Kingdom Trails - TRAIL

Kingdom Trails - Trail, East Burke, Vermont

Kingdom Trail Association has mapped, signed, and over 100 miles of maintained multiple-use/non-motorized recreational trails that are open to mountain bikes! The trails range from easy cart roads to challenging singletrack and epic (50+ mile) loops. Day membership ($15/day) or Year Memberships ($75) are required for access and a map is included with the purchase. Contact Kingdom Trails at 'info@kingdomtrails.org,' visit our web site at 'www.kingdomtrails.org,' or phone 802.626.0737 for more information.

User Reviews (91)

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onadler   Weekend Warrior [Aug 14, 2016]

The sun glares on you but as you dip into the pine forest, your eyes have to adjust quickly: the roots and turns are waiting. I decided to ease my way into the trails, starting with the wide trail Bemis and then heading to the black diamonds Tody’s Tour and Troll Stroll. Not many people were on the trails so I could take them at the pace I liked. I pumped hard up the hills and swung back and forth on the downs, only having to get back off the seat at a few points (the bike had a dropper seat but it wasn’t working great and personally I have never gotten used to the things). Not so challenging. My adrenaline was still not flowing hard. I was itching for a bigger challenge. I was born in these parts, in Brattleboro, Vermont. But I only started to bike when I moved to Israel in the 1990s. So this girl likes the rocks, rolling or big but I’m not so used to those roots. I wanted to give them a shot. At the bike shop I picked up my brother Ben who had driven up after he got off work and he and I agreed to head to the Burke Mountain side of the trails, on the eastern side.
Here the singletracks zig and zag more as you climb to the 3,257 feet summit and toss you as you wind and jump your way back down. We had a big climb on the toll road where we saw a doe and her fawn and headed to Dead Moose Alley. Wow, what a rush.

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Customer Service

Dead Moose Alley Abuse

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5
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4
vtdeadfan   Cross Country Rider [Jul 25, 2014]

Can't get much better than the Kingdom Trails! Miles and miles of riding, mapped out nicely and enough variety to keep everyone happy. Make sure you bring plenty of water and sources of energy because you're not going to want to get off of these trails! The town itself is really cool with good eats and great folks. There is a state forest about 20 min from the trails (Brighton State Park) that is really nice to camp at, so make a few days of it.

Customer Service

Have to hit Sidewinder...Go down Tap and Die...Kitchel is a great way to end...and everything else!

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5
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4
WATERBOOY   Weekend Warrior [Sep 21, 2013]

Had heard many people talk about Kingdom Trails and finally got up to try them this past June and was not disappointed! Well maintained trails with signage and a fantastic mix of terrain. By the end of the trip we had already started planning a fall trip which we completed last weekend with all of our girlfriends. We were able to find a great beginner loop for them with fantastic views.

Customer Service

The KTA office will be happy to plan out a route that fits your needs but some can't-miss trails are: Sidewinder, Kitchel, Old Webs, Webs, Eager Beaver,Tap n' Die, Troll Stroll, Poundcake, Ridge, Farmjunk, and Moose Alley.
Both times we were unable to hit the Burke Summit Trails due to rain, but I hear they are great and they're on our to-do list for next year.

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5
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4
eparrot   Weekend Warrior [Oct 03, 2012]

Holy trail network, batman, Kingdom Trails is the real deal. My buddy finally got me up there to ride and it exceeded what I thought was his highly questionable raving.

So much has been said about this network, I won't waste a lot of time on details. Suffice to say there's terrain for everyone, including the kids. I'm a roadie who is long on enthusiasm and short on technical skill (this can be a lethal combination), but I tried a little of everything. My favorite trails were:
-Old Web's: a pretty smooth ripper with a few little lifts - almost anyone can ride it, but it takes a certain amount of skill to hold your speed through the turns. A must ride for anyone visting KT.

-Kitchel: The original machined downhill trail with berms and jumps. Again, most riders can do it, and it's a blast, but doing it fast or well. . .that's a different story.

-Up Cat Box Hill/Tody's Tour: Also called the Willoughby Way climb for the combo. 300 feet in just over a third of a mile, sandy on Cat Box, a few gullies near the top of Tody's Tour. This is only for the masochistic among us.

