Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Stowe with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

20 days ago

It was a nice hike but it was difficult to navigate the trails. They go by different colours (red, yellow and blue) but the map only shows orange and yellow. We found our way in the “free section” of the mountain but it wasn’t clear from the Adams camp map. When you go above Haul Road you need a day pass to use these trails.

hiking
6 months ago

We hiked this trail to the top and back, it was not 6.4 miles but a little over 8 miles. There was not a clear spot to turn around as the Catamount XC trail goes on for many miles, so we stopped at approximately the top, and we got a little view, but not very much.

It was an enjoyable trail to hike, with beautiful scenery, but does not see much traffic in summer, some areas were not very well marked and 2 different people missed a turn and got lost on the way down. It was wet in places and the footing could be slippery. I would not classify this as a great trail for beginners.

At the top there was a lot of signs of moose activity.

(FYI The reviewer Jesepe A is obviously commenting on a different trail that starts nearby goes up to the Long Trail and back, https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/vermont/nebraska-notch-lake-mansfield-trail, that is not this trail)

hiking
7 months ago

The majority of the trail is wide ,mostly flat, logging road in
the shade. Only About 20 percent of it is elevated . It's really a great walk through the woods crossing brooks . I did not see a lake as mentioned in the bio above . There is not a summit . The length is probably why it's rated moderate . Dogs seem to do great on this trail . Park at the last parking lot on the left by the red gate if you want to park near the start of the trail . It is a loop , so when you start you can go straight behind the red gate or go left of the red gate . We went left to start and most of the elevation was done on the first few miles .

7 months ago

Great place to bring your dog! Old logging trails that are no longer in use that are nice and wide! Beautiful and refreshing streams for a dip or drink for the dogs too!

It was nice but I was expecting more but it is great for all skill levels as well as biking and is strollerable and dog friendly but pooches must be leashed and clean up your scat. I was thinking there was more scenic stuff on this trail.

Nice pine needle paths... multiple side loops. keep eye out for mountain bikers . Great view of Mansfield from green chairlift seat mounted in one tree

Just a walk in the park. Nice stroll but not much of a hike nor are there views. A lot of bike traffic to maneuver around too. Not all bikers know the rules of the road so you need to be aware of them or may get knocked over or run into.

walking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Some greenery, nice scenery with the mountains around, easy, but you're never far from the road, fact reminded by the constant traffic noise and the regular crossings. Nice for a daily run, less for a Sunday hike.

snowshoeing
Friday, March 17, 2017

Just after a large snow fall, trail was used a few times. Narrow snowshoe for now. Only did 1.8 miles on Macutchan outer loop trail out and back. Several inner trails not shown on AllTrails map.

Monday, November 07, 2016

It was an easy walk. We did this walk in the beginning of November and it wasn't busy at all.

trail running
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Two places I know of to start this trail run and I started off of Luce Hill Road, which was a little confusing to find the trail as it is basically a double track/logger road (Haul Rd) off Luce road into the woods. You follow the double track to the bypasses, I skipped the bypasses by going straight and experienced a challenging uphill on the double track all the way past the sign for the Von Trapp trails till the turn off for Ranch Camp Trail then right onto Kimmers trail, which was a great downhill, fast, single track for over a mile to the fork. Going left lead to small parking lot, going right went down a rocky/grassy wide, mowed trail. After a mile or so it curved up right/uphill to re-join with Haul road. The trail is fairly well marked and was lots of fun to run on. Very beautiful scenery in the forest. I would definitely run again.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great hike probably even better on a my bike

Monday, July 11, 2016

Great

mountain biking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Great ride, moderate climb
Downhill can choose difficulty
Bear and Florence were very exciting

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

we walked it it was a good hike not to difficult
mostly bikers but very fun for me and the kids

walking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

This walk is really enjoyable in any season, especially with dogs!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Super relaxing path around town with beautiful views. Thru town, fields, near the quiet path, under a covered bridge... Just a great way to get around. Accessible to any and all!

road biking
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Beautiful scenery, nice trail to bike along if your in the area. If your staying at a hotel/motel, if you lucky a lot of them will rent out bikes. You can get in some nice views of Mt. Mansfield. It can be sometimes trafficked with people

mountain biking
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Great fun! Some technical turns for rookies like me. I liked taking a break on the chairlift.

mountain biking
Monday, September 03, 2012

Action packed! short but oh so sweet on the way down. Rookies beware. Some turns are very nasty with some quick drop offs.

on Cady Hill Trail

mountain biking
Friday, August 31, 2012

Great trail if you are looking for a quick, easy ride with really nice flow.

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