About VH

 

The Victory Hill Sector is a not-for-profit recreational trail organization.  Our mission is “to organize excellent recreational trails and events to benefit the region, integrated with sustainable land and forest management”.   

The system  is intended for backcountry biking, hiking, skiing, hunting and snowmobiling and logging. Our organization focuses primarily on advanced mountain bike trails and events. The trails are open to deer, bird and moose hunting season when they are closed to bikes. 

The trail network is the outgrowth of volunteer support from Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain Academy, and other local volunteers. Professional trail builders have added “machine-build” expert trails to the network which now includes 15 trails and more than 1000 feet of vertical drop.

VHS has hosted annual editions of popular off-road bike events: the VT3 Stage Race, the Backcountry Cross, the Eastern States Cup Series, as well as the 2018 North American Continental Championships of the Enduro World Series (EWS).

The trails lie primarily on 1200 acres of land belonging to Conservation Collaboratives, as well as two adjacent landowners. The Trust for Public Land has organized a federally-funded conservation easement, funded by USDA, on the main parcel acreage the trail system, The easement will come into force in 2021, and assure that the trail system and landscape are buffered by 500 acres of conserved forest. Connectivity with state recreational trails will be assured by the provision for multi-use trails in the conservation block, which connect the system to state multi-use recreational trails in the Victory Management Unit, managed by Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation.

To reduce the chance for Act 250 Jurisdiction over the trails, the landowner temporarily closed the trails to public bike use in 2019,  The landowner feels that any Act 250 process would be punishing the landowners from hosting public trails with a costly, time-consuming, permanent , an restrictive permit on land, which lowers land value.  In late 2020, the Natural Resources Board granted a stay of enforcement action until mid- 2021 in anticipation of a revision of Act 250 law concerning bike trails in the State legislature then.   Victory Hill Sector looks forward to reopening to the public in 2021.

Check-In and Registration: 2428 Victory Hill Rd. Victory, VT 05602

Trails close for 24 hours after any significant rain. Check Trailhub.org for updates.

No trail patrol: Ride at your own risk. Don’t ride alone. Call 911 if someone is hurt!

No regular maintenance: Please”pitch-in” a little by removing a sticks or fallen logs impeding your ride. That will help the trails will stay clear. And PLEASE report the location of large blowdown trees on our Victory Hill Sector Facebook page, so they can be removed.

Camping: Three campsites in our field.  More information and booking.

Directions:  VH is 7 miles ride by bike from East Burke, via Lodge Trail, Camptown and CCC Road. It is 12 miles away from East Burke by car. In Victory our trailhead is opposite 2871 Victory Hill Road in victory, Vermont (If you reach Victory Hill Kennels you have gone 150 yards too far). If the gate is closed. The trails are closed. Check Trailhub.org for updates.