Trail Guide

Preparation is key for any successful adventure. Knowing what to expect and having the right tools can keep you and others safe on the trails. On this page you will find the local weather, trail status, maps, and helpful tips about the trails.  

Hours of Operation

Franklin County Mountain Bike Club is here to enhance YOUR mountain biking experience! We are always available via email and Facebook. For more general information, tips, and FAQs check out our website! 

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Weather

Living in Vermont means you never know what the weather has in store for you from day to day, or even hour to hour. Knowing the weather predictions can change how you go about your day.

 

If you travel any distance to go to a trail network, it is best to know what the weather conditions are going to be that day. 

This can help you prepare, and give you more knowledge on what you need to pack to have a successful day of riding. A simple rain jacket could turn a cold miserable rain into a Splash Kingdom adventure. 

Stay up to date by checking the weather

Trail Status

It is always best for riders to check the open status of trails before riding them. This can keep the rider safe, as well as avoiding damage to the trails. 

A trail can be closed for many reasons. If it had just rained, and the trails had began to wash away, the trails may be closed to avoid further erosion. Or if a tree has recently fallen in a dangerous area and had not been cleared yet, the trail would be closed for rider safety. 

To check the status of the trails you plan to ride, check out TrailHub. 

Come for a Visit

The Maps

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Aldis Hill

The Heart of Saint Albans

Aldis Hill is one of our main attractions for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts located in the heart of Saint Albans. With it’s main access point on Congress Street, locals and a tourists have a handful of activities to choose from at their disposal. Marc’s Barc Parc, nearest to the entrance, gives your dog the freedom to run around leash-free with other dogs. Further in, past the gates, is the base of the skiing/sledding hills for winter fun. For those exploring in the summer months, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, geocaching and disk golf are all featured! Check out the interactive trail map by clicking the icon below.

Town Forest

The Town Forest is located at the top of French Hill in Saint Albans, Vermont. The trails are for bikers of all levels. The Forest is another great place for year round outdoor activities. Hikers, snowshoers and bikers alike can all enjoy these trails at their own pace. 

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Where are the trails in Franklin County?


There are many trails to ride in Franklin County! Our two main trail networks are located at Aldis Hill- Hard'ack Recreation Area and the Saint Albans Town Forrest.




Is it free to enter the trails?


The simple answer, yes! But why miss on the great deals? A FCMTBC membership grants you access to great discounts and deals all over the state of Vermont. If you are going to ride the trails, you might as well save while you do it!




How do I get involved?


Sign up for a membership today! Not ready? No worries, come to one of our events and join our community, even if its just for an hour. If you are not financially ready to become a member, that is okay, you can come help us maintain and grow the trails, we would love to have you!




How much is a membership?


Membership rate will vary based on the package you choose. To view rates, check out or 'membership' page.




When do my benefits begin?


No matter when you sign up for your membership, all benefits will begin on April 1, 2021. They will be valid through the next year until March 31, 2021.




Why should I sign up for the Franklin County Mountain Bike Club chapter?


If you enjoy riding the trails in Franklin County, and wish to support us as we expand our local trails you should select us as your primary chapter! Your membership will allow us to further our goals in our community.