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Trail Conditions
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  • Wet
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      Kingdom Trails is one of the most iconic mountain biking destinations in North America. Hosting more than 100,000 riders from all over the world every year, East Burke is regularly voted as one of the top, if not the top, mountain biking towns in the USA. With more than 100 miles of trails - from easy novice and family friendly rides to some of the most advanced technical trails anywhere - Kingdom Trails has something for everyone.

      Most of the trails in the Kingdom are on private property that more than 90 land owners make available to the Kingdom Trail Association (KTA) for our enjoyment. Retaining the goodwill of the land owners is critical for the future of Kingdom Trails and, if you meet one of them on the trails or in town, please express your appreciation Also please treat the trails, the host community, and other trail users with kindness and respect, and stick to the (very few) rules. The most important rule is to ride in single file on public roads. Even better, avoid public roads in favor of the trails if you can!

      While East Burke is the hub of the Kingdom Trails network, and the location of the Kingdom Trails Welcome Center, the trails actually span the town of Burke (of which the villages of East Burke, West Burke and Burke Hollow are sub divisions) and the neighboring towns of Lyndonville to the south and East Haven to the north.

      In preparation for your visit, do a search for your targeted trails on YouTube. There are literally hundreds of videos on most of the trails. You can also, on, have a look which trails are the most popular by selecting the “popularity” tab from the Trail Style drop-down menu at the top of the map on this page.

      Kingdom Trails has several distinct ride areas.

      The most popular and well-known area, and also the oldest, is Darling Hill which runs from north to south down the middle of Burke into Lyndonville, separating the East and West Burke village areas. Darling Hill itself is split into the Eastside and the Westside by Darling Hill Road which runs north-south down Darling Hill, with the hub at the Wildflower Inn and Village Sports Shop and Cafe-Trailside, almost at the highest point on Darling Hill.

      Darling Hill is an easy ride from East Burke village - across the !bridge over the East Branch of the Passumpsic River - up on Uptown, onto either the Vast or up Herb’s to Sugarhouse Run, both of which eventually connect to Bill Magill. From the Vast you need to take one of the Connectors up to Bill Magill and then up to the Wild Flower Inn, the hub from where you can explore the Eastside and the Westside.

      Darling Hill is host to many of the most famous trails in the Kingdom. On the Westside you will find trails such as Sidewinder, Bear Back and Old Webs in the south; The Three T’s - Tap & Die, Tody's Tour and Troll Stroll - Bemis and Burrington Bench in the central part; and Coronary Bypass, Fence Line, Poundcake and Pastore Point at its northern end. On the Eastside you will find trails such as Jaw, Ridge, Rim and Sugar Hill in the south, Bill Magill and Pines in the central part; and Kitchel, Herb’s and Uptown and Downtown at the northern end, closest to East Burke village.

      The south end of Darling Hill’s Westside is a must visit area. Here you will find many awesome trails that all start from the Market Cafe area at the bottom of Old Web’s. Sidewinder, Bear Back, Piggy Back and Hog Back are all great downhill trails while West Bench is the best way to climb back up to the top. From the bottom of the Sidewinder gully, you can get back to The Wildflower Inn Area by following West Branch out to River Run, and from there up to Bemis on Fox Run or Burrington Bench. An alternative is to climb out via Hog Back and/or Piggy Back, and then to take Violet’s Outback or Meadow Wood back to Fox Run.

      You can of course from the Market Cafe area also cross over to the Eastside of Darling Hill via the Vast and trails such as Jaw, Culvert Cut and Knob or East Branch.

      To get to the White School area, go across the bridge over the East Branch of the Passumpsic River and up Uptown. When you get to the Vast, turn right, across East Darling Hill Road, onto White School, which you can follow all the way to White School Road in the north. Along the way you can connect to Ware’s Davis, Upper Pond Loop and Lower Pond Loop, as well as Skydive, Farmjunk and, further up, to Good ‘n You.

      From White School you can turn right onto White School Road, across Vt-114, onto Smith Hill Road to the lower end of Moose Alley which comes down the northwest slope of Burke Mountain.

      After a few hundred yards up Moose Alley, you can turn left on the new Flower Brook Trail, which will take you up to the new trails in East Haven.

