“A trail that connects the main section of the park to the Sprucevale Road side of the park.”
— Scott Danish
The Vondergreen Trail is a 3.2 mile trail that connects the main section of the park to the Sprucevale road side of the park. The trail climbs in and out of the Beaver Creek Valley a couple of times and passes near a few locks left from the Sandy Beaver canal. It is usually ridden as an out and back and the mileage can be extended by combining it with the Fisherman's Trail
in the Sprucevale area.
If you park near the mill, cross over the old steel bridge that spans Beaver Creek, and the Vondergreen Trail begins on the right at the end of the bridge.
At the west beginning point, the trail follows the creek to one of the Sandy Beaver locks. From the lock the trail has a short, rocky climb and then leads away from the creek, but is relatively flat. After crossing a very small stream, the trail reaches the edge of Beaver Creek, following an old tow path until it reaches the next lock. From this point the trail climbs out of the valley. It starts with two sets of wood steps and then a very steep hike-a-bike sections with very tight switchbacks. The trail becomes rideable again after the switchbacks.
The trail continues to climb up to the top of the ridge and flows up and down for a while. It eventually starts heading back downhill, turns to the left away from the ridge becoming steep and rocky. At the bottom of the rocky section, you'll pass the remains of an old saw mill and crosses over a horse trail and return to Beaver Creek at Gretchen's lock. From here, the trail turns left and follows the creek to the Spurcevale Road parking lot.