Rocky / Muddy Pond - Trail, Rutland, Vermont

Rocky / Muddy Pond - Trail, Rutland, Vermont

DESCRIPTION

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

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[Feb 27, 2011]
skiracr2fast4u
Cross Country Rider

Trails are as DH or AM or XC as you want. AS technical or flowy or aerobically challenging as you would like. Rutland volunteers have spent tens of thousands of hours maintaining these trails.

Customer Service

Svelte Tiger

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All trails are extremely buffed, polished, and flowy!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 30, 2009]
D415l
Cross Country Rider

I was in Killington, VT for the week of thanksgiving and it had rained the week before so the mountain was not open for snowboarding so i basically had nothing to do all week except go to the brewery and sit in a 20 bedroom house when my uncle was walking down the road and found a trail map for this place on the side of the road along with a ton of other garbage. I took a ride over to this place to check it out not knowing how fun it was going to be. The people that put the time into building up these trails really know how to make an extremely fun place to ride in a small area. I dont remember the trail names that i took but every time you think it cant get any better there will be a nice table top coming up fast or a sweet cliff drop. I also Extremely recommend ending your ride with the trail called Half Pipe because it is the most fun trail to end an already great ride!

Customer Service

It is only about a 15 minute drive from Killingtons Access road, and park next to the sports center.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 24, 2008]
jamisVermont
Racer

Lots of different loops and connecting trails, fun single track, fun to explore. Easy to moderate level of difficulty for me, nothing really technical, but fun to blast around on these trails once and a while instead of my usual rides.

Rider diversity is amusing... In one afternoon I saw a guy hauling a** through the woods on a nice Canfield, and a joker in cutoff jean shorts riding a fully ridged bike from the late 80's.

Customer Service

Just explore.

I haven't found any trails that I didn't like. I have talked to the dude that is in charge of the building the trails in the park (can't remember his name sorry but he has long hair and a really old school helmet) he recommended Halfpipe which at the time was just opened and needed to be ridden.

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Killington has a bunch of good trails.

If you don't want to pay for a lift ticked you can pedal up, you're still supposed to pay a cheaper fee but I have never had a problem just parking and riding.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 13, 2008]
swixjohnson
Cross Country Rider

This is a newly rebuilt trail system. And it's been given a new name in Pine Hill Park. These trails rock. A local guy has set out and with the help of many volunteers put together some of the sweetest switchback, berm covered, fast single track that you will ever come accross. There are a few great loops that you can put together. The trails are a bit technical but not so much that you can't ride them without suspension or on a single speed. have fun

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 09, 2008]
justinjpill@yahoo.com
Cross Country Rider

Too many good trails to count. Endless riding by changing up routes.

Customer Service

Stay on the outer most trails up to Rocky Pond, then complete the circle back down to the bottom. Sorry, can't remember trail names.

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Half Pipe, the new route through the power lines.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 16, 2007]
skibikegolf
Cross Country Rider

This was my first time riding this trail and I will say I was very impressed. I can't believe this gem, in the middle of Rutland to boot. The trails are actually in what is called Pine Hill Park.

The climbing isn't crazy, kind of up and down, with some steeper/technical sections here and there. There are a lot of short loops. You can just keep looping around adding mileage. It is about 98% single track woods, except for a way you can go called Dewey Road or something...we didn't go that way.

This place is pretty great. I would recommend it to people if you are local and are looking to get some good, fairly technical riding in without lift service. I will be back for sure!

The only problem for us was that they had no maps in the map box for visitors. We checked the big map @ the trailhead, planned a route and then actually didn't follow it I think.

Customer Service

We started at the trailhead and just went up and followed the trail to lonely rock. From there, we went for a while and ended up at a pond after some VERY fun single track downhill! We turned around because we weren't sure if the path leading the other way was part of the trails it didn't look like it had seen a lot of traffic.

Back up we went and eventually we ran into the Dewey Road 4 way intersection. We stayed on the single track versus going down what looked like a fire road to who knows where.

More up and down single track for a bit. Then the final downhill all the way back to the parking lot.

Good stuff!

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We are in Mt. Holly, VT so we are a bit south of Rutland. For lift serviced riding we are going to start going to Magic Mountain in Londonderry, VT. They just started to offer mtn. biking with chair lift service. Supposed to be a bunch of downhill riding and single track. Like Whistler, BC style!

We usually just ride cross country in our area. There is so much to explore! The rocky pond loop will be a nice change of pace from the stuff right out our back door (snowmobile trails

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 16, 2007]
ski - bike - golf
Cross Country Rider

This was my first time riding this trail and I will say I was very impressed. I can't believe this gem, in the middle of Rutland to boot. The trails are actually in what is called Pine Hill Park.

The climbing isn't crazy, kind of up and down, with some steeper/technical sections here and there. There are a lot of short loops. You can just keep looping around adding mileage. It is about 98% single track woods, except for a way you can go called Dewey Road or something...we didn't go that way.

