The Jones Point Path occupies an abandoned motor vehicle route (old US Route 9W). The path provides bicyclists with a relatively safe bypass to a dangerous section of busy US Route 9W near Bear Mountain, NY. It also serves as a connecting trail between two poplular parking lots/trail heads used by day hikers.
Parking and Trail Access
A dedicated trail user parking area is available along the shoulder of US Route 9W northbound, approximately 2/10 of a mile south of the Iona Island access road.
Path was impassable to us road cyclists in July 2013
With my 15-year-old son, I reached the trailhead on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in midafternoon, en route from lower Manhattan to Bear Mt, the first leg of a 600-mile bike trip through New England to Montreal.
We had done a lot of ascending, some of it ...
Old Rt 9W
MT BIKE ON THIS TRAIL ALL THE TIME-GREAT LITTLE RUN.GREAT VIEWS OF THE HUDSON RIVER AND IT'S VERY CLOSE TO BEAR MT AND DOODLETOWN
I walked some of it today, 11/8/09. The entrance by Jones Point is very overgrown. Beware of ticks! Once you get past that, the surface is alternately good enough to mountain bike on to challenging. It gets wider soon enough but I didn't make it to the ...