Backbone Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Backbone Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Burdett, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles
318 feet

dogs on leash


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking


trail running



wild flowers


Multi-use trail, share with: Horses (there is a horse camp at the beginning of the loop), Hikers, X/C skiers and Snowmobiles in season. Nice trail, mostly gentle double track with a few thrills thrown in. Some creek crossings, occasional muddy spots, some sections of seasonal dirt road and pass through a couple of pastures (make sure to close gates). Some gentle but steady hill climbs make for a good training ride.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This trail kicked my butt! I am fairly new to trail riding and wanted to try and test my limits. This trail is close. I enjoyed riding it and in a few spots walking it. I do have to say I made it through some things I wouldn't have thought I could do. All in all I will be back.

mountain biking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Very muddy and full of mosquitoes. started off at picnic rd . Trail started out nice first half mile and turned i to a very narrow over grown trail. Trail needs alot of work.

cross country skiing
Monday, December 21, 2015

Tends to get the first and longest lasting snow on the east side of Seneca Lake due to its high elevation which captures the moisture of the prevailing westerlies. There will often be snow there when the rest of the area is bare.

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3 months ago

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Saturday, October 29, 2016

horseback riding
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, July 26, 2015