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.

nice, twisty, scenic, nicely paved, all bike friendly.

This has a few different trails. Most are easy strolls but still beautiful. There is only one spot for a view, but being outdoors is still beautiful by itself.

tons of trails for all levels of ability

Well marked and in good condition, looks like fun for mt biking too. Hiked out and back (not the full trail) included small orange dot trail off the orange blazes

Winter hike with scout

cross country skiing
4 days ago

Beautiful! Challenging for a beginner but definitely doable. Tons of options out here as there are a lot of little offshoot trails. Download the park map too as the cell service is not good.

Great snowshoe hike. Wide, flat, and well broken out trail (road) culminating in the Camp. Lots of cross-country skiers, so if you're on snowshoes try to avoid stepping on their tracks by sticking to the middle of the trail.

Scout and I did the winter loop. Great day

Great winter hike .

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike 1" or s o soft snow with a base..we did it all in microspikes

Excelent trails. Love the bog

Great trails, well marked and well maintained. Would be muddy in spring when snow melts or after a rainfall.

trail running
8 days ago

Love it!

Really beautiful trail. Gentle terrain. A lot of twists and turns. As long as you keep the app open it’s pretty easy to follow the correct path. Would highly recommend.

Nice, simple terrain trail. Not very well marked. The gunfine going from the adjacent firing range was freaking out my dog about a mile in. It beats mentioning that it is hunting season, so be careful when you go beyond the service road at the 0.5 mile mark.

A nice nature walk. Not marked easy to keep walking in loops.

Great hike has some really good hills to get your heart rate going. Went during the winter and it was super quite.

Fun winter day hike. Took the Mary Glen trail to Ashley Falls, then past Badman Cave, Newman Ledge and Artists Rock. Built a fire in a firepit at campground. There were some icy spots. Don't worry about the road being closed. Plenty of places to park by entrance to campground even when it is closed. And trail was about a 5 minute walk from there. You can check out some video here to get an idea: https://youtu.be/r8ipiygb7_Y

Always a favorite! A good way to spend a few hours or just sit by the lake and relax.

Climbed this on 1/9/19. Lots of fresh snow. Snowshoes would help for sure. We broke out a good deal of the trail especially higher up. Still a very nice hike

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked up on this cold (4°f) morning to catch the sunrise. Noticed a few trail markers, but the trail is easy enough (and wide) to follow (even in the dark), they aren't really needed. About 40mins up, 25 down. Lots of ice - microspikes are definitely needed! The views are absolutely incredible and worth every step! Must be a very popular trail - we weren't the only ones who hiked up in the dark on the coldest day of the year thus far...

skiing
snow
10 days ago

A peaceful trek on skis through a winter decorated wonderland. Trails are maintained with excellent care allowing one to enjoy the beauty of the area.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome

skiing
snow
11 days ago

Excellent trails maintained with care, allowing one to enjoy the beauty of the area. Woodcutter Loop and Norm's Path are great for a short and fairly easy ski. Looking forward to more snow and more time in these beautiful woods.

Not a ton to look at. Easy to follow for the most part.

hiking
16 days ago

Great easy hike to start off a day. Trail is very well marked and the lake is gorgeous to see in the winter. Would not say microspikes are needed if you stick to loop trail but if you plan on doing the waterfall trail nearby they would come in handy. Will be back to explore more of the area

I will not pay for parking to walk in the woods. $10 was the cheapest. Even the parking spot to sight see near the big 5 mph turn has a little trail with a sign that says pass needed.

hiking
17 days ago

This is a beautiful and fairly easy hike. We did it on a 45 degree January day, so there were sections that were very muddy—which made steeper sections a bit harder than they would be normally.

Two big things to be aware of for this hike:
First, there are lots of places to park along the trail, however, the spot the directions button takes you to is an apartment complex that requires parking tags to park... two good spots to park include: at the bottom of Monkey Run road (a dead end that has parking at the end) and the section of the hike that crosses a one way bridge (I’m not sure the road name). But, my recommendation is to figure out parking first! We parked at Cornell on Caldwell Drive and Forest Home—a third good option.

Second, there are a number of sections of this hike that are very poorly marked, and these spots are often at weird intersections or spots that are confusing—so be aware of this. What makes it more confusing is that from the Cornell end, the Cayuga trail isn’t marked Cayuga consistently—and there are a number of smaller Cornell trails that are marked. We ended up on other trails in this section, and as a result, ended up doing 11 miles total.

I suspect others also got lost or sidetracked on the other trails, too—if you open up the record button above, you can see very few of those recording are similar or actually line up w the official Cayuga loop.

Sweeping views. Easy trail for all ages and dogs. Spot a porcupine in a tree or a hawk hunting below as you perch on a sunny cliff made of the iconic and bright Shawangunk conglomerate minerals. Year-round enjoyment, in my experience.

Did the loop just under four miles in micros Hard pack snow in mid December. Would be great either on snowshoes or trail running depending on season and conditions. Fantastic views of whiteface and separately the Mcintyers

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