2.4 miles
Distance
61 ft
Climb
-707 ft
Descent
00:19:55
Avg time

Evolution Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8431 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #58275 in Trail Running
    • #36076 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    VT-FPR

Evolution is a sweet roll through regal rocks, tall trees and fun features that connects the Valley floor to upper riding areas on Dana, Tucker and Kew Hills. Part of Howe Block - Camel's Hump State Forest. Trail open Memorial Day Weekend to November 1st.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Evolution bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -648 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,068 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,735 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,070 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -27.1%
  • Grade min
    21.2%
  • Distance climb
    1,624 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,220 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:38:41
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Status:
on May 11, 2022
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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  • Nordic Ski
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      Evolution Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2022 @ 11:00am
      May 11, 2022
      Please walk around still-muddy sections
      May 11, 2022 @ 10:58am
      May 11, 2022
      Oct 31, 2021 @ 4:47pm
      Oct 31, 2021
      Trails on state land are closed to biking from Nov. 1 to mid-May
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 6:04pm
      Oct 22, 2021
      Trails closed during daylight hours over Youth Hunting Weekend : Oct. 23-24
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,432 rides
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      Jul 9, 2018 @ 10:31am
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      296 |
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 10:29am
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      266 |
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 10:28am
      Jul 9, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      wgwestervelt (Sep 19, 2020 at 9:36)
       Super fun, expertly built flow trail. Great in either direction.
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