Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in New York with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

if coming in from the NE, about 0.7 miles in, you cross Rocky point yaphank Rd. once you cross that road, there are just unkempt grasses with thousands of ticks everywhere. after only 0.2 in, I turned back because when I looked down, I saw at least 30 ticks.

The perfect trail! It goes up, down, around, over, under. It has a great flow to it. Even better at night.

awesome trail to get the heart rate going. it's a steep incline but well worth it once you get to the fire tower!

Very well maintained! I’ll go back for sure couldn’t finish the hike yesterday due to an upcoming thunderstorm.

Nice dirt trail, well marked, with very few inclines. My wife and I only biked from Glenwood to Tarrytown, but I am already planning to come back to do the whole length of the trail. Yes, you do go past a lot of back yards, but you also get to ride through a lot of historic river towns along the way.

1 day ago

Great, easy hike. Took my 6.5 daughter and our 10yr old dog. Completed two miles round trip. Beautiful scenery. :)

We went after big rains. Very muddy. Lots of rock- hopping. Beautiful trail-side vegetation. Fabulous fungi. Falls were booming. There is a guy in the car park who may be living there but he seems friendly and harmless.

this trail is one of my favorites. it offers a great mix of water, woods, and sun, and it just difficult enough to make it a great hike. I would not, however, recommend it for a beginner.

ATV track/old dirt road the lake. nothing amazing, but it's great to see local trails like this maintained and used.

Cliff and lake views- nice

Perfect trail for a daily dog walk. Lots of four legged buddies looking for someone to play with. Hike it year round. Great for a short run or ski or bike.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Had a great time on this trail. It’s in pretty bad shape for trail running or mountain biking but that works in you favor because not too many people want to do it. We had the whole day to ourselves which can be rare around Lake Placid. Good for dogs. Good if you want to take a picnic at pine pond. Expect some rugged trails with roots and rocks. Fat tire bikes would be great. Lots of mud so do it later in the season. It’s remote and lonely out and back so plan accordingly. Took my 11 yr old and two dogs with no problems.

on Clark Tower Trail

3 days ago

great for younger kids, short trail

Nice little trail took my six year old daughter and two dogs love. It

We took our bikes through here. Great for bike rides. Some trails are easier for beginners while others will cause the beginner to walk. There are points of fallen trees where expert bike skills will be able to jump but others will need to walk over. Make sure to make it to the dam. Very enjoyable bike outing!

I htink this might have been the toughest of the Saranac 6. We took the Jack Rabbit trail because it as slightly shorter. It starts off going slightly uphill over a lot of ankle-rolling potential rocks. Nothing too tough and at the split we took a right. Once you hit the first climb you will be going up pretty quick! The map in AllTrails is not the actual trail (FYI). There are a few false peaks and then you get to the top with no view. We did go back and took a right at the fork to do Haystack. That was like a little hill travelling that way, much less steep than starting off 86.

4 days ago

This was a beautiful hike - I would strongly recommend this trail. Disclaimer - there is no view at the peak, but there are some decent ones near the top. The trail itself as it starts off through the woods and goes near a creek is very relaxing.

nature trips
4 days ago

I hiked the Snakefoot Trail yesterday. Pretty farmlandlike scenery while walking away from the parking lot towards the lake - amazing views along the lake and even some spots where I was able to go down to the water with my dog. A heads up: there’s no swimming allowed due to the strong current. The walk back along the swampy marshland was a little boring but thankfully no bugs but a lot of pretty butterflies like swallowtails...

Started at Bisby entrance. Mostly level trail through woods. Once at the southern end of lake there are more challenges. At western side close to the campers ended up on road for a stretch. Nice hike.

Great trail, intense when going uphill but the views are absolutely worth it

on Peninsula Loop

nature trips
5 days ago

Easy hike with great swimming spot

wish there was more shade.

Nice trail with great views. Dog and kid friendly.

I thought it's was very fun and fairly easy. Great for mountain biking.


this trail is definitely not for weekend warriors. the lake Bonita trail is a very nice hike, however, and one of my go-to activities.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Very scenic and beautiful trail. The trail is marked well, with plenty of signs. I start at Mertensia Park, at the entrance, and go to Powder Mill Park. You can also turn onto Lehigh Valley Trail midway and head towards Mendon. After Mendon you can head on the N/S Lehigh Valley Trail to head past Rush. Overall tons of scenery. You will likely see deer and other wildlife on the trail.

Gorgeous, magical woods full of mushrooms today! Also swarming with mosquitoes. Bring deet or run.

Walked the trail first. It was a workout. Went as far as the meadow at the top and came back down. Then walked the creek bed & up to multiple waterfalls. Did not go too far as the water became too deep. It was beautiful & challenging.
Bug spray is a must!

8 days ago

This hike is great for young families that enjoy steady but not necessarily overly strenuous uphill hikes. Beautiful lookout at the top. This is a short hike; depending on your pace and the length of time at the top, ~45-75 minutes up and ~25-35 minutes down.

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