Stowe offers some of the most pristine, comprehensive off-road biking trail systems in the country. And, Stoweflake is in the heart of it all with easy access to miles of trail networks that are ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Just a short pedal away is Cady Hill Forest (known to the locals as Town Loop). It represents 15 miles of trails that connect to a seeming never ending larger network including Pipeline, which brings you over to Trapps and Adams Camp.
Other sanctioned mountain-bike trails can be accessed from Old County Road, Stowe Hollow and Brownsville giving Stowe a vast trail network for all levels of riders. Local maps can show you how to connect classic sections of trail with short dirt road rests. Or you can stay in the woods away from it all!
Wherever you pedal for the day, come back to Stoweflake for all the comforts of home. And other conveniences like a bike cleaning station, storage and if you need it, a simple repair kit.
To make your mountain biking vacation easier, we have created a Mountain Biking Package to include a Stowe Mountain Bike Club Family Membership which not only supports the local bike club and trail maintenance but provides you with many other deals and offers in town. Being connected to the town’s network of mountain bikers will give you the true Stowe experience! For updates on trail conditions, visit Stowe Mountain Bike Clubs website here.
For those who want a gentler pace, a favorite bicycle ride is on Stowe's award-winning Recreation Path. The 5.3-mile paved bike path starts in Stowe Village, winds its way through forests and meadows, and crosses the West Branch River 11 times on arched wooden bridges. Bikes are available for rent at the Stoweflake Sports Desk.
It's hard to imagine a better environment for biking. Vermont's varied terrain and beautiful rural scenery provides opportunities for road touring and mountain biking and accommodates bicyclists of all abilities.
Vermont villages are spaced an easy pedaling-distance apart, and our extensive network of lightly-trafficked "farm to market" back roads provides a virtually inexhaustible supply of on-road bicycle routes. Add to this an abundance of friendly country inns and intimate beds and breakfasts as well as clean lakeside campgrounds, and you've got a recipe for world-class bicycling adventures.