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Saunders-Monticello Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (4)

A popular option close to town for anyone and everyone with beautiful trees and some interesting boardwalk sections.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

672' 205 m

High

394' 120 m

Low

287' 87 m

Up

41' 13 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

Family Friendly Wide, gravel path that's accessible to strollers. Some nice views and shade along the way. Plaques indicating tree species.

Need to Know

Accessible year-round. No dogs. Parking can be limited. Monticello day pass is $23-30/adult, depending on the time of year and online vs. in person; $10/children (5-11), year-round.

Description

This out-and-back trail climbs gradually along a gravel path and boardwalk section to the Monticello Visitor Center. Locals and visitors alike are drawn to this trail for its good condition, scenic viewpoints, and overall peaceful setting.

Flora & Fauna

Cherry trees, dogwoods, redbuds, maple, oak, ash.

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert with improvements by Ben Gerlach

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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Oct 4, 2020
Juan Acosta
Dec 6, 2019
Andy Booth
Parking spots are limited. Great bathrooms at visitors center at 2.2 mile mark. Nice path, but no dogs. 4.4mi — 1h 30m
Jun 11, 2019
Ben Gerlach
Nice and easy trail that'll take you to Thomas Jefferson's Beautiful lMonticello. this trail is mostly a graveled path, however there are several d… 6.5mi — 2h 00m
Apr 16, 2019
Lauren Bykowski
Jul 14, 2018
Kristy Caltabiano