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    Bethpage Bikeway

    Bethpage State Park, New York
    Distance8.7mi
    Elevation Gain79ft
    Trailhead Elevation142ft
    Top152ft
    Elevation Min/Max115/152ft
    Elevation Start/End142/142ft

    Bethpage Bikeway

    Bethpage Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in Nassau County, New York. It is within Bethpage State Park. It is 8.7 miles long and begins at 142 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 79 feet. Along the trail there are a parking and a wood.

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    East Somerville, MA
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    7/20/2018
    This is a good trail for biking and walking. It can be very crowded some parts of the year. There's some nice shady parts and lots of forest and wildlife. There's water too (a lake and a creek). The path is paved so it's an easy ride especially if you're riding with a beginner.
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    Carmel, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    8/8/2010
    I really enjoyed this ride. I did it in conjunction with a ride on the Jones Beach trail.
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    Wallington, NJ
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    5/16/2010
    Nice ride in the woods, be cautious while passing the roads, the trees are like a shed over you, so you can do it even in the hot climate conditions.
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    queens village, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    7/1/2009
    paved smooth ride, streams, lakes and waterfalls. unfortunately the path is closed at certain points due to a construction project.
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    Wantagh, NY
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/22/2009
    I ride this on a mountain bike almost daily. I ride from Wantagh early in AM(6:30AM). Wonderful paved path with little use in early morning. Six different road crossings if you go to polo fields in Bethpage. Very safe and during day many families use. Rises to an alitude of 495 feet from approxmately 70 feet.
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    Bay Hills, NY
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    9/9/2007
    Great trail to do with family- three kids, youngest is 8 all had a great time-had to be careful at some of the road crossings.
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    Garden City Park, NY
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    6/17/2007
    Great Trail! Who ever thought you would feel like you're riding on a paved trail in the woods in the heart of Long Island.
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    Cedarhurst, NY
    Explorer | 21 pts
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    6/11/2007
    One of the best bike trails I've seen. Very scenec and pieceful. Not too many people on the way, has some hills. Great for any bike (road or mountain). Only problem is that it's too short (actually around 6 miles). If you park in Bethpage Park, you'll have to pay $6. But there's a free small parking lot at the other end of the trail near Sunrise Highway (Look for 4600 Sunrise Hwy)
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    Manhattan, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    7/9/2006
    This trail was the last part of a 43 mile ride from Manhattan to Amity Harbor. I entered the Trail off of Center Avenue in Bethpage. Mind the traffic as you will be sharing the on-ramp with vehicles who are entering and exiting the Bethpage State Parkway in order to access the trail from this point. The trail crosses several other ramps and roads which are all clearly marked. Cars in the area yield to cyclists (surprising on Long Island!) at these crossings but caution should be used and signs observed. The trail is beatiful as it meanders under a thick green canopy for most of the way offering some much needed protection from the summer sun. There are numerous lakes and creeks which offer nice places to stop and sit. I, however, had the hammer down (for me, that only means 15-20 mph) and was trying to make good time. The trail was somewhat crowded in the early afternoon but was easily navigated even at hi speeds as I passed roller bladers, runners, walkers and other cyclists although you must be careful when passing around some of the tighter bends. There is some confusion at the Sunrise Highway crossing. You can follow those in front of you but for the most part, just cross at the light and head West for a couple hundred yards in order to pick up the trail on the South side of the Highway. Of my 43 mile ride, the 8 or so miles of the Mass. Preserve Bike Path were the most enjoyable!
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    Babylon, NY
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    12/1/2001
    Nice paved trail passing 2 lakes through woods. Best if ridden early as much pedestrian traffic(walkers, runners, other bikers). Good all year around. Well protected from wind.
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