The Blueberry Lake Mountain Biking Trails
With help from the US Forest Service, the Mad River Riders, VT Mountain Bike Association, Sustainable Trailworks, the Town of Warren, Sugarbush Resort, the VT Youth Conservation Corps, Green Mountain Valley School and many others, Phase 1 was completed in 2012. Phase 2 planning is underway. Fund raising efforts are on-going to support the development. Please help if you can.
The Blueberry Lake trails feature gentle grades, sweeping turns and flowy lines. Start slowly and learn the routes, before increasing speed. Be aware of guide stones near the edges of the trail. These help “guide” users to stay on the trail, which reduces impacts and maintenance. See also “Blueberry Lake: Lenord’s Loop Trail“.
Flying Squirrel (Mad River Riders’ Beginner Loop at Blueberry Lake)
Easy/moderate, 2.2 miles out and back, +/- 400 vertical feet from south entrance (1.7 miles and +/- 220 vertical feet from Leonard’s Loop)
To access Flying Squirrel, start with Leonard’s Loop or enter at the trailhead on the south side of the Blueberry Lake dam, opposite the lake. The southern trailhead is a steeper entrance and passes through an old quarry area.
As the climb levels out, there is an intersection with the Flying Squirrel loop. Go right to meet the Leonard’s Loop/ Flying Squirrel intersection, about .25 of a mile further on the trail. Go left to ride Flying Squirrel in the opposite direction.
Flying Squirrel is a bit more technical than Leonard’s Loop, and provides a nice progression in challenge and fun.
Trail Access: Park at any of the Blueberry Lake lots and ride to the trailheads on Plunkton Rd in Warren. To access Flying Squirrel, start at Leonard’s Loop or enter at the trailhead on the south side of the Blueberry Lake Dam, opposite the Lake.
Trail Manager: The Mad River Riders (madriverriders.com) manage these trails on Green Mountain National Forest land.
Trail Manager: The Mad River Riders manage these trails on Green Mountain National Forest land.