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Hinesburg Town Forest Ride

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

6.2 mile 10.0 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,002' 305 m
Descent: -1,001' -305 m
High: 1,628' 496 m
Low: 871' 266 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 37% (21°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Thomas Kupfer

This is a nice 1-hour+ (fast) loop in the Hinesburg Town Forest ending with Passing the Horizon.

Thomas Kupfer

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Check Trail Hub for trail status before riding orfotwheel.org. Hinesburg tends to open late in the season and be wet after rain.

Overview

Get out there in the beautiful Hinesburg Town Forest and ride some of the Fellowship of the Wheel's most challenging trails. Old-school singletrack at its best. This ride is very rocky with some roots and great natural flow. Many of these trails were rebuilt in 2015 and are riding incredibly well when it is dry. Don't expect it to be easy and bring a map. Maps are available to all Fellowship of the Wheel members.

Need to Know

Be respectful of local residents. Be quiet in parking areas, drive slowly and control animals.

Bring lots of water and a snack.

Description

Park at the Hayden Hill East parking area off of Texas Hill Road. Start by riding and taking all lefts, staying on Eagle's Trail/Homestead. Continue on Homestead until it ends in a large field. Make a right, ride through the field and down to the Economou Road. Take a right to ride up the gravel Economou Road for approximately an eighth of a mile, then make a left into the woods onto Dragon's Tail.

This is a nice, technical climb with some features that will test your uphill skills. Continue until Firebreather, a newly-rebuilt, freeride trail that can be ridden by most intermediate riders, slowly. Make a left when the trail flattens out to veer onto Lost Trail, also redone by Fellowship Of The Wheel in 2015. This trail will end back on Economou Road. Go up the hill on the road and Passing the Horizon will be on your right at the top of the hill. Take Passing the Horizon all the way down back to the parking lot!

History & Background

This place used to be overrun by ATVs and was a favorite place to dump trash. Now it's a jewel of a trail system.

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Jun 2, 2019
Matt Schrag
Mar 8, 2017
Marc-andré Perrault

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Photos

Bench in memory of Richard Tom on Passing the Horizon.
Mar 30, 2016 near Hinesburg, VT
Going down on Eagle's Trail.
Jan 4, 2017 near Hinesburg, VT
Optional log ride on Lost Trail, built the summer of 2015 by Fellowship of the Wheel.
Mar 30, 2016 near Hinesburg, VT
Trailhead, again, great job from the fellowship!
Jan 4, 2017 near Hinesburg, VT

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