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    Blue Mountain Reservation

    Buchanan, New York

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    Explorer | 35 pts
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    4/23/2018
    Great gentle climb and generally well marked trails. Only a few spots where the markers need work to match the maps the park supplies. But overall a great hike and it was particularly fun for our dog.
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    Fairfield, CT
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    10/18/2008
    Large smooth boulders to roll and the singletrack will keep you there for hours. Even the climbs on the carriage roads have sections of rock gardens that make every mile worth pedaling. well worth the drive time
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    Brooklyn, NY
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
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    10/6/2007
    Unbelievable trails! Check out WMBA's map of Blue Mountain, much more extensive network than this trail report. On my first trip I rode MYX Monster, the leaves had already started covering the trail so it was a difficult following the trail. Made me painfully aware that I need to get into better shape, on my DH bike the many climbs became all the more grueling (next time I'll make sure to ride South to North). Beginners beware, this is a very rocky place to ride and even the blue trails had some technical spots. Signage on some of the more remote trails are difficult to follow so bring a compass. Can't wait to go back and explore.
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    La Grange, NY
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    11/12/2006
    First time. Great place, trails clearly marked. Had a great time and can't wait to go back.
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    Manhattan, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    6/11/2006
    First off, there is no Montrose station. Get off either at Cortland (which I did) or Peekskill. It's around 20 minutes of some hilly road work to get to the park. The directions on the trail report are tough to follow, best thing to do is just go for it and play it by ear. Great trails, really muddy this past weekend. Some easy, some very challenging. A good time for anyone wanting to leave the city and fairly easy to get to.
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    NORTHVALE, NJ
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    4/14/2006
    Really nice trails. Very well marked and moderately technical.
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    Brooklyn, NY
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    11/21/2005
    Sometimes painfullly rocky, a couple of good climbs, watch it in the fall, the leaves hide the rocks and the rocks break bones. good quick (1-2hour ride for the blue/black diamond level rider).
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    12/24/2001
    The Park only charges for parking from memorial Day to Labor day. The original trails were developed in the 1930s BY the CCC, AND
    consist OF rocky carriage roads.Stay ON the yellow FOR a beginner ride, ALL ELSE IS intermediate.The singletrack has been laid out BY
    the Westchester Mountain Bike Association working WITH the County Parks staff, AND it IS MTB specific.Lots OF turns, short climbs AND
    curves make it a joy TO ride.This place IS worth the drive.
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    Trail Information

    Buchanan
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    4.5
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    3 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Blue Mountain Reservation
    Local Contacts
    USGS Peekskill, NY. Copies of the Westchester Mountain Bike Association (WMBA) trail map are available at the entrance to the park as well as at www.wmba.org.
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