Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail

Woodbury, New York 11797

Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail

Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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 miles one way), out-and-back tour. It makes a straight course through a wooded, protected wilderness corridor in the middle of Long Island, making it quite accessible for most of the local mountain bike enthusiasts. This special designated mountain bike path is part of the larger 22-mile Nassau–Suffolk Greenbelt trail that practically spans the width of Long Island from Massapequa Preserve on the South Shore to Cold Spring Harbor on the North Shore. The trail offers a refreshing diversity and a welcome contrast to the heavily populated areas it traverses. It parallels the Nassau–Suffolk hiking trail and shares the same rich plant and animal habitat. The trail is in great shape, is generally not too crowded, and provides a great opportunity to sample a variety of terrain. The ride doesn’t offer the twists and turns of the Stillwell Woods spaghetti track, but it allows the confident novice to try something more challenging. The length of the ride and the occasional rocks and conspiring roots supply enough gnarls for the average dirthead. Located on the Nassau-Suffolk border on Long Island. The trail begins on Jericho Turnpike on the North Shore of Long Island and reaches south into Bethpage State Park. The trail traverses the typically hilly terrain of Long Island's North Shore area, so expect some minor ascents and descents. Farther south the trail levels out as it asses through some old overgrown farmlands."

Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail Reviews

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8/21/2008
Well maintained with some moderately technical sections. Pleasant hills which even beginners should be able to enjoy. A good workout, and a great workout if you take a couple laps at Stillwell. But not the top trail in NY.
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3/22/2008
Noisy, the trail follows major highways. Lots of litter in some areas. Some of the road crossings are dangerous (one is on a bend in an access road to a highway giving you little time to see the cars coming at you in both directions). The trail is poorly marked in spots, we got lost. I won't be going back to Trailview State Park.
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7/12/2006
This trail was a lot of fun. Great ride, very hilly, lots of hard pedaling on the way back. Very rocky at times, and it's easy to lose control coming down hill. Be careful after rain, parts of the trail get very muddy.
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6/23/2006
#3 in the US!?!? If you think this trail is really good, you need to get off of Long Island just once. I lived on LI for 28 years and rode LI "singletrack" (consisting of 2 trails - Rocky Pt & Greenbelt). Also, please reconsider what you term "hills" because a 2 minute climb is a joke. At least vote for the Rocky Point ride which is 10x better than Nassau.
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10/2/2005
Trail, Cold Spring Harbor entry. After reading about this trail, and its proximity to our homes..... My friend Lance and I thought we might try this trail just on a whim, so we packed light, H2o, Power bars, etc., to find out just what was in our "back yard", so to speak. We live in Huntington. We were amazed to experiance such beautiful and moderately steep twisting trails, mostly isolated from close residential properties. This area of the trail is the most challenging stretch and as you reach further south, although still a beautiful hike is not so rough. Take the time, its worth the hike. Regards, Ric
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1/16/2001
no need for fancy full-suspension bikes on this trail its a singlespeed training ride so stay home with full-supension bikes
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Trail Information

Woodbury
Nearby City
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Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Year-round except during wet weather periods.
Season
200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation

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