Trails – info and maps

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North Branch Park, Montpelier (mountain biking)

Opening date of Memorial Day, but may open sooner due to dry conditions. 

During the summer of 2005, collaboration between MAMBA and the Montpelier Parks Department led to the construction of the first mountain bike trail in the North Branch Park. Fast-forward to Fall 2018 – the North Branch Trails Initiative is moving full speed ahead – a mission to add 4 miles of new trails and upgrade 2 miles of existing trail – all to be usable by mountain bikes, walkers and skiers!

Other trails within North Branch Park, are off limits to bikers.  Please respect other users by not riding these trails and avoid riding during wet conditions.

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Irish Hill, Berlin

Open May 15th (Berlin Town Forest property) and May 31 for Boyer State Forest to November 1.

A completely MAMBA-built trail network on Irish Hill above Berlin Pond Reservoir in Berlin.

Driving directions: Take Berlin St up from Montpelier and continue straight past the left turn for the hospital. Crosses VT 62 past Town and Country Honda and the Shaw’s Plaza. Take a right on Town Clerk Rd, go under the Interstate, then take a left on Paine Turnpike. Bear right to go around the right side of the pond (Brookfield Rd.). Road climbs and then bends sharply to left. Continue straight to the parking area about 1 mile up on the right. Trails begin on the right side of the ORV road (Darling Rd).

Note: This is the only trail on Irish Hill which MAMBA is involved with. Please do not ride any unapproved trails, and absolutely DO NOT build new trails without checking with MAMBA first. We’ve been working for many years to secure permission to build trail on State, Berlin, Montpelier, and private land on Irish Hill. Any unauthorized building/riding might destroy all of that work.

Those looking to build new, authorized trail, contact us, we will set you up with a great project!

North Branch Park, Montpelier (fat biking)

After many brainstorming sessions and meetings, MAMBA’s proposal to the Montpelier Parks Commission to open select trails in North Branch Park to fat biking has been approved for a one year trial. Please note that currently Fat Biking is only allowed on designated trails in North Branch Park.

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East Montpelier Trails, East Montpelier

East Montpelier Trails, Inc. has secured trail easements and built some very nice singletrack just a few miles northeast of Montpelier.

The East Montpelier Trails network allows mountain biking (see exception below), but is primarily a walking/hiking system. If you ride there, please make every effort to share the trail in a responsible manner. Respect the fact that many people walk these trails for their silence and solitude.

Please note that the section between Center Road and Templeton Road (#2 on the map) is currently CLOSED to mountain biking at the landowners’ request. We hope to work with the landowners to arrive at a compromise, but for now we must respect their wishes. It is within their rights in the trail easement to restrict certain uses (biking) if they are deemed to cause a problem. Please DO NOT ride this section. Use Center and Templeton roads to connect around it. If you have questions about this situation, contact Thanks.

Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, East Montpelier

Thanks to the collaboration of MAMBA, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, and Onion River Outdoors, we now have a 1-mile-long beginner-level singletrack loop at Morse Farm.

Driving directions: Take Main St up from the rotary in Montpelier and bear left onto the County Rd. In 3 miles Morse Farm will be on the right. Trails begin from the lower parking lot.

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