Saxon Hill

4.45 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 500 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Usually up the hill by the water tower, continuing on the logging trail. Then up to the old (radio tower?) footings at the top of the hill. Cruise down the far side & head up some more of the double track. Hang a right back onto the single track and either get lost swinging left (eventually working my way out) or hanging a right and getting less lost.
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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 the trails open in hunting season? -Sam17

A: Yes.

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Q: Is this trail suitable for beginners? -Jeff Barber

A: Not bad. Some climbing but generally nothing too bad. The nearby Catamount Outdoor Center is ideal for beginners.

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Reviews (23)

Granny Gear

April 23, 2018
Dante-T Granny Gear  
Review: Love this trail system. Has some beginner stuff, smooth slow flowy bits. Plenty of intermediate flow trails with some nice feature options. Lots of bridges!! Lots and lots of well made bridges. There is plenty of fun stuff for advanced and expert to play with. Do beware of the *awesome* rock faces that can get slippy when wet or muddy. Ride hard and have fun!

Granny Gear

July 5, 2016
Sam Adams Granny Gear  
Review: Absolutely love Saxon Hill. Very well maintained trails with some nice features. The Flo trail is one of my favorites as the climb isn't terrible and the descent is a lot of fun. There is also a jump line if you feel like grabbing more air. And the lower pines can serve as a great cool down or mellow ride for beginners.

Granny Gear

April 26, 2016
Review: Very popular trails, maintained regularly. Sandy soil drains quickly. Smooth trails with fun lengthy bridges and the occasional fun drop or ledge. Berms abound, and this is a hugely popular "after-work" riding spot for the Burlington area.

Similar Trail: Cady Hill, Stowe and Sunny Hollow, Colchester

Granny Gear

September 28, 2015
foundtrack Granny Gear  
Review: One of the best Mt Bike networks in VT. Well marked and maintained single track.

Similar Trail: Cady Forest, Stowe VT

Granny Gear

September 22, 2015
Review: Great place to go riding, with trails for pretty much any style or skill level rider. A good hour bike to the top through the trails but up by the water tower its much quicker, and a great ride down no matter which way you ride. And don't forget to check out there jump and bridges sections. Safe riding


April 18, 2015
bemery Gnarly  
Review: The other reviews here seem very out of date. Saxon will keep riders of all types entertained. From beginner flowy trails, to serious gap jumps, with even some relatively techy descents here and there.


August 29, 2014
1Chain Gramcounter  
Review: Incredible smooth trails, some steeps, some crazy stuff, some easy, something for everyone. Been here many times and I am still finding new lines. Thanks to FOTW for some great 2014 improvements...

Bunny Hop

August 12, 2014
Capfat Bunny Hop  
Review: It is as if this section of forest was created just for the trails Flo and Lo Flo! Great smooth, flowy trails on soft, sandy soil through the pines. This is a must ride when in the area. On of the best trails I have ridden in the east!

Granny Gear

June 8, 2014
Review: Trail head has changed due to construction. Park at the end of Saxon Hill Rd off Rt 15. Upper trails rocked, lower trails were a bit sandy/spongy, some low hanging branches, could use some maintenance. Check out more info on


August 27, 2012
Fitch Doubletrack  
Review: Flo and Freeflo are open and that was some fun XC downhill and worth the climb; especially for a second pass. For information on trails being closed, I'd ask FOTW - they sure looked ridden to me... fast and buff!

Saxon Hill MTB Trail 4.45 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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