Rates & Policies

Get on the Trails

Grafton Trails has miles of multi-use trails, available for recreation, fresh air, and outdoor adventure in every season.

We reserve the right to close or limit trail access at any point in time due to conditions. Expect trails to be closed in April and early May for snow melt and mud season.

Bike Rentals

Half Day: $20
Full Day: $40

Day Use

Fee: $5

  • Half Day Rates start at 1pm
  • Wine & Cheese Hikes by reservation only. Starting at 1pm at $40 per person.
  • Guided Nature Hikes by reservation only. $25 per person.
  • Last rental is at 2 pm

Rentals

Full Day Adult Ski/Snowshoe $20
Full Day Youth Ski/Snowshoe $10
Half Day Adult Ski/Snowshoe $15
Half Day Youth Ski/Snowshoe $5
Pulk Sled $10
Fat Bike Full Day $50
Fat Bike Half Day $30
Fat Bike Hourly $15

 Lessons

(includes complementary trail pass and rentals)

Private $75
Semi Private $60
Group $50

 Trail Passes

(ski, snowshoe, fat bike)

Full Day Adult $20
Full Day Youth $10
Half Day Adult $15
Half Day Youth $5

Tubing

Adult $20
Youth $10
Family of 4 $40
  • Reservation required for lessons
  • 10% off for Seniors/Students
  • Ages 5 & under are free
  • Half Day Rate start at 1 pm
  • Last rental is at 2 pm

Membership and Passes

Yearly Membership

Individual Adult $185
Individual Youth $100
Family $400

Season Passes

Winter Individual $135
Winter Individual Youth $90
Winter Family $350
Summer Only $75
  • Season Passes do not include any member benefits.

Memberships run May 1 – April 30

  • Ages 5 & under are free
  • 10% Discount for online yearly membership purchases only
  • 10% Discount for Senior/Student (must purchase at the Outdoor Center to verify)

Membership Benefits Include

  • Member Only Ski Day (December 15)
  • 10% off Rentals
  • Year Round Access
  • 50% off clinics offered throughout the year
  • 3 Complimentary Day Passes
  • Free Admission to all Grafton Trails events such as the Summer & Winter Carnival, Shamrock Showdown, and more. (Please note, this does not include the VSO event held at the Outdoor Center.)

Intro to Ski Package

$50 includes your rental, trail pass, and a 15-minute lesson. The lesson will provide you with some basic skiing skills before heading out on your own. We will introduce you to the basics of putting your skis on and off, moving on your skis, getting up from a fall, and what to do when you find yourself heading down a hill.

Grafton Inn guests will enjoy a 50% rate – if you’re staying at the inn we request you directly contact the outdoor center to set this up. 802.843.2400.

Reservations are highly recommended. We will do our best to accommodate walk-in requests.

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Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center has a set of trail policies and rules that are in place to help make everyone’s experience more enjoyable. Our trail system encourages multiple uses including skiing, snowshoeing, fat bikes, tubing, disc golf, hiking and mountain biking. We ask that all trail users & visitors follow these policies in order to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.

  • All users must check in at the cabin prior to using the trails during hours of operation
    All trail users must have a valid trail pass or membership to use the trails. We also track visitor usage to determine seasonal activity trends. Checking in at the center will allow us to communicate specific trail information before you head out.
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    There are many possible hazards found along the trails. For safety, young children must have an adult to travel with while using the facility. Please do not drop your child off!
  • Bikes must yield to all other users
    Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.
  • Foot traffic is not permitted on ski trails December through March
    The grooming on ski trails is very sensitive to traffic. Footprints from boots, snowshoes and dogs is very detrimental to the trail surface. We ask that snowshoe users travel on designated snowshoe trails. Dogs are permitted to hike with their snowshoeing humans, as long as they remain leashed at all times. Foot traffic (hiking) is not permitted on any trails during our winter operating season. There are several trails in the area that welcome winter hiking. Please ask us for information!
  • Trails will be closed during “mud season” to prevent damage-dates will be posted on our Facebook page
    As much as closing these trails can be an inconvenience to our users who have come to visit, it is mandatory that we do this so as not to damage the mountain trails. Any amount of users who ride or hike when we close our trails can lead to severe erosion and damage, as well as hours of labor repairing the trails. Following the lead of the the majority of trail management organizations, along with the Green Mt Club, Vt. Department of Forests and Parks and the Green MT National Forest, between April 15 to Memorial Day weekend in May, trails are closed so they can dry out from the winter. This gives the ground time to thaw out and allow the trails time to harden. Only if we have had a drier than normal spring would the trails open sooner.
  • All bike riders must wear a helmet
    Safety first! We have helmets available for use at the center during hours of operation.
  • Please do not hike on Single Track bike trails
    These trails are shown in yellow/orange colored dashed lines on our trail map. The single track bike trails are designed specifically with bike traffic in mind and specially designed features can be damaged by foot traffic. It is also common for bikes to be traveling at a fast speed through these trails. For the safety of hikers and bikers we ask that you plan your hike accordingly.

We thank you in advance for adhering to the policies. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

We value the privilege of being able to bring dogs to the trails, but as trail managers we need to consider the experience of users that are uncomfortable with dogs, have a fear/anxiety or may be allergic. Our dog policy was formulated to ensure that the trails remain a positive experience for all users and the natural resource is not unnecessarily impacted. Grafton Trails welcomes dogs and their owners to specified areas of our trail system and facility. Off-leash dog areas include Cheese Factory Meadow and the field on the north end of the parking lot.  We ask your cooperation so that everyone can enjoy their time at the outdoor center.

  • Dogs may be off-leash in Dog Friendly Areas Only
  • Dogs are NOT allowed on ski trails (winter) or single track bicycle trails (summer), NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Dogs ARE permitted on the snowshoe trails and hiking trails, LEASHED at all times.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
  • Respect the apprehension some fellow trail users may have when encountering an unfamiliar canine; kindly yield and allow them to pass.

We thank you in advance for adhering to the policies. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.