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.

  • #1 North-South Lake loop

    9 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    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 ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This Catskill Mountains loop, a popular favorite, travels the escarpment and wooded outskirts of North–South Lake, snapping ...

  • #2 Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail

    6 Reviews

    Woodbury, NY

    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 ...
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    In real estate and retailing, location is practically everything. It’s what brings up the value and popularity. In some ways ...

  • #3 Caumsett State Park

    7 Reviews

    Huntington, NY

    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 ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Seeking a long day of easy riding? Set your wheels down on the secluded former estate of the Marshall Field family for an ...

  • #4 Blue Mountain Nirvana

    7 Reviews

    Tarrytown, NY

    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 ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A magnificent network of designated mountain bike trails winds through some spectacular scenery in the Hudson Highlands. ...

  • #5 The Holy Land

    6 Reviews

    Newburgh, NY

    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 ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The operative word on this huge parcel of land is diversity. Seven thousand acres on the Stewart Airport property in Newburgh ...

  • #6 Stillwell Spaghetti

    3 Reviews

    Syosset, NY

    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 ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The little-known Stillwell Woods County Park contains a prime, grade-A mountain bike path and provides many a weekend workout ...

  • #7 Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park

    2 Reviews

    Cold Spring, NY

    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, ...
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    There are a variety of trails in this 6,500-acre state park, located in the northern half of the Highlands, only 50 miles ...

  • #8 Taconic-Hereford MUA

    3 Reviews

    Pleasant Valley, NY

    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 ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Taconic–Hereford Multiple Use Area, one of the largest MUAs in Dutchess County, has been set aside for its great upland ...

  • #9 Inman Gulf Hiking and Nature Trails

    3 Reviews

    Adams Center, NY

    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 ...
    •  2.5-3.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    South of Watertown, three nature and hiking trails line up end-to-end for a single south rim tour, overlooking 5 miles ...

  • #10 Surf and Turf

    5 Reviews

    Montauk, NY

    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 ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain biking at Hither Hills is a mixed bag through an endless network of trails. Situated between Amagansett and Montauk ...

  • #11 North Lake Trails

    0 Reviews

    Haines Falls, NY

    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 ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The setting for this moderately challenging 5-mile-out, 5-mile-back trail is the unique and natural habitat of the Catskill ...

  • #12 Northwest by Northwest

    4 Reviews

    East Hampton, NY

    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 ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This manicured, 4-mile, out-and-back singletrack is a must-do for anyone who travels out to the Hamptons. Located just north ...

  • #13 Bedford Country Road Ramble

    2 Reviews

    Bedford, NY

    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 ...
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride tours the hilly, hard-packed country backroads that weave through the village of Bedford in Westchester County. ...

  • #14 Glacier 8 Trail

    1 Reviews

    Hauppauge, NY

    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 ...
    •  5 miles

    NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING. This new singletrack has been recently created for the Long ...

  • #15 Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

    0 Reviews

    Yorktown Heights, NY

    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 ...
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is evidence that good things, even places to mountain bike, come in small packages. This ...

  • #16 Letchworth Trail

    2 Reviews

    Mount Morris, NY

    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 ...
    •  14-16 hours
    •  24.8 niles miles
    •  Guide

    Across the Genesee River Gorge from developed Letchworth State Park, this linear foot trail explores the wilder eastern rim. ...

  • #17 Fire Island National Seashore

    1 Reviews

    Fire Island, NY

    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 ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain biking along this flat, hard-packed, unimproved jeep sand trail gives you access to one of Long Island’s finest ...

  • #18 Erie Canalway Trail (Albion to Lockport)

    2 Reviews

    Medina, NY

    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 ...
    •  4 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Albion is the county seat of Orleans County. The town boasts a Methodist Church dating to 1860, a Presbyterian Church with ...

  • #19 Overlook Mountain Ascent

    2 Reviews

    Woodstock, NY

    This ride is not for the weak of heart. Just outside the town of Woodstock lies a graded, wide jeep road that ascends the 3,100-foot Overlook Mountain. Not many roads reach a summit in the Catskill ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is not for the weak of heart. Just outside the town of Woodstock lies a graded, wide jeep road that ascends the ...

  • #20 Southaven County Park

    0 Reviews

    Shirley, NY

    Southaven County Park is an interesting package. It consists of a typical eastern Long Island pine-barren habitat. The dense oak woodlands are interspersed with open fields and picnic areas. ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Southaven County Park is an interesting package. It consists of a typical eastern Long Island pine-barren habitat. The dense ...