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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 Jun 19, 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
      327
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      1,822

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Fairgrounds Trails Mountain Bike

      24 |
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 10:42am
      Sep 16, 2020
      trail: Big Top
      145 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Big Top
      117 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Big Top
      81 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      106 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      77 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      83 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      trail: Carnie
      85 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019

      Videos of Fairgrounds Trails Mountain Bike

      Trail Guide: Fairgrounds West, Slate Valley...
      trail: Carnie
      16:45 | 301 | Aug 2, 2020 , Poultney

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Big Top
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 7:40am
      Jun 19, 2021
      DryWindspeed56 OMBA
      Ringmaster
      May 29, 2021 @ 10:25am
      May 29, 2021
      Variablejtyr71A few wet and soft spots, but good overall.
      Carnie
      May 29, 2021 @ 10:25am
      May 29, 2021
      Variablejtyr71Damp and some rare softness— very good!
      Parking Lot Connector
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      IdealMechman789Trail Running
      Maple Sugar
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      IdealMechman789Trail Running
      Cliffhanger
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      DryMechman789Trail Running Hang on!
      Loop the Loop
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      IdealMechman789Trail Running
      Tightrope
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      IdealMechman789Trail Running
      Cotton Candy
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      IdealMechman789Trail Running Perfect
      Scrambler
      May 23, 2021 @ 4:31am
      May 23, 2021
      DryMechman789Trail Running

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2298082YEMvtwishlisttrailCliffhanger
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 1:12am
      15 hours
      user #1218341Windspeed56addreportBig Top
      Jun 19, 2021 @ 7:40am
      Jun 19, 2021
      user #2078645jtyr71addreportBumper Cars
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 7:12pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      user #2745511lwdairiddentrailBumper Cars
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #2630844Ron4234addkarmaFairgrounds Trails
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 1:53pm
      Jun 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1392303IlovermontbikingreportMerry-Go-RoundThanks. We did mow this the end of August, but...
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      user #900257manglermixertrailBig TopWe descended this from carnie. Was a nice...
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:28pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      user #900257manglermixertrailScramblerWe climbed this trail and descended big top....
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:27pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      user #900257manglermixertrailCarnieWe out and backed this trail. Was a great...
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      user #1218341Windspeed56reportBig TopEastern sections have some washout and very...
      May 17, 2019 @ 8:32am
      May 17, 2019

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1717 miles3,150 ft7 miles548 ft
      #5,412#2,4753732721,120
      Hike1717 miles3,150 ft7 miles548 ft
      #4,807#2,36132716
      Trail Running1717 miles3,150 ft7 miles548 ft
      #4,804#2,35732715
      Snowshoe1517 miles3,143 ft7 miles548 ft
      #158#941062
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