5,115 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-293 ft
Descent
00:10:50
Avg time
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Burning Spear Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Perry Hill
    Waterbury, Vermont
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2242 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33455 in Trail Running
    • #94365 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 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 Small Axe or use Scotch Tape to get back to the bottom of Permission and Joe's.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Burning Spear mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -291 ft
  • Altitude min
    972 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,264 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,264 ft
  • Altitude end
    974 ft
  • Grade
    -5.7%
  • Grade max
    -27.1%
  • Grade min
    3.2%
  • Distance climb
    400 ft
  • Distance down
    4,344 ft
  • Distance flat
    371 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:26
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on Feb 27, 2024
Avg: 4.7 (22 votes)
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      Burning Spear Trail Reports

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      Feb 27, 2024 @ 4:49am
      1 day
      reporter Closed for deer wintering.
      Feb 15, 2024 @ 10:27am
      Feb 15, 2024
      reporter Great Shape. Small patches of ice but otherwise hard and good.
      Jan 30, 2024 @ 10:40am
      Jan 30, 2024
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      Jan 25, 2024 @ 9:27am
      Jan 25, 2024
      reporter
      Nov 2, 2023 @ 8:11am
      Nov 2, 2023
      reporter Closed for hunting season. We'll be back open for fatbiking in the near future!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 163 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,101 rides
      • Last: Nov 1, 2023

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      Sep 11, 2019 @ 7:50pm
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      May 12, 2018 @ 2:28pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      Perry Hill Death March11 miles
      Perry Hill Classics8 miles
      Intro to Perry Hill Technical6 miles

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