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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
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      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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      Stats

      Trails
      29
      Total Distance
      34 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      3,707 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,232 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,762 ft
      Reports
      34
      Photos
      1
      Ridden Counter
      215

      Photos of Sterling Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Maple Run
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      Mar 1, 2010 @ 3:13pm
      Mar 1, 2010
      Maple Run, Stowe
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