Welcome to Ascutney Trails
The volunteers of Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB), a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association hand-built the biking/hiking trail network at the base of the mountain with its main trailhead at the resort in Brownsville, and maintains it with the help of the Town of West Windsor. Established in 2006 by a group of mountain bikers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, STAB is a volunteer organization, whose goal is to build and maintain a sustainable and viable local trail network through partnerships with public and private landowners in the towns surrounding Ascutney Mountain. Early on, STAB focused on the West Windsor Town Forest and Ascutney Mountain Resort land as a unique and contiguous forest to build a sizable, public trail network that could provide endless trail combinations and a huge variety of rides. Check their website for more information on activities.
Ascutney Trails Association‘s volunteer members have long been stewards of the summit-bound Windsor, Weathersfield and Brownsville Trails, which ascend the mountain from their respective towns to the awe-inspiring vistas from the observation tower and rock outcroppings at the top. The other two hiking trails to the peak, the Futures and Bicentennial Trails are managed by the state park, and the Town of West Windsor, respectively. The auto road, which climbs to a parking lot within an easy, 3/4-mile hike of the summit starts from the Mt. Ascutney State Park entrance on Route 44A on the mountain’s east flank.