Vermont’s Kingdom Trails, near East Burke, provide mountain bikers with the most expansive trail network in Northeast America. Take the 15.5-mile Mountainside Loop, a seamless intro to the Kingdom tracks. It highlights J-Bar and Moose Alley, two separate offshoot trails less than two miles each, worth the added ride. The Mountainside Loop starts at Burke Mountain Campground on a downhill doubletrack and flows into tight singletrack riddled with roots, jumps, and bridges. Despite a couple of road crossings, most of the ride is strictly on dirt. You’ll finish with a steep climb back to the campground. Have a recovery beer, or two, chilling in the cooler. You’ll be ready for a brew by the time you get back.