Camel's Hump State Forest: Howe Block Mountain Bike Trails
View Connector Trails
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. Bikers can park in the American Flatbread lot, except Fridays & Saturdays 4 PM to 9 PM. Lareau Swim Access parking is also available on east side of VT-100. This is the trailhead for the Revolution Trail.
Driving up Dana Hill Road is not recommended.
These intermediate to expert singletrack trails traverse the Howe Block of Camel's Hump State Forest in Waitsfield and Fayston. There is a mix of flowy and technical trails. On the intermediate trails - Enchanted Forest and Revolution - bikers will encounter some rock armoring and stream crossings as well as smoother sections. There are tight turns, roots and log rolls, as well as other technical challenges, interspersed throughout the rest of the trail system.
Sections of the trail system are used for maple sap collection. Please watch for low saplines!
For specific trail descriptions, go to the Mad River Riders website.
Mad River Riders Trail Rules
- Always ride, ski, run and walk in control. Bikers yield to all pedestrian users. Skiers yield to hikers and snowshoers. Climbing traffic has the right of way. Please stop in a safe visible spot off the trail.
- Stay off trails when the ground is soft, especially in winter and spring. Avoid leaving deep footprints and ruts. Help with maintenance. Build or change only with permission and planning with the Riders' trail crew.
- Respect landowners, neighbors, and other visitors. Trail use is dependent on positive landowner relationships and respectful sharing.
- Park in legal areas.
- Due to livestock, food production, user safety and water/habitat quality concerns, please keep pets leashed under control at all times and clean up after them.
- Leave no trace. Pack it in, pack it out. No camping or fires, unless otherwise permitted by the landowner.
- Remember to share gracefully, smile widely and appreciate often.
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 land largely in the Camel's Hump State Forest.
Visit Mad River Riders online for more information and a printable map or contact:
Vermont Mountain Bike Association: Mad River Riders
VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 4: Barre District
5 Perry Street, Suite 20
Barre, VT 05641-4265
Phone: (802) 476-0174
Check for nearby geocaches to Camel's Hump State Forest: Howe Block Mountain Bike Trails.
Leave No Trace Principle
Leave What You Find
Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.