Posted on March 24, 2014 and last updated on August 22, 2017

Bradbury to Pineland Corridor, Pownal


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~5 miles along corridor
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woods, brooks

The reserved lands are marked in green, the corridor trail in blue, and Bradbury State Park in orange.

This path provides access to the backside of Bradbury Mountain State Park. If you start at the parking lot on Lawrence Road, it’s a 2.5-mile hike to the mountain summit along a wide, wooded trail. On the other side of Lawrence Road, you can walk a mile or so to the power lines, and from there, if you’re so inclined, walk about four miles the lines all the way to the woods again of the Pineland Public Reserved Lands area. All told, you can do miles of walking or biking here. There are some really pretty river crossings on the Bradbury Mountain side. Snowmobile paths intersect the power lines about half way through. More info at the Royal River Land Trust.

In the summer of 2017, the start of a new trail was opened so that you can bypass some of the power lines! It is 1.3 miles from Elmwood Road to where it meets the trail close to the Tryon Mountain Access parking lot.

Directions: The mid-point trailhead is located on the west side of Lawrence Road, .9 miles from the junction. It is .6 miles from the Elwood Road junction.

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Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!