Lefferts Pond Area

Lefferts Pond


Lefferts Pond Area provides a wide variety of activities for Forest visitors, which includes mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, picnicking, cross country, skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking. These trails offer loop opportunity that begins and ends at the parking lot.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as Carry Out what you Carry In.

Lefferts Pond Area Recreation Opportunity Guide

Mountain Biking Recreation Opportunity Guide

Horseback Riding Recreation Opportunity Guide

At a Glance

Fees: Day pass for Horseback Riding available from the Mountain Top Inn
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles.
Closest Towns: Food and Services: Rutland restaurants and fuel stationsFor all Emergencies: 911911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Chittenden on Wildcat Road
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Rutland, follow Route 7 north, past a stoplight outside of town. Bear right onto East Pittsford Rd., and follow it. East Pittsford Rd. turns into Chittenden Rd. at 3.3 miles. Continue for 2.7 miles on Chittenden Rd. to a three-way junction. Bear right onto Dam Road, and follow it for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Wildcat Road (unmarked), and follow it for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto a dirt road, and follow it for 0.5 miles to the parking lot at the end.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

There is a loop opportunity around Lefferts Pond by connecting the Round Robin Trail, Lefferts Pond Trail, and a section of Wildcat Rd. The trail has gradual ascents and descents to the intersection with Wildcat Rd. The trail is wide and gently rolling through the woods. Maximum elevation change is 200 feet. Average ride time is 1 – 1 ½ hours.

Day Hiking

Multiple Trails - Average hike time: Variable–see descriptions Length: Variable–see descriptions
Elevation desc Length: Variable–see descriptions
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

Horseback Riding permitted on the Lefferts Pond and Round Robin Trails with day pass from the Mountain Top Inn

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife Viewing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Trail Partners on the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests


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Max. Elevation Change: Variable–see descriptions