1.5 miles
Distance
67 ft
Climb
-508 ft
Descent
00:27:06
Avg time

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
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 70 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
    00:27:06
  • Avg reverse time
    02:09:08
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on Jun 20, 2022
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      Small Axe Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 1:06pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      reporter
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 8:09am
      Jun 20, 2022
      Not approved
      Tree down on first uphill after chunky spiny rock section
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 7:34am
      Jun 9, 2022
      May 27, 2022 @ 7:07am
      May 27, 2022
      Not approved
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 25 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 161 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,411 rides
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      Jan 28, 2021 @ 6:34am
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      Sep 4, 2019 @ 4:59pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      856 |
      Nov 6, 2018 @ 10:02am
      Nov 6, 2018
      508 |
      Jan 17, 2018 @ 7:07pm
      Jan 17, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Perry Hill Classics8 miles
      Intro to Perry Hill Technical6 miles
      Waterbury Basin Super Tour66 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      willied CVA SORBA (Aug 20, 2020 at 18:06)
       Just do it.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      bpaltiel (Sep 14, 2020 at 8:47)
       Only two or three really advanced sections/moves, but they lack ride-arounds. Intermediates may find themselves walking their bikes far more on Rasta Man than on Joe's or Disneyland, which have alternate routes around the big rolls.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gasman5 (Oct 21, 2020 at 7:01)
       Amazing trail. Fun rock features.
      [Reply]





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