4,341 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-325 ft
Descent
00:09:24
Avg time

GS Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #49057 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #42517 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    1998
  • Land Manager

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GS is a 4,341 ft popular black diamond singletrack trail located near Waitsfield Vermont. This multi-use trail can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating with a 6 ft black diamond climb. On average it takes 9 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for GS bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -321 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,489 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,489 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,168 ft
  • Grade
    -7.4%
  • Grade max
    -27.9%
  • Grade min
    2.7%
  • Distance climb
    276 ft
  • Distance down
    3,629 ft
  • Distance flat
    440 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:16
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Status:
on May 11, 2022
Avg: 3.65 (8 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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      GS Trail Reports

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      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
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 6:20am
      Jun 5, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 600 rides
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      Jun 24, 2020 @ 12:37pm
      Jun 24, 2020
      119 |
      Apr 29, 2017 @ 10:49am
      Apr 29, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Turbojet (Aug 23, 2020 at 16:54)
       Rode up. Rooty rocky rustic trail. Gets smoother the closer you get to the top. Probably Wouldn’t choose to ride again.
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      • + 1
      wgwestervelt (Sep 10, 2020 at 9:44)
       The preferred climb from the junction of busternut, GS, and Clinic.
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