Okemo Valley Road Biking Routes

CALVIN COOLIDGE LOOP

Distance: Approx. 28 miles

Description: Goes north along scenic lakes with gradual uphill/rolling for approx. 10 miles.  Then approx. 6/7 miles of gradual downhill before 6 mile steady, but not steep uphill.

Route:

  • North on Route 100N for approx. 11 miles to intersection with Route 4
  • Right (East) on Route 4 for approx. 5 miles to Route 100A
  • Right on Route 100A for approx. 6 miles to intersection with Route 100N
  • Left on Route 100N (South) for approx. 6 miles to return to start.


REVERSE CALVIN COOLIDGE LOOP

Distance: Approx. 28 miles

Description: Goes north along scenic lakes, then turns to give a short (¼ mile), but steep (15% grade) uphill before a very nice 6 mile downhill. Gradual 6 miles of uphill before gradual 10 miles of downhill/rolling.

Route:

  • North on Route 100N for approx. 6 miles to intersection with Route 100A.
  • Right on Route 100A, immediately followed by short by steep hill. Approx. 7 miles to intersection with Route 4.
  • Left on Route 4 approx. 5 miles to intersection with Route 100N.
  • Return to start, approx. 11 miles.

SOUTH HILL LOOP

Distance: Approx. 32 miles

Description:  Contains 3 principal sections of steady climbing, 2 – 4/5 mile sections along with a shorter 3-mile section.  Nothing steep, but your legs feel this by the end.  The hardest climb is the first.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Left (East) on Route 103 toward Ludlow Approx. 2 miles.
  • Right on Route 100S and begin 4 mile climb and several mile downhill to intersection with Route 155
  • Right on Route 155 approx. 6/7 miles to intersection with Route 103.
  • Right on Route 103 approx. 5/6 miles to intersection with Route 100N (at bottom of hill)
  • Left (North) on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to return to start.

REVERSE SOUTH HILL LOOP

Distance: Approx. 32 miles

Description: Contains 3 principal sections of steady climbing, 2 – 4/5 mile sections along with a shorter 3 mile (?) section.  Nothing steep, but your legs feel this by the end.  The hardest climb is the last.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Right on Route 103 (up hill) toward Rutland, approx. 6 miles
  • Left on Route 155 for Approx. 6/7 miles to intersection with Route 100S
  • Left (North and uphill) on Route 100S for approx. 7/8 miles to intersection with Route 103.
  • Left on Route 103 for approx. 1.5 miles to intersection with Route 100N.
  • Right on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to return to start.

SCENIC 131/PROCTORSVILLE GULF

Distance: Approx. 35 miles

Description: This route is about as flat as you can get in the area.  Travels approx. 5 miles on Scenic Route 131 alongside of the Black River.  Contains a nice 1 mile climb through Proctorsville Gulf.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Left (East) on Route 103 approx. 4 miles through Ludlow
  • Left on Scenic Route 131 toward Cavendish for approx. 7 miles to intersection with Route 106.
  • Right on Route 106 for approx. 4 miles to intersection with Route 10.
  • Right on Route 10 for approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103.
  • Right on Route 103 (toward and through Ludlow) for approx. 8 miles to intersection with Route 100N.
  • Right on Route 100N for 3 miles to return to start.

THE ALPS

Distance: Approx. 32 miles

Description: You get the best of both worlds with this route, the beauty of Scenic 131, plus a 5 mile climb with a couple of steeper sections toward the end of the ride. 

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Left (East) on Route 103 approx. 4 miles through Ludlow
  • Left on Scenic Route 131 toward Cavendish for approx. 7 miles to intersection with Route 106.
  • Left on Route 106 for approx. 4 miles to Felchville.
  • In Felchville, turn left at the sign toward Tyson (10 miles) and begin climbing. 
  • At the bottom of the hill, turn left on Route 100N and return to start (.5 mile or 1 mile).

NEW HAMPSHIRE OUT AND BACK

Distance: Approx. 50 (or 56 miles to Claremont) miles

Description: Unimaginative, out and back, but gives you bragging rites of having ridden to New Hampshire and back.  Add 6 miles and ride into Claremont NH for a rest break and food.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Left (East) on Route 103 approx. 4 miles through Ludlow
  • Left on Scenic Route 131 toward Cavendish for approx. 16 miles to intersection with Route 5 where road changes to Route 103.  Continue straight down hill, across bridge into New Hampshire and return (or continue straight for another 3 miles into Claremont).
  • Route 131 to intersection with route 103 approx. 18 miles.
  • Right on Route 103 through Ludlow approx. 4 miles to intersection of Route 100N.
  • Right on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to return to start.

