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      The trails accessible from the Fairgrounds Trailhead are entirely on private property. They are free, and open to the public through the landowner's generosity and their partnership with Slate Valley Trails, a 501(c)(3) and chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association.

      The trails are open to any non-motorized use including hiking, running, and snowshoeing.

      The trails are well-designed to be climbed, durable, and have excellent rolling descents. There are a few longer loops that may take more stamina. The views are not bad either

      Trail Use Guidelines
      - Welcome sunrise to sunset
      - Share the trails... bikers yield to hikers
      - Practice Leave No Trace ethics, including carry out your trash
      - Stay on marked trails... we went to a lot of trouble to build them
      - Please do not ride the trails if they are wet and tire ruts are visible!
      - No motorized vehicles or horses... they can damage the trails
      - No camping or fires... to respect the landowner's wishes
      - Your cell phone may NOT have service at our trailheads, or on parts of our trail network! Familiarize yourself with the map, have a map with you, and/or have the map available offline in your mobile GPS App.
      - This trailhead has a portable toilet through mid-October

      Attention Trail Users: Be aware! This property is open to hunting.
      -Wear bright clothing, ideally blaze orange
      -Avoid hiking/riding at dawn and dusk, which are prime hunting hours.
      - Keep pets in control.
      - Check for current Vermont Hunting Season Dates with VT Fish and Wildlife. Pay particular attention to when Youth Deer Weekend, Bow & Arrow, Rifle, and Muzzleloader seasons are.

      The following trails are closed during rifle and muzzleloader season:
      - Cliffhanger
      - Freefall
      - Loop-the-Loop
      - Midway
      - To Morse Hollow
      For your own safety and out of respect for hunters - please abide by trail closures.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Private Property
      Land Manager: Slate Valley Trails
      Fairgrounds Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The official parking area is located at 131 Town Farm Road in Poultney, VT. Follow the signs. Overflow parking will be marked. Please use the official gravel lot first!
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 7
      • 2
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of May 3, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Trails Snowshoe
      15
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      3,151 ft
      Total Vertical
      549 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,053 ft
      Reports
      311
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      1,516

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Fairgrounds Trails Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 10:42am
      Sep 16, 2020
      trail: Big Top
      132 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Big Top
      103 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Big Top
      71 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      98 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      68 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      74 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      75 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019

      Videos of Fairgrounds Trails Mountain Bike

      Trail Guide: Fairgrounds West, Slate Valley...
      trail: Carnie
      16:45 | 250 | Aug 2, 2020 , Poultney

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Bumper Cars
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:37am
      May 3, 2021
      WetIlovermontbiking SVT

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Merry-Go-Round
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Midway
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Parking Lot Connector
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Ringmaster
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Scrambler
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Tightrope
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      To Morse Hollow
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Big Top
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Carnie
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT
      Cliffhanger
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      VariableIlovermontbiking SVT

      Activity Feed

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      user #1392303IlovermontbikingaddreportBig Top and 16 more
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:36am
      May 3, 2021
      user #1392303IlovermontbikingaddreportBig Top and 15 more
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 7:44am
      Apr 30, 2021
      user #1203489BrokenHandlebaraddreportParking Lot Connector and 5 more
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 11:34am
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #1392303IlovermontbikingaddreportBumper Cars
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 9:57am
      Apr 20, 2021
      user #2548060pvtriddentrailCotton Candy and 1 more
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 8:26am
      Apr 20, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2260566OneamongmanytrailBumper CarsHad a great time riding there on 06/27/20....
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Jun 29, 2020
      user #1392303IlovermontbikingreportMerry-Go-RoundThanks. We did mow this the end of August, but...
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      user #1816978DdubVTreportBumper CarsDry and hot. Had some cool little...
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 7:11am
      Aug 7, 2019
      user #1820060ricklandrytrailBumper CarsNice trail with some great features. Ride...
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 6:44am
      Jul 28, 2019
      user #900257manglermixertrailBig TopWe descended this from carnie. Was a nice...
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:28pm
      Jul 24, 2019

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      Endless Brook Trails 3 8 22.4 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1717 miles3,150 ft7 miles548 ft
      #4,784#2,181373112959
      Hike1717 miles3,150 ft7 miles548 ft
      #4,204#2,05931115
      Trail Running1717 miles3,150 ft7 miles548 ft
      #4,206#2,0583117
      Snowshoe1517 miles3,143 ft7 miles548 ft
      #131#761042
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