Mountain Biking Trails in New York

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  • Auburn Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Auburn Trail is a major cross-town, multi-use pathway, which provides connections to other trails and an up-close view of one of the oldest railroad buildings in the country. Start in Farmington at Mertensia Park. Shortly after leaving ...
  • Auburn-Fleming Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    This is a flat 1.6 mile trail through woods, wetlands and farmland connecting Rt. 34 in the Town of Fleming to Dunning Ave. in the City of Auburn. It is an easy walk or bike through a very scenic area. To view a trail map, please see the ...
  • Big Flats Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    A pleasant walk between wetland habitat and farmland, this short community trail sits atop a sewer line that Corning Glassworks installed to serve its Big Flats plant. Corning provided the crushed stone surface for the trail. The main trailhead ...
  • Black Diamond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass

    Black Diamond Trail will one day stretch 15 miles to link four state parks in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Currently, 8 miles of the trail are open, which follow the Lehigh Valley Railroad route whose Black Diamond Express once ran from ...
  • Black River Feeder Canal Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    This trail follows the Black River Canal Towpath that links Boonville to Foresport. Running from Erwin Park at Boonville to Alder Pond at Forestport, it is a quiet walk or bike trip through woods and fields along the old towpath. The 77-mile ...
  • Bloomingdale Bog Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The Bloomindale Bog Trail is located in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and is used by mountain bikers and hikers. The trail follows an old rail bed, and its southern segment runs through a bog. Beavers have dammed the stream, which requires ...
  • Bronx River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, 18 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely paralleling the Bronx River Parkway. The ...
  • Cato-Fair Haven Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.51 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Cato-Fair Haven Trail (a.k.a. Cayuga County Trail) travels a little more than 14 miles through forest, wetland and tree farm.
  • Catskill Scenic Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Catskill Scenic Trail lives up to its name as it winds through a broad farming valley and small towns in New York's Catskill Mountains. The West Branch of the Delaware River is often in sight, with opportunities for fishing and wading in ...
  • Champlain Canalway Trail: Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail begins at the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls and follows the Hudson River through town to the Champlain Canal, then turns south toward Fort Edward. The 8-mile trail follows a portion of one of New York's few remaining ...
  • Charlie Major Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Charlie Major Nature Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way that once carried trains along the old Skaneateles Short Line Railroad. The railroad served millworks in the area, including paper mills, grist mills, distilleries, and woodworking ...
  • Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 28.56 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but some portions are gravel or crushed stone. ...
  • D & H Canal Heritage Corridor (O&W Rail-Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 11.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Sandwiched between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains near the busy US Route 209 corridor, this trail has a little something for everyone. The Delaware & Hudson Canal Heritage Corridor (D & H Canal), which contains the Ontario and Western ...
  • D & H Canal Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The D&H Canal Linear Park is 45 acres with a trail situated along the historic D&H Canal. Remains of the original locks, dry dock and waste weirs are visible from the towpath trail. Interpretive signs are located in the park to assist the visitor ...
  • D & H Canal Trail - Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

    State: NY
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area is located on the Orange County-Sullivan County border just south of Wurtsboro, New York. It consists of over 3,000 acres of wetlands and uplands which were acquired by the New York State Department of ...
  • Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY, VT
    Length: 23.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail quietly rambles over the rolling hills and farmland of western Vermont along the state’s border with New York, dipping into its western neighbor at the community of Granville. It traces an old Delaware & Hudson ...
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

    State: NY
    Length: 365 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Port Byron to Utica (Old Erie Canal State Park)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Tonawanda to Newark (Erie Canal Heritage Trail)

    State: NY
    Length: 100 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Genesee Valley Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 68.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles) between Rochester and Sonyea that provides ...
  • Gorge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From here, you can continue on the Link Trail, which ...
  • Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main Street (SR 36) along Genesee Street (SR 63) by ...
  • Hojack Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    This pleasant community trail connects suburban residences close to the shore of Lake Ontario with a school, a church and a commercial area in Webster, New York. Near the trail's northwest end, it connects with old-growth forests and unique ...
  • Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the river at sea level. It is wheelchair accessible ...
  • Jim Schug Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who acquired the land. The trail follows a ...
  • Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Kaaterskill Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Kaaterskill Rail Trail offers a beautiful wooded walk through Haines Falls in eastern New York, nestled in the northern Catskills. It begins at the historical Ulster & Delaware Train Station, built in 1913, that serves as headquarters for ...
  • Kennedy Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Cinder

