17.0 miles
Distance
2,119 ft
Climb
-4,479 ft
Descent
3,128 ft
High Point

Some greatest hits from the Sugarbush, Eurich Pond, and Tucker Hill trail systems w/ the Mad River Path.

Detailed Description
Beer Run (SB to Lawson's) is a 17 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Warren Vermont. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 2,119 ft with a max elevation of 3,128 ft then descends -4,479 ft.

25 Reviews & Comments

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plumline (Aug 31, 2022 at 13:31)
Very pretty - that is my favorite part about this trail by far. Compared to the other blue trails like Evolution, Revolution, Catamount, or maybe even Swell Hill this one is just not as fun to ride for me. It definitely feels like a long connector - and for that I am very thankful for it.
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plumline (Aug 31, 2022 at 13:25)
Trail Evolution
I generally dislike flowy trails quite a bit but this one is just too fun to ignore. The best flow trail in the valley along with Evolution. You can always change your mind and go down Cyclone from one of the two places it intersects if you want something old school and technical.

Also this trail is a really solid climb. It'll get you in shape as well as if not better than any other trail in the network on the way up.
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plumline (Aug 31, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail GS
If you really like technical climbing like me this trail isn't the most interesting. It's nice to have it there but I'd rather go up Busternut instead. If you hate roots then you won't like it anyway.
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plumline (Aug 31, 2022 at 13:20)
Trail Clinic
This one was even harder to climb than Cyclone and I haven't attempted it since. But downhill it's more like Cyclone with a different vibe. They really complement each other nicely, granted this trail is more off the beaten path for sure.
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plumline (Aug 31, 2022 at 12:50)
Trail Eurich Pond
Still can't seem to climb the entrance rocky bit but everything else is a fun quick climb.
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plumline (Aug 31, 2022 at 12:43)
Trail Ridgie
Fantastic challenge to climb this one. Finally made it up the very last rooty bit that connects to Pusherman / Swell Hill. I used to think all this stuff wasn't doable until I started challenging myself to climb more and this trail is a pretty perfect climbing challenge. As they recommend you can go from the bottom of Catamount, up Techie, then up this trail and you probably would be pretty tired by the end of that!

Also it's not on TF but look up "Bitches Brew" on the Mad River Riders trail description page because it's one of the most fun downhills around here - more challenging than Race or Ridgie downhill.
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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Aug 20, 2022 at 18:28)
Use the roads to skip as much of this water logged and pointless trail as possible!
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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Aug 20, 2022 at 18:27)
Trail Grand Stand
In a place with no green trails, this is the easiest one.
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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Aug 20, 2022 at 18:26)
Trail Burly Maple
"Deep blue," borderline black. Good tech flow and moderate gnar.
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mappermook TRAILFORKS (Aug 20, 2022 at 18:26)
Trail Big Birch
The best trail on this side of the mountain. Don't skip it.
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Chris911SC (Aug 15, 2021 at 19:46)
Trail Eurich Pond
Couple of technical spots makes for an interesting short climb.
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Chris911SC (Aug 15, 2021 at 19:45)
Trail Swell Hill
Great climb! One of the best around.
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ryetoast (Sep 20, 2020 at 15:28)
Trail Clinic
Low-angle, low-consequence, but technical downhill - a great beginner gnar trail. Very pedally. Challenging and fun!
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wgwestervelt (Sep 19, 2020 at 9:38)
Trail Clinic
Great trail ridden down to test your ability over roots, rocks, streams and other interesting tidbits. Not recommended to climb it.
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wgwestervelt (Sep 19, 2020 at 9:36)
Trail Evolution
Super fun, expertly built flow trail. Great in either direction.
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wgwestervelt (Sep 12, 2020 at 14:55)
Trail Swell Hill
A beautifully built climbing trail to get you as high as you need to be. ????
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wgwestervelt (Sep 10, 2020 at 9:44)
Trail GS
The preferred climb from the junction of busternut, GS, and Clinic.
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Turbojet (Aug 23, 2020 at 16:54)
Trail GS
Rode up. Rooty rocky rustic trail. Gets smoother the closer you get to the top. Probably Wouldn’t choose to ride again.
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Turbojet (Aug 23, 2020 at 16:52)
Must use to access top of evolution 2. Gets you to the top. Pretty woods.
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Turbojet (Aug 23, 2020 at 16:45)
Trail Swell Hill
Go oof job one this one fun up and down!
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thesquid (Jun 1, 2020 at 17:26)
Trail Grand Stand
Beautiful trail. Vermont needs more trails in the forests at this elevation.
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Mfisher01 (Aug 15, 2019 at 2:26)
Trail Ridgie
Ground bees nest close to power line. Two people in our group got stung yesterday.
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bhduncan (Jun 10, 2019 at 6:44)
Trail Maple Twist
Off-cambre, rooty, tight turns all make for an arrhythmic ride cutting across (too much) width of the hill
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aharvey (Jan 21, 2019 at 19:12)
Trail Grand Stand
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wgwestervelt (Aug 17, 2018 at 6:34)
Trail Maple Twist
Maple Twist is off camber and rooty.
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Trails in Route

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Beer Run (SB to Lawson's) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,358 ft
  • Altitude min
    713 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,128 ft
  • Altitude end
    771 ft
  • Grade
    -2.6%
  • Grade max
    -63.3%
  • Grade min
    204.1%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Clinic
Sep 27, 2022 @ 7:57am
Sep 27, 2022
Tree down across trail, blocking trail - see map screenshot for location
Ridgie
Sep 25, 2022 @ 7:03am
Sep 25, 2022
Primo
Evolution
Sep 25, 2022 @ 7:03am
Sep 25, 2022
Primo
Burly Maple
Aug 20, 2022 @ 12:22pm
Aug 20, 2022
Fun tech flow.
Grand Stand
Aug 20, 2022 @ 8:22am
Aug 20, 2022
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