Stowe, VT

Stowe Hollow: Beautiful Houses, Hilly Back Roads

Stowe Hollow is one of the more exclusive residential sections of Stowe. Hilly dirt roads take you by large country estates. This is a good area for running if you like hills and dirt roads. There are two good loop options from Stowe Village. For a 4-mile loop, start School St. in Stowe Village, and take a left on Tabor Hill Rd. This is a steady climb. At the 1.4 mile mark, right on Cross and follow about 1 mile to the intersection of Stowe Hollow Rd. Follow the road for the return to School St. and Stowe Village. Enjoy some of the lovely homes in the area. NOTE: Use caution in winter — can be snowy and icy.

For a longer, 7-mile loop, follow the same directions but add nearly 3 miles with a loop around Upper Hollow Rd. (more fine homes), and a longer stretch along Stowe Hollow Rd. This is a challenging run: nearly 1,000 feet of elevation gain over 7 miles.



  • Long Option: 7 mile (11.2 km) loop; Short Option: 6.4 miles out and back
  • Long Option: 981 feet (300m); Short Option: 265 feet (80m)
  • Stowe Village (Main St.)
  • Parking lot behind The Green Mountain Inn off Main St.