Spirit in Nature Trails

About this Location

Rustic paths, a Sacred Circle, and a labyrinth, seamlessly integrated into the wooded Green Mountain landscape in Ripton, make Spirit in Nature a sanctuary for anyone seeking meaning and spiritual, not necessarily religious, growth and understanding.

The meandering paths at Spirit In Nature aren’t running or conquer-the-mountain hiking trails; these paths are for spiritual fitness. Signs with quotations, some from religious texts and traditional teachings, others from scientists, poets, philosophers, and an architect, broaden our understanding of the natural world and our role in it. They place the current state of our lives and of the world into the context of the timelessness represented by the forest, the river, the sky, and the seasons.

Spirit in Nature is located on 70+ acres near the Robert Frost Trail, with 9000 feet of river and brook frontage in mixed forest and open areas. Open year-round, dawn to dusk, in winter for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Admission is by free-will offering.

Notable Trails

The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike using the Spirit In Nature Trails.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated October 8, 2023