Become a Member

For your Trail Blazer donation of $50.00 or more, you will receive a very cool looking Pine Hill Partnership 100% cotton t-shirt (grey, below) and a one year membership in the Pine Hill Partnership. Also one free entry into each of the Summer Sunset 5K races and/or the Droopy Pedal Series race. Sign up for Trail Blazer Membership today!

For your Rock Star donation of $75.00 or more you will receive two shirts: one 100% cotton t-shirt plus and one hi-tec wicking t-shirt (green, above). Plus one member will receive a free entry into each of the Summer Sunset 5K races and/or the Droopy Pedal Series race. Sign up for Rock Star Membership today!

To Join – Print, complete and mail your
17-18 Membership Form HERE!


How Your
Membership Helps

The Pine Hill Partnership is a non-profit volunteer organization formed in 2006 to build and maintain trails in the Rutland, Vermont, region. Pine Hill Partnership currently maintains trails in three adjacent systems: Pine Hill Park, the Carriage Trail, and the Redfield Trails.

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We are advocates for the creation and maintenance of open, multi-use, trail networks in the greater Rutland region.  We believe that it’s important to build and preserve these trail networks and we believe that it is important for the residents of the Rutland area to have access to healthy outdoor activities and adventures.

  • Working with the Rutland Recreation Department and the City of Rutland — which owns Pine Hill Park — the Pine Hill Partnership has transformed the park from a lightly used wooded lot to the vibrant city park it is today.
  • Thanks to the Pine Hill Partnership, the park is now laced with more than 16 miles of multi-use trails that link to other trails outside the park. Every year, the Partnership coordinates hundreds of volunteers to build the flowy single-track trails and bridges through the difficult and rocky terrain in the park and to rake, lug rocks and dirt, etc., to maintain the trails.
  • The Pine Hill Partnership provides many of the tools used to maintain the trail system and build new trails.
  • Pine Hill Partnership obtained landowner permission from several owners to re-establish the Carriage Trail connecting Rutland and Proctor. The trail roughly follows the route of an 1800’s wagon road. The Carriage Trail opened in 2014.
  • Pine Hill Partnership was approached by a landowner adjacent to Pine Hill Park and asked the Partnership to oversee the public use of the Redfield Trail system. The Redfield Trails opened to the public in 2015.
  • The Pine Hill Partnership provides users with maps of Pine Hill Park, the Carriage Trail, and the Redfield Trails.


Why join Pine Hill Partnership?

Every week, thousands of people come to Pine Hill Park in Rutland to hike, walk, mountain bike the many miles of trails created by volunteers. With such heavy trail use, the system requires regular maintenance and upgrades. Membership money and funds raised by the Pine Hill Partnership are used to purchase new material (gravel, wood for bridges, signs, etc.) and trail-building tools, as well as to promote the park. Pine Hill Partnership members help create the trails and keep them in good shape for everyone to enjoy!

For 2017 and 2018 we are looking to purchase a Dero Fixit station to have at the front entrance. Plus a trail counter that would let us count number of users in the park, Carriage Trail and the Redfield trails accurately.

 

 

 

 

How much does it cost to join the Pine Hill Partnership?

    • We have three membership levels:
    • If you would like a Pine Hill Park t-shirt, membership costs $50.00 for a 100% cotton t shirt. A $75.00 membership you will receive one cotton t-shirt plus a hi-tec wicking t-shirt. Plus both these levels one member of the family receives a free race entry into the Summer Sunset 5K races and the Droopy Pedal Series mountain bike races.
    • Donations of any amount are collected at the Tin Man at the Pine Hill Park trailhead.
    • We also accept donations in any amount online!