Braintree Mountain Forest

Braintree Mountain Forest (BMF) Backcountry Trails & Glades

In 2013 Paul Kendall and his wife Sharon Rives, donated 1,547-acres to the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF). The parcel is known today as the Braintree Mountain Forest.  Located off of Riford Brook Rd in Braintree, VT the parcel includes a vast portion of the Braintree Range with four peaks rising up to 3,030 feet.  The peaks are known (south to north) as Round Top, Twin Peaks, Skidoo, and Braintree Mtn (aka 30-30).  RASTA has been collaborating with NEFF to develop gladed backountry ski and ride zones along the eastern flanks of these peaks.

Trailhead parking and kiosk is located at the intersection of RIford Brook Rd and Laroque Rd in Braintree, VT.  Winter use is for Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding and Snowshoeing.  No motorized vehicles or mountain biking is permitted at BMF.  Click here for the BMF trail map.  Be sure to become a member of RASTA and ‘earn your turns’ by attending one of our volunteer glading days!


Braintree, VT 2014



 Braintree, VT 2015

Skier: Scott Beavers   Photo: Cyril Brunner


Skier: Zac Freeman   Photo:Cyril Brunner


T-Bar Film Crew   Photo: Cyril Brunner