Stowe Recreation Path

3.25 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This is as good as it gets as far as greenway trails go. The paved path was very well constructed and maintained. Several bridges allow for many scenic river crossings and there are many plants and wildlowers (even yummy wild rasberries!) in the summer. The path goes out about 5.5 miles and is a great way to see Stowe's scenery and various shops and restaurants. Stowe is a biker-friendly town with most shops and restaurants having bike racks and plenty of road signage to warn cars of upcoming bicycle path crossings.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (4)


July 15, 2015
Fitch Doubletrack  
Review: As mentioned, this isn't mountain biking at all, but as far as recreation paths go, it's the nicest I've ever been on. Mostly flat the entire way, beautiful scenery, and the friendly people of VT. Smile, stay on the right, say hi, and bring the non-riding partners. A beautiful treat starting in downtown Stowe behind the big white church.


March 14, 2011
Review: Nice, paved path that is perfect for an afternoon with the non-mtb'ing lady friend. Gorgeous views in the fall of Mansfield and the surrounding area. As stated by other reviewers, the path is shared by bikers, walkers, joggers, families with strollers, etc.

* Review edited 3/14/2011


September 24, 2010
Asfyxiate Gnarly  
Review: Stowe Rec path is exactly what you would expect from a recreational path, with an addition of great scenery. You can park anywhere from Rt. 100 or along Rt. 108. The path mostly follows what is known as a section of Little River. All around nice and easy.

**As with most rec paths, plenty of joggers, people walking, and non-motorized vehicles are on the path.**

Similar Trail: Causeway Park


April 23, 2010
soezgg Gramcounter  
Review: The Stowe Rec. Path is a very pretty paved way that runs about 7 miles from Stowe proper almost to Mt. Mansfield. It is about as wide as a single lane road, and winds through Stowe's little river, making for several cute little creek crossings. This is the perfect place for a family ride.

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