Visit Great Mountain forest
Recreation at Great Mountain Forest
Please enjoy the following passive recreation opportunities on forest roads and marked trails in Great Mountain Forest:
Mountain biking (no biking in GMF when snow is on the ground)
Hours of Operation
Public access to Great Mountain Forest is daily from sunrise to sunset.
Note that the forest is closed at times during hunting season – dates will be posted on this website and at the east and west forest gates.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
Ample parking is located at the East and West gates. At the West gate, parking is at the Mountain Office, a short walk from the kiosk and Forest entrance. Use only designated parking areas and avoid blocking the road or gates and parking on neighboring properties.
Please sign in and sign out at kiosks
For your safety and to record visitors who enjoy the Forest, please sign in and out on the sign-in sheets located at the East and West gate kiosks.
Trails at great mountain forest
With over 13 miles of trails, GMF has a Forest experience for all who love the woods. If you haven’t visited us before, we hope you’ll fall in love with the beauty and magic of the Forest. Consult the downloadable trail maps and descriptions to choose the trail that’s right for you. Trail descriptions include mileage and level of difficulty. In-and-out trail mileage is one way.
If you’re new to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or biking in the Forest, here are some helpful tips to make your GMF visit—and everyone else’s—more enjoyable.
The following trails are pedestrian only:
The following trails are for mixed use:
Respect the Forest Ecosystem and the Working Forest
Not Permitted at Great Mountain Forest
For a complete set of GMF regulations email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yale Camp is owned by Yale University and managed, on behalf of the Yale School of the Environment, by Great Mountain Forest. Written permission, from Yale University and Great Mountain Forest (Forestry Office), and appropriate insurance certification, are required of all Yale-Camp users. The unauthorized use of this property will be considered trespass.
Thank you for your cooperation in making recreation in Great Mountain Forest safe and enjoyable for all.