Rules be damned! I took my 20 lb on a leash on a late afternoon Saturday hike. Had to avoid a few bike riders but no one outwardly complained about a dog on the trail. However, the trails are very narrow in many places so you have to be on the ball to avoid getting run over by cyclers. There weren't too many though considering it was Saturday. We only did 2.85 miles because it was easy to get lost. There are a lot of other trails crisscrossing the main trail so it's easy to get off the beaten path even when using GPS.

Overall it's a fine trail and I will definitely be back to do the full 4.3+ miles.

Great trail

hiking
5 months ago

It's a great trail. Definitely some elevation changes.

Nice Trail, mostly mountain bikers who may have been pissed off that we were walking through the trails.

Love these trails! Challenging and close to home. Never get tired of a fun ride here

hiking
9 months ago

Easy

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trail

hiking
11 months ago

The trails are not all well marked and you have to be careful of bike riders, but nice trail overall. Not super challenging terrain for hiking.

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Great trail
So much fun

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Very nice in the fall!

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Loved it. 4 stars for some forks in trails not being marked. Followed the most difficult trail markers. Had some technical spots but overall great spot. Will be riding again soon.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Nice place for mtb ....

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Great hike! The trails coincide with the Nassau/Suffolk greenbelt trail. Plenty of hills and scenic views. I was surprised of the many people hiking and biking these trails.

hiking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

This was a great hike for me and my dog. The trails are better suited for biking however we enjoyed them a lot. Definitely worth going back to again!

trail running
Thursday, October 06, 2016

Always enjoy walking this trail. Love the meadow towards the end .

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Very buggy but a great time

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

It was a good trail. Great trail if you have a bike. Lots of bugs at points, bring repellent!

hiking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

Really more of a nature walk than a hike. If you are used to more challenging hikes in the Hudson Valley, this will be an easy trail. Well marked, small slopes, no true elevation. I took the "double black diamond" trails as often as possible and stuck to the "harder" trails.

Mostly through woods, so make sure to bring a good bug spray and use it liberally! Woods also keeps temps a bit warmer than expected, close and humid.

Overall, a fun 3hr walk.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

nice work out and scenic ride

mountain biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Great place to go for mountain biking
Moderate skill will be good enough
Some hills are challenging, but it's doable

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

Trails were great. Primarily for mountain bikes, so heads up.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fun as quick loop do all. The black diamonds make this worthwhile.

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

This is our favorite trail. There are some challenging hills, but it's definitely an interesting place to explore. The weekends prove to be difficult, as hikers share the trails with cyclists. So many unusual plants, and we've seen some pretty impressive snakes. Be respectful of all, be responsible, and honor the preserve by leaving it as still and peaceful as you found it.

mountain biking
Monday, March 14, 2016

Nice single track. A little sandy at times if your an aggressive rider but definitely a great spot to add to your riding list! It's a great place practice a lot of skills.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good. Over my head some spots.

hiking
Monday, November 09, 2015

This is indeed a nice place for a weekend stroll. There are a few trails that run through these woods. The Greenbelt trail runs through here, there is a Yellow trail and another with Blue blazes which is used almost exclusively by bikers.

My wife and I took the Yellow trail with our dogs. The bulletin board need the trail head says the trail is about 4 miles and this website says it’s 3.2. It’s actually somewhere in between at about 3.5 miles. The trail is a loop and is very well marked. The first few 10th’s of a mile start out as flat and easy. Once in the woods there are a lot a hills and ups and downs. None of the hills are that big or particularly steep. A good part of the trail is similar to a bridal/horse trail so you will be dealing with loose sand and lots of rocks. I would rate the trail as somewhere between easy and moderate.

One disturbing observation was the number of dogs off leash. Bikers bring their dogs and expect they will just keep up and follow them. That doesn’t always happen. Not long after we started out we came across two teen age girls holding some biker’s dog who got lost and they were waiting for him to come back and get the dog. Unbelievable! There are even hikers who let their dogs roam around off leash. Just keep this in mind if you come here. I am rating this a 3 because of that.

mountain biking
Monday, July 29, 2013

Love the loops with drops and twists.

hiking
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

As compared to other Long Island rides, this loop offers the most technical and challenging experience. Long enough for a decent workout or do the main loop twice for a 2 hr ride.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 30, 2013

I have been riding on this trail for years. It is one of my favorite trails on the island that is supported by CLIMB. The main loop is a nice easy ride with some good jumps and dips. The blue, more difficult, trails are much more challenging and not for beginners. There are many dips, tight turns, and hills that some may not be able to complete without walking your bike.
CLIMB should make markers to keep people going the correct way on the main loop. Somebody could get hurt if going the opposite direction when encountering a fast moving cyclist.
Follow the trail markers to make sure you are on the right path.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 07, 2013

Trails are maintained, sandy parts get annoying but trails are fast and narrow. Lots of fun with friends

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