Perry Hill

5.00 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
I think Perry Hill is some sort of state secret. Why isn't it better advertised?
Because it's a killer spot with three realllly nice looped trails. There's about
3,000 feet of climbing if you do all three, so be sure to bring your water
bottle. The trails are really nicely maintained and drain incredibly well. I
rode after two days of rain, during a day of rain, and the sandy soil and
loamy tracks had pretty much drained it all.

I kid you not, Perry Hill is one of the funnest, tightest and windiest trail
networks I've ever ridden. I remember having to suck in my gut and turn
sideways just to make it between some narrow trees.

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions


Q: Are dogs allowed? -Guest

A: Yes. Just make sure they are good under command, and s4#7 off trail :)

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Reviews (16)

Granny Gear

July 16, 2019
Sclout88 Granny Gear  
Review: My favorite trails in VT. Hard Climb but 100% worth it. The new Disneyland trail is insanely fun.


September 30, 2018
Review: We rode this on vacation from the Midwest. We don't have trails like this at home where you climb continuously for several miles, and that is the type of trail this is. We took the first option to get some downhill, Campfire, and thought it flowed well. Given the ease, I decided I was up for trying Rastaman, and we climbed to get to the top for that. This is a technical trail with several larger drops. It has flow to it, and other features that test you. It is for the intermediate to advanced rider, but fun and rewarding when you have the skills to ride the features. We decided to make one more climb to try out S'mores, and that was our favorite trail in VT! A large sweeping downhill flow trail that is SO fun. Of course, we had to do it again! The ride back to the parking lot is a nice fun reward for your early uphill climb!


July 17, 2018
Review: Copy and paste the link below for an awesome of the Rastaman trail at Perry Hill in VT. Perry Hill is now one of my top 10 favorite riding spots in New England! This place has it all with around 800' of climbing to the top and multiple fast trails winding back down to the lot. You have to work for your runs, so bring lots of water, but the trails down are fast, technical, flowy, and riddled with chunk, berms, and natural features. Rastaman is one of the longest trails down and has plenty of pedaling throughout, but this video focuses mainly on the fast and chunky. If you are ever in the area MAKE SURE that you stop by this place and tear it up. I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link:


July 12, 2017
tnt_bike Gnarly  
Review: The trail builders have done an excellent job utilizing the natural rock features here. Very creative use of the terrain. The ride is a leg burner up a double track to near the top and then basically 3 choices back down. The campfire run is a fun flowy easier run with lots of smooth bermed corners. Joe's, Permission and Rasputiin are all rockier and more challenging. Some of the rock features have significant drops so depending on your ability it might be a good idea to scout out the big ones before riding the first time.

Granny Gear

September 4, 2016
WildWithin Granny Gear  
Review: Can't believe I hadn't ridden Perry Hill earlier. Incredible trails. A fairly long and exhausting climb gets you to the summit. I believe its about 1600 feet of climbing from the parking lot to the top. Its doubletrack most of the way up until you shoot off on an actual trail. We rode the double track up to Duct Tape, then Permission to the summit, Burning Spear down onto Rastaman, which put us back on the doubletrack and headed to the parking lot. Burning Spear and Rastaman are a pair of challenging and fast black diamond descents. Plenty of obstacles, big drops, and some tiny bridges to keep you on your toes. Two thumbs up!

Similar Trail: Hinesburg Town Forest

Granny Gear

December 19, 2014
cmxjester Granny Gear  
Review: Come on fat bikers! Get out there and ride. The snow shoers have a good start to packing the trails but it needs more FAT traffic!!

Granny Gear

October 25, 2014
ivolator Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trail. Can't comment much on all of the terrains as this was my first time. The combination of folleage, roots, rock and wet ground was kind of tricky for me as a beginner rider. I also might have hit some of the hard trails too (blue and green markings).

On finding the trails head:

The info for finding this was a bit confusing . The GPS coordinates are
44.326484, -72.741413
Also it might help to type in google maps River Rd. #3 and then continue pass the house towards the "Ice center". The parking lots is before reaching it on either side. If you are coming from I-89 you'll drive through Waterbury and as you are exiting the town you'll see a bridge that bears right. Before the bridge to your left is River road. When you park, cross the rail road and go straigh ahead through a small tunnel that goes underneath the highway. The trails starts on the other side.


September 25, 2012
JerryC Gramcounter  
Review: These trails are listed as intermediate, I would suggest only Dessert is intermediate. I would not call Rasta Man and Burning Spear an intermediate trail. There are technical drops and unless you know the right line, you could take a serious spill. I road Rasta Man, Burning Spear and Dessert. These are all exceptional trails, some of the best I had ridden, real gems. As soon as you cross the tracks and go through the tunnel, you are hit with a serious climb that takes you the individual trail heads. The initial climb is brutal but not long. The climb up Burning Spear continues the longest and there are some tricky lines on the down hill side. The down hill for Rasta Man has far more technical and less forgiving lines. The Dessert down hill is fast and flows easily. The trail markers are easy to see but you need to pay attention where Burning Spear and Joe's trails split from Rasta Man (BS and JT to the left, RM contiues to the right. This trail system is a must if you find yourself in northern Vermont. Go out of your way to drive and ride.

* Review edited 9/25/2012

Granny Gear

May 9, 2012
mytimps Granny Gear  
Review: These trails are owned by the state but maintained by Local Volunteers and the Stowe Mountain Bike Club- while the state requests the trails open memorial day, there is nothing stopping people from riding sooner. With that said, if you ride here before that date and the trails look kind of bad, stick to the lower loops, they are easiest to maintain and stay dry most of the time. With better weather, ride the trails, but be aware of anything that looks rough- walk around bad spots or ride around so the trails can dry out. This Spring has been very dry and many many people have been enjoying the trails daily since mid April. Also, be sure to check out the new bike park at the bottom of the trail head with a new pump track and up and coming skills park! Also, watch for animals not on leeshes! While there is a leesh law in VT, many feel they should let animals run loose- no collissions yet, but just be aware running or riding, there is some 2 way traffic at the beggining!


May 3, 2012
skifast12 Poseur  
Review: Not open until memorial day...

Perry Hill MTB Trail 5.00 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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