Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

New York

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander) Facts

States: New York
Counties: Genesee, Livingston
Length: 20 miles
Trail end points: Old Creek Road (Alexander) and Genesee St./SR 63 (York)
Trail surfaces: Ballast
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016779
Trail activities: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander) Description

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 the bridge. From there the trail heads north and west to Alexander, ending at Old Creek Road just south of Peaviner/Hunn Roads.

The trail passes among farmland, with several interspersed woodlands, passing through the communities of East Bethany and Linwood. The trail is open to horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers.

Parking and Trail Access

For more information on parking and access, contact the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander) Reviews

http://blog.russnelson.com/bicycling/1439138714.html

Bicycled the Groveland Secondary Snowmobile Trail on August 9th, 2015. It's publicly owned by NYS-DEC, but it seems not to be maintained by them at all. The only reason it's not completely grown over is that the ATVers ride it against signed instructions, and that keeps the grass down.

The grass isn't the worst part, though. The problem is that the railbed didn't have all the ballast removed when the rails were ripped up. The entire way (mostly) you're riding on one piece of ballast or two or sometimes a short stretch of ballast. There's not a single section which is free of that kind of nasty riding. Consequently, I only rode it for 13.6 miles from Alexander to South Street Road. That's more than half, so I'm going to count this trail as being ridden to the extent anybody could.

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