2017 Newish Mtn. Bike Happenings At Sleepy Hollow! (Posted 5/14/17)
- Darth Vader now a complete loop (starts off of Balance Beam, ends on X-wing). Riding nicely right now!
- The bottom part of Millenium Falcon has been reworked last summer with an excavator built section, and a section that now runs a few hundred yards on our ski trail. Now we’re re-routing and rebuilding more of Millenium Falcon higher up (starting at the Ridge Rd/Hinesburg Hill Loop intersection and going up to close to the high point of the singletrack). Work is finished now and is riding well. Some nice new jumps and berms!
- Chewy’s Connector trail complete… Bikers/hikers/runners are able to go from Magee Hill/Swamp rd. intersection by trail over to Texas Hill Rd (and access Hinesburg Town Forest). Trail will consist of parts of Hinesburg Hill loop (ski trail) and .5miles new singletrack. Many thanks to the FOTW, and the Hinesburg Trails Committee (and eventually trail will be part of the Trail around Hinesburg).
- New trail map – larger and easier to read. Also has all the ski trail names on it now.
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 its epic bermed 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), and descends to Upper Saddle trail. Follow this ski trail for a while, and then there is new single track that brings Darth Vader back into X-Wing Come for the challenge, come for the fun!
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.