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Bloomingdale Bog Trail

16 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Edwards Nature Trail

3 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Maple City Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Rivergate Trail

30.2 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Saranac Lake Recreational Path

0.52 mi
State: NY
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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....
NY 16 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Edwards Nature Trail extends 3 miles from Town Barn Drive to Talcville Road in the village of Edwards. The crushed gravel surface follows and old rail bed and is suitable for hiking, biking and...
NY 3 mi Crushed Stone
Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state...
NY 2 mi Asphalt
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...
NY 30.2 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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...
NY 0.52 mi Dirt

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Maple City Trail

NY - 2 miles

Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state...

Edwards Nature Trail

NY - 3 miles

The Edwards Nature Trail extends 3 miles from Town Barn Drive to Talcville Road in the village of Edwards. The crushed gravel surface follows and old rail bed and is suitable for hiking, biking and...

Rivergate Trail

NY - 30.2 miles

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...

Edwards Nature Trail

NY - 3 miles

The Edwards Nature Trail extends 3 miles from Town Barn Drive to Talcville Road in the village of Edwards. The crushed gravel surface follows and old rail bed and is suitable for hiking, biking and...

Saranac Lake Recreational Path

NY - 0.52 miles

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...

Rivergate Trail

NY - 30.2 miles

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...

Maple City Trail

NY - 2 miles

Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state...

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Bloomingdale Bog Trail

NY - 16 miles

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....

Rivergate Trail

NY - 30.2 miles

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...

Edwards Nature Trail

NY - 3 miles

The Edwards Nature Trail extends 3 miles from Town Barn Drive to Talcville Road in the village of Edwards. The crushed gravel surface follows and old rail bed and is suitable for hiking, biking and...

Saranac Lake Recreational Path

NY - 0.52 miles

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...

Bloomingdale Bog Trail

NY - 16 miles

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....

Accordion

Maple City Trail

NY - 2 miles

Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state...

Recent Trail Reviews

Rivergate Trail

Trail is unfortunately severed at Douglas Crossing

April, 2017 by mgooshaw

While scouting the trail for the first time prior to going on a ride, I found difficulty at the Douglas Crossing portion. The trail appeared to be obstructed by equipment belonging to Hick's Ice. After speaking with an individual and researching tax records, the portion of the trail that runs parallel to the business is owned by Allen Hicks. Hicks is reportedly denying access to this portion after some irresponsible riders caused damage to land or property a couple years ago. Riders must detour along Countryman Rd., Pink Schoolhouse Rd., to Drake Rd. which turns in to Snell Rd., on to Rt. 411. which is approximately 6.9 miles. Also, a trellis/bridge that runs through this portion has collapsed. Hopefully a solution to this can be found to re-open this portion of the trail.

Rivergate Trail

Great ATV trail

September, 2016 by run jmc

This trail sorely tested the idea that a bad day biking is better than a good day at work.

Looks like it is used by ATVs a lot ... the surface is not particularly flat or smooth, anywhere. It's a constantly bouncing ride, which gets old after a while. That's really saying something for me, because I ride a fat bike and enjoy that sort of thing.

As of June 2016, there were two major problems as I went north from Philadelphia: The trail toward Clayton all but disappeared into overgrowth at Douglas Crossing. Okayyyy ... double back and settle for the shorter trail to Redwood. That turns into deep sand in places and is heavily rutted in others. The washout was passable by walking the bike, but it was really hard riding beyond that so I gave up.

Periodically there were places where I dared not go too fast, then bogged down in soft stuff because I was going too slow. Luckily I never actually fell, just had to do a panic dismount jump a few times.

Finally, the scenery isn't anything special, mostly overgrown fields.

Don't make a special trip for this one.

Rivergate Trail

Not bad

August, 2016 by cjsell13

This trail is fun, and one of the only published trails for Jefferson county. Riding from Philadelphia to Redwood is quite fun. Tried going to Clayton but the trail looked as if it's hardly been used after Douglas Crossing. Does anybody know if the Clayton trail is still open?

