It's been a wet spring. Trail closures and washouts have been a common theme this year. To take a break from the steep rooty trails closer to home I decided to check out the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsford, Vermont. Here the well-built trails seemed to have escaped the water damage many other trails have had this season. Not only that, but these are some of the smoothest trails I've ever seen in Vermont. This does make the majority of the trails non-technical, but the long flowy descents do offer a nice change of pace from the teeth rattling I endure on a regular basis. I would have liked a few more opportunities to get my tires off the ground though.
This was a solo mission so no riding pictures, but I hope some of the photos help capture the character of the place. Also being a solo mission I missed the chance to shuttle and had to do all the climbing on my own, but still managed to get in a good tour of the network.
For trail maps and more information check out www.greenmountaintrails.com
Roadside signage. Right on VT Route 100, which is one of Vermont's major roadways despite looking like asphalt singletrack in the background.
Coolest trailhead sign ever?
The trails start right here and the majority of the network is on the hill in the background.
RTFS (Read The F'n Sign)
I guess this is to keep the Vegans out. It still had some fur on the chin and near the horns. Fresh.
Bermage. This place has a ridiculous amount of berms.
S-berm. A little hard to see the line in the photo: enter on the right side of photo - quick left berm to quick right berm. Note the stone work on the berm to the left - this is a common sight here. There are also miles of bench cut trails. Ouch, lots of labor. Thanks builders.
Smoothness. Lots of smooth pedaling or coasting here. Unusual for Vermont, and a tribute to the builders.