Trails and Hiking

This is the old Wilmington Trails page.  The new trails page is here.  The Trail Committee page is here.



This Valley Trail is the culmination of the efforts of the trails committee and the Bi-Town Committee, a group made up of representatives from the towns of Dover and Wilmington. The Bi-Town Committee focuses on common goals and projects that benefit both communities.

The Valley Trail connects the resort villages of Wilmington and Dover in southern Vermont. The southern end of the trail is located off Route 9 in Wilmington across from Reardon’s Crossing Bridge, while the northern end terminates at Mount Snow in Dover. Nine trailheads and parking areas along the way and several spurs off the main trail enable users to hike or bike all or part of the trail.

With a variety of trail options, the Valley Trail is suitable for users of all ages whether on foot or on bicycles. “The Valley Trail will provide a year-round recreational opportunity for visitors and residents alike,” says Ryan Holton, Chair of the Bi-Town Committee. “It’s a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of southern Vermont. And for the first time, the towns of Wilmington and Dover are connected by a recreational trail making it possible for someone to go from one town to the other totally on the Valley Trail.”

Maps of the Valley Trail are available at the Chamber of Commerce on 21 West Main Street in Wilmington and at the town offices of Wilmington and Dover.  The trail is also listed on Google Maps.

If you have comments regarding the trail please submit them via email to

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Valley Trail Map May 2014

Valley Trail Map May 2014

Wilmington Trail Map

Area Trail Links
The links below are websites containing information on trails in the region:
Catamount Trail North of Wilmington

Catamount Trail South of Wilmington

Appalachian Trail

Dover Valley Trail

Haystack Mountain

Hogback Mountain Conservation Trails Map

Hogback Mountain Conservation Association  

Molly Stark State Park trail

West Dover Crosstown trails

Woodford State Park  

Grout Pond  

Townshend State Park trails 

Brattleboro Retreat trail map  

Jamaica State Park trail guide  

Little Pond trail guide

Putney Mountain Association

Wantastiquet Mountain

On the mountain top it is easy to realize that whatsoever special nest we make…we all dwell in a house of one room. ~ John Muir, 1838-1914