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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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).
      Region Details
      • 12
      • 1
      • 7
      • 9
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #5,026
      State Ranking
      #47
      Trails (view details)
      42
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails Hike
      42
      Trails Trail Running
      42
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      5
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      6
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      5,067 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,030 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,232 ft
      Reports
      877
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      1,028

      Photos of Sterling Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Callagy's
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      Sep 22, 2018 @ 7:10pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      189 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:46pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      165 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      trail: Callagy's
      180 |
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1961204Snowchief1776wishlisttrailSterling Run
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 4:42am
      1 days
      user #1211784stoweshredaddreport8 Bridges and 22 more
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 8:16am
      2 days
      user #1070432lucynvtaddreport8 Bridges and 27 more
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 5:23am
      Oct 17, 2019
      user #797205cbrunner9addtrailParking lot to VAST and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 6:33am
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #797205cbrunner9updatetrailCallagy's and 4 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 6:32am
      Oct 14, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Adams Camp 4 34 km
      Stowe Cross Country Center4.3 km
      Smugglers Notch Resort 2 4 2 15 km
      Cadys Falls 19 25.4 km
      Cady Hill Forest 11 16 65.4 km

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