New Trail Network is Open!

Hannum Trail sign

Southern Tier Map, Holland Hill Trails, Putney Mountain AssociationOn June 12, 2016,  Putney Mountain Association celebrated the opening of a whole new trail network on the southern end of our Reserve. The trails, Dine, Hannum, High Road, and Hinton are located between Holland Hill and Putney Mountain Roads. We invite you to explore the new trails**.  None are difficult and the terrain is gentle; loop distances range from 1.2 to 4.5 miles.
(Holland Hill Road. Parking & Kiosk is on the right, 3/10 of a mile past Parkman Woods Rd.  Look for a small trail sign and white pipes.)

Download the Southern Tier map as a pdf HERE.

Prior to the Hannum purchase the Dine trail was a lonely outpost of trail under PMA management. Though accessible via some old trails we did not have permission to mark, map, or maintain those other parts of the network. Fortuitously, when we purchased the Hannum parcel in 2014 all the elements began to fall in place, allowing us to incorporate the off property, pre-existing trails into our system. Now managed by PMA, the new trail system is a collaboration between PMA, the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, and several members of the Hinton family who graciously gave legal permission for PMA to mark, map, and maintain a trail across their property. (Hinton Trail.)  The new Hannum Trail, off Holland Hill Road, runs north through land recently acquired by PMA and extends into the Conte Refuge. It then loops south-east to Parkman Wood Road, or a little further on, to the Dine Trail and south to Holland Hill, or north to Putney Mountain across Hinton family property on the Hinton Trail.

** IMPORTANT:     Portions of The Putney Mountain Association trail network are on private property and it is critically important that we respect the owner’s wishes as reflected in our agreements with them.

No wheeled vehicles are permitted on the Hinton Trail, the connector between Putney Mountain Road and PMA’s trails off Holland Hill Road. Although many of you have likely been riding this trail for years, it has been against the owners’ wishes and they want all wheeled travel to stop.

We don’t want to lose all access to this trail, please spread the word. 

(Of course any of these loops can be taken in any direction.)

From the Hannum Trailhead, Holland Hill Rd

Hannum/High Road Loop, 1.2 Miles
Out the Hannum Trail 0.6 miles and return on the High Road Trail 

  • Follow the Hannum Trail (yellow discs)
  • At 0.6 miles, turn left on High Road Trail (blue discs)
  • At 1.1mile turn right on the Hannum Trail

 Hannum/Dine Loop, 3.0 miles
Out the Hannum Trail and back on the Dine Trail, with a short walk on Holland Hill Rd to return to your car

  • Follow the Hannum Trail 1.3 miles (yellow discs)
  • Follow the Dine Trail (white discs)
  • Turn left on Holland Hill Rd

Hannum Trail to Parkman Wood Rd, 1.55 miles (one way)
Out the Hannum Trail and then a side trail to Parkman Wood Rd; from here a car shuttle, retracing your steps, or a road walk is necessary

  • Follow the Hannum Trail (yellow disks)  
  • At 1.1 miles turn right and follow the red discs 

From the Putney Mountain Trailhead, Putney Mountain Rd

Hinton/Dine/Hannum loop, 4.5 miles
South on the Hinton Trail, then a loop using the Dine and Hannum Trails before returning on Hinton

  • Follow the Hinton Trail (white disks). 
  • Turn right on the Dine Trail (white discs)
  • Turn left on Holland Hill Rd
  • Follow the Hannum Trail (yellow disks)
  • At 3.8 miles turn right on the Hinton Trail




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