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Guided Appalachian Trail Hikes

group of hikers walking single file through a meadow
Hikers walk along Appalachian Trail

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Join National Park Staff and Green Mountain Club volunteers on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail! All hiking groups will meet at 9:15am the Billings Farm & Museum and take a shuttle to the hiking destination. All hikes will take between 2-4 hours, including driving time.

Reservations are required! Only 12 spots are available for each hike. Please email mabi_visitorservices@nps.gov or call 802-457-3368 ext. 0 to reserve your spot.

 
Date Location Estimated Distance Elevation Change Description
6/18/22 Rt 12 to Stage Rd 2.1 miles 700’ up 700’ down Trail begins on the eastern side of VT 12, with a steep initial climb up Dana Hill (elevation 1530). Trail ends at Stage Road. Steady climb to top of Dana Hill then steady descent down to Stage Road.
7/2/22 Stage Rd to Pomfret Rd 2.4miles 300’ up 200’ down Most family friendly hike. Trail begins by crossing a bridge over Barnard Brook. Section will end by crossing over the Pomfret Brook using a cable to walk on rocks or through the brook.
7/16/22 Pomfret Rd to Cloudland Rd 2.2 miles 700’ up 400’ down Trail begins at Pomfret Road. Steady climb with beautiful views at top of Dupuis Hill.
7/23/22 Cloudland Rd to Joe Ranger Rd 3.3 miles 600’ up 600’ down Lots of ups and downs! Pass by Thistle Hill Shelter. Steep downhill after Thistle Hill Shelter. Nice views from Arms Hill just before Joe Ranger Road. Trail ends when you reach Joe Ranger Road (dirt road).
8/27/22 Tigertown Road to Happy Hill Rd 4 miles 1400’ up 700’ down Lots of uphill from the start. Eventually you will pass Happy Hill Shelter on your right. Shortly after passing the shelter, stay left and take William Tucker Trail towards Happy Hill Road. You will come to a large metal gate and a wooden kiosk.
9/10/22 Happy Hill Rd to Elm Street 3.5 hours 200’ up 500’ down Mostly gentle, with slightly steeper downhill towards the end. This is the last section of AT in Vermont. Drop off is at end of Happy Hill Road at metal gate and wooden kiosk. Pick up is on Elm Street at wooden kiosk.
9/17/22 Stage Rd to Pomfret Rd (agin!) 2.4miles 300’ up 200’ down Most family friendly hike. Trail begins by crossing a bridge over Barnard Brook. Section will end by crossing over the Pomfret Brook using a cable to walk on rocks or through the brook.
Details
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
The accessibility details vary with the individual trail. Please see the trail descriptions in the main body for details.

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

Last updated: July 29, 2022