Best Cross-Country Skiing in Vermont

This list represents the most popular cross-country skiing in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont cross-country skiing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Haystack Mountain

    3 Reviews

    Wilmington, VT

    A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest summit, the Haystack Mountain Trail owes much to a Nordic tradition. ...
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A relaxing half-day family hike to a southern Green Mountain summit overlooking Haystack Pond. A simple jaunt to a modest ...

  • #2 Red Rocks Park

    1 Reviews

    South Burlington, VT

    A short promenade along the shore of Lake Champlain.
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A short promenade along the shore of Lake Champlain.

  • #3 Causeway Park Rail-Trail

    1 Reviews

    Colchester, VT

    Imagine traversing a path built of tons of marble and rock fill, allowing you to bike, walk, or wheelchair several miles onto Lake Champlain. The Causeway Park Rail-Trail is among the most remarkable ...
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Imagine traversing a path built of tons of marble and rock fill, allowing you to bike, walk, or wheelchair several miles ...

  • #4 Burlington Waterfront Bikeway

    1 Reviews

    Burlington, VT

    The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of all ages. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Chittenden County.
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The best of Lake Champlain’s waterfront can be experienced on this bikeway. There are outdoor opportunities for people of ...

  • #5 Camel's Hump View Trail

    0 Reviews

    Waterbury, VT

    It is not too often the word easy is used in conjunction with Camel’s Hump. Vermont’s hunchback of winter, the 4,063-foot-high peak is one of the state’s most prominent features and is also a ...
    •  Day trip
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    It is not too often the word easy is used in conjunction with Camel’s Hump. Vermont’s hunchback of winter, the 4,063-foot-high ...

  • #6 Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (South)

    1 Reviews

    West Pawlet, VT

    A lightly wooded trail through cornfields and meadows of wild-flowers. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed cinder to gravel. Location: Rutland and Bennington Counties.
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A lightly wooded trail through cornfields and meadows of wild-flowers. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed ...

  • #7 Maple Loop / Bolton Valley

    1 Reviews

    Bolton Valley, VT

    Bolton Valley is known to free-heelers for a couple of things. First, it’s the starting point for one of Vermont’s premier backcountry point to point skis—the Bolton-Trapp Trail. The 12-mile ...
    •  Day trip
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Bolton Valley is known to free-heelers for a couple of things. First, it’s the starting point for one of Vermont’s premier ...

  • #8 Stowe Mountain Ski Resort

    0 Reviews

    Stowe, VT

    Stowe Resort covers two mountains, Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Geographically, Mansfield and Spruce look like siblings of different ages and, perhaps, different fathers. Mansfield is big—by ...
    •  Difficulty
    •  Guide

    Stowe Resort covers two mountains, Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Geographically, Mansfield and Spruce look like siblings ...

  • #9 Montpelier and Wells River Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Montpelier, VT

    The Montpelier and Wells River Rail-Trail offers panoramic views of the Vermont mountains and is quite spectacular. But it may take some effort as the trail is at its best once you have traveled ...
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Montpelier and Wells River Rail-Trail offers panoramic views of the Vermont mountains and is quite spectacular. But it ...

  • #10 Central Vermont Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Saint Albans, VT

    You’ll need a sense of adventure to get the most from this trail, which is not yet fully developed. The stunning Vermont scenery, however, may lure people to the trail despite its rough surface. ...
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll need a sense of adventure to get the most from this trail, which is not yet fully developed. The stunning Vermont ...

  • #11 Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

    0 Reviews

    Ripton, VT

    The poet Robert Frost drank in inspiration from the woods, rivers, and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. Whether it be the white, supple branches of a bending birch or swift, flowing waters ...
    •  Day trip
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The poet Robert Frost drank in inspiration from the woods, rivers, and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. Whether it ...

  • #12 Beebe Spur Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Newport, VT

    The Beebe Spur Rail-Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont woods. Surface: Packed gravel. Location: Orleans County.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Beebe Spur Rail-Trail opened in 1999. It parallels Lake Memphremagog and takes its guests through some beautiful Vermont ...

  • #13 Little Michigan / Stone Place Trails Loop

    1 Reviews

    Landgrove, VT

    Skiers and snowshoers looking for a 10-mile network of challenging trails in southern Vermont should head to the rural village of Landgrove and the Mountain Valley Trails Association area in ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Skiers and snowshoers looking for a 10-mile network of challenging trails in southern Vermont should head to the rural village ...

  • #14 Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail

    0 Reviews

    Alburg, VT

    A short but superb trail nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermont—just a few miles from the Canadian border. Several wildlife refuges are nearby. While the trail ...
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A short but superb trail nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermont—just a few miles from the Canadian ...

  • #15 Grout Pond Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Stratton, VT

    The loop around Grout Pond is like a pizza with your favorite top-pings. Throw in a tiny slice of Vermont’s state-long cross-country trail, add a handful of small rolling dips, toss in views ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The loop around Grout Pond is like a pizza with your favorite top-pings. Throw in a tiny slice of Vermont’s state-long cross-country ...

  • #16 Big Bear Loop

    0 Reviews

    Grafton, VT

    Time appears to stand still in the quaint community of Grafton, Vermont. Nestled in southeastern Vermont among farms and forest, the little town of 600 once subsisted on farming and logging. ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Time appears to stand still in the quaint community of Grafton, Vermont. Nestled in southeastern Vermont among farms and ...

  • #17 Old Railroad Bed / West River Trail

    0 Reviews

    Jamaica, VT

    Though the railroad that once ran alongside the white-capped West River was called “36 miles of trouble,” the flat and scenic section that you access through Jamaica State Park is anything but ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Though the railroad that once ran alongside the white-capped West River was called “36 miles of trouble,” the flat and scenic ...

  • #18 Osmore Pond Loop

    0 Reviews

    Marshfield, VT

    Though only about a half hour’s drive from places like the state capital of Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, Groton State Forest has a remote feel to it. The forest is used by hikers, naturalists, ...
    •  Day trip
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Though only about a half hour’s drive from places like the state capital of Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, Groton State Forest ...

  • #19 Birch Pond Loop

    0 Reviews

    Rupert, VT

    Ski by a wide, open field with views of the hills of New York and stop to watch horses eat some hay. Snowshoe by a handsome farm and watch the cattle eating. Enter into a maple grove and see ...
    •  Day trip
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Ski by a wide, open field with views of the hills of New York and stop to watch horses eat some hay. Snowshoe by a handsome ...

  • #20 Indian Brook Park Loop

    0 Reviews

    Essex, VT

    Circling Indian Brook Reservoir is like taking a leisurely stroll. It is not uncommon to meet locals out for a walk with their dogs on a warm winter afternoon. The trail, which goes around the ...
    •  Day trip
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Circling Indian Brook Reservoir is like taking a leisurely stroll. It is not uncommon to meet locals out for a walk with ...