Vermont: Foliage Routes

Stowe: Trapp Family Lodge Trails

The Trapp Famiy Lodge is a famous Vermont landmark, owned by the Trapp family of Sound and Music fame. The lodge is set about 1,000 feet up, with great views of mountains all around. Trapps is also famous as a X-C skiiing center in the winter, with 30km+ of groomed trails and many other backcountry opportunities. In summer and fall, the trails are a mountain biking, trail running, and biking haven. In the fall, yellow, orange, and red foliage blanket the Trapp trails and crunch underfoot making it ideal for breathtaking fall runs. The frequent twists and turns of these trails keep it interesting while providing a constant change in scenery.

There are some very challenging hills but also some great opportunities for ‘intro’ trail running. For an easy run, take Sugar Road to Telemark Trail then loop back on Luce Trail. It’s about a 3- mile loop that will take you through the beautiful, leaf strewn woods. For a more moderate run, take Fox Track to Sugar Road, Picnic Knoll to Parizo Trail, to Old Country Road to Russel Knoll then head back on Sugar Road.

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