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      Network opens to MTBs Saturday, April 24. Reports of trees down due to recent high winds, so be aware. We are attacking those trees ASAP, but please feel free to report any you see at the trail head. Still a few puddles here and there, please walk through, rather than riding around and widening the trail.

      Welcome to Ascutney Trails, Vermont’s premier recreational trail network featuring more than 45 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 45 miles of trails for non-motorized recreational use, located at the base of Mt. Ascutney, mostly on the land of the town forest of West Windsor Vermont and Mt. Ascutney State Park. 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, with an extensive sign system, and maps are sold at Brownsville Butcher & Pantry, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Ascutney Mountain Resort, and local bike shops. In 2020, STAB merged with, and took the name of Ascutney Trails Association. Since its formation in 1967, ATA has been stewards of the summit-bound hiking trails along with the state park personnel. In its new incarnation, Ascutney Trails Association manages trails for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and backcountry skiing on the mountain and the surrounding towns. This includes keeping the upper slopes of the former Ascutney ski area open for backcountry skiing, stewarding many, many miles of private MTB trail networks and starting in 2021 building non-motorized multi-use trails in the Weathersfield Town Forest, accessible from the Swoops & Loops Trailhead.

      There are three trailheads with parking available:

      The Ski Tow Road/AOC trailhead – Enter Ascutney Mountain Resort from Route 44, onto Ski Tow Rd, taking a left at #449, the entrance to the Ascutney Outdoors Center (created and managed by Ascutney Outdoors, a separate non-profit that also runs the T-bar, rope tow and tubing lift.) Overflow parking is available in the big lower lot. This is the main trailhead, with latest trail information, water and restroom available at the lower level of the AOC. We ask that users sign in inside. With no admission price, considerable trail maintenance/building costs are covered by ATA membership dues and donations. We suggest that non-members consider a $10 donation for day use (non-ATA VMBA members $5). Cash box or QR code are available for easy donation (or membership).

      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 3/4 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. A changing room and porta-john are available, behind the information kiosk.

      The Swoops & Loops Trailhead on Route 44A (1825 Back Mountain Rd., Windsor) provides parking in a pull-off across from the Mt. Ascutney State Park entrance. The most novice friendly network, we suggest starting off on Newbie Loop, by entering the park and taking a right on the campground road. If this 3 to 4 mile loop is not enough, then turn left, instead, and add a mile or two of the Weathersfield Town Forest trails.

      All three trailheads are connected by MTB/foot trails, including the 7-mile Norcross Trail, a spectacular, remote, wilderness experience opened in 2021.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: STAB Trails
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Parking for West Windsor Town Forest google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Main trailhead at Ascutney Outdoor Center, 449 Ski Tow Road.
      Disclaimer:
      Class-1 (pedal-assist only) E-bikes are now permitted throughout the network.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 23, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      130
      Trails Mountain Bike
      87
      Trails E-Bike
      90
      Trails Hike
      125
      Trails Trail Running
      123
      Trails Horse
      6
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      76
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      36
      Trails Nordic Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      54 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      8,358 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,668 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,106 ft
      Reports
      2,128
      Photos
      82
      Ridden Counter
      24,514

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Vermont's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      Oct 19, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      What the Green Mountain State lacks in square mileage, it more than makes up for in its sheer volume of mountain bike trails.

      Photos of Ascutney Trails Mountain Bike

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      May 14, 2022 @ 1:18pm
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      trail: Burke Loop
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      Jan 29, 2022 @ 12:44am
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      trail: Burke Loop
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      Jan 29, 2022 @ 12:44am
      Jan 29, 2022
      trail: Quarry Trail
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      Jul 7, 2021 @ 3:48am
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      trail: Quarry Trail
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      trail: Quarry Trail
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      trail: Quarry Trail
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      Jul 7, 2021 @ 3:48am
      Jul 7, 2021

      Videos of Ascutney Trails Mountain Bike

      Hayride Mt. Ascutney
      trail: Hay Ride
      10:46 | 344 | Aug 31, 2013
      Mile Long Field on Ascutney Mountain
      7:06 | 528 | Jul 30, 2013
      Ascutney Trails

      8:14 | 119 | Jul 9, 2021
      Ascutney Vermont,  Ridgeback Trail!

      0:47 | 96 | Jul 1, 2021
      Mountain Biking West Windsor Town Forest
      trail: Lynx
      13:31 | 489 | Oct 1, 2020 , Brownsville
      Rock spines and rollovers
      trail: Cloud 9.9
      0:16 | 266 | Jun 30, 2020 , Brownsville
      Norcross Trail - Windsor to Brownsville Trail...
      0:43 | 152 | Jul 23, 2021 , Brownsville

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Cloud Climber
      May 20, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      May 20, 2022
      Drymountainprimate101 Tree down across the trail
      Cloudspin
      Apr 28, 2022 @ 5:43am
      Apr 28, 2022
      VariableJimbikeski STAB
      Rick's Road
      Apr 28, 2022 @ 5:43am
      Apr 28, 2022
      VariableJimbikeski STAB

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2996389aZUmcHaddpoiTop Hub
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:39pm
      2 days
      user #2996389aZUmcHaddtrailProposed Climbing Trail
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:39pm
      2 days
      user #361432mountainprimate101addreportCloud Climber
      May 20, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      May 20, 2022
      user #2996389aZUmcHaddtrailFifth Flow Trail
      May 20, 2022 @ 12:45pm
      May 20, 2022
      user #429394simhillwishlistregionAscutney Trails
      May 20, 2022 @ 6:17am
      May 20, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1125482RychlereportWind UpDate error: 26 = 23rd.
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 4:58pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #1125482RychlereportWind UpApr 26, 2022 Wind up still closed.
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 3:31pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #1460811jbehounektrailLast MileNot sure where the flow is. This is more of a...
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 4:53am
      Aug 16, 2021
      user #1460811jbehounektrailBlue DipperFun challenging technical section with a cool...
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 4:50am
      Aug 16, 2021
      user #1460811jbehounektrailHayloftStill just a mowed path.
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 4:49am
      Aug 16, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Swoops n Loops2.9 km
      Cornish Town forest 54.9 km
      Moody Park 7 6 28 km
      Arrowhead 3 2 39.2 km
      French’s Ledges and Farnum Trails 3 510.9 km

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Oct 19, 2021
      Vermont's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data Vermont's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      What the Green Mountain State lacks in square mileage, it more than makes up for in its sheer volume of mountain bike trails.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8739 miles5,883 ft18 miles1,083 ft
      #243#109822,127213,526
      E-Bike9041 miles6,043 ft18 miles2,034 ft
      #70#151,505116
      Hike12553 miles7,933 ft20 miles2,667 ft
      #170#882,1126191
      Trail Running12352 miles7,979 ft20 miles2,667 ft
      #166#862,116951
      Horse63 miles361 ft1 mile299 ft
      #450#3051,4239
      Snowmobile11,873 ft89 ft
      #881,0802
      Snowshoe7630 miles4,098 ft8 miles2,635 ft
      #53#311,178220
      Downhill Ski1692 ft20 ft633 ft20 ft
      2
      Backcountry Ski3621 miles3,350 ft6 miles2,635 ft
      #22#131,102113
      Nordic Ski54 miles292 ft1 mile676 ft
      #183#1131,094141
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