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Welcome sunrise to sunset... no camping
Share the trails... bikers yield to hikers
Leave no trace... carry out your trash
Stay on marked trails... we went to a lot of trouble to build them
No motorized vehicles or horses... they can damage the trails
No firearms or public hunting... for everyone's safety
No camping or fires... to respect the landowner's wishes
Directions: The trailhead and parking is located on Endless Brook Road across from Toad Hall B&B and Lewis Deane Nature Preserve (~975 Endless Brook Road in Google Maps)
Farm Road (0.2 mi) This short woods road connects from the trailhead to Franz's Falls Trail.
Franz’s Falls (0.7 mi) This twisty singletrack trail is the main access point for all the other trails in the network. Expect technical steep side-hills after the long bridge over a beautiful gorge.
Rusty Bucket Loop (1.4 mi) This narrow singletrack trail loop climbs and descends through open forest, featuring many tight turns and a beautiful overlook from the summit ledge.
Hardy’s Hill (1.9 mi) This trail is recommended as an out-and-back, but can also be ridden along with Shale Shifter to make a loop. Once you reach the highest point the views of Lake Saint Catherine are amazing, and so are the fast berms and rolls as you head back down the long descent. This trail is slightly wider and less technical than Franz’s Falls and Rusty Bucket Loop.
Shale Shifter (1.1 mi) This trail offers a great double track option for those looking for a hill climb workout with some steep sections, or walking with a group. It can be combined with Hardy’s Hill to make a loop.
Dayton Hill Connector (0.7 mi) This Class 4 Road and is a great way to connect from the trailhead to Hardy’s Hill, or vice versa. Please limit all parking to the designated parking lot on Endless Brook Road.
Endless Brook Trails in Poultney
Hardy Avery (Sustainable Trailworks) and Chris Smid (New England Slate Company) install the Endless Brook Trails kiosk roof.
Bicycling and foot trails in the Slate Valley region of southwestern Vermont