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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Videos
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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
      Cady Hill Forest has a variety of single track trails, most of which are permitted for mountain biking, and well-used for that purpose. The area is heavily forested with two vantage points having great mountain views, and furnished with special green chairs.

      The trails are on 320 acres owned by the Town of Stowe, with a conservation easement held by Stowe Land Trust providing perpetual public, outdoor recreational use of the property; protecting biological diversity, important wildlife habitat and natural communities; and providing opportunities for timber management and harvesting of timber and non-timber resources. The area is home to many native species of wildlife, including whitetail deer, black bear and fox. Migratory song birds breed in the forest in spring and summer. Most of the property was at one time used either as pasture or crop land having been cleared for farming around the late 1700s.

      The property is bisected by a north-to-south running ridgeline, the apex of which is Cady Hill, located to the west of the conserved property. The southwestern portion of the property is dominated by hemlock and is designated by the VT Fish & Wildlife Department as state designated deer wintering area. To the north and east of the ridgeline, the forest cover is predominantly white pine – hardwood forest with white pine, red maple and sugar maple, hemlock and yellow birch. There are approximately 23 acres of Class II wetland, with a large wetland complex stretching northeast to southwest along the southwest portion of the property. Another large wetland complex runs along the eastern boundary below the powerline.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Cady Hill Forest Parking Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      A 19-car parking lot located on Mountain Road across from the Town and Country Resort provides the primary year-round access. Also, trails can be accessed behind Iride Cycles across from the Baggy Knees Shopping Plaza on the Mountain Road and through the Cady Hill Road electric substation. Access from the end of Cady Hill Road is closed in the winter to protect deer wintering area habitat.
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 11
      • 16
      • 6

      Region Status
      Closed as of 13 hours ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #118
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails Hike
      33
      Trails Trail Running
      33
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,418 ft
      Total Vertical
      400 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,144 ft
      Reports
      1,663
      Photos
      141
      Ridden Counter
      13,312

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 77 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Bear's Lower
      11 |
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      18 |
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      trail: Aryn's Loop
      10 |
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      6 |
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      Sep 7, 2019

      Videos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      Fall Flow
      2:52 | 8790 | Dec 1, 2015
      snake
      trail: Snake
      0:40 | 329 | Apr 11, 2010

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Substation Entrance
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:24am
      13 hours
      Unknownlucynvt STP
      The Cady Hill Connector
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:24am
      13 hours
      Unknownlucynvt STP
      Town Loop
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:24am
      13 hours
      Unknownlucynvt STP

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1070432lucynvtaddreportAryn's Loop and 35 more
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:24am
      13 hours
      user #1644840MicaelahollawishlisttrailFlorence (lower)
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:43pm
      1 days
      user #1644840MicaelahollariddentrailThe Cady Hill Connector
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 1:18pm
      1 days
      user #1948714Neekdasneek415riddentrailCharlie's
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 10:24am
      1 days
      user #1884760KitaChynaTopazriddentrailCady Hill Climb - Lower and 8 more
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 7:14pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #199246Life1reportSnakebrjqe
      Jun 29, 2019 @ 9:17am
      Jun 29, 2019
      user #1085536wgwestervelttrailSchween HausTechy and flattish. A good workout.
      May 31, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      May 31, 2019
      user #1521204JwdustonreportSubstation EntranceTree down somewhat close to the top of flo
      Oct 17, 2018 @ 7:14am
      Oct 17, 2018
      user #1014396thesquidtrailFlorence (upper)Fun AF
      Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:19am
      Aug 27, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Kirchner Woods 52.1 km
      Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center 3 5 22.3 km
      Dumont Meadow 2 4 42.5 km
      Cotton Brook 13.1 km
      Adams Camp 4 33.9 km

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