Section 20: Camel’s Hump Road to Duxbury Road
Harvest operations are planned in the Honey Hollow area for winter 2017. Operations will be directly on the CT, on the east side of Preston Brook, on the portion of the trail that leads to and from the Duxbury Road parking area. Trucking is prohibited on the road on the weekends, but they are using a log forwarding system and they will be forwarding wood along parts of the road on the weekend. The Honey Hollow Town Road will also be plowed much of this winter for logging. We recommend avoiding this stretch of the trail until harvest operations are complete. If you find yourself in the area, proceed with caution.
Parking at Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Area is now located on Bert White Road and can accommodate 20 cars. The Handy Road parking area will no longer be maintained. The upper part of the Stagecoach Road trail has been re-named Big Baldy. Cobble Hill has been re-routed, South to North skiers should look for the intersection of Cobble Hill at the height of land on Skunk Brook trail.
This section provides a variety of groomed and ungroomed skiing along moderately steep terrain, and passes through the groomed trail system of the Camel’s Hump Skiers’ Association (CHSA). The Trail from the CHSA trail system north to Duxbury Rd. (River Rd.) provides an exhilarating downhill ski along the popular Honey Hollow Trail.
South of the CHSA trail network, the ungroomed CT crosses rolling terrain with some moderate slopes and sudden dips. Within the CHSA system the terrain is similar but the trails are groomed, making the skiing easier. The long (ungroomed) downhill run on the Honey Hollow Trail includes several short, steep descents and narrow chutes.
Note: Please consider making a donation to the Camels Hump Nordic Ski Association if you are utilizing the CT within their trail system. Donations can be made online at camelshumpskiers.org, or by visiting the self-service warming hut. CHNSA Trail Map
Catamount Trail Section 20 – Map & Elevation Profile (.pdf ~1mb)
Catamount Trail Section 20 – Written Description (.pdf ~85k)
Shuttle Directions Section 20
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Old Stagecoach Inn, 18 N. Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05676
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Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection20
With 300 miles of trail to keep track of it can be hard to know exactly what to expect on a specific section of trail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Using Twitter we are hoping to help skiers out on the trail communicate their experience to skiers at home using specific hashtags for trail updates. The format is #CTsection(#). When planning an adventure you can view current updates by visiting the specific section page on the Catamount Trail website, or by searching twitter for the appropriate section you hope to ski. Below are updates for Catamount Trail Section 20… #CTsection20.