While many think of Stowe, Vermont as a ski town, it's become a four-season destination with plenty of outdoor activities in the summertime. In particular, mountain bikers love to head to Stowe for some time on the trails and in the woods. With thousands of feet of elevation to explore, the mountain biking in Stowe is a great reason to visit. Check out these networks of trails for some mountain biking in Stowe, then relax in the hot tub back at our boutique hotel Field Guide.
With nearly 30 miles of single track trails, the Trapp property is a great place to take all levels of riders. The trails are divided into beginner double track and intermediate and advanced single track and can be accessed for a $10 day pass. Bonus: after you hit the trails, you can recover with a cold beer across the street at the von Trapp Brewery (http://www.vontrappbrewing.com/).
Park in the lot for the Sterling Falls Gorge to access 10 miles of double and singletrack trails for all abilities. Maintained by the Stowe Mountain Bike Club, these trails can be combined for a longer challenging ride or an easy cruise along the Maple Run trail. Pick up a trail map at any of the ski or bike shops in town to find the best Stowe mountain biking.
Ride right from Field Guide to this trailhead, only 1/2-mile up Mountain Rd. from the hotel. These trails are a great combination of machine-groomed and old school, with options for beginners and experts. Those seeking a challenge will love the technical single track on the Schween Haus loops. Afterwards, cool down with a beverage at Picnic Social, our in-house restaurant at Field Guide.