Crosstown Trails – West Dover, VT

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The Crosstown trails are a series of interlinking trails in West Dover that are perfect for a stress-free hike when you just want to get out and enjoy some fresh air. You can easily hike from less than a mile up to several miles on trails that are suitable for novice hikers. They are well marked, not terribly rugged and can be enjoyed by just about anyone.

There is a parking lot at the trail head along Handle Rd. If driving North on Rt 100, turn left on Tannery Rd and then left again on Handle Rd. The parking lot will be one mile down on your left.  If headed South along Handle Road from Mt. Snow, there is a stop sign at the intersection of Tannery Rd and Handle.  From there it’s one mile down.

The main Crosstown trail itself is just over a mile long and is a fairly wide, well groomed gravel surface.  Along there, you’ll pass a beaver pond, complete with the Beaver’s Lodge clearly visible in the middle.  The terrain becomes slightly more rugged when you branch off on the Sherwood Forest or Friar Tuck trails.  These are narrower and the scenery becomes more densely wooded.  While map boards are periodically posted, you might want to bring along your own version of the map.

Click on the map thumbnail below to view the full map.  From there, you can right click to save the map and print it.