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

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.

Nice gravel trail in the open. Close to traffic

Ruff for bikes. Lots of ruts, rocks, and mud.

Great ride for an easy evening.

Great hike! The trip out on Overlook carriage road is easily managed and wide. Good views along the way. The Old Minnewaska trail is smaller foot path, beautiful forest scenery. Our mistake not needing the signs: took a stroller on Old Minnewaska, don't do that... The signs were not kidding: foot path only. Beautiful hike and kid friendly but wear long pants, can be slightly overgrown. Last leg 0.5 mi on red trail Shongum can be moderately difficult, with some scrambling over rocks, walking on planks over muddy areas. If that happens and some of your party doesn't want to continue that last 0.5 mi, you can send someone back to the parking lot at West Trapps and drive to Coxing to pick everyone else up

saw a bear

mountain biking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Loved it, some parts a bit bumpy, still a great ride
Bridge over the Wallkill River is closed for repairs, will have to make a trip back:)

I went up the opposite direction and it wasn't too bad of a climb. The overcliff trail was mostly human made paths but the rest of it was though. I did this in about 2hrs and 30 minutes.

Great stretch of trails perfect for gravel grinding. Bring hiking boots there's plenty to explore off the trails.

Started at trestle at Rosedale and headed south. Very nice flat walk although a bit buggy. Beautiful relaxing walk.

One of the things that truly makes New Paltz special. A must experience for any visitor!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

I did a 22 mile round trip from New Paltz to north of Rosendale. Nice flat ride but one bridge was blocked and parts were muddy. The best part was the Rosendale trestle which has nice views.

Absolutely beautiful enjoyed seeing people climbing the rocks nice to take a bike ride sow people with their dogs

rock climbing
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Very nice for a walk and amazing rock climbs!

A great easy hike! We took about 3 hours doing the entire loop- took a lot of time on Undercliff taking pics. Our dogs also loved the hike (which is actually a flat walk.) We saw a couple families so kids can definitely handle the hike, although the entire 5 mile loop might be a bit long- we were pretty worn out by the end! It cost $12 per person to go in btw.

Really nice trail!!

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Absolutely beautiful, and fun ride! It was fun watching people rock climb. Also it is a nice ride if it's super hot and sunny since its shaded for the most part. Everyone we ran into, whether hiking, climbing, biking etc seemed to be enjoying themselves.

mountain biking
Thursday, March 24, 2016


Monday, July 13, 2015

A wonderful place to walk, bike, or run. The trail runs through many wonderful spots including Historic Huguenot Street and Water Street Market. It allows for beautiful views of the river, mountains, and fields in addition to running along town.

road biking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Great easy ride for a single-speed road bike. Be prepared to slow down for not only pedestrians and a few road crossings, but plenty of lovely views.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Went from Kingston to New Paltz. Great ride with some excellent views and old mines and rock formations.

I took the trail from New Paltz to Rosendale. The trail was a mixture of pavement, gravel, and dirt. There is a a really nice bridge that gives you a great view of the Walkill river. It is a nice easy flat ride for biking or walking.

Pleasant trail mostly flat gravel/cinder trail with some gentle incline/declines. Some small "off trail" side paths available to explore with access to the wallkill river. Great trail with little kids. Accessible to power wheel chairs NOT manual - the small wheels get stuck in the gravel. Fun for easy snow shoeing / xcountry skiing. Trail goes into village of New Paltz which is a great pitstop for a snack and a warm up before you head out again.

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