Taconic-Hereford MUA

Pleasant Valley, New York 12569

Taconic-Hereford MUA

Taconic-Hereford MUA Professional Review and Guide

"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 mountain bikers and generally is not known as a mainstream mountain bike area. It’s a gem and will fulfill anybody’s wanderlust, with its easy yet stimulating 11 miles of four-wheel-drive roads and singletrack. More than 8 miles of well-maintained, hard-packed, four-wheel-drive roads loop through a low, hilly terrain. The trail is fast-paced, exhilarating, and a joy to ride. Some spur trails take off and wind through an attractive, dense hardwood forest as singletrack. The terrain consists of rolling hills with somewhat steep slopes, but none of the routes for riding require technical handling skills. Don’t think. Just ride. These trails are perfect for easy or fast cruising, depending on your mood or how much caffeine you’ve imbibed. The Taconic–Hereford MUA is composed almost entirely of deciduous hardwood forest and offers a compact and robust habitat for a variety of upland game animals like grouse, squirrel, woodcock, and rabbit. Throughout the ride are innumerable opportunities to view the cherished wildlife that flourishes here. An MUA provides recreational options for a variety of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. Area use regulations allow individuals to hunt, fish, and even trap game. Access throughout these MUAs is usually via networks of four-wheel-drive roads that, during winter, provide suitable snowmobile routes. The great concept here is that these roads provide some fine mountain biking paths as well, and during seasons when hunting is banned, the place is wide open to exploration by bike. Located in Dutchess County in the town of Pleasant Valley. The Taconic-Hereford M.U.A. is located along the eastern side of the Taconic State Parkway and south of Tyrell Road. The 8-mile loop traverses a low, hilly terrain and provides for some easy riding, while the more challenging riding takes place on the single-track spur trails."

Taconic-Hereford MUA Reviews

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8/20/2006
909 is great! Tons of singletrack, great climbs, even better decents....I recomend this trail to anyone from down-hillers lookin for some practice to the hardcore cross-country rider lookin for lots of miles. find someone that can point you in the direction of the roller coaster and the gut areas!
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7/9/2005
Fun place to go and ride (or just do whatever.) Was a bit hilly, but the climbs paid off with awesome downhill runs. Definitely recommend checking this place out. Do yourself one favor though - REMEMBER TO BRING BUG SPRAY !!
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3/28/2003
Excellent, if hilly, single track trails. Look out for hunters in the late fall even before legal hunting season.
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Trail Information

Pleasant Valley
Nearby City
8
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
From April to September you're safe.
Season

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Sep 2018