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 walking your bike at one point, unless you want to get wet feet. Tree roots make for a bumpy ride, though the trail is mostly flat and suitable for beginner mountain cyclists.
Cyclists please give way to hikers; all users be warned of black flies and other bugs until late June or early July.
Parking and Trail Access
Access the Bloomingdale Bog Trail about 1.3 miles north of the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Turn right on dirt road off NY 86, bear left and park at the gate. Parking is also availble at the northern end off CR 60/Gabriels-Onchita Road.
The section from Rt 86 to County Rt 55 is just 5 miles. The northern section is not in as good shape. It is just 2.8 miles from the center of Saranac Lake Village to the dirt road to the right where there is a large Saint Bernard sign on a mail box. There ...
I rode this trail in July of 2012 and it was nice. The tail was dry, but it had a 1/2 mile of tree roots to ride over, but the rest of the trail was really nice. Due to the recent wind storm that came through here. There was a few trees blown over the ...
Wet and bumpy but worth it
I rode this trail in 2006. It is wet from beavers and bumpy from roots just as described, but it's a lot of fun and you get some gorgeous views. Definitely worth riding it, and don't let the water scare you. It's only water and just a foot deep.