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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
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      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 Apr 6, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      40
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      42
      Trails Trail Running
      42
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      1,672 ft
      Total Vertical
      362 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,103 ft
      Reports
      12,345
      Photos
      171
      Ridden Counter
      60,342

      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 Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Bridgey
      61 |
      May 6, 2023 @ 12:32am
      May 6, 2023
      78 |
      Aug 21, 2022 @ 11:46pm
      Aug 21, 2022
      163 |
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 12:48am
      Sep 22, 2021
      295 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 3:49am
      Sep 20, 2021
      76 |
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 7:28am
      Sep 5, 2021
      691 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      465 |
      May 28, 2016 @ 5:02pm
      May 28, 2016
      1,216 |
      Sep 26, 2015 @ 7:08am
      Sep 26, 2015

      Videos of Cady Hill Forest Mountain Bike

      Fall Flow
      2:52 | 10547 | Dec 1, 2015
      The 2 State Shred | Flowing On Florence At...

      4:36 | 54 | Oct 7, 2023
      Vermont's Best Flow! | Mountain Biking Cady...
      14:15 | 223 | Aug 3, 2022 , Stowe
      Vermont's Best Flow! | Mountain Biking Cady...
      trail: Snake
      14:15 | 162 | Aug 3, 2022 , Stowe
      Vermont's Best Flow! | Mountain Biking Cady...
      14:15 | 258 | Aug 3, 2022 , Stowe
      Vermont's Best Flow! | Mountain Biking Cady...
      14:15 | 208 | Aug 3, 2022 , Stowe
      Vermont's Best Flow! | Mountain Biking Cady...
      14:15 | 190 | Aug 3, 2022 , Stowe
      Vermont's Best Flow! | Mountain Biking Cady...
      14:15 | 198 | Aug 3, 2022 , Stowe

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      Recent Comments

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      JoshMattatrailBridgeypeople are blocking of the Original line with...
      Jun 13, 2023 @ 1:59pm
      Jun 13, 2023
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      Aug 13, 2022 @ 4:42am
      Aug 13, 2022
      DerekQGs6vKtrailLower Florence (Biking Only)This one seems to get some hype as...
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 7:32pm
      Aug 4, 2022
      HellbrookLabstrailBear's Lower (Biking Only)Best trail at Cady Hill by far
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      Jun 18, 2021
      nmerksamertrailLower Florence (Biking Only)Amazing trail. Feels like it goes on forever...
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 10, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4212 miles1,673 ft6 miles361 ft
      #66#2917012,394718,293
      E-Bike1
      #31#1012,06662
      Hike4212 miles1,673 ft6 miles361 ft
      #41#2212,3852105
      Trail Running4212 miles1,673 ft6 miles361 ft
      #39#2012,3853128
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: STP, STP, StoweNordic, cbrunner9, STP
      • #3468 - 52,789 views

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