Ice Bed Trail

3 reviews #13 hike out of 21 in
1.0 mi
32 min
262 ft
Elev Gain


This is an easy out and back trail in Green Mountain National Forest which offers stunning views of the White Rock Cliffs and unique geological features. Begin with a set of moderate switchbacks, the vistas come quick and often along this trail. Although only 1 mile in length (round trip) plan on spending some extra time at the many look outs. The trail then descends to follow along a river and ends at the talus pile who's rocks protect the ice beds into early summer.
You can explore more hiking options at White Rocks Recreation Area here.

Getting Started

The trailhead can be accessed from route 140, approximately 2 miles east of the intersection of 7, in Wallingford VT. Turn a slight right onto Sugar Hill road and follow the signs for White Rocks Recreation Area. In the summer months parking can be found at the day-use area, however, in the winter the road is not maintained and vehicles must park below the gate. From the day use area, look for trailhead signs indicating Ice Bed Trail heading into the woods opposite from the picnic tables.

Taking Children

This is a great hike for children because the views come early and relatively easily. However, the vistas are not protected by fencing or other structures, and there is a lot of exposed rock. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended.

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    3 years, 10 months ago
    Easy access to trail head. Trail is well-maintained. Overlook and vista are not technical to access. Ice beds was the find of the day. Warm hike and refreshingly cool at the ice beds.
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    4 years, 4 months ago
    This short out and back trail offers amazing views after just a little bit of a climb. Such a beautiful and unique landscape, with lots of spots along the way to relax and enjoy!
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    3 years, 6 months ago
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