15.7 miles
Distance
2,348 ft
Climb
-2,351 ft
Descent
1,444 ft
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This loop hits up most of the BATS network starting from the Hospital. A lot of the trails to the south of SVC are not blazed and have minimal signage. They are also more old school rake and ride and rougher. The trails north and west of SVC are more refined, smoother, and have a bit more flow to them. Stand out trails are: Hops and Vines, Halloween Tree, Snail Trail, Lower Beacon, Dead Fox, Jacobs Ladder, and Mountain Dew.

Detailed Description
BIG BATS route is a 16 mile moderately popular expert route located near Bennington Vermont. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 2,348 ft with a max elevation of 1,444 ft then descends -2,351 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for BIG BATS route mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 49 min
  • Altitude min
    717 ft
  • Altitude start
    792 ft
  • Altitude end
    787 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.4%
  • Grade min
    46.1%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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