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Mountain Bike Park

Mountain Bike Programs and Rentals

Enjoy skills parks and trails conveniently on property!

Smugglers’ Notch Mountain Bike Center

Opening Day: May 28, 2022 (Rentals and Private Lessons Only)

Start of Summer Operations: June 10, 2022 (Clinics, Guided Tours, and MTB Downhill Park)

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.
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 by using the link below.

MTB Waiver

Mountain Bike Shop

Mountain Bike (MTB) Center & Bike Shop

Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stop by the Bike Shop for a trail map and learn more about our Mountain Bike Programs and Rentals. Daily access to the skills park available for $15/Full-Day & $10/Half-Day or with a SmuggsPass.

Call 802-644-8523

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

Mountain Bike Camp

Mountain Bike Camp
Ages 7 - 17

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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MTB Skills Clinic

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

Tuesday - Friday
Ages 7 & older, $19 per session
First Timer/Beginners: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Intermediates: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon

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Whether you are new to mountain biking, or just looking for a quick refresher, our daily skills clinics are just the ticket! Learn the basics with one of our expert coaches, and then shred the features in our flatland and downhill skills parks. These clinics are a quick, fun introduction to the sport, with tips and advice to make your mountain biking experience more enjoyable! Guests are welcome to bring their own bike, or rent one from the MTB Center.
Mountain Bike Trail Ride

Mountain Bike Guided Tours

Tuesday - Friday
Ages 7 & older, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25 per person
All Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

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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.
Balance Bike

Strider Bike Session

Tuesday - Friday
Ages 3 - 6
$50 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 Private Lessons & Guide Service

Mountain Bike Private Lessons & Guide Service

All ages
24-hour advance sign-up required
$50 per person, per hour
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.
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

Clinic Rental2 HoursHalf Day
4 Hours
Full Day
24 Hours
Strider Bikes $9 $9 $14 $19
Youth Basic $14 $14 $19 $26
Youth HardTail $24 $24 $34 $45
Adult Hard Tail $34 $34 $49 $64
Adult Fat Tire $34 $34 $49 $64
Adult Full Suspension $44 $44 $59 $79
Helmet Rental $8per day Flat Rate

Multi-day rentals receive 15% off.
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.

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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