The trails in this area form the heart of the Mad River Riders’ network, perfect for a mountain bike ride, trail run, or walk in the woods. Enchanted Forest lives up to the beauty of its name. Evolution is smooth and flowy; Cyclone and Clinic are rocky and challenging. Check out GS for smooth twists and turns and Busternut for a rougher and rootier ride. Drop down one and climb back up the other.
Mad River Riders Trail Rules
The Collaborative is a watershed-wide network of lands and trails created through a partnership of local organizations, generous property owners, towns, the State of Vermont, the US Forest Service, and many volunteers. These trails reflect the Mad River Valley’s love of the outdoors and commitment to stewardship of land and recreational opportunities for current and future generations. Enjoy and help us care for this place. Click here to learn more and support recreation in the Mad River Valley.
This trail system is managed by the Mad River Riders on a mix of state and private lands.
The Mad River Riders, a founding chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), maintain a 58+ mile network of multi-use trails throughout the Mad River Valley. Our trails are open to the public and free to use for biking, hiking, walking, running, skiing, and snowshoeing. We have something for everyone, from beginner friendly Tootsie Roll at Blueberry Lake, to the flow of Evolution, to the classic lines of Clinic and Cyclone, to the rocky challenge of Chain Gang.
Help us build more trails and maintain this awesome network; consider becoming a member or donating to the Trail Fund. Visit our website to learn more about our trails, events, rides, work days, and new projects.
Tucker Hill Road Parking - From the VT-100/VT-17 intersection in Waitsfield, take VT-17 0.6 miles to Tucker Hill Road on left. Go 1.6 miles up Tucker Hill Road to small parking area on left, near the end of the road. There is a map and kiosk in the parking lot. This is the trailhead for the Enchanted Forest trail.
American Flatbread Parking - American Flatbread is located 0.6 miles south of the VT-100/VT-17 intersection on the west side of VT-100. Visitors can park in the American Flatbread lot, except Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 4 PM to 9 PM. Please no alcohol use in the Flatbread parking lot. This is the trailhead for the Revolution trail.
Lareau Swim Access parking is also available on east side of VT-100. Park here to access the Featherbed Connector if you are not staying at the Featherbed Inn.
Driving up Dana Hill Road is not recommended.
CAUTION - Trail conditions at this location are variable. Although the trailhead and south-facing slopes might be dry, there could be wet, muddy or icy conditions at higher elevations, in cold hollows or on north-facing slopes. Be prepared to encounter all types of trail conditions and turn around if necessary.
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