Vermont’s 5 Most Popular Trail Systems – .

Vermont’s 5 Most Popular Trail Systems – .

What Green Mountain State lacks in square kilometers it more than makes up for in its volume of mountain bike trails. Famous for its rural and rustic beauty, as well as its outdoor recreation, Vermont is home to some of the best horse riders and horse riders in the United States. Although it was not one of the original 13 colonies (it was the 14th state admitted in 1791), it could very well be at the top of the rankings in terms of best states for mountain biking. The state is teeming with trail organizations and advocacy groups, as well as a number of other 501 (c) 3 associations focused on trail development and access. We wanted to see which networks in Green Mountain State were the most popular, so we headed to our sister site Trailforks for some information. Trailforks is a trail management system for cyclists, builders and associations and it aims to provide the best tools to inventory, maintain, promote and enhance trail networks. Using Trailforks’ logbook feature, we were able to determine which trail systems across the state are most heavily trafficked. While this is an accurate representation based on user input, it is not a list of favorites or “best trails” per se. It’s a direct reflection of using Trailforks, and if you want to make sure your own driving impacts lists like this, you can do that by connecting your Strava account to TF, or just using the tracking feature in the Trailforks app itself. This information can lead to a lively conversation, but more importantly, it can be used by trail associations in their advocacy efforts.
Kingdom Trails is an extremely popular trail system located in the northeastern part of the Kingdom of Vermont. There are over 100 miles of non-motorized recreational trails, the vast majority of which are built on private land. The trails are well known for their fluid and fun nature, and are built and managed by the Kingdom Trail Association (KTA), a 501 (c) 3 charity, which was established in 1994 by a group of visionary residents and leaders. company in the area. Their aim is to encourage the recreational use of the Northeast Kingdom which is ecologically sensitive and promotes the natural beauty of the region. The Burke Bike Park is adjacent to the Kingdom Trails, and while a ski pass is required to use the lifts, there is also some connectivity at various points between the Kingdom Trails and the bike park trails. Kingdom Trails Mountain Bike Trails
Cady Hill is located in the heart of the venerable mountain community of Stowe. There are nearly 15 miles of trails, with a drop of just under 400 feet up and down. Cady Hill Forest has a variety of single track trails, most of which are licensed for mountain biking and well used for this purpose. The area is heavily forested with two lookout points offering wonderful mountain views and furnished with special green chairs. The trails span 320 acres owned by the City of Stowe, with a conservation easement owned by Stowe Land Trust providing perpetual public and outdoor recreational use of the property; protect biological diversity, important wildlife habitats and natural communities; and provide opportunities for timber management and harvesting of timber and non-timber resources. The Stowe Trails Partnership is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, managing and maintaining over 35 miles of trails on public and private land throughout the Stowe Mountain Bike Trails. Cady Hill Forest
Killington Bike Park is located along the backbone of the Green Mountains in the town of Killington. It is built on the second highest peak in the state and is the largest elevator-serviced bicycle park in all of New England. With three high-speed ski lifts serving over 30 miles of trails, Killington Bike Park has terrain suitable for everyone. There are three unique mountain areas that make up our gravity-fed bike park-
Snow guard: Welcome to our beginner’s course with many intermediate trails to keep you busy once you’ve got the hang of it.
Ram’s head: Home to our iconic freestyle trails and intermediate and advanced terrain for graduated Snowshed cyclists.
Pic de Killington: We’ve been offering classic New England trails with lots of rock and roots for over 25 years off Killington Peak. Killington Bike Park Mountain Biking Trails
Mount Ascutney looms high above its surroundings in Brownsville, Vermont, and is home to 45 miles of mostly XC-oriented trails located at its base. Beginning in August 2006, members of Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin, now the Ascutney Trails Association, began building trails more suitable for mountain biking, running and cross-country skiing. The trails are open to the public with extensive signage and maps sold at Brownsville Butcher & Pantry, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Ascutney Mountain Resort, and at local bike shops. Since its inception in 1967, the ATA has been the steward of the hiking trails leading to the summit with state park staff. In its new incarnation, the Ascutney Trails Association operates trails for mountain biking, hiking, running and cross-country skiing in the mountain and surrounding towns. This includes keeping the upper slopes of the old Ascutney ski area open for cross-country skiing, managing many miles of private mountain biking trail networks and, from 2021, the construction of non-multi-use trails. motorized in the forest of Weathersfield Town, accessible from the Swoops & Loops Trailhead.Ascutney Trails mountain bike trails
Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of single track trails spread across 325 acres of land offering some of the best mountain biking, running, hiking, walking, snowshoeing and geocaching in the central Vermont region. Pine Hill Park is attached to the Redfield and Carriage trails for a total of 26 miles of riding. Pine Hill Park is owned by the town of Rutland, Vermont, and is managed by the Pine Hill Partnership, a non-profit, voluntary organization formed to manage the trails for the enjoyment of those who enjoy the outdoors. The construction and maintenance of the trails is carried out by volunteers who have donated tens of thousands of hours of hard work. All earth digging, shoveling, bridge building and signage work was donated entirely by volunteers coordinated by the Pine Hill Partnership. Pine Hill Park Mountain Biking Trails


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