"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 Westchester County parks that still allow mountain biking. One can travel more than 7 miles of reasonably challenging carriage roads and singletrack that comb through 1,600 acres of hilly park. There is something here for every level of rider. Novices can enjoy the scenery along the gently rolling carriage roads. The more advanced rider can take on the tough hills that climb through a densely wooded landscape. The trails are strictly cardiovascular, not technical, and the rewards are in the fast-paced and well-controlled descents. The park has rules about riding at speeds that are out of control or threatening to hikers, plants, or wildlife. Remember to ride courteously and responsibly. It’s the best way to ensure that these mountain bike nirvanas will long be available to us. Spend a complete day wandering past spectacular rock outcroppings and scenic ponds, exploring the eclectic terrain of this primeval forested park. Located a little over 40 miles north of Manhattan, located in the town of Peekskill in Westchester County. This part of Westchester County is known for its hilly and rocky terrain. A robust mixture of ascents and descents awaits the rider. None are too long or steep, and elevation changes rarely exceed 400', but they may be rigorous."