Mountain bikers are no longer allowed on more than 12 miles of Vermont’s popular Kingdom Trails.
Three property owners who have allowed Kingdom Trails access to their land for roughly 25 years recently announced they will no longer allow mountain biking on their properties.
The owners reportedly will continue to allow Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding on the properties.
Kingdom Trails features a network of more than 100 miles of trails. Nearly 100 landowners belong to the association and allow visitors to travel through their properties.
The mountain bike ban will impact more than 12 miles of trails in the Darling Hill area of Burke, Vermont.
According to a statement by Kingdom Trails, the landowners made the decision to ban mountain biking because the growing popularity of the trails and increased number of visitors are impacting their land.