    The Kennedy Trail begins at the northwest corner of the 68-acre campus of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers. The town, which sits 30 miles from White Plains and 55 miles from New York City, is home to an IBM campus and Pepsi headquarters. The ...
  • Keuka Outlet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    In the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region is a rail-trail that is part natural wonder and part industrial archaeology, and the 7-mile trail Keuka Outlet Trail has a unique heritage. Technically a stream, the 8-mile Keuka (KYOO-ka) Lake ...
  • Lehigh Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 15.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    The Lehigh Valley Trail is part of a developing system of rail-trails in western New York. The segment from Victor to Rush offers nearly 16 miles of serene wooded and rural areas. Plus, it is literally expanding horizons for trail enthusiasts. ...
  • Lehigh Valley Trail - North Branch

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The North Branch of the Lehigh Valley Trail connects the campuses of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. The trail’s northern terminus is where the Erie Canal Heritage Trail connects to the university’s parking ...
  • Liberty Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Liberty Rail Trail extends about 2.5 miles through the village of Liberty, NY, between Chestnut Street/SR 52 (near West Street) and the old rail trestle in Ferndale. The trail occupies a portion of a former railroad corridor once owned by ...
  • O & W Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    Three segments of the O&W Rail-Trail are open to the public within the Town of Fallsburg: Mountaindale to Woodridge, 2.7 miles; Woodridge toward South Fallsburg, 1.8 miles; South Fallsburg to Hurleyville), 3 miles. When complete, the trail will ...
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 26.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park follows the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City from 1842 to 1955. Most of the structure lies beneath the trail and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. ...
  • Old Erie Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Old Putnam Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    Splayed over 1,146 acres in northwest Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park has a lot going on. The park is New York City's fourth largest and is home to the oldest municipal golf course in America. There are playgrounds, walking trails, running tracks, ...
  • Ontario Pathways Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Grass, Gravel

    Shaped like a left-leaning V, the Ontario Pathways Rail Trail travels southwest from Canandaigua to Stanley, then shoots north to Clifton Springs. The rural trail is the pride of an industrious community organization, Ontario Pathways, Inc., ...
  • Oswego County Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 28 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Oswego County Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old New York Ontario & Western Railroad between Cleveland and Fulton. The trail passes among scenic countryside on a sometimes rough surface. Many of the railroad bridges have ...
  • Pat McGee Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

    Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and equestrians, can be seen. The trail even crosses ...
  • Quarry Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Quarry Trail is currently a 600-foot long unimproved strip of land along what is known as Quarry Road in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The trail links Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and Hastings-on-Hudson trails. Access ...
  • Raymond G. Esposito Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Ridgeway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads north into Tomkins County and ends at ...
  • Rivergate Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 30.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Note: The Rivergate trail is closed from Theresa to English Settlement Road because of a washout. Contact the Rivergate Wheelers for updated information. The Rivergate Trail, also called the Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail, stretches from ...
  • Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The town of Perinton, New York, has been hard at work improving the Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Trail, and it shows. Since 1996, when the American Hiking Society designated Perinton as a Trail Town USA, the trail has a new connection with ...
  • Saranac Lake Recreational Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.52 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Saranac Lake Recreational Path is a .52 mile rail with trail in the village of Saranac Lake. The path begins at Brandy Brook Avenue on the south side of the rail corridor that is used by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad which runs between ...
  • Seneca Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Once used by the Seneca indians, this trail traverses glacial formations, open fields, farmland, wooded wetlands and the Auburn Trail. The degree of difficulty varies from flat and easy to steep and hilly. The trail can be wet and muddy in some ...
  • Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail is built on a railroad right-of-way that was abandoned by Conrail in the late 1970s. Conrail and its predecessors, Penn Central, New York Central, and The Wallkill Valley Railway, provided service ...
  • South Hill Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade of the Cayuga and Susquehanna, built ...
  • Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Several trails are found throughout Staten Island's Greenbelt system of trails but only one allows both cyclists and walkers, the Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail. At 2.6 miles, the crushed gravel trail offers a nice jaunt for joggers, ...