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Fall Mountain Biking Adventures


Perhaps the most beautiful corner of Vermont. The New York Times

Fall Foliage Views

Fall Mountain Bike Programs at Smuggs

Enjoy a bike ride through Vermont's scenic landscape!

Available September 5 - October 9, 2023

Autumn has to be the nicest time of the year to mountain bike in Vermont! The air is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to turn and the trails are in great shape and ready to ride! The Smugglers' Notch region offers some of the best mountain biking in Northern New England with over 100 miles of great single track within an easy drive.

Mountain Bike Skills Park
Friday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Situated on over two acres of prime terrain, the MTB park features a flat ground skills park, a new large pump track,
and a downhill skills park serviced by our Wonder Carpet Lift. Clinics and private lessons are available.

MTB Bike Shop
Friday-Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
With a selection of over 60 bikes to rent from, our team will find the perfect bike for you. We offer kids’ bikes, hardtail mountain bikes, plus-size tire mountain bikes, and full-suspension mountain bikes. The Smuggs Bike Shop also has a service shop and mechanic offering minor bike repairs, adjustments, and replacement parts. We are also the hub for your equipment, apparel, and branded merchandise needs. Come see us for rentals, repairs, great gifts, and bike gear!
Bike Foliage Tours & Guide Service

Mountain Bike Guided Tours

Friday - Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ages 7 & older.
Hire a guide to explore what Northern Vermont mountain biking has to offer. Tours available upon request and guide availability. $25 per person, per hour.

Go with a pro! Set out on a 2-hour tour with one of our experienced guides for a fun and scenic ride on the Smuggs MTB trail network. Miles of rolling double-track and twisty single-track trails provide a fun experience for all levels of riders. We’ll show you the best trails and lookout vistas, and provide tips and advice for better, more enjoyable riding! Guests are welcome to bring their own bike or rent one from the MTB Center.
MTB Skills Clinic
Ages 9 & older, Friday - Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
These sessions are all about fun & progression! Join a professional coach to learn simple skills that will help you have fun Mountain Biking! Clinics focus on basic mountain biking skills such as balance and stance, shifting and braking, riding over rollers and obstacles, riding berms, and much more. Let us introduce you to the sport of mountain biking, or show you how to improve the skills you already have. $39 per person

MTB Private Lessons
Ages 3 & older. By appointment.
The quickest way to improve your skill set is to hire a coach for one-on-one instruction. Whether you need to master the basics or are looking for a pro to ride with you and offer tips, our mountain bike professionals can tailor the experience to you and help you progress to the next level with your riding. $60 per person, per hour. Includes equipment. $25 per hour for each additional person.

For all Mountain Bike activities and programs:
Participants should wear appropriate clothing.
A helmet is required.
Water bottle, gloves and eye protection recommended.
Programs are available
September 5 - October 9, 2023

Bike Trail Map

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
The Rail Trail is a new multi-use path, very bike friendly and perfect for the whole family. Running the length of the Lamoille River, this bike path is covered in crushed and packed stone, perfect for cruising on a bike. Treat yourself to a relaxing ride across the scenic terrain of the Lamoille Valley!
Stowe Bike & Recreational Path
Enjoy Stowe's bike path, a year-round, 5.3 mile paved recreational trail. The trail starts in Stowe Village, next to the Stowe Congregational church, winds its way through the woods and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges. Numerous shops, lodges, and restaurants are accessible from the path. The map identifies bicycle rental shops as well as parking along the route.
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