Vermont is home to more than 1,400 miles of rocky, rooty, bermy, and flowy mountain biking trails maintained by 29 local chapters throughout the state. Some Vermont ski resorts offer lift-served downhill biking in the summer made up of machine-built jumps, bridges, and banked turns while some trailheads feature pump tracks for bikers to practice their flow. Whether you’re craving the challenges of technical terrain or seeking some smooth flow, the trails in Vermont’s mountain biking networks lead to adventure and some truly awe-inspiring views.
In the Northeast region of Vermont, Kingdom Trails is renowned for its world-class, diverse terrain featuring 100+ miles non-motorized, multi-use trails connecting both public and private lands to make this area a mountain biking hub. Areas like Waterbury’s Perry Hill, and Bennington Area Trail System, which wind around historic downtowns, make it easy to go from mountain to Main Street. Wherever you ride, hyperlocal, small-batch craft brewing, farm-to-table dining, and welcoming lodging mean the end of the trail is just the beginning of your Vermont adventure.
FREEHUB MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAVEL GUIDE
Explore trail picks, lodging, bites, and brews from eight of Vermont’s mountain biking hubs with Freehub’s specially curated Vermont mountain biking travel guide.
PLAN YOUR RIDE
Vermont’s extensive trail networks offer some of the best mountain biking around and beautiful views. Find trails, check conditions, and locate support services from bike shops to restaurants.
FIND YOUR TRAIL
Your next adventure is out there. Use the Trail Finder site to apply filters and customize your search by location, difficulty or activity.
Send it downhill at a Vermont resort, surrounded by miles of singletrack in addition to some of the finest downhill riding in the country.
Mountain biking in Vermont is for every body. Many existing trails are already accessible for adaptive riders, and Vermont Adaptive can help connect riders with adaptive gear.
WINTER FAT BIKING
In Vermont, biking is a four-season sport. Get connected with some of Vermont’s best groomed winter biking trails, from machine-groomed to snowshoe-packed single track.
Get Your Fix at Ranch Camp
Bikes, beers and burritos are an awesome combination. At Stowe’s Ranch Camp, mountain bikers can get their bikes tuned up and enjoy a delicious meal right at a signature area trailhead, and then get back out there.
Three Bike Bars in Vermont
What could be better than a refreshing drink and some delicious local Vermont cuisine after a mountain biking adventure? Check out Seven Days’ rundown of three mountain biking bars not to be missed.
Bikes and Brews Come Together in Stowe
Guides at Stowe’s 4 Points Tours teach the basics of mountain biking before guiding guests on explorations of Vermont’s trails and breweries. Guests can also customize their own tours with knowledgeable guides.
Being a trail steward starts with putting the trail first. Remember to always check trail conditions before riding, especially during the spring and after it rains. During hunting season, always wear orange.
Mountain Biking with Kids
Kids love adventures in the great outdoors. Find it on two wheels on these five kid-friendly mountain biking trails from KidsVT.
Riding Safely is Everyone's Responsibility
Vermont’s mountain biking culture means respecting other riders and the land. Keep the stoke alive for by learning the rider responsibility code.
VERMONT MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
For 25 years, Vermont Mountain Bike Association has been a voice statewide for mountain bikers and property owners.Explore a timeline of the journey to 30,000 volunteer hours, 29 local chapters, and almost a thousand members.