Best Mountain Biking in Vermont

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail


This ride's general location is Castleton. Scenery includes a lovely perspective of rural Vermont's dairy farms, meadows, woods, and small towns. This abandoned D&H railroad bed has been improved and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Castleton, VT - Mountain Biking - 18.5 miles Best Trail in vt - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Harriman Reservoir


This ride's general location is Wilmington. Scenery is wooded with occasional glimpses of Harriman Reservoir. The mellow, flat, wide railroad bed provides an excellent route for families and novices.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Wilmington, VT - Mountain Biking - 15.5 miles Best Trail in vt - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Ball Mountain Dam


This ride's general location is Rawsonville. Scenery includes great views of the West River. A short section of this ride parallels the West River just north of Ball Mountain Dam. The West River trail…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Rawsonville, VT - Mountain Biking - 15 miles
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#4. Snake Mountain


This ride's general location is Addison, 6 miles west of Middlebury. Scenery includes great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Expert riders will love this workout. Snake Mountain…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Middlebury, VT - Mountain Biking - 13 miles
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#5. Mount Mansfield


This ride's general location is Nebraska Valley, 4 miles northwest of Stowe. Scenery includes deeply wooded trails, views of Mount Mansfield, and a cruise on the scenic Mountain Road. The first half o…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Stowe, VT - Mountain Biking - 19 miles
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#6. Huntington Gorge


This ride's general location is Jonesville and Huntington Scenery includes the spectacular Huntington Gorge. A good ride for novices who want a little longer ride with not much traffic. Geography is…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Jonesville, VT - Mountain Biking - 14 miles
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#7. Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail


This ride's general location is Saint Albans. Scenery includes open vistas, rural landscapes, farmland. This is an excellent place for families and beginners. This ride makes use of the improved secti…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Saint Albans, VT - Mountain Biking - 18 miles
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#8. Chittenden Reservoir


This ride's general location is Chittenden Reservoir, north of Rutland. Scenery is mostly wooded, with views of Chittenden Reservoir and Pico Peak at the beginning and end of the ride. This is a good…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Rutland, VT - Mountain Biking - 10.5 miles
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#9. Outdoor Experience at Catamount


This ride's general location is Williston. Scenery is both wooded and open meadows, good views of Mount Mansfield and Camel's Hump, Vermont's two highest peaks. The Outdoor Experience is open year-rou…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Williston, VT - Mountain Biking
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#10. Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (South)


A lightly wooded trail through cornfields and meadows of wild-flowers. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed cinder to gravel. Location: Rutland and Bennington Counties.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
West Pawlet, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 10.6 miles
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#11. Fred Mold Memorial Ride


Scenery includes real knock-out views of many mountain ranges throughout the ride; Victoria Bog is vast, open, and truely remote, and views of classic rural farmland are the final touches at the end.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
East Burke, VT - Mountain Biking - 40 miles
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#12. Central Vermont Rail-Trail


You’ll need a sense of adventure to get the most from this trail, which is not yet fully developed. The stunning Vermont scenery, however, may lure people to the trail despite its rough surface. Surf…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Saint Albans, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 27 miles
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#13. Indian Ruins


This ride's general location is Putney and the countryside to the west. Scenery includes rural homes and wooded trails. This ride begins exactly like the "Windmill Hill" ride but at the 9-mile mark, t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Putney, VT - Mountain Biking - 15 miles
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#14. Montpelier and Wells River Rail-Trail


The Montpelier and Wells River Rail-Trail offers panoramic views of the Vermont mountains and is quite spectacular. But it may take some effort as the trail is at its best once you have traveled uphil…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Montpelier, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails - 14.5 miles
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#15. Heartwellville (Black Bear Run)


This ride is located in Heartwellville. This loop might not seem long in distance, but it takes more time than you expect. Several sections are quite challenging. Expert riders will most likely compl…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Heartwellville, VT - Mountain Biking - 10.8 miles
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#16. Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (North)


If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail. Currently tucked along the rural western border of Vermont, the Delaware &…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Castleton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 9.2 miles
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#17. Shelburne Farms


This ride's general location is Shelburne Bay. Scenery includes wide, open meadows with beautiful views of Camel's Hump, Mount Mansfield, and Lake Champlain. This is a great place to spend a day explo…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Shelburne, VT - Mountain Biking - 9 miles
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#18. Cotton Brook


This ride's general location is near Moscow on the Waterbury Reservoir. Scenery is densely wooded with 6 stream crossings on the climb. This is the only trail in the state forest open to mountain bike…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Moscow, VT - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
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#19. Grafton Ponds' Daisy Turner Loop


This ride's general location is Grafton. Scenery makes this a spectacular woods ride. This is a good ride for advanced novices making the leap to a fun, technical ride. The terrain at Grafton Ponds sk…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Grafton, VT - Mountain Biking - 8.5 miles
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#20. Somerset Reservoir


This ride in located at the Somerset Reservoir. Somerset Reservoir is a substantial body of water, just shy of 1,600 acres in size, located in the southern half of the Green Mountain National Forest.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Vermont"
Somerset, VT - Mountain Biking - 7.2 miles
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