruce Mountain, and the White Mountains on a clear day. From Powder Horn Glen the trail skirts the Fairmont Farm fields, and emerges onto Center Rd. Take a left on Center Rd to continue on more EMTI trails 2/3 mile away. Bonus trails at Powder Horn Glen end of trail; Starr/Dworkin loop trails are marked with red or black arrows and trail maps.