Suggested Walks and Hikes

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

I often come across new visitors to Libby Hill looking at the large map at the parking lot kiosk. Very often the first-time visitors are hikers or walkers. With so many trails they are confused on where to start their first exploration of Libby Hill. This guide is designed to give some route ideas for new and existing trail visitors.

Route Types

The difference between hiking and walking really comes down to semantics. Hiking leans toward longer walks with more challenges including rocks, steeper inclines, roots, and brook crossings. Walking entails smoother paths, gentler inclines, and shorter routes. Here we will present routes using the Easy, Moderate, Difficult rating categories.

Marked narrow trails are designated hiking trails because they all contain roots and rocks on the trail. Wide marked ski trails are smooth and ideal for walking when trails are not groomed.

Easy Routes

Turkey Trot Trail and School Fields (0.6mi)- Turkey Trot is a red blazed trail that starts by the grooming shed and goes through the woods on the edge of the Middle School athletic fields. It passes near a pond where you can detour and see beavers and an abundance of bird life. It then winds back through the woods and ends near the new basketball court at the Middle School. This trail is 0.6 mile however, you can extend the walk by walking around the Middle School and High School complexes.

Moose Odyssey > Old Libby Hill Road > Sunken Garden >Moose Odyssey (1.2 mi)

Moderate Routes

Moose Odyssey > Deer Run > Moose Odyssey (2.2 mi)

Lynx Trail > Harold Libbey > Ghost Trail > Moose Odyssey (3 mi)

Lynx Trail > Harold Libbey > Moose Odyssey (2.5 mi)

Moose Odyssey > Holmquist Hollow > Moose Odyssey (3.2 mi)

ATV/Snowmobile Trails

Difficult Routes

Lynx Trail > Harold Libbey > Outback > Harold Libbey > Lynx (4 mi)

Unmarked Mountain Bike Trail Maze

Beyond the Property Options

Other walking and hiking considerations

Cell Reception –

Safety

Pets

Navigation

Other Trail users

Please be aware of nesting birds and be sure to keep your dog leashed.

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