1.5 miles
Distance
67 ft
Climb
-508 ft
Descent
00:21:11
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Small Axe Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Perry Hill
    Waterbury, Vermont
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #3672 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #74928 in Trail Running
    • #86237 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Small Axe is rowdy, fast, sometimes technical descent featuring steep natural rock roll-downs, bridges over small canyons, and short, punchy climbs. Expect plenty of roots and rocks, with a final steep climb to get you back to the main double track. This trail is best paired with Burning Spear for an all-time Perry Hill classic.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Small Axe mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -442 ft
  • Altitude min
    490 ft
  • Altitude max
    931 ft
  • Altitude start
    931 ft
  • Altitude end
    489 ft
  • Grade
    -5.7%
  • Grade max
    -48%
  • Grade min
    21.8%
  • Distance climb
    879 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    62 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:10
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on Jul 10, 2024
Wet
Avg: 4.65 (17 votes)
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      Small Axe Trail Reports

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      Jul 13, 2024 @ 10:01am
      5 hours
      Not approved
      Jul 10, 2024 @ 10:53am
      Jul 10, 2024
      Jun 27, 2024 @ 5:38am
      Jun 27, 2024
      Still drying out but rideable! Join us tonight (Thursday) at 5:30 for trail work!
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 7:09am
      Jun 22, 2024
      Slick roots and rocks, ride through not around any wet/soft areas!
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 7:09am
      Jun 22, 2024
      Slick roots and rocks, ride through not around any wet/soft areas!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 143 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,353 rides
      • Last: Jul 10, 2024

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      Jan 28, 2021 @ 6:34am
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      Sep 4, 2019 @ 4:59pm
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      Nov 6, 2018 @ 10:02am
      Nov 6, 2018
      674 |
      Jan 17, 2018 @ 7:07pm
      Jan 17, 2018

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