On 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.)
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.