Grout Pond Area Trails - SVDV Chamber of Commerce

Grout Pond Area Trails

Grout Pond Area Trails

Green Mountain National Forest

Caring for the Land and Serving People

Trail Facts:

Length: Various, see descriptionFeature:  Pond, Woods
Max. elevation change:  260 feetUSGS maps:  Stratton Quad
Amount of use:  HeavyHiking level: Various, see description
 Average hike time: Various, see descriptionCamping Fee: Donations accepted at bulletin board nearparking area

Trail Description:

Over 10.0 miles of multipurpose trails connect with a more extensive trail system of nearby Somerset

Reservoir.  The area has relatively flat, low-lying terrain.  The trails, marked with blue diamonds blazes, are available for year-round hiking, but can be extremely wet and muddy at times.  In winter, they are open to ungroomed skiing and are rated easy to more difficult.  Snowmobiles are restricted to Forest Road 262 and a portion of the West Trail.  These trails are marked with orange diamond blazes.

TrailLengthHiking levelAverage hike time
Camp Loop0.9 milesEasy½ hour
East Trail3.2 milesEasy – Moderate1½ – 2 hours
Hill Top Trail0.8 milesModerate¾ hour
Pond Loop2.6 milesEasy1 – 1½ hour
West Trail2.8 milesModerate1 ½ – 2 hour


From Route 7 in Arlington, take the Arlington exit and turn west on Route 313 at the end of the exit ramp.

Take the first right onto South Road and follow to the end.  Turn right onto Kansas Road and follow over Rte 7 and over a two-lane bridge.  After the bridge turn right and travel east on the Kelley Stand Road (aka: Stratton-Arlington Road) for about 10.2 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Road 262 and follow to the end. From Route 100 in West Wardsboro, travel west on the Stratton-Arlington Road (aka: Kelley Stand Road) for about 6 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 262.  Follow FR 262 to the end.

Area Services:

Food and Services: West Wardsboro or Arlington

For all Emergencies: Call 911

911 Information: The Recreation Area is in the Town of Stratton, # 207 Grout Pond Rd.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests

231 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701

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