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Moretown Town Forest

The Moretown Forest features generally technical trails, but the Mad River Riders are building a skills park and beginner loop , hopefully in 2020.
Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
2.50 miles, Network
Moderate, Advanced
Moretown (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder
Permitted on leash


The trails at Moretown Town Forest are moderately technical and feature many rocks, roots, and rolldowns. A small loop is possible near the elementary school.The spur trail, Ancient Apple, can be damp and is often an adventure. A popular loop includes a warm up climb on Moretown Mtn Rd and South Hill Rd to Pine Needle Path back to the bottom.

For specific trail descriptions, go to the Mad River Riders or check Trailforks.

Other Information

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.


 This trail is part of the Mad River Valley Trails Collaborative.

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.

Trail Manager

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.

Mad River Riders - Vermont Mountain Bike Association

Mad River Riders - Vermont Mountain Bike Association
1007 Rolston Rd
Waitsfield, VT 05673
Phone: 802-917-1467
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.
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Trailhead Information

Parking is available at Moretown Elementary School on the east side of VT-100B in Moretown. 

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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