Grout Pond Area Trails

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Green Mountain National Forest

Caring for the Land and Serving People

Trail Facts:


Length: Various, see description

Feature:  Pond, Woods

Max. elevation change:  260 feet

USGS maps:  Stratton Quad

Amount of use:  Heavy

Hiking level: Various, see description


Average hike time: Various, see description

Camping Fee: Donations accepted at bulletin board near

parking 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.




Hiking level

Average hike time

Camp Loop

0.9 miles


½ hour

East Trail

3.2 miles

Easy – Moderate

1½ – 2 hours

Hill Top Trail

0.8 miles


¾ hour

Pond Loop

2.6 miles


1 – 1½ hour

West Trail

2.8 miles


1 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

(802) 747-6700 Phone                                           (802) 747-6766 FAX Website:

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Recreational Opportunity Guide                                        Grout Pond Recreation Area



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