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Pine Hill Park

Average Rating:    (4.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

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
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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Review Date
September 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: going2vt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This was an unexpected surprise! I fell into riding here and now all I can do is think about when I will be in VT next to ride it! It is small...but size isn't everything. It is like a mini Kingdom trails!!! Well..a baby Kingdom Trails...but it's FREE, in Rutland and so easy to get to. You can cover all the trails easy in a day...but it will challenge you and make you smile!

Recommended Route:
See the nice guys in the bike shop. Let them know your ability level and they can map a ride for you with the right direction in mind.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Killington, the Catamount, Mount Snow's cross country trails.



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Review Date
August 26, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: AlwaysInjured ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A great trail system that ranges from awesome flowy singletrack to low/mid level tech. Tons of nice, banked switchbacks and short up/down hills. I'm a beginner/intermediate rider, so this review is a bit skewed towards my riding skill. A more experienced rider might not find the same trails I loved quite as exciting. The aerobic difficulty level depends on how hard you're pedaling!

Recommended Route:
Make sure you come down Svelte Tiger! Stay off of Giorgetti- it's walking only. I didn't see the sign the first time I rode there :-P
Stegosaurus is more technical.
Make sure you hit Overlook Trail (that's where the suspension bridge is).
A good ride is Escalator, up Svelte Tiger to Droopy Muffin, to Santa's Little Helper, then to Stegosaurus via a trail that I'm blanking on the name of now, to the overlook, down Overlook Trail, to Salamander, to Underdog, then back down Underdog to Upper Ledges which will take you to Tim's Vista, down Birches, across the Pond Road (I'm pretty sure that's the road) to Svelte Tiger, down Svelte Tiger, up Furlough, down Evergreen Fall (another can't miss, short, but very steep and pretty darn rocky!) then back down Escalator if you're done, or keep going! I haven't yet tried it, but I've heard that Halfpipe is pretty awesome as well.



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