“Trail along an historic flume connecting Town to the Peaks Trail”
— Tim Hosbach
Spring closures may apply.
Pence Miller trail follows an historic flume ditch around the east and northeast side of Shock Hill
. The trail begins off the Skyway Skiway
ski back trail above Mountain Thunder Lodge off of Park Avenue. From Town, Mountain Thunder Lodge is located just north of the intersection of Ski Hill Road and Park Avenue on the west side of the road. Head up the drive, past the condominiums to the ski trail and look for a singletrack across the ski trail. There is a buck-and-rail fence.
The trail enters the forest, crosses a short bridge, then climbs to a contouring trail below Ski Hill Road. Go right (north) at a post, and right again at a fork with the Shock Hill
Trail connector after 1/4 mile onto a flume. The trail follows the flume for about 1/2 mile beyond this fork, then climbs for 1/4 mile to Shock Hill
From the end of Pence Miller, go right on Shock Hill
Trail and eventually Toad Alley
to access the Peaks Trail
This trail features excellent leaf peeping opportunities, with abundant aspens.