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The Trails Of Tara Lila

Information regarding individual trails can be found here. If the trail is not listed here then it is yet open to the public. For Snowshoe Celebration or other events we may use alternate routes or maintenance trails. Outside of those events, we encourage you to stay on the trails listed below. Thank you!

Note To Winter Guests: Backcountry Skiiers and Snowshoers are welcome on both the Green and White Tara Trails. Skiiers should note that White Tara, being more remote, is often untouched after new snow…

Tara Lila - Ripco Road Unit Trails

The Ripco Road Unit is scheduled to open on Feb. 4, 2017. The Kushmanda, Emerald, Ananda, and Amber Cut are exclusively for Snowshoeing and Hiking. The Samadhi, Upper Samadhi, Highest Samdhi, Ruby, Jade Tara, Middle Way, Lapis Lazuli, and other Cut Trails are additionally open Fatbiking and Mountain Biking. Tara Lila will attempt to keep the Fatbike trails groomed as we solicit volunteers to assist us with that task.

Trail data and maps will be posted here and/or our Facebook page as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

Tara Lila - Section 9 Road Unit Trails

The new Sampatha Trail is now open to the public year round as of Dec. 2016. The trail follows the lower ridge of a double ridge system and links to the other trails at the Section 9 Road Unit. 

The A-My-Tab-Ha Trail and the Medicine Trail at our Section 9 Road Unit are open to the public year round. 

The trails have become a popular destination because of their beauty and integration with the Three Eagle Trail. A-My-Tab-Ha Trail and Medicine Trails can be hiked/snowshoed in a loop. The 4 Women Boardwalk can be used to extend and enhance the trek. 

Additional loops can be created using the Three Eagle Trail. (At Tara Lilas Section 9 Road Unit snowshoeing on the Three Eagle Trail is allowed and encouraged.) 

The Three Eagle Trail, from the Section Nine Picnic Area to the 4 Women Boardwalk is .56 Miles. The Four Women Boardwalk is .125 Miles or .25 Mile round trip. These lengths can be used to calculate various loop distances. For example:

 A-My-Tab-Ha/Medicine Loop Inc. Boardwalk: 1.87 Miles 

 A-My-Tab-Ha/Three Eagle Loop Inc. Boardwalk: 1.43 Miles

Medicine/Three Eagle Loop Inc. Boardwalk: 1.81 Miles

We have now opened “cut trails” to create even more potential loops. We are also in the process of lengthening both of the main trails.

Additional Information will be posted as we update the web site….thanks for your patience.

The A-My-Tab-Ha Trail

Total Length:  .62 Miles / 1 KM

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Use: Hike, Snowshoe

Approx. Hike Time: :19

Approx. Snowshoe Time: :25

Hike Speed 2 mph, Snowshoe Speed 1.5 mph

The Medicine Trail 

Total Length: 1 Miles / 1.6 KM

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Use: Hike, Snowshoe

Approx. Hike Time: :30

Approx. Snowshoe Time: :40

Hike Speed 2 mph, Snowshoe Speed 1.5 mph


The Sampatha Trail 

Total Length: .6 Miles / .95 KM

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Use: Hike, Snowshoe

Approx. Hike Time: :17

Approx. Snowshoe Time: :22

Hike Speed 2 mph, Snowshoe Speed 1.5 mph


Tara Lila - Sundstein Rd Unit Trails

The Red Tara Trail 

The Red Tara Trail  at our Sundstein Road unit was opened to the public year round starting Feb. 1, 2014 - the day of Snowshoe Celebration III. It currently uses the same trailhead as Green Tara Trail. The 2 trails are combined for a short section and then Red Tara splits off to the north to cross the Three Eagle Trail. 

The Red Tara Trail features a large loop following the peremiter of a lowland area. The trail descends, crosses the lowland, and then ascends a steep bank to the “rim” of the lowland. Red Tara creates an alternitive to Green Tara that is easily accessible from the Sundstein Road Parking Area. 

The Red Tara Trail including the loop and a return to the Green/Red Tara Trailhed is 1.6 Miles.  Currently, .3 Miles of Red Tara is shared with Green Tara and approximately .92 Miles is “new” trail.

Future plans will completely separate Red Tara from Green Tara. The current Maintenance Trail is now open to public use year round. It will be incorporated into Red Tara with the trailhead being next to our maintenance building.

Additional Information will be posted as we update the web site….thanks for your vast patience. (The poor website is always last….)

