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Beautiful trails!

Nice hike with views of the water and wildlife. Easy trail near the meadows or options for a... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
250bean
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Good trails with nice views

Hiked from the ski jump lot to the ice pond and then the upper and lower woodland trails. Had about... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
SKDEWITT
,
Bethel, Connecticut
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We tried to bike here, but the trails are very difficult and poorly marked so we abandoned the biking and did some walking. Again, the trails are rough and not well marked.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Take a picture of the trail map at the trail head so you don’t get lost. There are silly little signs at the beginning, but half way up you’re left with no signs at all. We ended up walking on the road to get back...More

1  Thank Easternwahoo
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This was a fairly easy hike with one small steep area. The trail markings are somewhat confusing. It is not tree marked like other trails. There are signs at various points. If you want to see all the trail has to offer bring a map....More

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Nice hike with views of the water and wildlife. Easy trail near the meadows or options for a steeper hike.

Thank 250bean
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Hiked from the ski jump lot to the ice pond and then the upper and lower woodland trails. Had about 6-8 inches of snow but trails were well used. Had micro spikes over snow boots but Yak traks would have been fine.

Thank SKDEWITT
Reviewed 15 November 2017

These are an excellent set of trails. Check out the Retreat Tower and ice house. You can get to the Harris Hill Ski jump using these trails.

2  Thank MapleMark
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Didn't have all the time in the world so we only hiked up to the watch tower. It's a good looking building. Wish it was open to go up for the view. Only about a half mile hike round trip. Park at the ski jump.

Thank Corbin G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Very nice spot to visit, but takes more time than we had to really enjoy all the views. The Brattleboro area offers much for a day tripper.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

So nice to go into the middle of the woods and literally be right in town. You can even walk up the stairs of the ski jump.

Thank Res555
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We hiked to the tower. It is a very short trip but it was beautiful. Not much info locally on how to find the trails or where to park so it was good we had our smart phones to help us find it.

Thank Heather G
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