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State Forest Roads & Trails

Vermont's State Forests and Parks fared pretty well through tropical storm Irene. However, there are a few roads and trails that are closed or conditions are unknown. We list these below. An "unknown" status means that staff have not yet been able to assess conditions.

If a road or trail is not listed it is open. If you have questions, please contact one of our District Offices.

For more trail information, see these links:

 Vermont State Parks
Green Mountain Club
Green Mountain National Forest
Trails & Greenways Council


Recommended Open Hiking Trails in State Parks


State Forests With Access Limitations


State Forest/Park Highway

Hiking Trail


District 1: Windham and Windsor Counties

No closures.

District 2: Rutland and Bennington Counties

D&H Rail Trail


North Half

Trail washed in sections

Dangerous conditions exist

Some bridges damaged & structure not assessed

As always – no motorized vehicles


South Half

District 3: Addison, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties

No closures.

District 4: Lamoille, Washington and Orange

Roxbury State Forest

Rice Road



District 5: Caledonia, Orleans and Essex

Plum Creek North Branch Road   Closed

John Irwin/ Radar Road

  Open to gate

Madison Brook Road

  Open to gate

Victory State Forest / Victory Basin WMA

Tugg Mountain Road   Open to new beaver pond

Lee’s Field Road

  Open to gate


  • The Green Mountain National Forest is open unless are posted closed.
  • Do not rely on the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation's website for information on state and local jurisdiction roads. For the latest information on our state highway system, see the Agency of Transportation.

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