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Bee Trail Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saratoga Springs, 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.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 413 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Snow Washed out
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A fun loop on a difficult Saratoga Mountain Bike Association trail just north of Saratoga Springs and Skidmore College This is a great loop for advanced mountain bike riders in the Saratoga Mountain Bike Association Trail (SMBA) trail system. This ride, called the Bee Trail, takes you on a technically challenging loop deep in the woods north of Skidmore College in the town of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Information and maps on the trails in the area http://www.saratogamtb.org

Trailhead Parking: Follow Clinton Street out of Downtown Saratoga Springs past Skidmore College to its intersection with Daniels Road. Park at this intersection and ride into the trail across the street and follow the guide instructions from there. Make sure to park on the side of the road far enough to be out of traffic.

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Trish Nguyen
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Hiking

Lovely. Did not see any turkey. Obviously a favorite for mountain bikes. Also hunters. Careful.

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Jonathan Perreault
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Madison Goldfischer
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RunningRocky

Lots of leaves. Be careful, hard to see rocks under them - almost sprained my ankle twice on my run.

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Vineeth Kashyap
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Hiking

Good walking experience, can be better maintained. Especially at the intersection, there could have been better directions marked. We used GPS to navigate through.

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Byron DelSignore
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Kim Albaranes
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful woods in October! Not nearly enough markers when you first start out. Our goal was to do the full 5.2 mile loop but had several walk backs due to wrong path selections at junctures. Very glad we had AllTrails GPS to get us back on track. But despite even that at one point we could not find the turn for the easterly loop and had to resort to the red makers to get back to our lot, cutting short the hike. Regardless, the Forest is really gorgeous, just be mindful of where you are going.

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Marc Spindel
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Hiking

Great trail, but we had to rely on All Trails to find our way. The trail markers were not very frequent and we found ourselves going the wrong way a couple of times. Thanks All Trails!

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Two Leg Mosey Four Leg Hustle
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Hiking

I this trail. So many off shoots you can make your own hike. Lots of turns. No bugs. A couple of muddy spots because it just rained. A couple of water features. Not difficult anyone can do it. Had to do an out and back because my cell battery was dying and I didn’t see the trail clearly half way because of all the leaves. Just a little piece of heaven. Enjoy. Keep exploring.

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Rebecca Schirmacher
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Kristin Olmstead
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WalkingRockyScramble

Parking is right off the road to your right. You will start on a gravel path. When you come to the first y, take a left, your second y take a right. I would highly recommend using the map on the trails app. There are several trails, easy to get lost. I ventured off the course to take a short trail, and pictures. As I was getting back on the trail I saw a fake skeleton on a bike. It scared the crap out of me. You will also see a Christmas tree used as a trail marker. I didn’t use bugs spray, there were a few nothing bad. Wear good supportive footwear as the trail has lots of rocks and roots and rolling terrains. Saw two there couples, lots of chipmunks and bones from a dead animal. I really enjoyed this trail as there are many options and a good workout.

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Liz Coakley
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WalkingGreat!Over grownRocky

Had a lovely walk yesterday. It took me just under 2 hours to complete the loop. I think the moderate rating relates to the trail if you’re biking- on foot it was largely very easy. Everyone that I passed on the trail was very nice & respectful.

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Sid T
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elise harrisonsmith
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HikingGreat!

We started early, before 7:30, and saw no one until about 10 when were on our way back. Beautiful trails, many off-shoots without names that would have been fun to explore. The "Bee" trail was not named, but was the red main trail we presumed. "Here to There" was just as delightful. We logged an easy 7 mile walk with nice views of lakes and trees along the way; our dogs loved it too! Grateful to be almost done before the mountain bikers hit the trails though - some spots were narrow and they obviously travel at faster speeds. Everyone was respectful and kind, however. Great day and we will return to wall to all!

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Lory Smitka
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Hiking

Beautiful trail with diverse landscape. Saw a few people on mountain bikes...will come back on bike next time. Got a little lost and ended up on blue trail. No bugs.

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Ellen Ceresko
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Hiking

Nice brisk walk:)

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Steven Zymanek
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Not a terrible trail. I used bug spray before and didn’t have any issues with bugs. The trails are not well marked so it’s possible to go off route somewhat easy. I wouldn’t really call this a moderate trail, seemed more like the gray zone between moderate and easy.

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Holly B
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HikingBugs

Lots of bugs and so many different trails I got sidetracked a few times but overall a nicely maintained trail!

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Emmanuel Terrazas
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Stephen Klapper
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HikingBugs

Bugs in July. So many bugs. They didn’t stop attacking me since the moment I stepped foot on the trail.

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Melissa H
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Mc Hc
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HikingBugsRocky

Very beautiful in the open spots- lots of flowers as well. Make sure to bring bug spray though!

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Charlene Dubuque
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HikingBugsRocky

Great trail!

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Shelby Fitch
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