Here I go again.....
There are a ton of places within 20-30 minutes of Burlington. All you need is this link
I recommend Hinesburg Town Forest, excellent single track. Climb up Dragons tail from the back door and take Fire Breather - its like that first drop on a roller coaster.
Saxxon is closer to b-ton but sometimes crowded.
They used to have downhill at Bolton Valley ski area
And the http://www.vmba.org/ is our JORBA
There are a couple of rides from UVM into and around Williston - but the trails are not well documented and meander in and out of neighbor hoods. Good if I am there to show you.
Also, there is a bike path that runs along lake champlain, if you get to the northernmost end there are trails around the path. Nice chiller by the lake, its about 8 miles total, good views and runs behind the MagicHat brewery - stop off for a growler of Kitty Kat.
cool that really helps. I was also looking at a place called sleepy hollow. anyone been there?
Sorry for the bad info then, apparently i don't know what i'm talking about. I guess i asked the wrong people or read the wrong forums.
Is there any technical trails with some decent mileage to be found in the Burlington area? From what i've seen, and from what i've been lead to believe there isn't much rock there.
Also if you are very familiar with the area, how is the whitewater scene, any clue?
Sleepy Hollow is pretty good. It's pay to ride. They have a box that you stick $5 or $10 in. Trails are well taken care of with "stunts" here and there. Referring to my other post, if you hit SH you can connect up to HTF for hours and hours of riding. By car they are about 5-8 miuntes apart. By bike, over the mountain and cross the road (people there can direct you). FYI, these are all dirt roads servicing these trails, you car will be very dirty.
And this is were we ended up going to "Sleepy Hollow". The trails were quite slick, due to the rain the day before, and it seems you need to ride on grassy XC ski trails to link up to them. But I found the runs challenging, yet flowy and interesting. One gripe I must vocalize is the owner seems to have let a few trails over grow, for the whole season. I noticed this when I came around a turn, couldn't see the ground through the 6 foot grass and ate it hard on a rock. I told guy about this, and he said they decided to close that section; but never put up any signs. Instead for 6 bucks; buy 2 long trails at Nectars and try something different.
OK --- next time try HTF and stop at my dads place for a Long Trail