This trail was completed as part of the Full on CVNP 2 Trail Challenge.
Surface Type: Towpath
Elevation Change: 98 feet
Length: 6.6 miles
Route Type: Out and Back
Parking Lot: Hunt Farm VC – not too crowded but there is street parking if the lot is full
Hunt Farm Trail Review
At 6.6 miles, Hunt Farm is one of the longer trails on the challenge. Unlike most of the trails, this route is towpath only (gravel/dirt, not cement). I tacked this one in early March, after recent snowmelt. While it was slightly muddy because of this, I was comfortable running in sneakers without Yaktrax (often a requirement for CVNP!).
The scenery isn’t spectacular but it wasn’t boring like some out-and-back routes. The last mile or so was part of the Deep Quarry trail, which ran along a lovely river. There were two abandoned locks and multiple bridges to cross on this one.
I liked that I didn’t have to check the AllTrails app regularly, since it was a super straightforward out-and-back. On a sunny 30 degree day, the trail was seeing usage but wasn’t crowded. This would be a perfect route for a flat run that’s more interesting than running around your neighborhood!
This trail is definitely family-friendly for families with small children or members with mobility issues, as the footing is very easy. Since it’s an out and back, you can go as far as you need before turning around.
Hunt Farm Trail Variations
If you wanted to add some spice into the route, you could run up onto the trail part of Deep Quarry instead of running to the Lock 29 trailhead. Alternatively, to make this route longer, you could add in the Lock 29 trail out and back which would put you around 11 miles on all towpath.
This trail was completed as part of the Full on CVNP 2 Challenge. To find more trails, check out my full challenge post!