Best Mountain Biking in New York

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in New York. Use this list to plan your next New York mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. North-South Lake loop


This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping up cherished views and passing cultural sites. Waterfalls, azalea and mounta…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Haines Falls, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 9.3 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Rocky Point


Cross-country skiers can pretty much ski anywhere, providing there is the minimum snow ground cover. A well-groomed track can do wonders for a skier’s technique, rhythm, and efficiency in covering the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Port Jefferson, NY - Mountain Biking - 13 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail


In real estate and retailing, location is practically everything. It’s what brings up the value and popularity. In some ways the same can be said about this moderately challenging, 16-mile (8 miles on…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Woodbury, NY - Mountain Biking - 16 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Caumsett State Park


Seeking a long day of easy riding? Set your wheels down on the secluded former estate of the Marshall Field family for an 8-mile loop. More than 15 miles of hard-packed wide dirt roads and bridle path…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Huntington, NY - Mountain Biking - 15 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Blue Mountain Nirvana


A magnificent network of designated mountain bike trails winds through some spectacular scenery in the Hudson Highlands. Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, New York, is one of the rare Westcheste…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Tarrytown, NY - Mountain Biking - 7 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. The Holy Land


The operative word on this huge parcel of land is diversity. Seven thousand acres on the Stewart Airport property in Newburgh have been packaged as a cooperative area, available for hunters and other…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Newburgh, NY - Mountain Biking - 12 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Stillwell Spaghetti


The little-known Stillwell Woods County Park contains a prime, grade-A mountain bike path and provides many a weekend workout for Long Island’s hammerheads and recent converts. Ranked as one of the be…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Syosset, NY - Mountain Biking - 5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park


There are a variety of trails in this 6,500-acre state park, located in the northern half of the Highlands, only 50 miles north of Manhattan. The rolling terrain is crisscrossed by forest roads, bridl…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Cold Spring, NY - Mountain Biking - 16 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Taconic-Hereford MUA


The Taconic–Hereford Multiple Use Area, one of the largest MUAs in Dutchess County, has been set aside for its great upland game hunting and other outdoor activities. It’s a 909-acre oasis for mountai…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Pleasant Valley, NY - Mountain Biking - 8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Inman Gulf Hiking and Nature Trails


South of Watertown, three nature and hiking trails line up end-to-end for a single south rim tour, overlooking 5 miles of Inman Gulf. This Tug Hill State Forest area wins over visitors with its an…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Adams Center, NY - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 5.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Surf and Turf


Mountain biking at Hither Hills is a mixed bag through an endless network of trails. Situated between Amagansett and Montauk on far eastern Long Island, the number of off-road opportunities makes up f…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Montauk, NY - Mountain Biking - 6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. North Lake Trails


The setting for this moderately challenging 5-mile-out, 5-mile-back trail is the unique and natural habitat of the Catskill Forest Preserve’s North Lake area. The tour includes spectacular views of th…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Haines Falls, NY - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Northwest by Northwest


This manicured, 4-mile, out-and-back singletrack is a must-do for anyone who travels out to the Hamptons. Located just north of East Hampton off a quiet road, the pine-needle path twists and turns alo…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
East Hampton, NY - Mountain Biking - 4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Bedford Country Road Ramble


This ride tours the hilly, hard-packed country backroads that weave through the village of Bedford in Westchester County. It’s of medium difficulty. Perhaps it’s a blessing that it’s not a technical r…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Bedford, NY - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Glacier 8 Trail


NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING. This new singletrack has been recently created for the Long Island hammerhead crowd. It is relatively unknown, but it is grade-A material.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Hauppauge, NY - Mountain Biking - 5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park


Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is evidence that good things, even places to mountain bike, come in small packages. This state park is not deep in the heart of wilderness. It’s not hammerhead heaven…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Yorktown Heights, NY - Mountain Biking - 5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Letchworth Trail


Across the Genesee River Gorge from developed Letchworth State Park, this linear foot trail explores the wilder eastern rim. It travels in mixed woods and snares occasional river overlooks and grand w…
From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Mount Morris, NY - Backpacking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 24.8 niles
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#18. Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve


For an easy morning or afternoon ride, set your wheels down on this relatively unknown 3,000-acre preserve. It offers a 4-mile loop-and-other mixture of wide, hard-packed, old abandoned dirt roads and…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Edgewood, NY - Mountain Biking - 4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Fire Island National Seashore


Mountain biking along this flat, hard-packed, unimproved jeep sand trail gives you access to one of Long Island’s finest beaches and charming beach communities lining the eastern portion of Fire Islan…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Fire Island, NY - Mountain Biking - 14 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Erie Canalway Trail (Albion to Lockport)


Albion is the county seat of Orleans County. The town boasts a Methodist Church dating to 1860, a Presbyterian Church with a spire 175-feet tall, and a Greek Revival courthouse built in 1857 and locat…
From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Medina, NY - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 28 miles
Published by Footprint Press