Barr Hill is experiencing extremely high use, imperiling public access, wildlife populations and sensitive habitat. Please consider using Trail Finder to identify other nearby trails and visit them instead. If the parking lot is full when you arrive, choose another trail to visit. Be considerate of your fellow trail enthusiasts—pass at safe distances, wear masks and move on from viewpoints if others are waiting. As always, dogs must be on leash at all times to protect the unique wildlife here.
Barr Hill is one of the highest points in Greensboro. From the open field at the trailhead, there is a stunning, nearly panoramic view that sweeps from Spruce and Signal Mountains at Groton State Park to the southern Green Mountains, Woodbury Mountain, Camel’s Hump, Elmore Mountain and Mount Mansfield.
What TNC Is Doing
Barr Hill Natural Area is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy of Vermont. The Philip Gray family donated this land, which was immortalized in Wallace Stegner’s book Crossing to Safety, to TNC in 1972. Every spring, volunteers maintain the trail and picnic area for all to enjoy.