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      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
      Land Status: Community Forest
      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 Ranch Camp 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.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Closed as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails Hike
      39
      Trails Trail Running
      39
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      1,810 ft
      Total Vertical
      362 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,103 ft
      Reports
      6,439
      Photos
      167
      Ridden Counter
      34,428

      Photos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      19 |
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 12:48am
      Sep 22, 2021
      31 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 3:49am
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: Bridgey
      21 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 7:33am
      Sep 5, 2021
      13 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 7:28am
      Sep 5, 2021
      23 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 7:21am
      Sep 5, 2021
      9 |
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 7:01am
      Sep 4, 2021
      399 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      261 |
      May 28, 2016 @ 5:02pm
      May 28, 2016

      Videos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      Fall Flow
      2:52 | 10440 | Dec 1, 2015
      snake
      trail: Snake
      0:40 | 384 | Apr 11, 2010
      Mountain biking at Cady Hill, Vermont

      12:09 | 17 | Sep 10, 2021
      youtuber JC Trails Sucks at Flow Trails | Touring Cady...
      trail: Snake
      12:59 | 40 | Aug 30, 2021 , Stowe
      youtuber JC Trails Sucks at Flow Trails | Touring Cady...
      12:59 | 37 | Aug 30, 2021 , Stowe
      youtuber JC Trails Sucks at Flow Trails | Touring Cady...
      12:59 | 29 | Aug 30, 2021 , Stowe
      youtuber JC Trails Sucks at Flow Trails | Touring Cady...
      12:59 | 43 | Aug 30, 2021 , Stowe
      youtuber JC Trails Sucks at Flow Trails | Touring Cady...
      12:59 | 25 | Aug 30, 2021 , Stowe

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Parking Access
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 5:47am
      2 days
      Wetstoweshred STP
      Piney Alternative
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 5:47am
      2 days
      Wetstoweshred STP
      Sap Bucket
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 5:47am
      2 days
      Wetstoweshred STP

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1014396thesquidvotetrailAryn's Loop and 1 more
      Oct 26, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      18 hours
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreportAryn's Loop and 37 more
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 5:47am
      2 days
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreportAryn's Loop and 31 more
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 9:18am
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #1070432lucynvtaddreportAryn's Loop and 43 more
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 3:01am
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreportAryn's Loop and 39 more
      Oct 21, 2021 @ 10:42am
      Oct 21, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2741145HellbrookLabstrailBear's Lower (Biking Only)Best trail at Cady Hill by far
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      Jun 18, 2021
      user #1804222nmerksamertrailLower Florence (Biking Only)Amazing trail. Feels like it goes on forever...
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      user #1176356targabilltrailSchween Haus OuterSure it has some roots but no way is this a...
      May 1, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      May 1, 2021
      user #2327370Romansteis21trailIride RockProbably a double black
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Aug 18, 2020
      user #505619sdumbletreportEasy OutB j b. u nm bb bbb u7. Bo.
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 6:33am
      Jul 8, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4212 miles1,778 ft6 miles361 ft
      #85#321676,41169,772
      Hike3911 miles1,266 ft4 miles361 ft
      #89#446,407251
      Trail Running3911 miles1,266 ft4 miles361 ft
      #89#446,407345
      Snowshoe1200 ft3 ft
      18
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