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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • 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
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      Closed on Oct 27, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,548
      State Ranking
      #42
      Trails (view details)
      39
      Trails Mountain Bike
      38
      Trails Hike
      39
      Trails Trail Running
      39
      Total Distance
      41 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      5,039 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,030 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,232 ft
      Reports
      445
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      541

      Photos of Sterling Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Callagy's
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      Sep 22, 2018 @ 7:10pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Callagy's, Stowe
      trail: Callagy's
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      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:46pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Callagy's, Stowe
      trail: Callagy's
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      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Callagy's, Stowe
      trail: Callagy's
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      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Callagy's, Stowe
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