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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking for West Windsor Town Forest google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 5
      • 24
      • 42
      • 12
      • 12

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 2, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #730
      State Ranking
      #11
      Trails (view details)
      100
      Trails Mountain Bike
      99
      Trails Hike
      98
      Trails Trail Running
      98
      Trails Horse
      6
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      33
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      10
      Trails Nordic Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      36 miles
      Total Descent
      9,466 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,068 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,584 ft
      Reports
      494
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      8,018

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 35 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance

      Photos of Ascutney Trails Mountain Bike

      21 |
      Nov 25, 2019 @ 10:32pm
      Nov 25, 2019
      trail: Gracie's Loop
      13 |
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Aug 31, 2019
      trail: Gracie's Loop
      24 |
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 8:57am
      Aug 31, 2019
      trail: Boulder Dash
      39 |
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 9:37pm
      Jul 18, 2019

      Videos of Ascutney Trails Mountain Bike

      Hayride Mt. Ascutney
      trail: Hay Ride
      10:46 | 205 | Aug 31, 2013
      Mile Long Field on Ascutney Mountain
      7:06 | 455 | Jul 30, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1467425stevefromBurlyaddphotosteve in Brownsville, Vermont, United States
      Nov 25, 2019 @ 10:34pm
      Nov 25, 2019
      user #1625317JimbikeskiaddreportSwoops & Loops Trail
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 4:22am
      Nov 2, 2019
      user #1403273jenspinglariddentrailSouth Ridge Run
      Oct 31, 2019 @ 9:33am
      Oct 31, 2019
      user #1961335duq3addreportSteam Donkey
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Oct 28, 2019
      user #1074985hellokitty-adamaddreportSouthern Belle and 3 more
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 3:33pm
      Oct 20, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1885911fkollingivtrailMiddle LynxTrails was closed as of 8/23
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:06pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1885911fkollingivtrailFifth AvenueTrail features some tsectins with tight berms...
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 9:47am
      Aug 22, 2019
      user #1043219michelduval4trailCloud ClimberY
      May 19, 2019 @ 10:23am
      May 19, 2019
      user #1625317JimbikeskitrailSwoops & Loops TrailThis trail is within Mt Ascutney State Park....
      Apr 5, 2019 @ 7:41pm
      Apr 5, 2019
      user #1203489BrokenHandlebartrailEase UpFUN trail
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 12:16pm
      Sep 2, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Swoops n Loops2.9 km
      Cornish Town forest 54.9 km
      Moody Park 4 5 38 km
      Mount Peg Trails 3 15 610.6 km
      French’s Ledges and Farnum Trails 1 410.9 km

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