National Wildlife Refuge System

29 Tabor Rd.
Swanton, VT, 05488
Phone: 802-868-4781
E-mail: missisquoi@fws.gov

BLACK & MAQUAM CREEK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Loop and spur
  • No Hunt Zone




DISCOVERY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.8 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel/boardwalk

Special Features

  • Loop trail from headquarters
  • Intersects grasslands, Northern hardwoods, edge of Maquam Bog
  • May flood in spring
  • Closed periodically for hunting


JEEP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • One-way spur
  • Open Aug 1 - Mar 31
  • Closed Apr 1 - Jul 31 for nesting
  • Follows Missisquoi River
  • May flood in spring
  • Closed periodically for hunting

RAILROAD PASSAGE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Original rail bed

Special Features

  • On Tabor Rd one mile past refuge hdqt
  • Grasslands, upland hardwoods
  • Crosses Maquam Bog -pitch pine community unique in VT
  • Closed periodically for hunting


STEPHEN J. YOUNG MARSH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.17 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Grassland, hardwoods, marsh
  • Short boardwalk, observation platform
  • Closed periodically for hunting



Last updated: October 28, 2010