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Millstone Hill - West Side Rides

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Two loops through the feature rich environment on the west side of the Millstone Trails Association


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Map Key

7.0

Miles

11.3

KM

75%

Singletrack

1,668' 508 m

High

1,207' 368 m

Low

1,047' 319 m

Up

1,051' 320 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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A day pass is required which can be purchased at the Tour Center.

Overview

Great views of various working and abandoned quarries as well as scenic vistas of the valley and the Green Mountains. The ride includes Roller Coaster, Rock and Roll, Holy Roller, Harrington Heights, and Screaming Demon.

A great description of the trails can be found at millstonetrails.com/trails/

Need to Know

Roller Coaster, Screaming Demon, and the Harrington are downhill only. You can session the Harrington by looping back on Holy Roller and Rock and Roll. To session the near in downhills Roller Coaster and Screaming Demon you need to ride out to Websterville Road and start from the parking lot again.

Description

Head out from the parking lot at Magic Wheel Bike Shop / Touring Center up the hill making a right on the access trail. Read the placards along the way describing the history of the quarries you are riding past. Follow the sign on the left at the entry to Roller Coaster. To get a nice view of a quarry and the valley ride up to Sunset Lookout via Hilltop Trail and then loop up and back down to Roller Coaster following the signs.

Roller Coaster finishes on a gravel access road which you cross to start Rock and Roll which is on the left of the doubletrack. Follow Rock and Roll to Holy Roller which is signed on the left. Holy Roller reconnects with Rock and Roll and brings you to a near 180 degree left turn up a doubletrack. Follow the doubletrack for a couple hundred feet or so staying to the right to Harrington Heights. You'll really enjoy the unique features on this trail. At the end you'll intersect with a section of Holy Roller you rode before.

Follow this to the left until you reach Rock and Roll. Make a right on Rock and Roll (or stay to the left and loop back to ride Harrington Ridge this time!!). Follow the doubletrack up to the sign on the left pointing off to Websterville Road. Ride the road back up to the parking lot and where you'll loop in again. This time take Rock and Roll to the intersection with Screaming Demon and enjoying the features on that trail.

At the gravel road at the bottom of the trail (same exit as Roller Coaster you rode earlier) make a right and follow it to Websterville Road and ride back to the parking lot.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ron Rossi

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Photos

Flying down one of the great bridges
Aug 8, 2018 near South B…, VT
Riding a rock spine on Harrington Heights.
Jun 24, 2019 near South B…, VT
Where Screaming Demon meets Angry Gnome
Aug 8, 2018 near South B…, VT
Wood and Rock
Oct 22, 2015 near South B…, VT
Heading up the Grand Lookout
Aug 8, 2018 near South B…, VT
Boardwalks over granite debris field at start of Roller Coaster.
Jun 24, 2019 near South B…, VT

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Sep 24, 2016
Dave Laird
Hmmmm... Pretty slick and treacherous after the rain yesterday. We left for Perry Hills and had a much better ride there.