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Irish Hill, Berlin
ATTENTION: a logging operation is currently underway in the City of Montpelier Town Forest, which has effectively closed the parking/trailhead at Berlin Pond. All users are asked to access the trails from the parking/trailhead on Crosstown Road until further notice.
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. See the Google map to the right for the trail head location.
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).
- MAMBA Irish Hill Berlin Bike Trail Map (updated September 2014)
Note: This is the only trail on Irish Hill which MAMBA is involved with. As of July, 2008, we’ve been notified by the Berlin Conservation Commission that there is an unapproved trail elsewhere on Irish Hill; as of 2012 illicit use of this trail on private land continues. 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
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 a mountain bike trail in the North Branch Park. The trail, affectionately known as GB Boulevard after our good friend and Parks Director Geoff Beyer, begins on Cummings Street in Montpelier and connects to the upper corridor trail before turning in to EMTI’s Sparrow Farm Trail. This trail was the result of over 2000 volunteer hours and several grants. Please respect other users by controlling speed and staying on the trail.
- MAMBA North Branch Park Bike Trail Map (updated September 2014)
Other trails within North Branch Park, such as the Long Loop Trail, are off limits to bikers. Please respect other users by not riding these trails and avoid riding during wet conditions.
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.
ATTENTION: the trail in East Montpelier from Center Road to Dodge Road (#3 on the map) is temporarily closed. The landowner is about to begin a logging project that will take a couple of weeks. The landowner will leave some vegetation standing near the trail as a buffer, but trees will be skidded across the trail in a few spots.
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.
- East Montpelier Trails Map (updated February 2008)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.