Stemming from a public meeting held by the Rutland Recreation Department in January, volunteers begin revitalizing the park.
The name Pine Hill Park is used based on old maps.
Existing trails cleared:
● Crusher Road
● Pond Road
● Watkins Wood Road
● Evergreen Fall
● Dewey Wood Road
● Lower Ledges
● Upper Giorgetti
● Middle Giorgetti
● Sore Elbow
Entrance boardwalk built.
Six bridges were built on the Giorgetti trails in October – November. The bridge on Sore Elbow was built.
● Lonely Rock
● Rembrandt’s Brush
● Upper Ledges
● Svelte Tiger
● Droopy Muffin
● Lower Giorgetti
● Backstairs (through quarry)
● Jersey Turnpike
● Santa’s Little Helper
● Tim’s Vista
Pine Hill Partnership is formed as a volunteer organization to steward the trails.
● Aaron’s Air
● Lower Giorgetti reroute
● Middle Giorgetti reroute
● Upper Giorgetti reroute
Pine Hill Partnership received 501(c)3 status. The Serpentine Bridge was built on Stegosaurus.
● Upper Giorgetti reroute
The Suspension Bridge was built in September – October on Overlook. The Hourglass Bridge was built November – December on Stegosaurus.
● Strong Angel
● Furlough reroute
● Jersey Turnpike reroute
The Seeping Ledge bridge was built on Svelte Tiger. The Armadillo Bridge was started in December on Birches.
● Broken Handlebar
● Overlook reroute
● Overlook Lichen Rock (started)
The Armadillo Bridge was finished on Birches. The Arch Bridge was built in September – October on Shimmer. The Centrifuge Bridge was started on Underdog.
● Birches reroute
The Centrifuge Bridge was finished on Underdog.
● Overlook Lichen Rock (finished)
● 999 reroute
● Halfpipe reroute
● Exit Strategy
The Carriage trail officially opened in May.
● Annex reroute
● Sore Elbow reroute (phase 1)
● Trillium reroute
● Lower Giorgetti field entrance reroute
2014 Rutland Herald Article
2015: 3 miles of the Redfield Trails are opened at the invitation of the landowner (Mark Foley Sr.)
- Sore Elbow reroute (YES, YW)
2016: An additional mile of trails opened on Redfield Trails.
- Broken Handlebar rearrangement into two trails (YES)
- Nate Freund rebuilt waterbars with excavator on Pond Rd
- Repair and raise 4 corners on Exit Strategy
- Built berms on Sore Elbow Corners
- REbuilt corners on Strong Angel
- Rebuild corners on PA4J
- Reroute Escalator and rebuilt corner
- Rework Drainage on Furlough
- Reroute Evergreen Fall
- Natural fence on Escalator
- New signs-thanks Keith Wight and Karl Fjeld
- New Trail Map by Dave Jenne
- Jigsaw built by YES plan, Youth Works, VT State Trooper cadets, Youth Mtn bike group
- Southern Cross rake and ride by College of St. Joseph’s and Green Mtn College single student
- Rebuilt corner on Underdog GMP drove over
- Fabian’s rebuilt waterbars on Pond Rd
- Reworked turns on Svelte Tiger with Green Mtn College mountain bike group with Drew Bentley
- Run out on Rembrandt’s Brush got some outslope reestablished by Rutland Area Christian School students
- Lower corners on Evergreen Falls with RHSXC team
- Fix It station installed
- Hour Glass Bridge repaired
- Fixed landing on Aaron’s Air
- Pinch Point on Carriage Trail
- Weed whacked Carriage Trail
- Called Milk Run because of milk crates found when laying the trail out
- Built 1218’ with YES plan and Youth Works with 1639.5 volunteer hours and 423 volunteers
- Repaired water issues on Overlook and Droopy Muffin
- Removed large dead oaks near Hour Glass Bridge
- Fixed muck hole on Rembrandt’s
- Cleaned up more honey suckle at skills park
- Weed whacked the Carriage Trail
- Closed 3 trails for winter November 14th: LIchen Rock, steep hill on Droopy, Exit Strategy
- Exit Strategy had YES plan moving donated Omya fine limestone to resurface the trail
- Milk Run had YES Plan one day to build two rock bridges on first section
- Milk Run with Youth Works 1223 volunteer hours-this included one day of YES Plan, built 1000’ of trail
- Escalator corners and drainage’s had some Omya material with dirt laid over the top
- Stained signs that Karl Fjeld (High Pond Workworking) made for us
- Put new signs up
- Built causeway on Dewey at Intersection 30 with RHS XC team
Winter of 2019/2020 joined The Mint and made more new trail signs
Year of COVID-19 all large volunteer groups did not happen
New Trail-Milk Run
- March had us moving stone/gravel onto Omya material to try and siffen it up as it sloughed down and was a mess during freeze thaw cycles
- June had 4 community work nights to move dirt on to part of Milk Run that hadn’t been finished
- VYCC sent 4 trail crew leaders for two weeks at the end of July. Nate, Leonard and Shelley did finish work. Keith wight came down two days and helped out. Tom Yennerell came in for ½ day and helped move dirt: Finished 1418’ of trail with 515 hours
- Opened Milk Run Sept 8th. Dirt was extremely dry and not staying in place.
- Did some repair work to Milk Run bench cut in October to get dirt back in place
- Worked on Droopy covering some roots that were exposed on roll overs
- Two benches went in on Overlook
- Repaired drainage’s on Upper Giorgetti
- Trails closed November 9, 2020. Lichen Rock, steep hill on Droopy, Exit Strategy
COVID-19 has eliminated large work groups again for this year. We will be relying on volunteers to help in the park.
- We received a Recreational Trail Program Grant(RTP) that will pay for a 3 week VT Youth Conservation Corp crew in the summer of 2022. This crew will work on the new trail Maximum Capacity and Bone Spur. Maximum Capacity will run from Intersection 38 to Intersection 20. Bone Spur is a spur trail off Milk Run. Nikki Adams, Joel Blumenthal, Nicole Kesselring all had a big hand in writing the RTP grant.
- Community work day in April brought many volunteers to help at the front entrance and move rocks for future banked corner on the lower part Milk Run.
- Killington Mountain School students built the banked corner on the bottom of Milk Run bench cut and dug a lot of dirt to complete that corner.
- Volunteers worked on lower ‘S’ turn on Milk Run.
- Volunteers worked on Escalator laying down 3/8ths minus to improve the trail tread and improve drainage’s.
- Volunteers worked many different trails to improve drainage’s this summer.
- Volunteers have had to replace several stringers on Seeping Ledge bridge.
- Kiosk is getting a nice new map