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Mad River Path: Warren Path

Mad River Path: Warren Path
4061 Main Street Waitsfield, VT   05673
  • Tel: (802) 496-7284

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Moderate, 2 miles out and back, elevation gain 420’

Follow the Warren Path with its easy grades in a beautiful mixed hardwood forest. Then take the Vista Trail (marked with yellow blazes), which has some more challenging steep sections just before the lookout. The view is well worth the effort!  Heading east from the trailhead at Brooks Field, the Interpretive Loop Trail (also marked with yellow blazes) interprets the natural and cultural history of the area with educational panels.

Trail Access and Route: The Warren path begins on the north side of Brook Road, a short distance from its end on Main Street in Warren Village (no parking at this location).  Parking is available at a trailhead located at Brooks Recreation Field, behind the Warren Elementary School, off School Street. Look for the trailhead kiosk built by Yestermorrow Design Build School on the edge of the recreation fields. Follow the Warren Path and then the Vista Trail.

Trail Manager: These trails are on the Eaton Parcel of the Warren Town Forest and are maintained by the Warren Conservation Commission, http://www.warrenvt.org/depts/conservationcomm.htm and the Mad River Path Association http://www.madriverpath.com. The Commission partnered with Yestermorrow, whose students designed and built a trailhead kiosk; it provides covered seating with great views and a place for information and education.