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Level: Beginner
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +392/400 ft
Total: 44 riders
 

Mountain Biking Mud Pond Loop

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#68 of 124 mountain bike trails in Vermont
#7996 in the world

The Mud Pond East loop was built in the fall of 2002 by the Fellowship Of The Wheel
for the town of Williston. This a 3 mile loop, with an additional extension 1.5 mile
loop on the southern side that was added during the 2003 season. The lower half of the Mud Pond loop is a great place for beginning mountain bikers to get accustomed to single-track. The upper half of the loop is intermediate with some more challenging sections. The top (highest point) of the Mud Pond East Loop also marks the beginning of the Lake Iroquois connector which is approximately 6 miles of fun challenging single-track which ends at the Lake Iroquois parking lot.

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Getting there
* From I-89 Exit 12 - Williston/Hinesburg * Northbound Exit - Right on to Route 2A North. * Southbound Exit - Left on to Route 2A North. * Go 0.7 miles on 2A North. * Turn right on Route 2 East (go 2.2 miles) * Turn right at stop sign on to Oak Hill Road ( go 0.2 miles) * Turn left at South Road ( go 1.9 miles). * Turn right on Mud Pond Road (go 0.1 miles) to parking area on right. * From parking area backtrack on South Road 0.1 miles till you see small wooden bridge over the drainage ditch, on your right with yellow sign/ black arrow at trailhead.
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Q: Can you walk on it
A: Of course! lots of hikers and runners use the mud Pond Loop.

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  • Chris Schneider
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    For those confused about the no biking signs, the parking is around the corner from the trail head. Park where the directions take you then make a left and the trail head is very obviously on your right.
    As for the trails themselves they are fun, technically at times but always very flowy, I went extension loop, old school loop, the green trail, back to blue trail which leads to yellow, i highly recommend doing it backwards so you can hit the awesome drop your supposed to climb up. WIll i go back here maybe one more time, its fun for something different but I rather technical stuff like Carse hill or rasta man at perry hill. Definitely going to want full suspension for this ride so you can fly over everything

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  • 1Chain
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    Very nice forest and a fun place to explore. Most of the trails are very rooty. The new loops are the best riding here, with more smooth trails. A few technical features.

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  • ****

    Twisty singletrack through nice, pine woods. Some roots and a few rocks thrown in to keep you honest! FOTC has done a nice job of creating a fun system of trail in a country park. The "new" extension (Cody's I think) is a fun, flowy set of trail. A great short xc ride near Burlington.

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  • rockyben
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    Fun trail. Layed out well. Some rooty technical sections. Trail sees a lot of riders so has many roots coming up.

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  • jnevius
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    Hey so I use to hike this back in high school (CVU) during free block but was wondering why one of the current photos shows a sign stating no biking?

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  • Fitch
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    Mud Pond was a blast to ride on with a good mix of what I’d call “fun technical.” The terrain wasn’t too challenging but was enough to keep you bouncing and thinking while riding along – I strongly recommend the full 4.1 mile loop and taking some good eyes on some of the descents. FOTW does great work, especially the winding boardwalk and some of the berms on the downhill portions. This is a great ride for those “touring Vermont’s trails.” Add it in with Saxon Hill and other locals for a full day of singeltrack!

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  • 8valvegrowl
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    Another great trail for a quick ride. This one has an awesome downhill after the 15 minute climb to the top. The optional Advanced loop is fun too. Rolling really well and in good shape this year. Great for the beginner, but still fun for the more advanced rider.

    **Update** Lots of new work on this trail, including lots of bridges, berms, and some kickers for fun stuff. Definitely check out the work being done by the Fellowship. Look for new trails possibly being added to the network as well.* Review edited 7/22/2010* Review edited 9/21/2010

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  • Asfyxiate
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    Finally able to sit down and write a quick review here. For those who haven't been on it, it's mostly fairly easy to bike through, that is as long as you can handle roots.

    Edit: After learning how to climb much more efficiently, the roots tend not to slow me down as much, also this time around I had time to do the "advanced" section of the trail the Fellow of The Wheel added on a couple years back. Pretty sweet I have to say, and as always, the VAST doubletrack that is downhill rocks. * Review edited 5/18/2009

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  • emarshall79
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    A good 30 to 45 minute ride. Mostly uphill the first 20 minutes. Then a good downhill section the rest of the way. Good beginner trail.

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