2.2 miles
Distance
393 ft
Climb
-135 ft
Descent
00:32:13
Avg time

Big Top Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Fairgrounds Trails
    Poultney, Vermont
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8597 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #79571 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    Slate Valley Trails

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Big Top is a 2 mile popular blue singletrack trail located near Poultney Vermont. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 393 ft blue climb. On average it takes 32 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Big Top mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    257 ft
  • Altitude min
    659 ft
  • Altitude max
    984 ft
  • Altitude start
    659 ft
  • Altitude end
    915 ft
  • Grade
    2.2%
  • Grade max
    -14.6%
  • Grade min
    23.6%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2,917 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,536 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:22
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Status:
on May 30, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Big Top Trail Reports

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      May 30, 2022 @ 7:34am
      May 30, 2022
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 2:50am
      Apr 30, 2022
      reporter
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 2:53am
      Apr 18, 2022
      reporter Trails are open!
      Mar 7, 2022 @ 10:40am
      Mar 7, 2022
      reporter Trails Closed for Mud Season
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 15, 2021
      Big Top was the wettest with maybe five or so puddles.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 218 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 870 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022

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      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
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      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:29pm
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      manglermixer (Jul 24, 2019 at 12:28)
      We descended this from carnie. Was a nice chill descent with a few spots to let’er rip. Some cool work work and nice bench cut. Fun trail. Would be a nice climb as well.
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