      Moose Alley, Moose Deuce, Trillium and Magill Fields are all at the top of Burke Mountain. The best way to get there is up Burnham Up, or via the public roads such as Pinkham Road and Mountain Road.

      During peak riding season, and busy holiday weekends, Kingdom Trails organize shuttle services that operate from the center of East Burke village up to the top of Darling Hill, White School, and Burke Mountain, as well as up to East Haven.

      Burke is a small rural New England town which has re-invented itself as a world-class mountain biking destination. With its three quaint villages, and the neighboring towns of Lyndonville and East Haven, Burke offers a wide variety of accommodation options, from rustic to luxury, as well as many and varied dining options, most of which are marked on this map. Arguably one of the most visited and famous landmarks in the Kingdom is Mike’s Tiki Bar down in the East Burke village, followed closely by Next Trick Brewing, a small craft brewery across in West Burke.

      Kingdom Trails is managed by the Kingdom Trail Association (KTA), a 501(c)3 charitable organization, which was established in 1994 by a group of visionary residents and business leaders in the area. Their goal is to encourage recreational use of the Northeast Kingdom that is ecologically sensitive and promotes the natural beauty of the region.

      For more information on KTA, the trails, the community, and hospitality options, please visit the Kingdom Trails Website at the link below.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      Darling Memorial Park Parking Area google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Kingdom Trails Welcome Center is located at 478 VT. Rte 114, East Burke, VT. The Welcome Center is open Saturday through Thursday from 8:00am to5:00pm and on Fridays from 8:00am-6:00pm.

      There are several parking areas dotted around East Burke village and throughout the Kingdom, all of which are marked on the Trailforks map.

      The most popular parking area, and closest to the Kingdom Trails Welcome Center, is at Mike's Tiki Bar, located right behind the Welcome Center.

      At more busy times, the big parking area at Darling Memorial Park on Route Vt-114 comes into play. From there it is a quick and easy ride along Church Path, right into the center of the Village. When you get to the Village Sports Shop, cross through their parking lot, across Route Vt-114, past the Northeast Kingdom Shop and Café to the Welcome Center, right behind it.

      In East Burke village there is a third parking option at East Burke Storage on Route Vt-114, south of town from where it is a short easy ride on C'Est Bon to the Welcome Center.

      Alternatively, if you already have your membership sticker, you can park at various other parking areas up on Darling Hill, on Burke Mountain and out in East Haven, all of which are mapped on Trailforks.
      As a non profit undertaking Kingdom Trails is totally dependent on the modest membership fees that riders pay to ride the trails. On arrival please visit either the Welcome Center in East Burke village or East Burke Sports - Trailside up on Darling Hill, next to The Wildflower Inn, to register and buy your day pass. You will receive a membership sticker to display on your bike when riding Kingdom Trails.

      You will also have to sign a once-off waiver, which you can do on-line at the link below to speed things up.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 4, 2019


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      Total Distance
      87 miles
      Total Descent
      14,366 ft
      Total Vertical
      939 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,664 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of Kingdom Trails Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 2:43pm
      Oct 29, 2019
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      Oct 29, 2019 @ 2:40pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      trail: Sidewinder
      10 |
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 10:16pm
      Oct 27, 2019
      416 |
      Apr 13, 2016 @ 8:54am
      Apr 13, 2016

      Videos of Kingdom Trails Mountain Bike

      East Haven wreck
      0:16 | 171 | Aug 31, 2019
      Test with the GoPro Hero 7 Black
      1:09 | | May 17, 2019
      Black Bear 2018-10-07
      trail: Black Bear
      9:09 | 297 | Oct 8, 2018
      Log Ride on Ridge Run
      0:11 | 42 | Jul 20, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Xmas Tree Loop
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      Pasture Loop
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      Mountain Road
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      Mountain View Farm Parking Connector
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      Pastore Point
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      Pastore Point Loop
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      Meadow Wood
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      Millie's Way
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      Moose Access
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      Moose Alley
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 6:27am
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      Activity Feed

      user #1420748mtnfun2commenttrailGrin & Bear It and 1 more
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 4:34pm
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      Recent Comments

      user #1420748mtnfun2trailStormin' NormanBlack bear is a better pump track, but this is...
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 4:37pm
      Nov 6, 2019
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