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Great Mountain Biking Destinations In Vermont

Updated on August 31, 2012
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Introduction

Mountain biking in Vermont is a sport that thousands of local people enjoy. Despite the small size of the state, there are over a thousand miles of singletrack, and some incredibly well developed downhill areas offering extreme conditions. Much of the trail network is very well maintained and the community is very in touch with creating fun trails for all levels of riding. If you plan to take a tour of Vermont or are just looking for a new place to enjoy, there are a ton of options out there that are sure to make your next ride a great one. Make sure to visit your local bike shops when in the area and find out about group rides. There are usually some great rides in the area that will help you get a great tour of the trails so that you don't spend time wondering which trails are best to set out on. Below are a few of the best places for MTB riding in Vermont

PIne Hill Park is one of the best places to bike in Central Vermont.
PIne Hill Park is one of the best places to bike in Central Vermont. | Source

Central Vermont Trails

Pittsfield Green Mountain Trails

The Pittsfield trail system is a newer trail system in central Vermont that focuses on low impact, sustainable trail building. The trail system is fast, fun and technical singletrack and has over 3000 acres of private forest and 50,0000 acres of public acres for expansion, and the trails are growing every year. our potential is limited only by our resources. In June the area hosts an annual endurance race, where you can test your will against some of the areas top riders.

Pine Hill Park

Thousands of man hours have gone into shaping Pine Hill Park's trail system which is a gem in the Rutland community. There are over 16 miles of flowy, fast, technical and downright fun singletrack at this park. Sprinkle in a few free ride trails and a ton of amazing bridges and you have the best place to ride single track in central Vermont. The trails offer some great views of nearby mountains and just a few minutes from downtown Rutland the park is convenient for an after ride meal or beverage. Don't miss this place!

Killington Mountain


Killington’s offers a huge mountain bike park that is serviced by a lift to the highest peak in the ski resort. The park features over 45 miles of trail and a 1,700-foot vertical drop spread across five mountain areas. This park offers everything from classic cross-country singletrack to challenging big-bike downhill and freeriding trails. There are also some great park style jumps and big air portions incorporated into certain trails.

Ascutney Mountain

Although the ski area has long since closed at Ascutney Mountain, the trail system has never been better for mountain biking. Over 30 miles of singletrack cover this mountain offering riders great views and some serious riding up and down hill. With two parking areas you can access both flowy singletrack and more technical downhill sections easily.

Burke Mountain near the Kingdom Trails
Burke Mountain near the Kingdom Trails | Source

Northern Vermont

Kingdom Trails

Pretty much the mountain bike destination in all of Vermont, Kingdom Trails in East Burke offers just about everything your heart desires. You can ride for days on these trails and do everything from cross country to freeride. The trails are well groomed and there is a huge community of riders that make it a point to ride here every year from all areas of Vermont. The park features races, demo days, mountain bike classes and just a great vibe for all who visit.

Millstone Trails

In Barre Vermont the Millstone Trail system is one of the most popular places to ride. Featuring over 50 miles of singletrack and one of the best trails in the east (Harrington Ridge) this is a can't miss biking destination. The lush forests and high overlooks make this a dramatic and fulfilling destination.

Hinesburg Town Forest

Located conveniently close to Burlington Vermont, this trail system offer some great single track riding with beginner, intermediate and advanced singletack trails. While not as intense as many trail systems the location of the forest trails make them a nice get away when visiting Burlington and will not disappoint any biker looking for a great ride.

Southern Vermont

Mount Snow

For over 20 years Mount Snow has offered recreational trails in the summer. The downhill and single track trails are well drained, groomed and you can bike in or take a lift for some gravity riding. One of the few large park systems to ride in southern Vermont, Mount Snow is a can't miss attraction if you are coming into Vermont from the south.

Mountain Biking Locations In Vermont

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A markerPittsfield Trails -
Pittsfield, VT, USA
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Parking for the Pittsfield Trails is at the Amee Barn on route 100.

B markerPine Hill Park Vermont -
2 Oak St, Rutland, VT 05701, USA
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C markerKillington Mountain -
4763 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751, USA
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A great location offering downhill riding, take the gondola to the top!

D markerKingdom Trails -
478 Rte 114, East Burke, VT 05832, USA
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ONe of the best trail systems anywhere Kingdom Trails offers every style of riding.

E markerMillstone Trails -
34 Church Hill Rd, Barre Town, VT 05678, USA
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Over fifty miles of singletrack and some of the best views around.

F markerLower Access Ascutney Trails -
485 Hotel Rd, West Windsor, VT 05037, USA
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Access to the cross country singletrack

G markerUpper Access Ascutney Trails -
Coaching Ln, Brownsville, VT 05037, USA
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At the end of Coaching lane you can gain access to the more techincal section of Ascutney Mountain.

H markerMount Snow -
West Dover, Dover, VT, USA
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Great singletrack and downhill riding are available at Mt. SNow

I markerHinesburg Town Forest -
Hayden Hill Rd W, Hinesburg, VT 05461, USA
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A great location near Burlington with some great singletrack riding.

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      Liam Hallam 5 years ago from Nottingham UK

      Nice article. Vermont looks to have some excellent riding.

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