Bee Trail Loop Trail

HARD 25 reviews

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 difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

Definitely not easy to run the full 5.5 mile loop but had a lot of fun. Lots of ups and downs, big rocks, roots, and pieces of trail that get hard to follow. Lots of trail options to branch off if you want. Keep the app with gps signal on to follow the right path. A small adventure not far from town.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Trail not marked well at all. Without the app it would have been impossible to follow. Lots of intersecting bike trails made it difficult. Overall it was a nice hike.

2 months ago

Trails need to be marked better. There I only one sign that indicates it's Bee. Also, it was a very easy hike to me so I'm not sure what the scale is based on when it's labeled as difficult.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Tough and technical.

hiking
5 months ago

Mountain bike loop . Nothing hard about this trail . Hiked with my young kids.

5 months ago

Way too many mosquitoes and horse flies. I would try this in the fall but not in the warmer months.

hiking
5 months ago

Went on a hike here during pouring rain after almost an hour's travel to the location. We were prepared for a tough trek, based on the "hard" rating. We found the trail was actually an easy hike, although over infested with mosquitos. There were many trails, none well marked and hard to follow. After wandering around in the woods for a couple hours, all we wanted to do was go home, we weren't enjoying ourselves. This is rated "hard" if you are mountain biking which we believe is what the trails are meant for with various SMBA trail tags.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
Monday, December 05, 2016

We only visited the "tip of the iceberg" on this network of trails. We walked a variety of terrain from carriage trails to single-track mountain bike trails. There is signage and trailmarkers, but since we didn't have a map, we relied on AllTrails GPS track for navigation. There are some elevation changes, but generally the area is flat with beaver ponds and swamps throughout. We will need to go back when snow-covered to try snowshoeing here. A map designed by SMBA mountain bikers is here: http://www.saratogamtb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/SMBA-Map-Front-20156.pdf

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Great hiking. Close to town, but yet your really away from it all. Have been on trail many times and there are always different trails to walk on. Be sure to track your trail because there are many and not all marked.

hiking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Great for many levels. We went a wee bit off the main loop and hiked the mountain biking trails. They are pretty fun to power hike.