Wanna ride? You have come to the right place. The Moosalamoo National Recreation Area offers some awesome trails for riders. It is highly recommended that you expect a challenging ride and prepare accordingly.
This summer the US Forest Service, in partnership with Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) and Vermont Youth Conservation Corp crews completed the new Chandler Ridge/Leicester Hollow loop. The ride offers great views of Fern Lake and Lake Dunmore and isa gorgeous ride through fern-covered Leicester Hollow.
Please note, that mountain bikes are limited to trails specifically designated and signed as open to mountain bikes and Forest Service Roads open to vehicular travel. To ensure long-term access, please respect trail designations.
Chatfield Loop: A sweet 12.5 mile RT loop in the northern part of the MNRA.
Minnie Baker: The trail climbs steeply in several pitches from VT Route 53 and then descends to the Leicester Hollow Trail on a long downgrade with a hairpin turn. The length is 1.2 miles and maximum elevation change is 800 feet. Average ride time is 3/4 to 1 hour. (This trail provides access to the Leicester Hollow/Chandler Ridge ride loop.)
Leicester Hollow: The trail follows Leicester Hollow Brook and crosses it many times as it ascends easily to Silver Lake. The trail ends at the Silver Lake Trail, near the dam. The maximum elevation change is 250 feet and average ride time is 2-2 1/2 hours. Return the way you came, or via Chandler Ridge Trail, which begins off the Silver Lake Loop Trail on the west side of Silver Lake.
Chandler Ridge: The trail follows a ridge with gentle grades and has views to the east and west and meets the Leicester Hollow Trail at 4.8 miles. Elevation change over Chandler Ridge is 720 feet.
Water Tower Trails (Sundown Trail): The Water Tower Trails is a system of interconnected trails. The Sundown Loop, accessible from FR 32, is marked by trail intersection number 2-3.
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Riding on Leicester Hollow
VYCC crews take a break from trail building on LH for a group photo op. Thanks for your hard work!