Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

Rutland County, Vermont 05750

Elevation Gain177ft
Trailhead Elevation464ft
Elevation Min/Max386/464ft
Elevation Start/End464/464ft

Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Poultney, Vermont. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 464 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 177 feet. This trail connects with the following: Former D&H Washington Branch Torn up @1989 and Former D&H Washington Branch Torn up 1990's.

Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This ride's general location is Castleton. Scenery includes a lovely perspective of rural Vermont's dairy farms, meadows, woods, and small towns. This abandoned D&H railroad bed has been improved and is excellent for families and beginners.

It passes through scenic, rural areas of Rutland and Bennington counties, and offers fine views of open farmlands, forests, wetlands, and villages. You will pass old buildings, working farms, and sleepy small towns. The rail-trail is an excellent place for families and beginners to mountain bike. It is flat and smooth, no motor vehicles are allowed, and you can turn around at any point."

"If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail. These two sections of rail trail (North and South) are tucked along the western border of Vermont and provide a relaxing tour of t"

"If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail. Currently tucked along the rural western border of Vermont, the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail eventually will be a 34.3-mile trail straddling southwestern Vermont and part of New York State.

Despite the fact that the two sections of the trail in Vermont are separated by 15 undeveloped miles in New York, the peaceful and unhurried setting of the “D&H” make the trip more than worthwhile. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed cinder to gravel. The trail, although graded, may be too soft for the narrow tires found on most road bikes. Note: All motorized vehicles, including ATVs and dirt bikes, are prohibited. Location: Rutland County."

Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail Reviews

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Great bike ride with kids!
Stayed in Rutland, civilized with restaurants and activities. Took Rt. 4 and exit 6 or 5(quicker) to college. Trail starts out as small path, on the right side of road, once on path, bear to the left and it brings you to the railroad bed. Railroad bed is well maintained and in very good condition. Beautiful views of farms and countryside. Good workout if you want with plenty of open road. Girlfriend and I are Boston city bikers and this is just wonderful for us. Easy and safe. Fantastic views, bring lunch. Well worth spending a day or two enjoying the peace and quiet. No one else on the trail all day.
I decided that I would take my wife out on this trail as she is new to the sport and we both enjoyed this trail alot.stright and flat for miles on end.

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