E Montpelier Town Trail - TRAIL

E Montpelier Town Trail - Trail, Montpelier, Vermont

Rooty, small hills, technical and fast.

User Reviews (7)

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vinski   Cross Country Rider [Oct 17, 2004]

This place is good for begining riders. Not too technical, and no steep hills. There are a few rocks and small logs to roll over, but they are minimal.

Similar Products Used: Irish Hill
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3
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2
jase_vt   Cross Country Rider [Aug 09, 2004]

There are 3 major sections to this trail, with the East Montpelier Town Forest section being the largest and most varied. Check the website of the local bike group (www.bikemamba.org) for a map. Be aware that the middle section (Center Rd. to Templeton Rd.) may be closed to bikes at landowner request. Again, check with MAMBA for current status. Please be respectful of landwoners and walk around excessively muddy spots.

Customer Service

You can ride from Montpelier up to Center Rd. (a *major* climb) and take a right on Dodge Rd. to access the first secion (Lyle Young, marked by boulders on the left). Ride all the way across to Hagget Rd (again, check if middle section is open, otherwise use the roads to go around), then hop over to North St to Sparrow Farm to access the Sparrow Farm trail. You can decend all the way back to town on a very fun and fast fire road, but the bottom section may or may not allow bikes. Again, check with MAMBA for status.

Similar Products Used: Trails are being developed at Morse Farm on County Rd, and could be linked with East Montpelier stuff for a good long ride.
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4
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4
barremadman   Cross Country Rider [Aug 22, 2003]

My freind and I showed up a little late . Then two locals poped out of the woods and wanted to know if we wanted a tour of the place. we were all smiles! I had a blast the fast rolling trail. with lots of roots and rocks . we could never did so much in so little time. I will be back !

Customer Service

chase other locals

Similar Products Used: Rock sales, Skiline, waterbury, bhenland
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5
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4
a   [Jul 23, 2000]

Small, fun local trail. Very quick and technical, damp roots and rocks are slippery. The woods are a little bit logged out, but it's still a nice area.

You need to keep a lookout for the little trail maps nailed to the trees - it's easy to take a wrong turn and end up on somebody's property.

Fisher and Porcupine trails are a blast going couter-clockwise. Fast, rolling pine needle singletrack through ferns.

Customer Service

I went counter-clockwise on the loop, and made a few figure-eights to catch all the inner trails.

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3
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Spookman   [Oct 07, 2000]

This trial is really nice busting down through some nice singletrack!

Customer Service

Follow the directions! Thats what they are there for

Similar Products Used: I ride teh trails at North Park at night a lot, the one waaay up on the hill is called the "east montpelier trail" but is not the same one as in the review. This trail was bad to me...I busted my frame on it last Sunday (oct 1)..I just cleaned a rooty/rocky section of trail when my frame broke-it sheared off right at the dropout!! ack!! other than that. the trail is fun!!:)
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4
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crazy canuck 3   [Jan 21, 2001]

Anyone who is looking for tight singletrack and some speed, with steep rock climbs coming back from templeton rd. There are 3 sections of this trail the second is the best because of all the technical rocks and tree's fallen across the trail. go during the may-september season.

Customer Service

Best from haggett rd to Templeton rd.

Similar Products Used: Woodbury mt road, and sheperds hill
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5
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Andy   [Oct 22, 2002]

I live right across the road from the trail exit on Lyle Young rd, so if you're in the area, e-mail me or im me on AIM. My screenname is urchum60. I'll show you around. I ride these trails 5 days a week. The best place is behind the fire station. when you enter the trails, I usually take a right at the first intersection. This leads to a steep uphill followed by smooth but technical downhill. From here take a left then a right, and you will find yourself on a network of trails. look carefully at intersections and you will find small maps pinned to trees. you can find some really technical loops that will take you back to the fire station eventually. Lots a fun. Also, in the summer of '03 look for technical freeride trails that include several 3 foot drops and one five footer, as well as northshore-style ramps and stunts. The easiest way to find thewse trails would be to e-mail me. Also, if you are fairly local and want to help with the construction of these trails email me.

Customer Service

well, there are three sections of the East Montpelier trail. In my opinion, the fastest and most rewarding trail is the one that starts on center rd., and finishes on Lyle Young rd. The most technical is the one from center to templeton. A mix of both speed and technical riding can be found behind the fire station on Templeton rd.

Similar Products Used: stowe- behind irie cycles(talk to owner) includes some insane steeps and drops
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4
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