The same loop as the Northfield University Full Loop minus the worst climb and the toughest trails, great for most intermediate riders and even good for adventous beginners.
To enjoy this amazing machine-built trail, first find your way to Norwich University in Northfield, VT. The trails are across the street from the University.
These trails are bi-directional, but flow best when ridden clockwise. Start your ride from the parking area and head up the switchback visible on the grassy hillside. The trail is well marked and you'll follow the signs for the Green Trail
until you see a sign for the Yellow Trail
. You'll continue up on mostly easy climbing singletrack though woods and open meadows and past a small podium until finally you're at the Red Trail intersection.
You'll have climbed roughly 450 feet so far and you'll be on top of the easier Yellow Trail
and Green Trail
. You start your descent on the Yellow Trail
which is much easier, more mellow, and more pedally than the Orange Trail
. The Yellow trail twists and weaves down with some really fun double/tabletops and mix of flat and bermed turns. After a table top into a 180 degree berm turn you'll be on gravely doubletrack, hold your speed and take the next right to get to the top of the Green Trail
The Green Trail
is the easiest trail here but its not any less fun. You'll find more of the Yellow trail type features here with great table tops. Its a great trail for people just learning how to Pump/Jump and rail berms. The Green Trail
put you out on a wider fire road and you can take that all the way down to the Outdoor Center. Do not forget the last little bit of singletrack to your car.
These trails are a blast just please do not ride when the ground is soft.
These trails were built by Brooke Scatchard of Sinousity Flowing Trails and Phase 1 was completed in November 2012. Brooke, Dave Packie, and other locals continue to Maintain these trails.