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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +296/307 ft
Total: 31 riders
 

Mountain Biking Ethan Allen/Burlington High School Woods

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#87 of 125 mountain bike trails in Vermont
#11,043 in the world

cruise around in there and look for some pretty killer freeride stuff maintained by a local group of rippers (not me). but there is plenty to ride in and in the surrounding woods areas near Burlington High School as well. I ride there from my downtown burlington apt and amazed at what it has to offer so close to town. Oh and did I mention killer lake views? Check it out.

First added by searsandrewj on May 15, 2004. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
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  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
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many different ways to access, but the easiest to describe here would be to take the burlington bikeway from the downtown boatbasin north for until you past north beach...continue past for a spell and look for a entrance on the right. it enters into a grass park area. you'll see the singletrack lead into the woods.
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  • Grant-MTB
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    The woods behind BHS are in great condition right now, If rains it gets very wet. My favorite place right now

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  • vivithegr8

    there is more than one ways to get to this trail, one is to go the Ethan Allen park across is a opening to the trail explore and find the 3 wooden bridges lots of roots, and the others Asfyxiate mentioned. good for any biker,and dont be careless.* Review edited 4/19/2008

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  • Asfyxiate
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    Today i rode on this trail for about an hour, exploring it a bit. I took the route from the bike path in, and rode uphill towards BHS. came across plenty of unavoidable rocks, i believe 3 ladder bridges, and plenty of roots. For the most part it was dry, but had more than enough mud spots. Overall this will be a trail i'll be riding often, but was disappointed to find that there was only a couple of semi-steep hills at the BHS entrance.

    (also be aware that if you come in from the BHS entrance you'll come up to a fallen tree, or perhaps a cut down tree, but it blocks the path and you'll most likely have to carry your bike over it to get a down the trail)

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  • john.from.vt
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    The trails at BHS are definately pretty technical, not reccomended for hard tails and no front suspension. It's definately biker friendly, or should be, since there are lots of old rotten ladder bridges all through the place. Can be accessed from the Burlington Bike Path or from the high school front parking lot. Joggers use the doubletrack loop but there's at least three or four miles of singletrack in these woods that are just bikes.

    The Ethan Allen Park has less singletrack, but I think it's generally multipurpose. Definately climb the hill to the tower, but don't take the entrance where the bike rack is. Go up the hill and take the next left. I haven't heard any complaints from people when I ride through, but I do also slow down to a crawl and kindly greet traffic. You can take a bridge over the beltway from this park which will lead you to the Colchester causeway trail.

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