MT. ASCUTNEY LOOP

Distance: Approx. 60 miles

Description: Nice long ride around Mt. Ascutney.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Left (East) on Route 103 approx. 8 miles through Ludlow, over Proctorsville Gulf to intersection with Route 10 in Gassetts.
  • Left on Route 10 for approx. 4 miles to intersection with Route 106
  • Left on Route 106 for approx. 8 miles to intersection with Route 44.
  • Right on Route 44 approx. 7 miles until Route 44A forks to right.
  • Right on Route 44A approx. 2/3 miles to intersection with Routes 5/12.
  • Right on Routes 5/12 approx. 1.5 miles to intersection with Scenic Route 131.
  • Right on Scenic Route 131 toward Cavendish for approx. 11 miles to intersection with Route 103.
  • Right on Route 103 toward and through Ludlow for approx. 4 miles to intersection with Route 100N.
  • Right on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to return to start.

WOODSTOCK LOOP

Distance: Approx. 55 miles

Description: This loop takes you along Route Scenic 131 into Woodstock and then back.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Left (East) on Route 103 approx. 4 miles through Ludlow
  • Left on Scenic Route 131 toward Cavendish for approx. 7 miles to intersection with Route 106.
  • Left on Route 106 into Woodstock for approx. 13 miles.
  • Left on Route 4 in Woodstock for approx. 5 miles to Bridgewater and Route 100a. (You can add about 4 miles to this route by continuing on Route 4 until the intersection of Route 100N in West Bridgewater.)
  • Left on Route 100A over Plymouth Notch (Birthplace of Calvin Coolidge) for 7 miles to intersection with Route 100N.
  • Left on Route 100N approx. 6 miles to return to start.

REVERSE WOODSTOCK OUT AND BACK

Distance: Approx. 55 miles

Description: This loop takes you to Woodstock and back to Ludlow along Route Scenic 131.

Route:

  • North on Route 100N for approx. 11 miles to intersection with Route 4
  • Right (East) on Route 4 for approx. 9 miles into Woodstock and Route 106
  • Right on Route 106 for approx. 13 miles to intersection with Route 131
  • Right on Scenic Route 131 for approx. 7 miles to intersection with Route 103
  • Right on Route 103 through Ludlow for approx. 4 miles to intersection with Route 100N.
  • Right on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to return to start

RUTLAND LOOP

Distance: Approx. 53 miles 

Description: This loop takes you into Rutland (2nd largest town in VT. And past Killington and Pico ski areas).

 Route:

  • North on Route 100N for approx. 11 miles to intersection with Route 4
  • Left on Route 4 to Rutland for approx. 14 miles to intersection with Route 7
  • Left on Route 7, through Rutland for approx. 4 miles to intersection of Route 103
  • Left on Route 103 toward Ludlow for approx. 12 miles to intersection of Route 100N
  • Left on Route 100N approx. 3 miles to return to start.

REVERSE RUTLAND LOOP

Distance: Approx. 53 miles

Description: This loop takes you into Rutland (2nd largest city in VT) and past Killington and Pico ski areas)

Route:

  • South on Route 100N for approx. 3 miles to intersection with Route 103.
  • Right on Route 103 approx. 12 miles to intersection with Route 7
  • Right on Route 7, through Rutland for approx. 4 miles to intersection with Route 4.
  • Right on Route 4 Approx. 14 miles (past Pico and Killington ski areas) to intersection with Route 100N in West Bridgewater.
  • Right on Route 100N approx. 11 miles to return to start.

PROCTORSVILLE LOOP

Distance: Approx. 18 miles round-trip to the Proctorsville Green. This route can be extended if you keep going, as this is an out-and-back course through villages

Description: This loop takes you into Proctorsville, which has a lovely green for picnicking, as well as a couple of restaurants. You will pass Singleton’s Store on the right on 131, which has sandwiches. Crow’s Corner bakery, on the Proctorsville Green, has food and coffee.

Route:

  • South on Route 100N for approx. 3 miles to the intersection with Route 103.
  • Left on Route 103.
  • Right on Route 100, then take an immediate left onto Pleasant Street. Follow to end, veering left at the Dead End sign. You pass LaValley’s Hardware and return to Route 103.
  • Right on 103.
  • Left onto 131 after Castle Pointe Hotel.
  • Continue to the Proctorsville Green, a nice place for a picnic before returning home. You have the option to continue a gently rolling route through the next town of Cavendish.
  • Return the way you came.