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Rivergate Trail

rivergate

August, 2016 by michaelvb5703

Terrible half of it is closed some one put boulders in front of the road crossings and crossed out atvs with a sharpie and a lot of it is posted and blocked by gates so you can only ride some of it the black creek road is blocked of go on Jack st

Bloomingdale Bog Trail

Nice ride through the Adriondaks

July, 2016 by shk_61

Just rode this trail 7/26/16 from Route 86 - nice trail - from about 2.3 - 2.6 miles, there are a lot of roots across the trail making for a bumpy and slow ride - at about 4.5 miles, the trail begins to get sandy and the pedaling gets tougher - the trail was dry and did not appear to be impacted by any beavers - in the open areas, there are great views of the bog and some lower mountains - even this late in July, there were a few black flies that hovered and swarmed when stopped - overall a nice ride to spend about 1-2 hours on

Rivergate Trail

Scenic view, some difficulties

July, 2016 by friedlinefamily

Attempted to run from Philadelphia to Clayton. Trail is made for mountain bike or off road vehicle. Not really suited for running. Also, trail portion west of Douglas Junction over the black creek is un-passable. Could not find a detour as you're 30 feet above the water standing at a cliff with no way across. Had to double back and detour to side streets to get needed miles.

Maple City Trail

Short but nice trail.

March, 2016 by RussNelson

Not sure why the map shows the trail going where it goes. That's not the route of the Maple City Trail. Look instead on the opposite side of the Oswegatchie River where you will see a trail marked "Maple City Trail". That's the rail-trail. What you see on the map may or may not be a trail, but it's definitely not a trail-trail.

Anyway, all that aside, the trail follows the route of the DeKalb Branch of the New York York Central. It came off the current CSX line in a wye, and headed straight up to Heuvelton where it curved through the town, then straight up to Ogdensburg. Parts of the railbed are kept open by private landowners, some of whom don't post the property.

The rail-trail itself is marked, paved, and goes from the middle of the city to the first bridge over the Oswegatchie. It's a nice bicycle ride, if rather short. It's more appropriate for walkers, which it sees plenty of. There are a few park benches along the way to enjoy a view of the river.

Edwards Nature Trail

Edwards Nature Trail

July, 2015 by susanlasher

Trail has potential as there is a wide path area and level but it is not maintained at all.

Rivergate Trail

update

April, 2015 by danhodge

Rivergate is opened detour pass washout

Rivergate Trail

Poker Run

January, 2015 by e7howie

Rode this trail to from Philly to Redwood last year on a poker run to benefit Haley Mills. Awesome run and awesome trail.

Bloomingdale Bog Trail

Great for families

August, 2014 by rickmak

This trail is very hard to find, and it took us more than an hour of driving around before we found the entrance. (I enclosed a picture of the entrance).

Basically, you drive 1.7 miles north of the Adirondack Medical Center, after Trudeau Road, you need to look for a dirt path on your right. The only sign is a wooden figure of a guy riding a tractor, there is a number on it which says 1951.

After you pull in there are 3 parking spots on the left. Do not go to the driveway on the right because it's a private property. The entrance to the trail is just pass the gate, behind the 3 parking spot.

My youngest daughter came with me and she's 9 yrs old. She has no problems at all. The trail is basically a straight path which takes approx. 1 hour if you go slowly. It is about 4-5 miles long, and it ends with a 2nd gate, beyond that is a highway. We did not cross the highway, although the map says there are a few more miles and loops around a small lake.

There are no hills or turns, it is basically a straight path on dirt, gravel and some muddy spot. The roughest part is a ditch on the ground, and some tree roots which makes the road bumpy.

The entire route is scenic and there are bogs, streams, marshlands, beaver dams and small swamps along the way. Lots of birds and wildlife.

Great for young families.

Rivergate Trail

trail repair

May, 2014 by sniper31602

This is a great trail. The Indian River ATV club does an awesome job maintaining the portion from Philadelphia to Redwood. I hope the trail to get to Clayton gets repaired soon.

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