Biking

There’s a reason the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is known as one of the top biking destinations in the United States.

From gravel and mountain biking to winter fat biking, cyclists enjoy four seasons of biking in the Kingdom. Gravel roads can be found all across the Kingdom and along with our list below, use NEK Gravel to navigate locally-reviewed and approved rides.

Whether you’re an advanced biker or just looking to get out and experience nature, there’s a trail for every kind of adventure. Explore mellow, flowing trails or head out on a wooded trail to get your adrenaline pumping. Head out on a guided tour or create your own self-guided tour.

EASTERN TREK

The Eastern Trek is home to Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain, and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, each drawing visitors from across the East Coast.

Burke MountainBurke, VT

Enjoy mountain biking, cross-country biking, and the new Burke Bike Park while you visit Burke Mountain. Find everything from easy and flowy to a triple diamond trail. Lessons and bike rentals available.

Caledonia Trail CollaborativeDanville & St. Johnsbury

Danville and St. Johnsbury are trailheads for this new multi-purpose trail initiative. Enjoy a variety of biking trails, each approximately a mile and a half long.

Kingdom TrailsEast Burke, VT

Explore over 100 miles of pristine, non-motorized biking trails. Kingdom Trails works with private landowners, businesses, and agencies to create, manage, and protect outdoor recreation and trails throughout the eastern side of the Kingdom.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail St. Johnsbury, VT

Johnsbury is the trailhead for this four-season rail trail. 17 miles of trail have been completed to Joe’s Pond in West Danville. Visit the pavilion located on Bay Street for picnic and biking amenities.

Noble Fox Farm AdventuresSt. Johnsbury, VT

Sign up for a biking instructional clinic or tour of the Kingdom and nearby trail networks.

FARM & FIELD

Explore the rolling hills and valleys of the Farm & Field area, home to Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

Craftsbury Outdoor CenterCraftsbury, VT

Ski trails convert to biking trails during the summer months, allowing visitors to experience Craftsbury Outdoor Center during all seasons. Enjoy over 10 miles of single track trails, which offer a mix of rooty to rocky flow.

Hardwick TrailsHardwick, VT

Nestled on the western side of Bridgman Hill, Hardwick Trails offers over 4.5 miles of fun and challenging single track mountain biking trails. They also offer a variety of other non-motorized activities including hiking and winter snowshoeing.

MOUNTAIN & LAKE GETAWAY

If your travels lead further north to the Mountain & Lakes Getaway, pedal along the water or up to the clouds at Jay Peak.

Jay Community Recreational CentreJay, VT

Easy and free access to a system of over 15 miles of beautiful and well-marked trails for biking and other non-motorized recreation.

Jay Peak ResortJay, VT

Jay Peak is now offering summer and fall mountain biking! Explore their beginner or intermediate routes, which consist of mountain paths, wooded sections of single track, gravel roads, and multi-purpose trails offering expansive views of peaks and valleys.

Memphremagog TrailsDerby & Newport, VT

Escape to nature and explore wildlife-rich forests and fields as you ride along Memphremagog Trails. Explore a growing network of single and double-track riding, available in both winter and summer.

Newport Waterfront Recreation PathNewport, VT

Spin your wheels along Lake Memphremagog, exploring the waterfront in downtown Newport to Bluffside Farm and beyond, all the way to the Canadian border.

Whether you’re an advanced biker or just looking to get out and experience nature, there’s a trail for every kind of adventure. Explore mellow, flowing trails or head out on a wooded trail to get your adrenaline pumping. Head out on a guided tour or create your own self-guided tour.

 

Pro tip: any local hotels and inns have storage available for your bikes. Make sure to inquire as you are making your reservations!