Mountain Biking at Sleepy Hollow
- Mountain Biking and Hiking Open Sunrise - Sunset using self-pay kiosk. All users must sign in every time they visit at the kiosk right outside the main inn entrance. Maps available in the kiosk (Bike Shop open by chance).
- We no longer offer mountain bike rentals.
- Helmets required.
- Open from May 15th -Oct 24th - Please avoid riding right after heavy rains. We're open for the season!
- Please be mindful of wedding ceremonies here at Sleepy Hollow. Weddings are our primary business here in the summer and fall, so please be sure to be quiet and enter/exit our trails from the back of the parking lot if there is a ceremony going on (most often ceremonies are Sat. afternoon ~2-4pm). Thanks!
- New trail entry in back of the parking lot at the information board.
Daily Rates: (Fellowship of the Wheel members bike for free at Sleepy Hollow, must sign in)
|Kids under 12||$4||$2|
With a special thanks to the Annelies, Zoey, and Sammy, Fellowship of the Wheel, (specifically Dave, Jeff, and Gary) our mountain biking has never been better! Our specialty here at Sleepy Hollow is our intermediate and advanced single track, of which we have ~ 20km. Come bike our 6 mile Yellow loop and take a self guided tour around our trail system. Also popular is our orange Tatooine loop with it's epic burmed descent crafted by our expert trail stewards. Our Skywalker singletrack is probably our most biked trail, and heads up to Butternut Cabin where the view is fantastic. Yoda is very popular for our expert riders. A new trail called Darth Vader is now complete. It starts about 3/4 the way up Balance Beam (above Butternut Cabin). Right now it is an out and back trail (or you can ride back on Lower Saddle Trail (a ski trail), with future plans fore more single track where Darth Vader now ends. Come for the challenge, come for the fun!
Check out this Youtube video of some riding here.
Sleepy Hollow's 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 our 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) allows for a fantastic amount of great riding to be had. Exploring both trail systems takes at least two good days of riding for most intermediate/advanced riders.
All users of the trail system must sign in at the Sleepy Hollow Inn and pay the trail fee (FOTW members ride for free, but still must sign in). This can be done at our Kiosk in front of the bike shop during all daylight hours, or in our bike shop if we're around. FYI a hose is available to wash down your bikes, located in front of the bike shop near the stone wall.
Links to Local Bike Shops and Organizations:
- Onion River Sports
- Earl's Cyclery
- Village Bike Shop - located in Richmond Village 434-4876
- Local Motion - A local bike advocacy group located on the bike path in Burington
- Fellowship of the Wheel - A local mountain bike group dedicated to building and maintaining trails in and around Chittenden County