Author Topic: Trail Relocation and Distances Update  (Read 2189 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 45
Trail Relocation and Distances Update
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:43:51 AM »
In June 2015 the Long Trail was relocated from Duxbury Road to Jonesville to cross the Winooski River over a new suspension footbridge. The trail now follows Duxbury Road west for 1 mile and then follows a path along the river and across farm fields before rejoining the road 2-tenths of a mile from the bridge. New trail climbs Stimson Mountain and rejoins the existing footpath south of the Buchanan Shelter junction. Duck Brook Shelter is now on a GMC-maintained side trail. According to the GMC: "Distance between Bamforth Ridge Shelter and Buchanan Shelter on new Long Trail is approximately 12 miles." In 2016, a further relocation is planned on Bamforth Ridge north of the Bamforth Ridge Shelter to eliminate the 1-mile road walk. Calculated distances that cross the Duxbury parking lot are affected by the 2015 relocation. The Long Trail Distances Calculator at will be adjusted once all of the new distances are published. See the Green Mountain Club info page at for more information.

Long Trail end-to-end 2003