This place is pretty great. I would recommend it to people if you are local and are looking to get some good, fairly technical riding in without lift service. I will be back for sure!

The only problem for us was that they had no maps in the map box for visitors. We checked the big map @ the trailhead, planned a route and then actually didn't follow it I think.

Customer Service

We started at the trailhead and just went up and followed the trail to lonely rock. From there, we went for a while and ended up at a pond after some VERY fun single track downhill! We turned around because we weren't sure if the path leading the other way was part of the trails it didn't look like it had seen a lot of traffic.

Back up we went and eventually we ran into the Dewey Road 4 way intersection. We stayed on the single track versus going down what looked like a fire road to who knows where.

More up and down single track for a bit. Then the final downhill all the way back to the parking lot.

Good stuff!

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We are in Mt. Holly, VT so we are a bit south of Rutland. For lift serviced riding we are going to start going to Magic Mountain in Londonderry, VT. They just started to offer mtn. biking with chair lift service. Supposed to be a bunch of downhill riding and single track. Like Whistler, BC style!

We usually just ride cross country in our area. There is so much to explore! The rocky pond loop will be a nice change of pace from the stuff right out our back door (snowmobile trails).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 29, 2005]
Rmoney
Weekend Warrior

I live in Rutland and i cruise theese trails ALOT. very nice place for all riders, diferent routs for diferent abilities..be aware though some trails are open to walkers only, and posted as such...(theese are actualy the better steeper :) trails, the fun ones that the town dosnt want bikers to get hurt on and sue or something...i still ride them, just gotta keep an eye out. watch out for dogs too...)

Customer Service

i usually go up the road a bit from Giorgetti park (Zero Gravity skate park)turn right out of lot, up the road, turn 2nd left, go straight to yield sign, straight ahead about 100 yards is a small elementary school, North East School. If u pass a small jail youv'e gone to far(Rutland County correctional facility). Park in the library across from the school, single story building, ample parking out back. there is 2-3 large boulders blocking the path, on the right hand side, so trucks cant enter the woods...this is where i like to enter the trails, it starts out more gradual, and then you can hit the nice steep stuff on the way back...

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For the most part all the trails are marked...the town rec department has been working on theese trails ALOT the past 2 years. theyv'e put in numerous walking bridges over streams, new trails that interconect to other trails, lots of different runs, switch it up...if u havnt been here in a while check it out you may be plasently surprised... The Dificulty rating really depends on what trails you choose to take, the way i described is moderate, this is usually the way i go with my girl, she's a beginner cyclst, But i still have a good time...and as for overall rating, its great for all, but if u want tech. try Killington... bring a camara and a picnic theres great scenery, Rocky pond, and if you keep pedling(props to ya i rarely make it past Rocky pond)you come too a larger Muddy pond, prolly twice the size of Rocky pond...some where before rocky pond is an old 2 story building, locals call it "the stone crusher" a great place to take a load off, and take in the artwork(graffity, the only place we can do it and not get in trouble, i have work there...)if you have questions about this article or other Rutland stuff send me an e-mail i'll help ya out ;) tagtheworld@aol.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 13, 2004]
BigWheel7
Weekend Warrior

I just moved back to VT from CO and have been impressed with the trails primarily at Killington. I finally decided to give this route a try and I am now mad I didn't ride it sooner. Very accessible and right in town. Single track, steep with technical sections. Super fun when you can't get up to Killington. It is a good ride all around, good long climbs and fast descents. I've only ridden it once so have not explored everything yet but the one loop I did was around 5+ miles. There is more there to explore as well, definitely worthwhile.

Customer Service

Read the other review, I rode the opposite direction (stayed left) and it was good. Park at the skate park near Georgetti and the trail is in the corner of the parking lot.

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Killington.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 12, 2003]
jefclimber
Cross Country Rider

Great Area to vary riding length. Some tech tight downhills are advanced. Can be made easier depending on route taken

Customer Service

Start at Georgette, ride up hill to access rd. Continue uphill on access rd, then turn left and up hill at cement buildings. Climb or walk the technical sections to the rocky pond rd. Continue up the road to the pond. Turn right in the grass just before the pond to a double track. Take this around the pond and turn left at a junction. This trail continues a gentle climb. Turn left again just before you come out to the power lines. A short climb brings you to a short, but fast down hill. Turn left after the down hill to a windy single track. Take this down hill keeping right at the intersection. Cross the platform bridge at the bottom and climb up and over the next ridge. Turn left on the fire trail and continue back to the rocky access trail. Turn right back towards home but continue to the right hand turn past the loose gravel downhill. Turn right and right again and follow this to "the best trail there" (fast technical rolling double track.) Take a right at the powerlines and follow to the next right, up hill on a fire road. Take this past yet another set of powerlines continueing straight across. Stay on this fire road until it takes you back again to the rocky...

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...access rd. Take this back to the right after the loose gravel down hill. This time stay straight and take the left double track. Enjoy the "smooth" downhill back to the rocky access rd. Ride the ac

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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