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The Goshen Dam trail system is in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, within the Green Mountain National Forest, southeast of Middlebury, Vermont. The trails are varied and include woods trails, old carriage roads, and gravel roads. This is a fairly rugged area: some trails are rocky and there can be significant elevation gain. The Silver Lake trails connect to the Goshen Dam area trails, to the east.

  • You can park here (Chatfield parking area) and ride west toward Widow’s Clearing and then south to Goshen Dam; or here (Widow’s Clearing) and ride south to Goshen Dam.

  • From the Goshen-Ripton Rd. you can also access the Silver Lake trails to the west.

  • Information is available here, and a trail map here. Be sure to also download the back side of the map which has important information on where horses are allowed.

  • We have put together a map of trails that VHC members like to ride, which you can access here. You might need a free AllTrails account to access it. The Goshen Dam section is also printed below.

  • For more information you may contact Laurie Baird at