“This is a nice 1-hour+ (fast) loop in the Hinesburg Town Forest ending with Passing the Horizon.”
— Thomas Kupfer
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. Hinesburg tends to open late in the season and be wet after rain.
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.
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.