5,108 ft
Distance
40 ft
Climb
-215 ft
Descent
00:09:23
Avg time
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Burning Spear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Perry Hill
    Waterbury, Vermont
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2388 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

Starting from the summit of Perry Hill, all your climbing will be rewarded with a fast, flowy, at-times technical decent. Don't be fooled - this isn't a 'flow trail' but more of a classic Vermont downhill. There are definitely some advanced moves on Spear, but overall it's all-rider friendly. At the bottom you can continue descending on Rastaman or use Scotch Tape to get back to the bottom of Permission and Joe's.

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More Stats for Burning Spear mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -176 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,002 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,210 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,027 ft
  • Grade
    -3.4%
  • Grade max
    -13.8%
  • Grade min
    7.1%
  • Distance climb
    1,047 ft
  • Distance down
    2,953 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,106 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:24
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2020
Avg: 4.75 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Dock Dock
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  • Summit Summit
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      Burning Spear Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 232 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 952 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 11, 2019 @ 7:50pm
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      May 12, 2018 @ 2:28pm
      May 12, 2018
      403 |
      Jul 7, 2016 @ 2:29pm
      Jul 7, 2016

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Intro to Perry Hill Technical
      6 miles
      Perry Hill Classics
      8 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag wgwestervelt (Jun 12, 2020 at 13:54)
       This trail has it all and will definitely test you. I would say pushes the limits of a blue square. Take it slow and it’s totally safe - ramp up the speed and you have your hands full. Don’t leave Perry without giving this a try if your a solid intermediate rider.
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      Burning Spear at Perry Hill in Waterbury, VT
      5:00 | 1004 | Jun 20, 2012 , Waterbury

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