Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
421.00 ft (128.32 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
6.90 mi (11.10 km)
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Rock Point in Burlington, Vermont offers breathtaking cliff views just off of the popular Burlington Bike Path from the downtown waterfront, and is a wonderfully accessible haven for sunrise and sunset viewing, hiking and trail running. The official trails start just behind Burlington High School. If accessing these trails from the bike path, hikers/runners should bear right at North Beach through the campground, and will see a posted trail map on the left before the high school. The trails can also be accessed from Leddy Park's parking area north of Rock Point.

Following paved Rock Point Road, hikers/runners enter the Rock Point trail network and pass the beautiful Rock Point Gardens. The trails are a mix of gravel, hard packed dirt, and rocks and roots, and pass viewpoints such as the Outdoor Chapel, Thrust Fault Cove, and most popular Lone Rock Point. If runners are looking for a longer route, they can continue down North Beach from this trail network, or along the 11-mile bike path along Lake Champlain.

There is no charge to use these trails, but visitors are invited to make a voluntary contribution for trail maintenance. Bicycles and swimming are not allowed, as well as climbing unless registered with the CRAG program. Overnight parking is also not allowed.

Visit this website for additional information on Rock Point.
 

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Unique landscape. Rocky vistas. Sunrise and sunset Viewing.

Cons

Small trail Network. Can be crowded.

Trailhead Elevation

100.00 ft (30.48 m)

Highest point

200.00 ft (60.96 m)

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Northern Green Mountains, Vermont
Northern Green Mountains, Vermont

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