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Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation

 

 

Mountain Biking

 


Mountain biking is a rapidly growing sport, and in Vermont we have a lot of mountains! If you are looking for some great rides, or are wondering about mountain biking on state land, here are some resources that can help you plan your trip.



Top Parks For Mountain Biking

Parks Close to Lift-Served Resorts

Branbury State Park
Directly adjacent to the Green Mountain National Forest and the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, with miles of new mountain bike trails in the forest.
Directions: Access to trails is via the Green Mountain National Forest and forest roads directly to the east of the park. The GMNF website has more detailed maps and information.

Brighton State Park
Makes a great base for riding Kingdom Trails in East Burke, which attracts mountain bikers from all over the world. Only a half an hour away, this park is located in a beautiful, remote setting and rightfully popular with locals.
Directions: From the town of Island Pond, East Burke/ Kingdom Trails is 20 miles south on VT-114. The Welcome Center is open 7 days during summer, parking is behind the Northeast Kingdom Country Store right in town.

Coolidge State Park
Easy access to many gravel roads and trails in Coolidge State Forest, and close to biking at Okemo Resort.

Gifford Woods State Park
Also close to Coolidge State Forest, and only a short drive from Killington Mountain and their bike park. Nearby in Rutland, Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of bike trails.

Little River State Park
Over three miles of new trails recently opened in the park, and the Waterbury Area Trails Alliance maintains more trails
nearby at Perry Hill.
Directions: From the contact station at the park entrance, take a left and continue on the road towards the "B" camping area. Parking is at the Dalley Loops trailhead.

There are several parks located within the 26,000 acre Groton State Forest, which includes a network of over 60 miles of trails, many of which are multi-use trails and forest roads suitable for mountain biking.

Big Deer State Park
Kettle Pond State Park (group and remote camping)
New Discovery State Park/ Osmore Pond (Remote camping)
Ricker Pond State Park
Stillwater State Park

Coolidge State Park
Less than half an hour to Okemo Mountain Resort's Evolution Bike Park.

Directions to Okemo Mountain from park:
From Coolidge State Park Road, continue onto VT-100A S, then turn left onto VT-100 S. Continue on VT-100/ 103. Before the town of Ludlow, turn right onto Okemo Mountain Road, and follow signs to the resort.

Gifford Woods State Park
15 minutes from lift-served Killington Resort's mountain biking.

Directions to Killington from Gifford Woods:
Exit the park and continue north on VT-100. Follow VT-100 to Killington Road, and continue on this road to the mountain.

Jamaica State Park
Molly Stark State Park

Both parks half an hour from Mt. Snow's bike park in Dover.

Directions to Mt. Snow from Jamaica:
From the park, turn south on VT-100/ VT-30 S, and continue about 14 miles. Turn right onto N. Access Road, and follow signs for Mt. Snow.

Directions to Mt. Snow from Molly Stark:
From park, turn left on VT-9 W. In the town of Wilmington, continue onto Ray Hill Road for 7 miles, then turn left onto Mt. Snow Road, and follow signs to the mountain.


   

List of Trail Maps

Additional Resources

Coolidge Range Trail Map & Guide
Bomoseen and Half Moon Trails Guide
Groton State Forest Trails Map
Little River Area Map
Mt. Ascutney Recreational Guide




Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT
Moosalamoo Association
Vermont Mountain Bike Association
Rules for Mountain Biking on State Lands




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