66.3 miles
Distance
8,031 ft
Climb
-8,083 ft
Descent
2,060 ft
High Point

Daylong loop riding perimeter roads and trails of the Waterbury valley.

Detailed Description
Waterbury Basin Super Tour is a 66 mile less popular intermediate route located near Waterbury Vermont. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 55 trails. This route climbs 8,031 ft with a max elevation of 2,060 ft then descends -8,083 ft.
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25 Reviews & Comments

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pisgahproper (Aug 7, 2022 at 19:09)
Trail Haulapalooza
Not sure how the trail rode before, but WOW. What a fantastic flow trail now. Not a boring, wide, table-top littered flow trail either. A really fun, narrow, great turns, different line options, wooden bridges, and a couple difficult features like a skinny rock roll and a decent (super fun) rock drop. Also pedals up great. Congrats to the trail builder, one of the better trails around!
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DerekQGs6vK (Aug 4, 2022 at 19:32)
This one seems to get some hype as “Vermont’s best flow trail”, and while it’s certainly fun, I’d say there are many better of similar style: Black Bear in east Haven, several options at North Branch, Little River, etc. Florence is fun but not VT’s finest by a long shot.
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DerekQGs6vK (Aug 4, 2022 at 19:23)
Trail Haulapalooza
Agree with Tom. This rides beautifully now., up or down. Definite thumbs up.
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bpaltiel (Jul 9, 2022 at 19:39)
Trail Haulapalooza
New work from Tom Lepesqueur completely overhauled the trail and added a whole lot of flow and features. Very fast descent now down to the road, nice when combined with S+A
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jlanesnow (May 11, 2022 at 12:43)
I agree with the others comments, I don't think it's a green, both for the chunky uphill section and the short section of rocks at the top of the descent.
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nmerksamer (Jun 10, 2021 at 13:25)
Amazing trail. Feels like it goes on forever and the climb up is super chill
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Jluckett (May 24, 2021 at 6:46)
Trailforks had this rated as a green trail, but the signs on the trail are all officiating it's a blue.

Brought my family here based upon the green rating in Trail Forks, but it really pushed my wife's limits as a beginner. Ended up walking large sections that are definitely too technical for beginners.
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gasman5 (Oct 21, 2020 at 7:01)
Trail Small Axe
Amazing trail. Fun rock features.
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JoshMatta (Sep 28, 2020 at 14:50)
Trail Kimmer's
the sentinel rocks aka guide stones are just about the dumbest idea ever, and this trail might be the worst implemation of this concept ever devised.
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JoshMatta (Sep 28, 2020 at 14:48)
Trail Shredder
steep with decreasing radius turns, poor layout. Berm might make it better.
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JoshMatta (Sep 28, 2020 at 14:45)
Trail Haulapalooza
poorly designed single track, with some features that are legit hard. Best reason to ride this is the features IMO but some of the features have VERY flat landings....look before you leap.
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bpaltiel (Sep 14, 2020 at 8:47)
Trail Small Axe
Only two or three really advanced sections/moves, but they lack ride-arounds. Intermediates may find themselves walking their bikes far more on Rasta Man than on Joe's or Disneyland, which have alternate routes around the big rolls.
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willied CVA SORBA (Aug 20, 2020 at 18:06)
Trail Small Axe
Just do it.
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dsatt (Aug 14, 2020 at 15:40)
Trail Haulapalooza
Fun but needs more flow
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nononononono (Aug 12, 2020 at 6:47)
I agree with wgwestervelt that the steep climb near the beginning has no business being on a easy route. I personally don't buy Jwduston's response. You are not being creative enough if you don't think anything can be done about it. Re-route the whole beginning of the trail if just that section alone cannot be bypassed.
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Bigpermdsp (Jul 5, 2020 at 4:22)
Trail Kimmer's
Made the "mistake" of riding UP this trail! For a flat-lander from NJ, it was a herculean task...but I made it and was totally stoked!! Turned right around and rolled down...by the end of the downhill my forearms were cramped from holding the grips so tight and working the brake levers non-stop!
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wgwestervelt (Jun 12, 2020 at 16:05)
Trail Shredder
Fun trail but many of turns seem a bit tight for letting it rip downhill. You end up checking your speed a lot (as you should as going off trail hazardous in spots).
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wgwestervelt (Jun 12, 2020 at 13:59)
Bottom section needs a reroute. Heinous roots straight up the fall line. ????
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Jwduston TRAILFORKS (Jul 16, 2020 at 4:56)
This section has been looked at by the state and pro trail builders. Not too much to do there unfortunately. Eventually an ah-ha moment will occur and something will show itself as a better route for both rider and the surrounding environment (especially as the red pines die off due to a fungus cruising through there). Until then, yell "what a rush!" when you make it to the top of that challenge. Big Grin And thanks for the feedback too.
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6daysofslay (May 29, 2020 at 6:35)
Trail Lower Climb
Been out in sections with rollers best access trail I’ve ridden
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Groundshine (Sep 19, 2019 at 13:43)
Trail Kimmer's
This trail was state-of-the-art back at the turn of the millennia - it still rides great due to well planned trail layout. Riders should be aware there are few berms and instead the flow is dictated by "sentinel" rocks that mark each curve. Stay on your toes to protect your toes from colliding with one of these rocks - derailleurs are also susceptible. When dry - the trail surface rides like it is littered with glass marbles. If you don't have fun - you ain't riding it right!
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wgwestervelt (May 9, 2019 at 15:29)
Trail Hardy Haul
Great way to climb back up to the ridge.
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wgwestervelt (May 9, 2019 at 15:28)
Trail Kimmer's
Well constructed and fun descent. Not really expert level but watch your speed.
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scottkerner (Jun 16, 2018 at 14:16)
Trail Kimmer's
I crashed and banged up my knees and palms on the descent, lunch afterwards at Idletyme with Joe, Pat and Ryan. 6/16/2018
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thesquid (Aug 27, 2017 at 0:19)
Fun AF
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Waterbury Basin Super Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    399 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,264 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,214 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -75.8%
  • Grade min
    51.1%
  • Distance climb
    30 miles
  • Distance down
    30 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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