1.3 miles
Distance
361 ft
Climb
-59 ft
Descent
03:59:29
Avg time

Revolution Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • 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
  • Season
    Closed April to mid-May&during daylight hours of Youth Hunting Weekend and for deer rifle season.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #13947 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90407 in Trail Running
    • #69393 in Hiking
    • #3771 in Skiing
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Year Opened
    2012

Revolution is mix of fun flow and moderate tech, with lots of options for air time, including the famous Chef's Table rock drop near the bottom. This trail is a vital link, connecting directly from the Valley floor near Waitsfield village into Camel's Hump State Forest and the heart of Riders network, all the way to Marble Hill Farm/Chase Brook Town Forest, Eurich/Sugarbush Ponds and the Sugarbush base areas.

Access Info

Park at Lareau Swimhole (use bridge underpass trail to get to trailhead) or Lareau Farm (except Thurs-Sat, 4PM-9PM). Also easily accessible from Waitsfield village. Start this spin behind Lareau Farm - American Flatbread, look for the wooden fork and bike wheel sign. Enter a wide trail, traverse and climb steadily for about half a mile. On right, follow a singletrack through a series of smooth, but challenging switchbacks, across a long bridge, then intersect Dana Hill Rd near the high point of the trail. Go a few feet down Dana Hill and enter the bottom of Evolution to continue climbing. Revolution also has a spur that connects to the bottom of Cyclone. The downhill on Revolution is a fun mix of tech and flow. Scope the drop and have the appropriate skills before attempting. Please go slowly exiting into the field, as there are often Flatbread guests playing in the field. No alcohol in the Flatbread lot. All dogs should be leashed, town ordinance, especially at Lareau Farm, where there is livestock near the trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Revolution bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    300 ft
  • Altitude min
    715 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,060 ft
  • Altitude start
    717 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,017 ft
  • Grade
    4.5%
  • Grade max
    -19.1%
  • Grade min
    18.3%
  • Distance climb
    4,469 ft
  • Distance down
    886 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,352 ft
  • Avg time
    03:59:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:14
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on May 6, 2022
Avg: 4.65 (8 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Revolution Trail Reports

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      May 6, 2022 @ 6:03am
      May 6, 2022
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 7:20pm
      Mar 18, 2022
      Closed for mud season
      Mar 7, 2022 @ 11:49am
      Mar 7, 2022
      Freeze/thaw period: Ride only if frozen and not leaving ruts
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 7:43am
      Jan 9, 2022
      Not groomed, but cautious riding allowed if conditions permit
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 3:16pm
      Nov 28, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 408 rides
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      Aug 24, 2021 @ 8:10am
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      Jun 22, 2019 @ 1:04pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      228 |
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 6:09am
      Oct 23, 2018
      202 |
      Aug 31, 2018 @ 6:16am
      Aug 31, 2018

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