Stowe Mountain Bike POV


Stowe Recreation Path is perfect for cyclists looking for an easy paved bike ride amongst beautiful scenery. The Stowe Recreational path is a wonderful option providing a 10 mile round trip tour. Start your ride out by parking behind the white church in Town. Follow this path all the way to the end on Mountain Road and back. During your ride on the Stowe Recreation Path you can take advantage of several local swimming holes that can be found along the West Branch Little River, as well as several restaurants along the way.

Cady Hill Forest is located in the heart of Stowe on the Mountain Road. This mixed-use property was put into conservation by the Town of Stowe in 2012. The Cady Hill Forest property consists of 258 acres comprised of three parcels of land.   An estimated 11 miles of single-track and double-track mountain biking trails currently exist on the property and is regularly used for non-motorized recreational activities including: hiking, biking, running, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.  

Adams Camp consists of 513-acres of mixed northern hardwood forest interlaced with a variety of recreation trails.  The Ranch Brook runs through the northern edge of the property and is known to support a population of brook trout.  Hunting, recreation and timber management have been the predominant uses of the property over the past 100+ years.  The property sits adjacent to the Ranch Valley, a historic winter recreation area that supported the birth of skiing in Stowe.  Mountain biking trails found on the Adams Camp property, including portions of the Catamount Trail and Stowe Derby Trail, provide access to a large trail network in Ranch Valley, Mt Mansfield State Forest and private trails owned by Trapp Family Lodge.  

Sterling Forest has fantastic mountain biking for all skill levels.  Beginners should start at the Sterling Falls Gorge Parking lot and cross the bridge to the trailhead on the right; ride past the pond to enjoy Maple Run out and back. Intermediates will enjoy a quick ride on Split Rock trail, which begins 0.25 miles back on Sterling Valley Rd. Or, ride out Maple Run, climbing the Billings Rd. single-track and double-track, and then back on the Catamount Trail (Eight Bridges trail). Advanced riders can add the challenging Lauren’s Loop and Peak-A-View loop at the top of Billings Rd., returning on the Catamount Trail (Eight Bridges).

Mt. Mansfield Loop consists of linking the Notch with a 46 mile ride bringing road cyclists down to Jeffersonville then east on Route 15 through Johnson and Hyde Park and into Morrisville, where Stagecoach Road will return the rider to Stowe and Route 108 (46 miles total).

Randolph Road Loop is a destination for road cyclists throughout the region. Head north on Route 100 for three miles, bear right onto Randolph Road. Follow Randolph Road until it ends in Morrisville and then follow Route 100 for about one mile until you see Bridge Street. Ride down Bridge Street until you meet Cady Falls Road, turn right and look for Stagecoach Road, the first road on the left. This will return you to Stowe and Route 100, about two miles north of Main Street. This is a 20 to 25 mile ride depending on your start point.

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