Section 16: Widow’s Clearing Trail to the Bridges Trail
If leaving your car at Rikert Nordic Center, please leave a note in the windshield with date and time you left, where you are headed, and when you plan on returning.
This varied section begins on an un-groomed trail within the Green Mountain National Forest, traverses the groomed trails of Middlebury College’s Rikert Nordic Center, then follows a new back country route through National Forest before finishing on a snowmobile corridor trail.
9.0 miles (9.5 to/from Natural Turnpike Winter Parking)
This is an easy-to-intermediate ski with some short steeper portions on the new back country section. The terrain is rolling; there are multiple access points; and the middle of the route is groomed ski trail.
Note: Please remember to check in at the Rikert Nordic Center and purchase a trail pass if you are utilizing the CT within their trail system. CTA members receive a coupon for a discounted trail pass in their Membership Rewards Book.
Catamount Trail Section 16 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~905kb)
Catamount Trail Section 16 – Written Description (.pdf ~94k)
Shuttle Directions Section 16
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