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Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Bike Programs and Rentals

Enjoy skills parks and trails conveniently on property!

Our Bike Center has it all! Spread over three acres, the bike center features a flat ground skills park, pump track, and a downhill flow park. With over 10 miles of single track and six miles of double track mountain bike riding, Smuggs features trails for every level of rider. In addition, The Bike Shop offers an array of over 40 bikes for rent and features great gift options, including Smuggs branded merchandise and apparel. All program offerings meet at The Bike Shop, located next to Mountainside Water Playground.

Smugglers’ Notch Bike Center

Rentals, Clinics, Guided Tours, Private Lessons, and MTB Park & Playground

Open Tuesday - Saturday:
Bike Shop: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Skills Park Surface Lift: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

MTB Waiver

MTB Park Usage

Get a jump start on using our MTB Park. Fill out the waiver in advance. Daily access to the skills park $15/Full-Day & $10/Half-Day AM or PM. MTB Park Usage is included with a SmuggsPass or Daycation.

MTB Waiver

Mountain Bike Shop

Mountain Bike (MTB) Center & Bike Shop

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Our Bike Shop will keep you rolling! We offer rentals, basic adjustments, repairs, tune-ups, and upgrades for all bicycle sizes and types.

Call 802-644-8523

Pick up a trail map and learn more about our Programs and Rentals. VMBA members receive free access to our Downhill Skills Park and Pump Track, as well as 10% off all Bike Shop Products & Services.

Mountain Bike Trail Ride

E-Bike Guided Tours

Ages 16 & older
Wednesday & Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Go with a pro! Set out on a 2-hour tour through the rolling hills and forests of Vermont on the Smuggs MTB Trail Network. Featuring Trek Powerfly 4-electric mountain bikes, comfortably explore miles of rolling double track and twisty single track trails without breaking a sweat. Pedal-assist E-bikes provide an extra boost to get you up tough hills with ease, and operate just like a traditional mountain bike, no additional experience necessary! Our knowledgeable guides will show you the best trails and lookout vistas, and offer tips and tricks for better, more enjoyable riding.
$65 per person, includes bike rental
Mountain Bike Skills Clinics — Ages 7 & older
First Timer Skills Clinics

First Timer Skills Clinics

Ages 7 & older
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 am

$29 per person

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First time mountain biking? We’ve got you covered! Learn to ride off-road in a fun, safe, beginner-friendly environment from our knowledgeable coaching staff! A great way for kids and adults to learn and improve the basic skills of pedaling, using hand-brakes, shifting gears, and good riding posture; we set you up with the necessary skills for getting out on the trails! Guests are welcome to bring their own bike, or rent one from the MTB Center.

Receive 20% off your mountain bike rental when you book any skills clinic!
Beginner/Intermediate Skills Clinic

Beginner Skills Clinics

Ages 7 & older
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

$29 per person

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Already know the basics of how to ride, but want to feel more comfortable when riding off road? Our Beginner Skill Clinic is just for you! Continue improving basic skills such as brake modulation, moving between seated and standing riding positions, riding over small bridges and obstacles, and take your first laps on the Downhill Skills Course. This clinic helps prepare riders of all ages to ride basic single-track trails and easy terrain and obstacles.

Mountain Bike Private Lessons & Guide Service

Mountain Bike Private Lessons & Guide Service

All ages
24-hour advance sign-up required
$85 per hour up to 3 riders, $10 per additional rider
Build your own program - sessions can range from an hour to a full day.

Call 802-644-8523

Book one of our coaches one-on-one or in your private group to explore Smugglers' growing trail network, or get specific lessons on how to improve your riding. With access to all of our features in the Mountain Bike Skills Park, plus over 18 miles of trail to explore, you’ll receive specific skill development and feedback to bring your riding to the next level! Guests are welcome to bring their own bike, or rent one from the MTB Center. Please call or visit the MTB Center for scheduling availability.
Trail Clinic

Beginner/Intermediate Trail Clinic

Ages 13 & older
Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$49 per person. Take your trail riding skills to the next level!

