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Pinnacle Meadow Road and Trailhead in Stowe Closed for Repairs

For Immediate Release – May 17, 2023

Brad Greenough, District 4 Stewardship Forester

Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, (802)595-3143

Pinnacle Meadow Road and Trailhead in Stowe Closed for Repairs

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) is conducting road maintenance and improvements to the Pinnacle Meadow Road in Stowe. The construction started on May 1, and is expected to run into the second week of June. Public access to Pinnacle Meadow Road and the associated trailhead parking area is closed during construction. Work will take place on the Pinnacle Meadow Road between Upper Pinnacle Road and the trailhead, and on the forestry road between the trailhead and Pinnacle Meadow Vista. The project will install and replace culverts and improve erosion control features to improve water management and road bed integrity.

“We realize this is an inconvenience for the many hikers and dog walkers that regularly access the Pinnacle Meadow Vista,” said Brad Greenough, FPR Stewardship Forester, “but the improvements to the access road and forestry road will reduce the potential for emergency closures in the future. We have targeted the early spring to minimize the impact to visitors.”

During the closure, please use the Stowe Pinnacle Trailhead located on Upper Hollow Road or seek alternative recreation opportunities elsewhere. You can find open trails on Trailfinder.

Additional trail access options in Stowe can be found at:

The Pinnacle Meadow parcel was acquired in 2002 by the Stowe Land Trust and transferred to FPR. The work occurring on the access road and forestry road are a part of FPR’s commitment to long term management of the parcel.