Sleepy Hollow Mountain Biking
View Connector Trails
Located in the scenic town of Huntington, Vermont, only 30 minutes from Burlington.
From Interstate 89: Take Exit 11 (Richmond). Take US Route 2 east to the town of Richmond. At traffic light in Richmond go right onto Bridge Street. Follow Bridge Street through town, after crossing the bridge, the road takes a sharp right and turns into Huntington Road. Follow Huntington Road for about 5 miles. Turn right onto Sherman Hollow Road (there are also signs for Birds of Vermont Museum and Green Mountain Audubon Nature Center). Sleepy Hollow is 1.8 miles up Sherman Hollow Road on the left.
From Hinesburg (Route 116): Take Mechanicsville Road (or CVU Road) to Richmond-Hinesburg Road (towards Richmond), follow for about 2.5 miles. Go right on Magee Hill Road (this is a dirt road across from Pond Brook Road); Magee Hill Road becomes Sherman Hollow Road at 1 mile, follow Sherman Hollow 2.5 miles to Sleepy Hollow, which is on the right. If you miss Magee Hill Road, you can also turn right onto Swamp Road. Follow until it ends (0.5 miles) and then take a left onto Sherman Hollow Road. Follow 2.5 miles and Sleepy Hollow is on your right.
Sleepy Hollow specializes in intermediate and advanced single track mountain biking, approximately 20 km total. Bike the 5-mile Yellow Loop and take a self-guided tour around the trail system. Also popular is the Tatooine loop with its epic bermed descent crafted by expert trail stewards Jeff Hildebrand & Dave Kelly. Skywalker singletrack is probably the most biked trail and heads up to Butternut Cabin where the view is fantastic. Yoda is very popular for expert riders. A printable trail map is available at the Ski and Bike Center's website.
All users of the trail system must sign in at the Sleepy Hollow Inn and pay the trail fee (Fellowship of the Wheel members ride for free, but still must sign in). This can be done at the Kiosk in front of the bike shop during all daylight hours or in the bike shop if open. A hose is available to wash down your bikes, located in front of the bike shop near the stone wall.
- Mountain biking and hiking trails are open sunrise to sunset using self-pay kiosk. Maps available in the kiosk or Bike Shop.
- Mountain bike rentals no longer available. Helmets required.
- Open from May 15th - Oct 24th. If it has been raining and the trails are wet, please inquire before riding.
Sleepy Hollow's bike trail system also connects to the Hinesburg Town Forest and Carse Lands, where many miles of single track have been professionally constructed by the Fellowship Of The Wheel. The connector trail (~ 2 miles from the lodge to the entrance to the town forest trail system) is mostly downhill and challenging, but combining Sleepy Hollow's trail system with the Hinesburg Town Forest (and Carse) provides a fantastic amount of great riding. Exploring both trail systems takes at least two good days of riding for most intermediate/advanced riders.
The Center hosts weddings and meetings in the Round Barn Event Center and group accommodations are available at the Sleepy Hollow Inn and there are 8 bunks with mattresses at the rustic Butternut Cabin. The Center also offers excellent Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails in the winter months.
Visit Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski and Bike Center online for more information and a printable map or contact:
Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center
1805 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 05462
Phone: (802) 434-2283
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Leave No Trace Principle
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.