Pine Hill Park - TRAIL

Pine Hill Park - Trail, Rutland, Vermont

Multiple Loops and conectors of varying difficulty levels. Mostly double or single track. Some smooth some technical. Approach is steep and technical. Easier approach from Rocky Pond Access Rd in the city.

User Reviews (10)

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Byker22   Cross Country Rider [Jul 26, 2016]

I just finished riding Perry Hill in Waterbury! Before I started I went to Waterbury Sports and consulted with Chuck about what trails to tie together for 2 hour stint. It's obvious that the guys there know what they're talking about and that all of them ride. After parking on River road, begin a long and arduous climb to the top. You will notice several kickers to climb over on your way up. These are a blast to hit on your way down. Take this double track to Duct Tape. You will still be climbing. Go onto Permission all the way to the top. Rip down Burning Spear and have a blast till you get to Rasta Man. Climb back up to Joes and be ready for this system's most technical riding. It was here that a black bear crossed my path. I'm not going to lie, I was scared. He went his way and I continued down till I hit Campfire which puts you back on Double track for some serious hucking off of all of those kickers. This was an epic ride that I will no doubt do again soon.

Customer Service

See above

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5
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5
vtdeadfan   Cross Country Rider [May 29, 2015]

Sweet place! First time there and was really happy. It's in a bit of a funky location, but once you find it, it's well mapped out and offers a variety of flow and tech. I rode it all in about 2 hours.

Customer Service

Not sure…once ridden...

Similar Products Used: STAB Trails
Green Mountain Trails
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4
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4
Dung Hopper   Weekend Warrior [Sep 05, 2014]

I rode at Pine Hill Park over the weekend. I'm from out of town and it was my first ride there. The park is full of fun single track with tight turns, some jumps, a couple drops with rocky sections as well as smooth. I really liked the trail system. The ride is more fun (imo) than straight cross-country but has some nice scenery too. The trails are often lined with rocks that were apparently removed to make the smooth sections. It makes for a neat feel - almost like a bob sled course or something.

Customer Service

I don't know the trails well enough to recommend a route. I will mention that the trail head is the lowest elevation in the park. My first 15-20 minutes was almost entirely up hill. It felt like I was going to be restricted to a short ride until I got on top and things were more rolling. For out of shape flatlanders like me, you get the initial impression that the whole place is hills. Keep climbing and once you get on top the climbs are shorter and mixed with plenty of ups and downs. The good thing is your final 2 miles back to the car are all down hill.

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5
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3
David   Weekend Warrior [Aug 29, 2013]

My first visit to Pine Hill Park was not a disappointment. I'd been reading about how good it was online and finally made the 2 and 1/2 hour trip from New York to Vermont. The trails were smooth and flowing. A ton of berms to rip around on and lots of different options for all skill levels. It was a pleasure to get to actually ride my bike on these trails compared to the rocks and roots that dominate the upstate NY mountain bike scene. I rode about 11 miles and that was with two climbs from the parking lot. All in all, a great place to ride...

Customer Service

any and all trails

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5
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3
Blue Sugar   Cross Country Rider [Dec 10, 2012]

As a rider and trail builder I was impressed with these trails. They're new school- fast and flowy. Almost anyone can ride them but anyone can enjoy them. Smooth by New England standards. There are lots of cool twisty, wavy boardwalks and bridges (even a suspension bridge). I rode a full rigid singlespeed 29er and it worked great. Trails are well maintained by city employees. We saw a guy with a Muck Truck (motorized wheelbarrow) on the trails when we were there. Overall its a cool place that you should visit if you're in the area.

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4
VALUE
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4
going2vt   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2012]

This was an unexpected surprise! I fell into riding here and now all I can do is think about when I will be in VT next to ride it! It is small...but size isn't everything. It is like a mini Kingdom trails!!! Well..a baby Kingdom Trails...but it's FREE, in Rutland and so easy to get to. You can cover all the trails easy in a day...but it will challenge you and make you smile!

Customer Service

See the nice guys in the bike shop. Let them know your ability level and they can map a ride for you with the right direction in mind.

