Green Mountain National Forest
Caring for the Land and Serving People
|Length: 4.0 miles loop||Feature: Stream, Woods|
|Max. elevation change: 260 feet||USGS maps: Weston Quad|
|Amount of use: Light||Hiking level: Easy|
|Average hike time: 2 – 2 ¾ hour loop||Camping Fee: $10 per site/night at campground|
The Greendale loop offers a 4.0 mile hike through a mixed forest of northern hardwood and conifer trees
with long stretches bordering scenic streams. 3.0 miles of the hike are on quiet gravel roads and the remaining mile is on a multipurpose trail serving hikers, cross-country skiers, and snowmobilers.
Exiting the campground loop, turn left on Greendale Road and follow it for approximately 0.5 miles, crossing the bridge over Greendale brook. Do not take the old road that forks to the right just before the bridge. After crossing the bridge the road reverts to a trail that is marked with blue diamonds, which identify it as part of a cross-country ski trail system. Paralleling a tributary of Greendale brook, the trail climbs a moderately steep grade for the next mile until it intersects an old road, which is also the Jenny Coolidge Trail. At this junction, turn left and follow the road, Forest Road 17, for approximately 2.0 miles back to the Greendale Road, Forest Road 18. Much of this section is a down hill hike that follows the very scenic Jenny Coolidge Brook. At the junction of Greendale road turn left and follow the road approximately 1.0 mile
back to the campground. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.
From Route 100 in Weston, travel north on Route 100 for approximately 2.0 miles. Turn left onto
Greendale Road (Forest Road 18); follow FR 18 for about 3.0 miles to the campground.
From Route 103 in East Wallingford, travel south on Rte. 155 for about 10.0 miles. Continue south for about another 1.4 miles after the road turns into Rte 100. Turn right onto Greendale Road (FR 18);
– Follow FR 18 for about 3.0 miles to the campground. The road ends less than a half a mile beyond the campground, where limited parking is available. The trail is straight ahead over an unused concrete bridge.
Food and Services: Weston or East Wallingford
For all Emergencies: Call 911
911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Weston, 698 Greendale Rd.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests
231 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 747-6700 Phone (802) 747-6766 FAX Website: www.fs.usda.gov/greenmountain
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Recreational Opportunity Guide Greendale Loop
For More Information:
Contour Interval 50 Feet
Manchester Ranger District, 2538 Depot St. (Rte 11/30), Manchester Center, VT 05255, (802) 362-2307
This Recreation Guide is Available in Large Print at Forest Service Information Centers