“A challenging 10-mile loop with a mix of gravel road, singletrack and machine built trail.
— Josh Matta
for trail status: Pipeline
itself is on Trapp Family Lodge property. They do not allow dogs as the upper part of the trail passes through their pasture.
In 10 miles and 1500 feet of climbing, you'll experience three of Stowe's Most recent trails. Highlights include the view while passing though Trapps and the great descents down Kimmer's Trail
Need to Know
There's a brewery right on top of Pipeline
. Highly recommended stopping in prior to descending down Pipeline
Park at the Stowe High school or ride to the Stowe High School. Head South on the paved road and keep looking right for a gravel road/doubletrack.
Follow this road up and it quickly turns to singletrack and veers into the woods on your left. You are now on Pipeline
meanders up the hillside about 1 mile before coming to an intersection. At this intersection, bear right to follow this route. Left takes you to Trapp Family Trails, which are a pay to ride area.
Upon going right, you'll quickly end up riding through some fields and through a disc golf course. When the singletrack finally meets the paved road, make a sharp left up the hill, followed by a right onto Gravel Road. It's the first right you can make.
While riding up the gravel road, keep your eyes open to the right for a trail that is doubletrack with a singletrack worn into it, it's is normally mowed. Follow this trail up the hill. It passes the Luce Hill Cemetery, the oldest Cemetery in Stowe.
As you come out to another gravel road, you'll be right at a fork in the road. Take the right fork and start up Haul Road
and enjoy the views of Stowe to your right.
Coming up the long Haul Road
, keep your eyes to the right for a grassy steep doubletrack. Head up this doubletrack and it will quickly turn to a machine built singletrack. After a short, stout little climb, you'll end up on the Adam's Camp Loop
and Hardy's Haul
. Remember where this trail is because it's your way home.
From here most people will ride up Hardy's Haul
to Kimmer's Trail
but the other way will work as well. Follow the Adam's Camp Loop
for these trails. Once you have ridden the whole loop, go back down Haul Road
Bypass and retrace your steps back to the car.
History & Background
Trapp Family Lodge and the Stowe Mountain Bike club built Pipeline
. Designed by Hardy Avery (Sustainable Trail Works).