Trails at Rutland Brook

Hiker on a trail by the brook in summer at Rutland Brook  Wildlife Sanctuary
Rutland Brook Loop Trail

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Explore 4 miles of trails at Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, where moderate to strenuous interlinking trails wind through cathedral-like stands of hemlocks and white pine.

While you hike, keep an eye out for signs of Moose—especially "scrapes" on young red maples!

This Sanctuary uses a blue/yellow trail marking system.
Blue circle trail markers lead away from the parking lot.
Yellow circle trail markers lead back to the parking lot.

The Rutland Brook Loop trail follows the hemlock-lined brook and is a nice place to cool off in the summer.

Take the Porcupine Ledge trail—an offshoot of the Sherman Hill Loop—to see the large and impressive porcupine den at the base of a steep ledge.

Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary trail map in full color