Easy to get to
Has trail variety
Great views from the parking area
35 minutes for 2 trails
Definitely. Short, relatively flat, and has educational information along the way using your phone.
Easy. A few inclines but not long or steep. Not a lot of roots or rocks to trip over.
Getting to the Trail
From Exit 11 I 91 N turn left onto Route 5 or from White River Junction continue on Route 5 South. Continue under the I89 underpass and past the VA hospital and VA Cutoff Road. As the road curves turn right onto Wright Reservoir Road. There will be a small dirt parking area on the left not far up the hill.
There are three trail heads on the road: one at the parking area, one a short way up the hill and another a five minute walk up the hill. You can choose any to start. They all connect.
On the Trail
I took a left to do the reservoir loop. Unfortunately the reservoir was dry. I turned right and continued into the woods to follow the reservoir. It was a level path with only a few roots. I loved the smell of pine.
Eventually the trail splits to other walks. I turned right over a little bridge. I loved how the trails were clearly marked and the distance as well. The local middle school even added phone tags so you can learn more about the trees and other ecological findings along your way.
There were a few inclines but they weren’t long or steep. After a while the bugs decided I was tasty so I was glad the walk was pretty short.
I did the Pond Loop and connected to the Monument trail. Then I walked down the road to the car, loving the views of the mountains as I walked. Overall it took thirty five minutes.