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Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Bike Programs and Rentals

Enjoy skills parks and trails conveniently on property!

Our MTB 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 from the Mountain Bike Center meet at Sir Henry's Bike Shop.

Smugglers’ Notch Mountain Bike Center

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

Open Daily:
Bike Shop: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wonder Carpet Surface Lift: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MTB Waiver

MTB Park Usage & Bike Rentals

Get a jump start on using our MTB Park and/or renting a mountain bike from us. Fill out the waiver in advance. Daily access to the skills park available for $15/Full-Day & $10/Half-Day Morning or Afternoon. Included with a SmuggsPass.

MTB Waiver

Mountain Bike Shop

Mountain Bike (MTB) Center & Bike Shop

Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Our Mountain Bike Shop will keep you rolling! We offer rentals, basic adjustments, repairs, tune-ups, and upgrades for all bicycle sizes and types. Pick up a trail map and learn more about our Programs and Rentals.

Call 802-644-8523

VMBA members receive free access to our Downhill Skills Park and Pump Track, as well as 15% off all Bike Shop Products & Services.

Mountain Bike Trail Ride

E-Bike Guided Tours

Ages 16 & older
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 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. Petal-assist Ebikes 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. Ages 16 & older
Mountain Bike Skills Clinics — Ages 7 & older
First Timer Skills Clinics

First Timer Skills Clinics

Ages 7 & older
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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!
MTB Skills Clinic

Beginner/Intermediate Skills Clinics

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 noon

$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. Receive 20 % off any rental bike with clinic. $29 per person.

For riders who are already comfortable riding basic trails and terrain, continue the progression with our Intermediate and Advanced Skill Clinic! This clinic helps to prepare riders for more aggressive terrain and obstacles; learn more about tackling larger bridges and obstacles, pumping and jumping through our downhill skills park and pump track, and specific techniques to help take your riding to the next level!
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.
Balance Bike

Strider Bike Session

Tuesday - Friday
Ages 3 - 6
$39 per person, per hour, strider bike rental included. 24-hour advance sign-up required.

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Let your little ones ride too! Our new balance bike park is the perfect place to introduce your child to the joys of biking. Balance bikes are pedal-less and allow children to use their feet to propel themselves, keep their balance on small rollers and banks, and get the sensation of biking.
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

MTB Open Park

Monday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ages 3 & older
First come, first served, based on availability.

This is the perfect opportunity to try mountain biking at Smuggs for the first time! Test your balance and bike handling in the flatland park, then pump the rollers and ride the berms in the downhill skills park. The Smuggs MTB coaches will be on hand to teach and demo skills for every level rider. Complimentary with SmuggsPass or Daycation Ticket. Bike rental included for 20 minute sessions.

Smuggs Bike Shop Rental Products

For all Mountain Bike activities and programs:
Participants should wear appropriate clothing
A helmet is required
Water bottle, gloves and eye protection recommended

Half Day
4 Hours
Full Day
24 Hours
Strider Bikes $15 $20
Youth Basic $20 $30
Youth Premium $35 $45
Adult Basic $35 $55
Adult Premium $50 $80
Helmet Rental $8per day Flat Rate

All bike rentals include a complimentary helmet rental.
Prices subject to change, call 802.644.8523 or visit the Smuggs MTB Shop for more details.
Ages are approximate - bike size is determined by height.
All Full Day/Overnight Rentals are due back to the Smuggs MTB Center by 9:30 am the following day. Bikes returned after 9:30 am will be charged a late fee of $25, in addition to the standard rental charge for the time period the bike was returned late.

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

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a perfect recreation opportunity for families. A nearby 17-mile section starts in the town of Jeffersonville and runs through Johnson all the way to Morrisville.

Rail Trail Map

Running along an old rail bed, the LVRT never exceeds a 3% grade, making it accessible for all abilities. A great option for bikers looking for a relaxing bike experience. For more information stop by The Bike Shop. The link in the box above will help you find parking along the trail.
Stowe Bike & Recreational Path

Stowe Bike & Recreational Path

An internationally recognized greenway stretching from Stowe Village to Top Notch Resort on the Mountain Road. Residents and guests alike enjoy the 5.3 mile paved trail as it criss-crosses the West Branch of Little River.

Stowe Rec

Breath-taking mountain views and access to restaurants, lodges and local businesses make the bike path one of the most popular recreation assets in Stowe.
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