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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • 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.
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      Closed on Nov 10, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #185
      State Ranking
      #3
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails Hike
      28
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,335 ft
      Total Vertical
      400 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,144 ft
      Reports
      734
      Photos
      127
      Ridden Counter
      5,313

      Photos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Charlie's
      150 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:44pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Charlie's, Stowe
      trail: Charlie's
      145 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Charlie's, Stowe
      trail: Charlie's
      118 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Charlie's, Stowe
      trail: Charlie's
      94 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Charlie's, Stowe
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      Videos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      Fall Flow
      2:52 | 7656 | Dec 1, 2015
      snake
      trail: Snake
      0:40 | 305 | Apr 11, 2010
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      Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Intermediate Cady Ride
      5 miles

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