Mountain Biking

Upcoming Events


June 25, 2020 Update:
Join us for the 3rd Annual Mountain Biking Revival Party on Thursday, July 9 with bike demos from Outdoor Gear Exchange and Earl’s Cyclery along with live music, food and drinks on our expansive tavern lawn. PLENTY of room for proper social distancing and more importantly, stoke for the spoke! Hope you can join us… RSVP and tell your friends via the Facebook Event Here

June 13, 2020 Update:
Broken Bridge and Double Down now open!
Well, our full time mountain bike crew have been hard at work the last couple of weeks, with BIG assists from Alex at Gravity Logic and the rag-tag band of dirt workers that showed up this past Wednesday for our 2nd volunteer trail day. We encourage you to get out there and take a look at Broken Bridge (recently refurbished and re-opened) and Upper Double Down, formerly Upper One Love, see map below. Don’t worry, we didn’t alter that sweet lead-in to the Upper One Love drop, but we think you’ll really like what awaits you below that…

See below for list of what trails are currently open and closed and brand new 2020 trail map. That said, our full time trail crew is out there daily giving all of our trails fresh love, so the spoils of their toil should be evident to you in the coming weeks and months as they continually improve the existing trail network and look for opportunities to add new trails in the coming years. Join us on the evening of Thursday, July 9 to hear all about it at our 3rd Annual Bolton Valley Mountain Biking Revival Party (assuming COVID allows, of course, but we’re feeling confident).

For Summer 2020, the trails remain free to ride, but there is no lift access this summer, so you have to pedal up to get down. The trails between the ski lifts are for advanced riders only and definitely very technical terrain with lot’s of exposed roots and rocks for some good old fashioned raw and rowdy riding! For more beginner and intermediate options, see the trails and progression zone (eta mid June) down by the Sports Center.

Bolton Valley is home to a growing system of raw, rowdy, and ripping mountain bike trails that will give you the chance to test your skills and nerve, or just a great opportunity to practice and improve your skills.

  • 27 Downhill Trails (Advanced riding only – technical, steep, raw and rowdy)
  • Several Climbing Options (no lift access this year, sorry, but stay tuned for next year… fingers crossed…)
  • 2 Loop Trails (1 Beginner and 1 Intermediate) – down by Sports Center
  • 1 Progression/Skills Practice Area (Beginner and Intermediate Features) – lower parking lots by Sports Center

Bikers are also invited to use the various work roads around Bolton Valley. Work roads offer alternative uphill routes to access the downhill trails, as well as additional approachable downhill routes in themselves. When utilizing these routes, we do ask bikers to watch out for hikers, runners, and maintenance vehicles.

If that wasn’t enough, e-bikes are allowed on all of the mountain biking trails, with uphill travel on work roads only. If you’ve never tried e-bikes, keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming demo days.

Trail Report

(Open unless stated otherwise)

  1. 1 Love
  2. Double Down – Upper Double Down now includes what used to be the beginning of One Love – enjoy the new berms under the drop!
  3. Lavine’s
  4. Lavine’s Connector
  5. Racecourse
  6. Pit Loop
  7. Ledges
  8. 00
  9. ColeslawCLOSED
  10. Outslaw
  11. Breakout
  12. Waterfall
  13. Hydra
  14. Little Rock
  15. Danger Pond
  16. Sleepy Hollow
  17. Boulder Gap
  18. Powerlines
  19. Enchanted Forest
  20. Bottom Out
  21. Camp Loop
  22. Camp Ride
  23. Progression Zone
  24. PumptrackOPEN!
  25. Broken Bridge
  26. Wilderness Work Road
  27. Vista Work Road
  28. Swing
  29. Sprig O’ Pine
  30. Lower Villager
  31. Upper Villager

Trail Map

Click on the image below to view our full-sized Mountain Biking trail map.

Some of our favorite MTB videos from this season

From the Bolton Valley Blog