Located right in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest is the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Its 16,000 acres, with more than 70 miles of well-maintained trails, offers everything from hiking, back-country skiing, snowshoeing, birding to MOUNTAIN BIKING. The region stretches from the western slopes of the Green Mountains, where the Long Trail is located, east to Lake Dunmore, and from Scenic Vermont Route 125 in the north to Route 73 in the south.
For more information, navigate over to there mountain biking page: HERE
To browse an interactive online map, or to request a physical map, navigate to their map page: HERE
For a downloadable PDF copy of their map, click the following:
Moosalamoo National Recreation Area Map
Or, just stop by our shop and we should have a map of the area available for you.
…and remember, in the Moosalamoo area, mountain bikes are limited to trails specifically designated and signed as open to mountain bikes and Forest Service Roads open to vehicular travel. To ensure long-term access, please respect trail designations!
Some quick information about their Mountain Biking trail offerings:
Chatfield Loop: A sweet 12.5 mile RT loop in the northern part of the MNRA.
Minnie Baker: The trail climbs steeply in several pitches from VT Rte 53 and then descends to the Leicester Hollow Trail on a long downgrade with a hairpin turn. The length is 1.2 miles and maximum elevation change is 800 feet. Average ride time is 3/4 to 1 hour. (This trail provides access to the Leicester Hollow/Chandler Ridge ride loop.)
Leicester Hollow: The trail follows Leicester Hollow Brook and crosses it many times as it ascends easily to Silver Lake. The trail ends at the Silver Lake Trail, near the dam. The maximum elevation change is 250 feet and average ride time is 2-2 1/2 hours. Return the way you came, or via Chandler Ridge Trail, which begins off the Silver Lake Loop Trail on the west side of Silver Lake.
Chandler Ridge: The trail follows a ridge with gentle grades and has views to the east and west and meets the Leicester Hollow Trail at 4.8 miles. Elevation change over Chandler Ridge is 720 feet.
Water Tower Trails (Sundown Trail): The Water Tower Trails is a system of interconnected trails. The Sundown Loop, accessible from FR 32, is marked by trail intersection number 2-3.