Similar Products Used: Killington, the Catamount, Mount Snow's cross country trails.
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5
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3
AlwaysInjured   Weekend Warrior [Aug 26, 2012]

A great trail system that ranges from awesome flowy singletrack to low/mid level tech. Tons of nice, banked switchbacks and short up/down hills. I'm a beginner/intermediate rider, so this review is a bit skewed towards my riding skill. A more experienced rider might not find the same trails I loved quite as exciting. The aerobic difficulty level depends on how hard you're pedaling!

Customer Service

Make sure you come down Svelte Tiger! Stay off of Giorgetti- it's walking only. I didn't see the sign the first time I rode there :-P
Stegosaurus is more technical.
Make sure you hit Overlook Trail (that's where the suspension bridge is).
A good ride is Escalator, up Svelte Tiger to Droopy Muffin, to Santa's Little Helper, then to Stegosaurus via a trail that I'm blanking on the name of now, to the overlook, down Overlook Trail, to Salamander, to Underdog, then back down Underdog to Upper Ledges which will take you to Tim's Vista, down Birches, across the Pond Road (I'm pretty sure that's the road) to Svelte Tiger, down Svelte Tiger, up Furlough, down Evergreen Fall (another can't miss, short, but very steep and pretty darn rocky!) then back down Escalator if you're done, or keep going! I haven't yet tried it, but I've heard that Halfpipe is pretty awesome as well.

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5
VALUE
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3
hyperhank   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2011]

Was up in Ludlowe for the long weekend and decided to take a ride at Pine Hill up in Rutland. The trails there are not that technical but it does have its moments. It has some great uphills and downhills which is mostly the way you feel..either you goin up or down. They were setting up for a 12 hour endurance race there and before the race I rode the marked out trail that was set up..fantastic course! Mostly all single track with berm turns, some unique bridge work..(there actually was a wooden suspension bridge!) Not a real big place but plenty of trails and nice vistas and pond views it really has been very well done and all riders of all levels would enjoy it if your into a good workout. I would say it is mostly and best suited for XC bikes. Don't need six inch suspension here but I didn't hit all the trails. You can really get cranking on some of the windy downhill single track. Well designed, well maintained and should be on everyone's list if your in the area. Only got to ride it once but wish I had a few more days to do it a few more times. Will be there again for sure....So next time your up at Killington Downhilling and want to try something different check it out its not far.

Customer Service

Ride them all and then change direction.. stegasaurus is pretty cool but really they all were pretty good. Three hours riding there is a good workout and you would have ridden most all the trails.. then reverse course to get a whole new feel....

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5
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4
w kelly   Cross Country Rider [Jun 28, 2011]

Wow! After going to Pine Hill I was curious to see what others thought so I looked here for reviews.I was shocked that there was only one.This place is Awesome,If you are hardcore yo may think its to easy but there is a very good mix of terrain for the majority of riders.
It is on the smaller side but has so much to offer. Most people only go for a couple hours at a time. It will take the average rider three hours to ride all the trails.
I think the greatest part about Pine Hill is it is a very even mix of climbing and downhill. You get some really good downhill runs. And if you decide to go back to the top it isnt that hard of a climb.
If you havent been there you have to check it out,more than likely it will become a favorite.

Customer Service

They have an excellent map with suggested routes.Get to the top explore some trails up top. then work your way down. If you still have fuel in the tank, go up for a second run.

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5
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3
Bugeye   Cross Country Rider [May 14, 2011]

While I don't get to Rutland more than a few times a year, I always make it a point to bring my bike so I can ride this AMAZING network of trails. While the park is small, the folks that maintain and build this network have mastered the art of creating a trail network that feels much bigger.The bridgework in the park is second to none. The trails also have an amazing flow. Highly recommend Pine Hill Park.

Customer Service

Furlough to Rembrandt's Brush to Lonely Rock, to Strong Angel to Stegasaurus to Overlook to 999 to Underdog to Salamander to Droopy Muffin...that should give you a great feel for the place, then just find a way to end up on Half Pipe and Svelte Tiger before heading out.

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RATING
5
VALUE
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3
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