Burke Mountain Trails - TRAIL

Burke Mountain Trails - Trail, East Burke, Vermont

Steep, twisting, ski hill type trails.

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going2vt   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2012]

I drive from my home in PA for over 7 hours for an annual go all out few days of riding here every year, it would be tons more if it was not so far...yes...I have to move! :) This place crazy well designed, wonderful sustained climbs and rewarding downhills, meticulously maintained (you will probably not even ride over a fallen stick) and gorgeous views! Sidewinder is soooooo fun. See the helpful dudes at the Trail Center or bike shop for advice on how to plot your ride based on your fitness/ability level and desired mileage. There should be careful thought as to which direction to ride. I went back to the trail after my partner called it quits to do a few more addictive runs and try my luck on Kitchell just one more sweet time. This is the place to get some big air and stick like a spider on berms. Wow...I LOVE it! Don't miss the Trout River brewery and their fabulous pizza...other than that the food is not so great in town....but AWESOME at trout river.

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See the dudes to decide how much you want to bite off. You can ride for many days here and not be bored.

Similar Products Used: None...this is the place to be on the East Coast. Mount Snow has some nice cross country trails...but you better be in stellar shape to climb her. Nasty relentless climbs! Killington's cross country trails are nice. Easier to get to the peak on the trails and the fire roads then it is at Mount snow. You may also try the Green Mountain trails. Supposedly you can drive to the high elevations, I did the other option and climbed all of it to the overlook.
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5
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4
Blue Sugar   Cross Country Rider [Oct 19, 2006]

Almost all singletrack, most pretty smooth, and with lots of climbing and descending. It will test your fittness and braking skills, and your ability to link turns together smoothly, if not your technical rock and root skills.

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I decided to park in East Burke and ride to the mountain and I'm glad I did, since the route over has some of the best riding in the area. Park at East Burke Sports and head north by taking the White School trail (flat but technically challenging) to Upper or Lower Pond loop (avoid White School along the river because its a boring dirt road). Then take Nose Dive to White School and cross Rt. 114 to Moose Alley, which in this direction is a long, winding singletrack climb (you'll descend it on the way back), and the best trail in the Kingdom in my opinion. Once at the top of Moose Alley work your way over to Burke Mtn on Magill Feilds and Pinkham Road. Avoid North Pasture, which is a long, boring slog on overgrown dirt roads and ski trails. Take Upper Magill to the ski area and ascend on Camptown, which is a new trail not on current maps. It starts at the campground and parrallels the toll road, twisting and turning as it does.

Once you're finished on the mountain head back to town the same way you came, definitely descending on Moose Alley.

Similar Products Used: Bee Sting and J-Bar. I didn't ride them but they were recomended. Also Kingdom Trails in East Burke (see my review).
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5
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4
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