The Green Tara Trail

Trail Stats

Important Information

❆ We attempt to keep the trails clear of debris. But you can help us by tossing branches off to the side of the trail.  

❆ In winter, please avoid walking without snowshoes on the trail. Backcountry skis are welcome. 

❆ Please avoid snowshoes on the Three Eagle Trail. In an emergency or to get to the White Tara trailhead, please use the shoulder.

Total Length: 3.4 Miles / 5.5 KM

Difficulty: Easy: Moderate

Trail Use: Hike, Snowshoe, Ski

Approx. Hike Time: 1:42

Approx. Snowshoe Time: 2:15

Hike Speed 2 mph, Snowshoe Speed 1.5 mph

Trail Description

The Green Tara Trail is the most accessible of the trails and can be hiked or snowshoed within a couple of hours. It has several exits onto the Three Eagle Trail that create opportunities for “hybrid hikes” where  Green Tara is hiked going in and the Three Eagle trail is used for the return route. 

The Green Tara Trail begins at the Tara Lila North information kiosk. It briefly follows the SW edge of the Three Eagle Trail before turning south into woods. From there it travels through old plantation pines, soft and hardwood forests, and bog. At the meadow we call “The Clearing” is the entrance and exit for a loop that takes the hiker to an enchanting wooded area on top of a rise known as the Lump.  The loop then returns to The Clearing. From there, the main route is rejoined as the trail heads back toward it’s beginning at the kiosk.

Green Tara crosses the Three Eagle Trail twice to avoid a large, open field. The first crossing is near the water fountain and privy area. It crosses back past the end of the field. Keep an eye open for trail markers.

The White Tara Trail can be accessed from near The Lump should you choose to enjoy that trail as well.


The White Tara Trail 

Important Information

❆ The White Tara Trail will be open throughout the 2012-2013 winter ski season. 

❆ We attempt to keep the trails clear of debris. But you can help us by tossing branches off to the side of the trail.   

❆ We think the White Tara Trail is a great backcountry ski trail. It is more remote and is often untouched after a snow. Skiiers can get there via the Three Eagle Trail or the Green Tara Trail.   

❆ Snowshoeing to the White Tara trailhead via the Green Tara Trail and then snowshoeing White Tara and returning to the Sundstein Road lot will take the better part of a day. Be prepared. An option is to ski to the White Tara trailhead from either of the Three Eagle Trail parking lots with your snowshoes. You can then snowshoe the trail and ski back to your vehicle. 

❆ In winter, please avoid walking without snowshoes on the trail. Backcountry skis are welcome.

❆ If you must snowshoe on the Three Eagle Trail (in an emergency or to get to the White Tara trailhead) please use the skate ski lane or shoulder.

Trail Stats

Total Length: 2.0 Miles / 3.2 KM

Extended* Length: 3.1 Miles / 5.0 KM

Difficulty: Easy: Moderate

Trail Use: Hike, Snowshoe, Ski

Approx. Hike Time: 1:00, 1:20 (Ext) 

Approx. Snowshoe Time: 1:33,  2:04 (Ext)

Hike Speed 2 mph, snowshoe speed 1.5 mph

Trail Description

The White Tara Trail is the more challenging of the two trails. Simply getting to the trailhead requires some hiking, biking, skiing, or snowshoeing.

If done in conjunction with The Green Tara Trail, White Tara can be accessed from near “The Lump”.  A trail extension starts there and takes one SE through the woods and then crosses the Three Eagle Trail . It continues through the woods and finally joins the Three Eagle Trail one quarter mile short of the bridge over Mud Creek.  (Snowshoeing on the Three Eagle Trail and bridge cannot be avoided for that quarter mile. Please respect the ski lanes. )

*The “Extended Length” is the distance from The Lump to the trail head at the SW corner of the bridge, the full White Tara Trail with loop, and the return to the Lump.

The actual White Tara trailhead is near the SW corner of the bridge. From that point the trail heads south through woods and bog on it’s way to a spectacular cedar and hemlock forest we call “The Hump”. (Not to be confused with “The Lump”.)  Once past the Hump the trail eventually joins some wider old logging roads.  As it turns north one can glimpse the Cranberry Bogs. (Please stay on the trail).   The trail’s loop begins short of the Power Line. The loop winds past the largest White Pines in Tara Lila and rejoins the main trail along a small creek. From there, the main route is rejoined as the trail heads back toward it’s beginning near the bridge.





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