This is a lovely ride on gravel roads, including both class 4 and a CCC road through Willoughby State Forest.  It starts at the north end of Lake Willoughby, traveling counterclockwise around the lake.  The route heads to the west side of the lake and then by Wheeler Mountain on a class 4, goes out to Route 5 briefly, then the CCC road through the state forest to 5A.  After a steep climb up to Newark Pond, the route climbs up a bit more on a class 4 road, then down to Long Pond and back out to Lake Willoughby.  

Swimming at the lake afterwards!  

Parking (includes toilets) at the beach at the north end of Lake Willoughby

Gravel ride
Category 2 Dirt/gravel roads, wide single-track, or dual-track trails with potholes, washboard, and occasional loose surfaces. Larger tires size and lower pressure is recommended.  
Ideal bike: Endurance, all-road, or gravel 
Tire size:  32-35mm  
See Types of Gravel Rides
North Beach Basketball Courts
605 N Beach RD
Orleans VT 05860
There are restrooms at the start.
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Miles Elev.* Print Files
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* Elev. is the elevation gain in feet.
Route maps
24 miles
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