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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Welcome to Ascutney Trails, Vermont’s premier recreational trail network featuring more than 35 miles of hand-crafted, biker-built, mountain bike trails and miles of quality hiking trails. Located in and around the Village of Brownsville, Vermont, Ascutney Trails are just minutes from Exits 8 and 9 off of Interstate 91.

      Ascutney Trails has a network of about 35 miles of trails for non-motorized recreational use, located at the base and western flank of Mt. Ascutney, mostly on the land of the Ascutney Mountain Resort and the town forest of West Windsor Vermont. Although the double-track trails date back 30 years or more, starting in August of 2006, members of Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB), began building trails more amenable to mountain biking, trail running and back-country skiing. The trails are open to the public at no cost, with an extensive sign system, and maps are sold at Brownsville General Store, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Ascutney Mountain Resort, and local bike shops.

      There are two trailheads with parking available:

      The Ski Tow Road trailhead – Enter Ascutney Mountain Resort from Route 44, stay to the left, to the far end of the large parking lot on the right. This is the main entrance to the trails, and has an information kiosk with changing room and porta-john.

      For direct access to the more challenging trails, West Windsor Town Forest Trailhead is found by travelling west on route 44, about one mile from the town hall and turning left onto Coaching Lane. In one mile bear left at the “To Town Forest” sign, pass one house, then bear right. You will pass a sign for Ascutney Trails, bear left at a gate and climb to the trailhead parking lot and kiosk.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: STAB Trails
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      e-bikes are allowed in limited areas accessed from the AOC/Ski Tow Road trailhead. Please adhere to signage and familiarize yourself with the e-bike routes as displayed on the trail map at the trailhead. No e-bike trails are accessible from the Town Forest trailhead.

      Under the terms of the West Windsor Town Forest Management Plan, ATA has obtained approval for a trial period to allow e-bikes on designated trails. After the 2020 season, impact on trails, safety issues and adherence to trail limits will be assessed to determine whether this use will be continued, expanded or denied.
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      Region Details
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      • 30
      • 13
      • 11

      Region Status
      Closed as of 13 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      83
      Trails Mountain Bike
      80
      Trails E-Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      77
      Trails Trail Running
      77
      Trails Horse
      6
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      29
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      7
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      35 miles
      Total Descent
      7,985 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,954 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,470 ft
      Reports
      1,326
      Photos
      50
      Ridden Counter
      13,999

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance

      Photos of Ascutney Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Nimbus
      10 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 5:03am
      Oct 12, 2020
      trail: Nimbus
      13 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 5:02am
      Oct 12, 2020
      trail: Nimbus
      30 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 5:02am
      Oct 12, 2020
      trail: Escalator
      39 |
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 30, 2020

      Videos of Ascutney Trails Mountain Bike

      Hayride Mt. Ascutney
      trail: Hay Ride
      10:46 | 271 | Aug 31, 2013
      Mile Long Field on Ascutney Mountain
      7:06 | 496 | Jul 30, 2013
      Mountain Biking West Windsor Town Forest
      trail: Lynx
      13:31 | 77 | Oct 1, 2020 , Brownsville
      Rock spines and rollovers
      trail: Cloud 9.9
      0:16 | 118 | Jun 30, 2020 , Brownsville

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Utility Road
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      13 hours
      WetJimbikeski STAB
      Weazel
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      13 hours
      WetJimbikeski STAB
      Wind Up
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      13 hours
      WetJimbikeski STAB

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1625317Jimbikeskiaddreport42nd St and 86 more
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      13 hours
      user #1838341eznsriddentrailCloud Climber and 1 more
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      user #157098mtbjunkieriddentrailCloud Climber and 3 more
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 5:08pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      user #1625317JimbikeskiaddreportWind Up and 7 more
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      Apr 12, 2021
      user #2655851atainfoaddreportQuiver and 33 more
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 11:10am
      Apr 12, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2316236KenziebikingtrailLast MileThis entire trail system is terrible for bikes...
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 12:30pm
      Oct 10, 2020
      user #2339297tnbeattytrailThe Grassy KnollFun and more interesting features. If you're...
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 4:08pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      user #2339297tnbeattytrailRock N' RollThis is a solid, classic New England-style...
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 4:02pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      user #541128YekruttrailSouthern BelleSignificant work has been done on this trail...
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 10:35am
      Sep 7, 2020
      user #1813994Snowball268trailCloud ClimberAmazing, flowing climbing trail with short...
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 6:59pm
      Jul 26, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Swoops n Loops2.9 km
      Cornish Town forest 54.9 km
      Moody Park 7 6 28 km
      Mount Peg Trails 8 13 710.6 km
      French’s Ledges and Farnum Trails 3 510.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8033 miles7,792 ft15 miles1,004 ft
      #642#317501,326111,859
      E-Bike229 miles2,241 ft4 miles538 ft
      #1,413#34673611
      Hike7732 miles7,408 ft14 miles1,004 ft
      #513#2911,3166125
      Trail Running7732 miles7,467 ft14 miles1,004 ft
      #517#2911,318930
      Horse63 miles587 ft1 mile354 ft
      #334#2548959
      Snowmobile11,467 ft3 ft285 ft82 ft
      #43629
      Snowshoe2911 miles2,005 ft3 miles1,755 ft
      #217#124692217
      Backcountry Ski74 miles863 ft1 mile1,637 ft
      #21#1364273
      Nordic Ski24,570 ft36 ft1,043 ft164 ft
      #429635115
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      • Admins: STAB, STAB, Jimbikeski, atainfo
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