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This clinic is for riders who are comfortable riding single track trails, and want to expand their abilities and confidence in an encouraging and safe environment. You’ll start the session by getting warmed up and ready for your ride in our flatland and downhill skills park. Then, head out for a cross-country adventure to experience our trail network with one of our top-notch mountain bike coaches. Fine tune your body-position, balance, and braking skills while exploring our 16 miles of mountain bike trails; we’ll show you our most scenic locations, and provide mountain biking tips and strategies all along the way.
Mountain Bike Camp

Mountain Bike Camp

Ages 7 - 17
Monday - Friday

Mountain Bike Children's Program is for anyone wanting to learn the basics of trail riding or looking for new challenges.

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Mountain Bike Park

Women’s Beginner/Intermediate Trail Clinic

Ages 13 & older
Tuesday & Saturday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$49 per person. Ladies, want to improve your mountain biking skills in a safe and supportive environment? Join us for our women’s specific beginner/intermediate trail clinic!

We’ll help improve your balance, body-position, and braking strategies for single-track riding, while focusing on gaining confidence and familiarity on beginner and intermediate terrain. We welcome riders of all abilities; come learn in a fun and inclusive environment, by women, for women!
Smuggs Bike Shop Rental Products

For all Mountain Bike activities and programs:
A helmet is required for all riders using the Skills & Downhill Park
Participants should wear appropriate clothing for mountain biking or exercising, gloves and eye protection, and to bring a water bottle.

Half Day
Full Day
Strider Bikes $15 $20
Youth Basic $20 $30
Youth Premium $35 $49
Adult Basic $45 $59
Adult Premium $49 $79
E-Cruiser Bike* $59 $89
E-Mountain Bike* $69 $99

All bike rentals include a complimentary helmet rental.

All Full Day/Overnight Rentals are due back to the Smuggs MTB Center by 9:30 am on the following day. Bikes returned after 9:30 am will be charged a $25 late fee, in addition to the standard rental charge for the time period the bike was returned late.

*All E-Bike rentals must be returned to the Smuggs Bike Center before closing each day for recharging and servicing.

Prices subject to change, call 802.644.8523 or visit the Smuggs Bike Center for more details.

Rental Bike Descriptions
Adult Premium Rental - Specialized Stumpjumper
Sizes Available:
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
A full suspension mountain bike that brings all-new suspension kinematics and progressive geometry into a full-alloy package that's both lightweight and extremely durable. Outfitted with a no-fuss SRAM SX 12-speed groupset, the Stumpjumper Alloy is your all-access pass for trail adventure. Comes standard with dropper post and hydraulic disc brakes.

Adult Basic Rental – Specialized Rockhopper
Sizes Available:
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
A hardtail mountain bike perfect for beginner to intermediate riders. Featuring modern geometry, a no-fuss SRAM SX 12-speed groupset, and air-spring front shock, this bike is the best bike for those looking for an easy-riding, relaxing trail ride experience. Comes standard with hydraulic disc brakes.

Kids Premium Rental - Specialized Riprock
Sizes Available:
20” and 24”
A hard-tail mountain bike, the Riprock features 2.8-inch Big Roller tires which provide an overall smoother ride quality. With plenty of traction and control —the Riprock is the perfect bike for kids looking to conquer our more advanced trails.

Kids Basic Rental – Specialized Hotrock
Sizes Available:
24”, 20”, and 16”
A basic kids bike, featuring coaster brakes and no gears. Helping to increase skills and confidence before graduating to hand-brake controls, the Hotrock is designed to be perfect for kids learning to bike.

Strider Bike Rental – Specialized Hotwalk
One Size:
A first timer bike designed for our smallest riders, and a more effective learning tool than riding with training wheels. Using their feet to push along the ground similar to a sit-down style scooter, the Hotwalk is perfect for little ones who are learning balance control, using handlebars to steer, and feeling the joy of rolling on a bike!
Mountain Bike Trail Network
Starting from The Bike Shop, our mountain bike trail network features over 10 miles of single track and 8 miles of double track mountain biking! Just like our ski trails, you can ride green, blue, or black trails to access easy, intermediate, or advanced terrain. Our trails have something for everyone! Stop in the bike shop to grab a trail map!

Click on the image below to download a PDF of the map.
Mountain Biking Trail Map

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