Fat Biking On State Lands

Fat biking (or winter biking) has exploded in popularity in the past few years. Would you like to try it, or explore some new trails you haven’t yet? Here’s your chance!  

In 2015, the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has launched a pilot program for designated fat bike trails on state lands. Locations for the program have been determined by state land managers, representatives from VAST and VMBA, and fat bike users. The If you have any questions about this fat bike pilot project, please contact Jessica Savage, Recreation Program Manager at Jessica.Savage@vermont.gov. The season for fat biking will run from December 16th, 2017 to April 15th, 2018.

Fat biking is a great workout and a fun way to spend time outside in winter. If you want some fresh air and can't ski or snowboard but know how to ride a bike, this might become your new favorite activity. 

Don’t own a fat bike? You can rent one from Fat Bike Vermont, located at Alpine Bike Works in Killington. And before you head out, learn everything you need to know about fat bike etiquette here.

Here are the 7 designated fat bike trails on state lands. Have fun and enjoy exploring!


Southern Vermont 
D & H Rail Trail, upper section between the towns of Castleton and Poultney. Trail map here.
Coolidge State Forest, town of Plymouth, VT. Trail map here.

Central/ Northern Vermont 
Camel’s Hump State Park Lewis Place Loop, Town of Duxbury. Trail map here.
Little River State Park Cotton Brook Trail, Town of Waterbury. Trail map here.  

Groton State Forest 
Seyon Lodge State Park, town of Groton, VT. Map of winter trails here. (Note: trails are groomed with snowmobiles and shared with cross-country skiers.) 
Butterfield Loop, town of Groton, VT. Trail map here.
Groton Depot Brook Loop, town of Groton, VT. Trail map here.

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