Mountain biking is a popular summer activity in Stowe, with good reason. Named a “mountain biking mecca” by The Boston Globe, Stowe’s extensive trail network of well-maintained, interconnected trails offers fun and challenging terrain, suitable for all ability levels. More than 50 miles of well-maintained single track around Stowe guarantee a green Vermont view in the woods, on the roads or paved paths.
The majority of Stowe’s mountain bike trails are free and open for public use, thanks to the ongoing efforts of the Stowe Trails Partnership (STP). As stewards of the trails, STP ensures trails are in top riding conditions. Bikers can also enjoy a unique 13-mile network at Trapp Family Lodge’s Outdoor Center for a small daily fee.
There are several bike shops that offer rentals, accessories and tune-up services for those with their own bikes. Many hotels are bike-friendly, offering washing stations and lock-up storage for your equipment. Some restaurants and attractions along the the Stowe Recreation Path offer a small discount to encourage people to ride instead of drive. Guided tours are available through 4 Points VT.