ANOTHER trail in stowe - TRAIL

ANOTHER trail in stowe - Trail, Stowe, Vermont

nice single track,snowmobile trails, logging roads single track climbs up the downhill with some small technical stuff

User Reviews (12)

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hank glowiak   Cross Country Rider [Oct 11, 2004]

I think the riding is technical and demanding.ROOTS.That's ok.The reason I write this review is advocate anti mud riding regardless syndrome.The volume of mountain bikers is so much more than 5 years ago.I advocate ;because people like Hardy and myself donate 10 to 15 hours of our devotion to your soceity a week.Simple if it's wet;don't ride.If you visit a place and a sign says PLEASE DON'T RIDE or someone comes out and tells you PLEASE DON'T RIDE.Respect that.The other thing the mountain bike community is lacking is Indians.Hence the term to many chiefs no enough Indians.Another thing is that maany people allow us to use their property so graciously.Riding in mud is a thing of the past.

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Go with the flow and do not alter trails and obstacles.

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Petey   [May 23, 2000]

It's called Maple Run . . . sugaring trails, expanded into multi-use for snowmobile, ATV, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, you name it. Entire network is very large, seemingly endless trails (rode 20+ miles there yesterday), though not all trails are good riding. There are some stellar single-track sections, very challenging eastern roots-and-rocks . . . . but there's also plenty of mellow single and doubletrack. Lots of climbing, 1500+ feet from town to the high points.

Customer Service

Mt. Road, turn right on Weeks Hill Road, next right after engine shop, trailhead on left maybe 1/4-1/2 mile in. Park in town and ride up rec-path and road, about 2 miles to trail.

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Peter   [May 29, 2000]

If your thinkin stowe its a fun trip. The best part is your close the Ben and Jerry's factory.

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Go HOME

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Mike   [Jun 15, 2000]

i went with some other guys on a corporate trip last week. we had a guide from AJ's on Mountain Road. it was fun but very tough.

Customer Service

somewhere off mountain road

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steave   [Aug 02, 2000]

Cross country trial

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Beahind backyard cafe

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joe eaton   [Aug 12, 2000]

roooot muuuuuuuud roooooooots muuuuuuuud roooooooooooooooooooooots

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What a load of rooooooooty crap

Similar Products Used: go home
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dlueking   [Oct 20, 2000]

We met up with a local who took us on a 3 hr sweet ride. Intense uphills (mostly on roads) and great XC single track. Very tight and technical. You will use all 27 gears on your bike. I have forgotten the names of the trails except for the one named "broken dick". Watch out for the narrow planks they call bridges. Bring extra tubes, powerbars, and water. It was a truly epic ride. Have a good beer and food at the bar behind the bike shop. The guy at Irie Bikes was great and quickly fixed our bikes at the end of the ride.

Only intermediates and above should ride this. It would not be much fun for novices.

Customer Service

Start at Irie Bike shop and head up hill. Respect the land pack out everything you take in this is all on private land. Don't cut any new trails.

Similar Products Used: Mt. Snow was a good XC course mostly downhill.
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Joe   [May 04, 2001]

Mod. to Advanced.

Customer Service

This is maple run. Climb up maple run, look for trails. You'll get lost so leave lots of time. Ask for route in maple run area at irie cycles.

Similar Products Used: Ask a local.
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Jeff   [Sep 27, 2001]

To the folks from NJ and MA....whew! I'm glad you two didn't like Stowe. It's cool with us. More room for us locals. So, stay in MA, or NJ, or whatever flat, paved state you're from, and ride there.
As for the Maple Tree Run....it's simply excellent. But you'd better bring your lungs. There is climbing...and plenty of it. Roots. You betcha! Mud...yep, some of that too. Make NO mistake, this is a pretty technical ride. Those who love that kind of thing will still be challenged here...and of course, love it!
You're also going to want to leave your self plenty of time. Start in the early part of the day. There are plenty of trails to explore on this section of the mountain (keep in mind however, that some of this land is privately owned...treat it well, while the land owners let us ride it!). For you out-of-towners, don't be afraid to grab a map, or even a GPS. It IS possible to get a little lost out there.
I ride this loop about 2 to 3 times a summer. I'd ride it more...but there are SO many other good places to ride. Not just in Stowe, but all over VT. I'd really recommend riding Maple Run during the fall season. The views from the top are just wonderful.

Similar Products Used: So many. Stop by the local bike shops. If you're lucky, maybe the guys there will point out some trailheads to you. IF you're lucky.
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knubby the ewok   [Aug 29, 2002]

fun but possibly not worth the climb unless you want a good workout- training

Customer Service

directions sre good. this trail is referred to as Tony's and if you head up west hill rd. instead of weeks hill and poke around at the top of the climb it is much longer and drops you off onto weeks hill rd. after a sweet techie bridge drop by Aj's house. This is not a new trail, there are however many new sweeties back by and through Zogz and Upper Charlies.

Similar Products Used: too many to list
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