Sunny Hollow - Trail, winooski, Vermont

Sunny Hollow - Trail, winooski, Vermont

DESCRIPTION

Directly east of where you have parked is Camp Johnson National Guard with several hundred miles of trails of which I can only begin to describe. If you own a GPS, bring it along. The trail network is heavly wooded single track and work road. This is an active Military Base with tank activity monthly. So we just try to stay away from fresh tank scat and plowed trail. The trails are hilly and very steep at places, many log x-ings, wet areas, sand pits and often other bikers. It is not difficult to return to your car as long as you take note of where the radar tower is located realitive to where you as parked as it is often seen from many trails but a compass reference will help. The Sunny Hollow/Sunderland Brook runs alonf the north, Route 2/7 on the west/route 15 and St. Michaels College on the south and extends to Suzie Wilson Road on the east.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 30, 2009]
timothy.burgher@gmail.com
Downhiller

Great green and blue trails with some slightly more advanced sections. All of it is mapped out with signs at the trailhead and markers on the trails. If you stray off of the Sunny Hollow area you'll end up in Camp Johnson. There is great riding in here, however you are not supposed to be in the area.

As of 2009 www.fotwheel.org is still doing trail work here and many of the lower, muddier sections are much more ridable with all the bridge work. This is a great place to do a quick after work ride not far from home.

Customer Service

Follow the green and blue signs.

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Saxon Hill, Waterbury, West Hill in Underhill, Mobbs Valley/Mobbs Hill, Mud Pond, Hinesburg Town Forest

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3
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3
[Aug 02, 2008]
murph62903
Cross Country Rider

Let me start by saying Sunny Hollow/ Camp J may have 20 miles of trails and that is if I am missing some, not the 200 reported above. This is a great park for burlington area locals. It offers some of everything x-c loops, steep downhills, and some freeride stuff. Over the past few years trail damage and people riding through the mud has really had a negative impact on the trails. many of the climbs/ decents have totally washed out. Recently the Fellowship of the Wheel has taken over and begun maintance of the sunny Hollow area, I'm guessing th National Guard will not let then maintain Camp J. So the bottom line is PLEASE walk the 10 or 20 feet throught he mud rather that widening the trail or creating a new route. RESPECT any of the trails closures the Fellowship may put into place. Just today I saw a group of three ride the oviously closed new trail created by the fellowship. Enjoy the trails and make sure they last for future riders.

Customer Service

hit the main trail into the woods and get lost everything goes in loops.

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mobs, saxton hill. KINGDOMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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3
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2
[Jul 25, 2003]
Colin
Weekend Warrior

A fun technical ride, some fun DH sections and tight technical single track. It is not hard to find ur way around becuase eventually all the trails lead back to the open feild in the middle with the radar tower, then u just take the aporopriat road depending on which entrance you used and you are out.

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saxon hill, The inn trail, Catamount, Sleepy Hallow, Urban down town burington

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 27, 1998]
sheila

A+

Customer Service

All of them!!!! The best is the switch backs from HELL. A down hill mud/root love/hate fest. Splash into a brook at the bottom. Then you have to pedal up an off camber up hill switch back section so steep that your cranks plow the uphill slope as you strain to keep minimun speed.

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5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 07, 1999]
tc

again, not a review i agree with. moderately challenging 'roller-coaster' trails w/ some stacked log crossings, and some sweet banked and tight turns, but it gets old quick, brother. a good training area, but no dh at all, just singletrack.

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3
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[Aug 03, 1999]
Ryan

Not too bad. The switchbacks do get a little monotonous, but overall a good ride. Not very many bomb runs, so it's definitely not for people with the need for speed. The sand gets annoying too. After I finished my ride I was wringing sand out of my clothes for the next hour.

Customer Service

Down the rock road, second trail on right

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3
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[Aug 03, 1999]
Ed

Not all that challenging, but still lots of fun. Some hills that are fun to bomb down, but some pretty "rooty" hills. The initial ride to the trail bites, but once on the trail, it is worth it.

Customer Service

Go over the hump at the beginning, straight down the sandy road, left at the end, past the radar tower, first single track on the left.

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Go down the rocky road second trail on the right

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3
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RATING
[Aug 19, 1999]
phil lacroix

This trail has many steep downhills, but if you are not a strong uphill rider there are many other trails that will lead you back to your car without needing to go back up the steep uphills.

Customer Service

Start behind Camp Johnson and follow the trail down over the beaver dam. Continue up the hill on the other side and take a left at the top. Doing this will take you into nearly unlimited single track trails. Although this is fairly difficult, the average ider should be able to complete this with little time spent off his/her bike.

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The hill course at the Catamount Family Center. I race there every week.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 22, 1999]
Stevo

Wasn't sure what to expect this time, but was pleasantly surprised when I finally found the trails. Beautiful roller coaster single track, switchbacks, roots, mud, this place has it all, that is, for the XC novice to intermediate rider, advanced riders will have fun, but won't be challenged. Definately worth the trip.

Customer Service

Any left off the sandy road.

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Catamount Family Center, Smuggler's Notch...

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 20, 1999]
chris

very fun . some technical climbs and downhills. lots of trails people say but i rode for 2 hrs and overlapped a lot. not easy to get lost either. every trail goes back to the dirt/sand rd and that takes you back out to your car. good riding, wear a helmet!!!

Customer Service

any

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RATING
4
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