Berlin Pond fire roads - Trail, Berlin, Vermont

Berlin Pond fire roads - Trail, Berlin, Vermont

DESCRIPTION

Rutted fire roads, packed dirt, gravel, some mud. Lots of options. Generally bear left for a killer steep climb to the radio towers and a fast DH back down (about 8mi round trip). Some quickies to the right for singletrack and other distractions.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 12, 2008]
woodchuck
Weekend Warrior

"Gruling" Is a 30min (depending on fitness level) singletrack run that I enjoy very much on Irish Hill. It is VERY technical at the top to keep newbies off. It then climbs and decends several times for about a mile then decends for two more miles over some great rolling terrain. It is one of my favorit's along with my two dogs, summit & sequioa.

Customer Service

The MAMBA trails are on the right off the atv trail just before the bridge. But the best trail, "Gruling",is a secret 30 min singletrack trail located at the top of the atv road. Stay sraight on the atv road, you will pass an atv road that turns left but continue straight. Once at the top, you will see a fire pit on your left and the begining of "Gruling" (refering to the climb!). Follow it to the top for some great expert singletrack. The trail dumps you out half way down the atv trail you just climbed.

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The trails across from norwitch university are pretty cool, great for extrteme downhill, 20' & 30' huck's. some 45 degree pitches.

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5
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4
[Oct 17, 2004]
vinski
Cross Country Rider

This is a really great climb to the fire tower. I have tried to explore some other trails but one time came to a no trespass sign and another time followed a trail that dumped me out on a very unhappy landowners' back yard. All in all a great place to ride, but if you go off the main trail be prepared to double back, or better yet, bring a friend who is familiar with the area. I've heard the montpelier group MAMBA helps to maintain these trails and often leads rides in the area. They are @ http://www.bikemamba.org/

Customer Service

Stick to the main trail to the fire tower.

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3
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5
[Jun 29, 2000]
A

This is a good local trail - don't drive too long to get to it. It's not all that technical, except for a few really steep, rocky climbs near the top. The surface is a nice mix - dirt, rock, not too much mud if you steer around little streams and puddles.

There's a lot of "woodchuck" sign in the area: 4x4 tracks, bottles near the trail head, some discarded furniture, and what looks like parts of a rolled vehicle higher up the trail (along with a sneaker or two).

Customer Service

I like the climb to the towers and the ride back down. Fast and furious descent (watch those water bars!).

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Starting to explore trails around Montpelier city dump. Hubbard Park is off limits, but there are trails going northeast out of the dump (first trail on right over little bridge) that hold promise. I'll post when I learn more.

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4
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[Jul 12, 2000]
bum skidder

Fun. Go there.

Customer Service

Took a while to find the trailhead. Measured with car later: almost a mile. Go past the real road on your right, then look for a pretty substantial log road on your right.

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4
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[Jul 05, 2001]
Mandrake

It's hard to describe, but if you poke around you will find some very nice singletrack up on the east side of Irish Hill, below the radio towers and above Berlin Pond Road. Some of it is too scary for me, but it's worth exploring for intermediates and up.

Customer Service

Climb the main jeep trail up the ridge of Irish Hill. Bear left about halfway up for some nice single track, or drop down from the top near the radio towers.

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4
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[Mar 16, 2002]
berlin tapper

there is some good hits so watch out for the intense down hill, and the washout!

Customer Service

up to the tower and veer left hit the sniggle single track, watch out for the 5 footer!

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east mont, hubbard park

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4
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