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4
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4
george Whalen   Cross Country Rider [Sep 28, 2012]

The Kingdom Trails are amazing! Like the moab of the east on a smaller scale with woods instead of desert. Super fun and inviting. Laid back atmosphere with great single track for miles and miles with classic views. Lots of wonderful french-canadian folks to mingle with. All of the trails are ideal and have added bonuses with in. The most popular trails that I've heard mentioned are short downhill trails with are great fun but at most ten minutes long. There are many many others that wind and turn up and down over tons of rocks, roots, bridges and ravines. Absolutletly superb riding. Very well maintained!! Considering they are mostly on private land. Super buff single track that you dream of. The climbs are relatively easy and short but are up and down. This is coming from out west where you can climb for over an hour easy. There are soo many routes you can put together for world class riding. Mapping and signage is unbelieveable! I've never seen such coverage in this vast of an area. Every trail I rode , which was pretty much all of them except burke mt ski area, was totally buff and the natural obstacles were well featured. I'm a xc racer and dh racer so I understand the difference and appreciate mountain biking as a whole and this place defines that as much as any!! Ill be going there there for the rest of my life...

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5
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3
Curtis   Weekend Warrior [Sep 17, 2012]

I have been here a few times now and I have to say it's a lot of fun. If you start at the bike shop in town and make the climb up Darling Hill it's a great way to start your day...with a killer climb to warm up the legs! Once at the top the trails are fast, smooth and very flowy. The trail map is easy to follow once you've been there a couple times but I can see what people are saying about reffering to the map often on the first go. Even still the "must ride trails" are easy to find and well marked. My one complaint is due to its popularity...the "must rides" (especially Sidewinder) are getting really worn out...the dirt is getting very lose, roots are exposed (at spoke-level) and they getting very bumpy for the speed in which you travel on these things. Kitchel and Tap 'n Die never seem worn out though!

Customer Service

Tap 'n Die, Troll Stroll, Pound Cake, Cup cake, Sidewider, Jaw and Kitchel are all a lot of fun.

Similar Products Used: Millstone - 1-2 hours away
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5
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4
Elduder   Cross Country Rider [Aug 07, 2012]

These trails are way overrated. I traveled very far to ride these and I did enjoy it but I have way better trails over in Indiana that would put these to shame. These trails a huge spiderweb so be prepared to consult the map numerous times to figure out the route you want to ride. They also charge $15 a day but I do not see where the money goes since there were quite a few downed trees that needed to be cut out and had been there for what seemed to be quite a while. I build trails as a volunteer down here in Cincinnati and I would not want my name associated with building these trails since there is fall line trails, stumps galore and other issues. I did enjoy the roots and the rocks they had on the trail.

Customer Service

We did two fun routes and the first one consisted of 27 different trails. In order we did it like this Green loop, Poundcake, Fenceline, Pastore Point Loop, Pastore Point, Coronary, Bemis, Troll Stroll, Eager Beaver, River Run, Dry Feet, West Branch, Hog Back, Side-Winder, West Bench, Old Web's, Violet's outback, Knob, VAST, Bill Magill, Heaven's Bench, Ridge, Rim, Connector, Pines, Sugar House Run, Riverwood. Highlights of this were Troll Stroll and Sidewinder. We then replaced Troll with Tap n Die which was more fun.

We also did a shuttle from the top of Moose alley which we then hooked up with white school and finished with Kitchel that was a lot of fun and almost all downhill.

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3
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4
Heather   Weekend Warrior [Oct 12, 2010]

Was up there this past weekend for the second time. The trails were a bit busy at times, but that's to be expected on a beautiful holiday weekend. The trails, were a little muddy due to the rain, but that just made it more fun. We hit several of the black diamonds-PINE was awesome, just be prepared to climb back up. Kingdom has such great variety for all levels of riders.

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4
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3
toddohearn   Cross Country Rider [Jul 18, 2010]

These trails are designed, built, and maintained by mountain bikers-what more do you need to know. Absolutely awesome singletrack where the climbs just don't seem that noticeable. Even when wet these trails rock. There are great views and great places to eat as a bonus. Only complaint is that the bike shop is just not up to the task for handling the mecca that Kingdom is becoming (they had one bottle of chain lube left and were just really a rinky dink outfit).

Customer Service

Webs is best flowy singletrack, Kitchel or Sidewinder for amusement park stuff, Tap and Die or Jaw for technical delight

Similar Products Used: Hinesburg forest-near Burlington, Barre Millcreek, Stowe
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5
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4
Mountainbiker09   Racer [May 02, 2010]

Lots of technical sections not very hilly very fast and flowy trials. Just plan old fun.

Customer Service

side winder is very good

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5
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4
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