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Putnam St. Forrest

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

This is Perry Hill. This ride starts with a climb on a sandy, steep double track. On your way up you will pass thru a few intersections, just keep rolling. After about 15-20 minutes you will cross some rock work. This is a good place to regroup. Shortly after this the climb turns left, off of the double track and on to some nice single track. After a few minutes you will pass a trail on your left. Remember this trail, you will come back for it after the descent. It''s what we call Joe''s (the builder) and it is sick, but just go right by it for now. Shortly after you pass Joe''s you will start rolling along, then the climb turn right and starts up for the last time. This turn is burned in as the main route, but in the fall it could be easy to miss. Don''t miss this next turn to the right. If you start going down you went too far. Make the right onto Burning Spear. This single track is high speed tech down. After about 8-10 minutes, you will splash thru a small stream, don''t miss the next left. If you find yourself rolling down a double track, you missed it. Make the left onto Rasta Man. This trail continues to flow down and buffs out a bit. There are some short steep climbs so be ready to throw some downshifts. After a steep sandy leafy chute, look for a big roll down on the left. It basically cuts off a switch back and flows right back into the trail. Continue to bomb down to the Hwy, be aware of a couple small DJs. Climb out for a few minutes and you will find yourself on the sandy double track you first rode in on, just after the first steep pitch. Turn right and climb the same route you did the first time, this time turn left on Joe''s. This trail is not easy. If you are not OK with steep and rocky lines and small roll downs, then please walk the sections you are not gonna ride. Please don''t ride around the difficult sections. As it is, there are many go-arounds that detract from the experience. For years this trail remained tight and tech., now it is hard to tell the right line from the lame one. At the bottom of this trail, stay right and it will flow into a few more short but extremely fun singletracks that put you back down near your car. Explore these lower singletracks for some great bonus loops that can be ridden after Rasta Man by those not up to another climb, or the tech. challenges of Joe''s. Watch the water bars on the road bed out to the car, people have been seriously injured (broken necks and legs) on the way out. The trails don''t officially open until June 1, but most folks start riding way before that. If you are in there early season, be extremely low impact. Most of these trails dry out fast, but some spots on the climb, and Joe''s stay wet. WALK if you are leaving a rut please. Impact is the issue that will get thgis opening date strickly enforced, and that would suck. Enjoy this place. It is a gem, and it is legal.
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Latitude
44.323755967268866
Longitude
-72.73631572723388
Trail Directions
The parking area is located on the East end of Main Street (rt 2/100) in Waterbury. Turn onto Depot St. following signs for the Ice Arena. The road will pass a gas station and turn to dirt. About half way down there is a pull out on the right, just accross from the tunnel under the interstate Hwy. You can park there, or if it's full, go on down to the Arena and park there.
Trail Length
10 Miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Waterbury
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 12, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: woodchuck ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
THESE ARE THE BEST TRAILS IN THE STATE OF VERMONT< NUFF SAID!!! MT. Bike mag rated them as the one of the top fifty trails in the HOLE UNITED STATES!!

Recommended Route:
Park at the pull off just before the ice rink on the right, join me and the gang for PBR's after your ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The trails behind I-Ride in stowe.



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Review Date
May 15, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: epic ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I don't know how this tral has not been reviewed. JD's description is dead-on. 5-star trail.



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