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Level: Advanced
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +955/ -1,063 ft
Total: 36 riders

Mountain Biking Hinesburg Town Forest

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#17 of 138 mountain bike trails in Vermont
#2,050 in the world

This is a network about 15 miles in lenght. A trail Kiosk is at the parking area with a description of trails. There is a small selection of easy trails but most are quite steep and technically challenging. These trails are maintained by the Fellowship of the Wheel

First added by jbl on Mar 24, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Directions from Richmond/Huntington Rd: head to Huntington and make a right onto Texas Hill Rd. Go about 1/2 mile and make a left onto Texas Hill Circle. Follow for about 1 mile and make a left onto Economu Rd. Follow Economu to the end
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  • Jimmy Christensen

    Copy and paste the link below for an awesome of the 'Sheep Thrills' trail in Hinesburg Town Forest. Hinesburg Town Forest is an absolute gem in Northern, VT. You have to earn your climbs with just over 1,000' of elevation to the top, but it is well worth it on the way down. The trails are fast, tight, chunky, technical, and flowy all the way down. Oh and did I mention steep? Yea, that too! Make sure you check this place out if you are in the area. I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/ecfZXNBQJH8

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  • steveilikebeer

    This is my favorite go-to trails system. Close to home, and plenty of technical challenge. Beautiful trails I never get tired of. Have you tried fire breather? OMG, that trail will wake you up, my friend. Awesome Vermont trails!

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  • SchmeddyBallz

    This is not a place to go for a relaxing ride. What it is great for is training, testing a demo bike, and having a hell of a good time challenging yourself. Basically you are either going up or going down at Hinesburg. And everything is steep. Plus there are TONS of roots, tons of loose rocks, big boulders, and just general gnar. So, I'd park at Hayden road (or is it haydon hill road) west. Go up maiden, turn left at the fire road and go up back door, continue to dragons tail, from dragons tail there are several black diamond descents (fire breather, wolf tree?, and enchanted forest). All the decents put you out on a fire road that runs the length of the park. Then take passing the horizon back to your car. Over all it's a really fun place to beat yourself up. An added bonus is that sleepy hollow and cares hill are all really close so you could link all three systems in one ride if you wanted. P.S. Trails are really well marked.

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  • Sam Adams

    I'm a rider who likes fast and flowy. This is not that. We parked at Hayden Hill West and climbed up Eagle's Trail, which is essentially a Class 4 road, and then went up Passing the Horizon. Eagle's Trail is an exhausting climb to start with. Passing the Horizon is a tough technical climb. There were a few jumps and drops on the way down. Then we cut over on Homestead to an off-shoot Class 4 road back to Eagle's Trail. This was fun and fast with a few jumps. We then went up Dragon's Tail. And by up, I mean the mountain must have been growing as we were riding it because it felt like the climbing never stopped. Very tough and technical and absolutely exhausting. We finally made it to Back Door and headed down the very steep and fast descent back to the parking lot for our celebratory beers. Drenched in sweat and utterly fatigued.

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  • 1Chain

    Excellent network. My review is limited as I only spent about 4 hours here. In that time I rode most of the tracks. The trails are now very well marked. A nice route: Park at Economou road, go up Dragon Tail, connect to Wolf Tree and down Enchanted Forest, back up the logging road, down sheep thrills, back up international. Then take Passing the Horizon back up to homestead. Grand Finale: Take dragon tail up to fire breather, a great advanced style downhill with sick features. Overall this place has some steep stuff as well as intermediate. Not a great place for a beginner. Old school, rocky, rooty, but some of the well maintained trails are nice and smooth and there is flo to be found. Great job again FOTW.

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  • Phillychris498

    Some really nice technical stuff here. Enchanted forest was very tight and wolf tree was pretty technical too. My favorite of the day was probably dragon tail. Super sick!

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  • Capfat

    Old school tight, rocky, rooty trails galore! Not the "flowiest" trails in the area but one to keep you on your toes and push your technical riding. My favs of the day were Maiden and Missing Link.

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  • *****

    Great riding. Wet leaves on the ground so we took it slow but there are a lot of trails for all experiences. We had a ton of fun!

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  • Asfyxiate

    Well.. depending on which spot you choose to enter, you'll have a climb regardless. Me and two buddies ripped through here today and there were leaves everywhere, making the trail harder to notice. We took the Homestead route up and through Nature Boy. That lead us to the Wheel of Fellowship, which is like a small open area with a few obstacles. From there we climbed even more hill on the VAST trail and from there to Sheep Thrills. A great place to ride, and luckily there was nobody on the trails! Carse Hills and Sleepy Hollow rides are also in the area.

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  • 8valvegrowl

    Some of the most challenging terrain/trails within easy access to Burlington. Lots of great stuff for the intermediate/advanced level rider. Be prepared to spend hours exploring here, great for epic afternoon/evening rides.

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