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      Sterling Valley contains 14 trails and 8.8 miles of multi-use trails suitable for mountain biking. It is comprised of 1,530 acres of public conservation land in the northwestern corner of the Town of Stowe in an area known as Sterling Valley.

      The original 1,500-acre forest parcel, formerly owned by IBM Chairman, Thomas Watson, was part of a larger 2,150-acre parcel known locally as “Watson Forest”, acquired by the Town in 1995 as part of the Tricentennial Conservation Project. The land was purchased as a gift of natural legacy for all citizens, and it is intended that its protection will be guaranteed for all future generations. The purchase of the property was part of a larger conservation project that included the entire Watson Forest with 500 acres deeded to the State of Vermont and three 50-acre parcels deeded to neighboring landowner contributors. All five deeds include nearly identical conservation easements held by the Vermont Land Trust providing for permanent public access. An additional 30-acre parcel along Maple Run Lane was donated to the Town of Stowe by Stowe Land Trust in 2008.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Sterling Falls Gorge Parking Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Follow Sterling Valley Road from Stagecoach Road (between Stowe and Morrisville) to one of three parking lots - at the Split Rock Trailhead; at the end of Sterling Valley Road, or on Sterling Gorge Road (a left turn just before the end of Sterling Valley Road).
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      Region Details
      • 10
      • 1
      • 9
      • 8
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of 14 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      41
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      60
      Trails Trail Running
      60
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      7
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      11
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      4,923 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,030 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,232 ft
      Reports
      2,857
      Photos
      9
      Ridden Counter
      2,543

      Photos of Sterling Forest Mountain Bike

      86 |
      May 15, 2020 @ 11:11pm
      May 15, 2020
      trail: Callagy's
      416 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 7:10pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      321 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:46pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      304 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      291 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      339 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      262 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:34pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Maple Run
      358 |
      Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:13pm
      Mar 1, 2010

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Sterling Run
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      Wetstoweshred STP
      Marston Trail
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      Wetstoweshred STP
      Peak-A-View
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      Wetstoweshred STP

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1211784stoweshredaddreportCallagy's and 11 more
      Oct 21, 2021 @ 10:41am
      14 hours
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreportCallagy's and 10 more
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:51am
      2 days
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreport8 Bridges and 20 more
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreport8 Bridges and 12 more
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 10:31am
      Oct 7, 2021
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreportCallagy's and 8 more
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 8:46am
      Oct 6, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2132135bpaltieltrailCatamount Trail Billings to Sterling RunDefinitely more of a nordic trail than a...
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 6:54am
      Oct 13, 2020
      user #944924JoshMattatrailCallagy'sanother frustrating no flow trail from SMBC....
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 3:14pm
      Aug 24, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Edson Hill2.1 km
      Adams Camp 3 6 14 km
      Stowe Cross Country Center4.3 km
      Smugglers Notch Resort 2 4 2 15 km
      Cadys Falls 20 6 15.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4818 miles2,395 ft7 miles974 ft
      #6,368#2,70892,9322568
      E-Bike19
      6536
      Hike5939 miles4,925 ft11 miles2,031 ft
      #5,512#2,5602,945232
      Trail Running6039 miles4,925 ft11 miles2,031 ft
      #5,522#2,5622,94529
      Horse14,856 ft69 ft1,512 ft148 ft
      #7812,833
      Snowmobile45 miles1,253 ft2 miles2,031 ft
      #1372,216
      Snowshoe76 miles745 ft2 miles1,106 ft
      #8452,2173
      Backcountry Ski26 miles1,588 ft2 miles1,578 ft
      #1432,21688
      Nordic Ski119 miles869 ft2 miles820 ft
      #345#2022,21658
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