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Pine Hill Park

Average Rating:    (4.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Multiple Loops and conectors of varying difficulty levels. Mostly double or single track. Some smooth some technical. Approach is steep and technical. Easier approach from Rocky Pond Access Rd in the city.
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Latitude
43.616318102438676
Longitude
-72.99144744873047
Trail Length
5-25
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Rutland
State/Territory/Province
VT
Zip/Postal Code
05701
Country
US
Web Address
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Review Date
July 26, 2016

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Byker22 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just finished riding Perry Hill in Waterbury! Before I started I went to Waterbury Sports and consulted with Chuck about what trails to tie together for 2 hour stint. It's obvious that the guys there know what they're talking about and that all of them ride. After parking on River road, begin a long and arduous climb to the top. You will notice several kickers to climb over on your way up. These are a blast to hit on your way down. Take this double track to Duct Tape. You will still be climbing. Go onto Permission all the way to the top. Rip down Burning Spear and have a blast till you get to Rasta Man. Climb back up to Joes and be ready for this system's most technical riding. It was here that a black bear crossed my path. I'm not going to lie, I was scared. He went his way and I continued down till I hit Campfire which puts you back on Double track for some serious hucking off of all of those kickers. This was an epic ride that I will no doubt do again soon.

Recommended Route:
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Review Date
May 29, 2015

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: vtdeadfan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Sweet place! First time there and was really happy. It's in a bit of a funky location, but once you find it, it's well mapped out and offers a variety of flow and tech. I rode it all in about 2 hours.

Recommended Route:
Not sure…once ridden...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
STAB Trails
Green Mountain Trails



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Review Date
September 5, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dung Hopper ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode at Pine Hill Park over the weekend. I'm from out of town and it was my first ride there. The park is full of fun single track with tight turns, some jumps, a couple drops with rocky sections as well as smooth. I really liked the trail system. The ride is more fun (imo) than straight cross-country but has some nice scenery too. The trails are often lined with rocks that were apparently removed to make the smooth sections. It makes for a neat feel - almost like a bob sled course or something.

Recommended Route:
I don't know the trails well enough to recommend a route. I will mention that the trail head is the lowest elevation in the park. My first 15-20 minutes was almost entirely up hill. It felt like I was going to be restricted to a short ride until I got on top and things were more rolling. For out of shape flatlanders like me, you get the initial impression that the whole place is hills. Keep climbing and once you get on top the climbs are shorter and mixed with plenty of ups and downs. The good thing is your final 2 miles back to the car are all down hill.



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Review Date
August 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: David ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My first visit to Pine Hill Park was not a disappointment. I'd been reading about how good it was online and finally made the 2 and 1/2 hour trip from New York to Vermont. The trails were smooth and flowing. A ton of berms to rip around on and lots of different options for all skill levels. It was a pleasure to get to actually ride my bike on these trails compared to the rocks and roots that dominate the upstate NY mountain bike scene. I rode about 11 miles and that was with two climbs from the parking lot. All in all, a great place to ride...

Recommended Route:
any and all trails



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Review Date
December 10, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Blue Sugar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As a rider and trail builder I was impressed with these trails. They're new school- fast and flowy. Almost anyone can ride them but anyone can enjoy them. Smooth by New England standards. There are lots of cool twisty, wavy boardwalks and bridges (even a suspension bridge). I rode a full rigid singlespeed 29er and it worked great. Trails are well maintained by city employees. We saw a guy with a Muck Truck (motorized wheelbarrow) on the trails when we were there. Overall its a cool place that you should visit if you're in the area.



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