Adirondack Biking - Happy Pedaling

              

Happy Pedaling.  Enjoy our briefing on our local bicycle and mountain bike trails.  Think "Safety" before heading out! Wear your helmet, please.  Enjoy!

 

Please check your trip with resources posted below.  (* Mountain Biking Trails).    The trails listed below are described briefly and readers are advised to obtain maps and complete information before pedaling away.   Please leave no trace, pack out what you pack in, always yield the trails, always be courteous and plan ahead.

 

If you have experienced some great hiking or riding experiences in the Park, please share your sources and 'high tales' with our readers.  Share your favorite stories, or special biking locations.  Thank you from our fellow bicyclist.  We hope to read your travel stories or favorite locations spots soon! 

 

Quick Find:  ~ by location ~ Elizabethtown/Lewis, Franklin County, Gore Mountain Region, Inlet, Lake George Region, Lake Placid Region, Minerva Region, Port Henry/Crown Point, Sacandaga, Saranac Lake Region, Schroon Lake, Westport/Essex, Willsboro ~ by subject ~ Mountain Biking, Shops, Running/Walking/Jogging Trails, Touring Companies, and Resources.

 

Elizabethtown/Lewis

Elizabethtown-

Wadhams-Lewis Loop

(19 miles along the Boquet River

 Elizabethtown, NY)

Elizabethtown to

High Bridge Falls

(12 miles, Rt. 9 S, turn on Rt. 73 to High Bridge Falls)

Black River Road Trail*

(Mtn. Bike - 2.3 miles Lincoln Pond to Ledge Hill Road)

Split Rock Point - Barn Rock Bay Trails*

(Mtn. Bike - 2 plus 2.8 miles, Rt. 22, Westport to Lake Shore Road)

Coon Mtn. Circuit

(18.5 miles, from Essex take Lake Shore Rd, R on Schoolhouse Rd, L on Middle Rd, R on Christian Rd, R on Whallons Bay Rd, L on Rt. 22, L on Merriam Forge Rd, L on Halds Rd, where Coon Mtn. trailhead, L on Lake Shore Rd, to Essex

Views Around Essex

(17 mile loop, Essex Rt. 22 N, L on Middle Rd, back to Rt. 22, take R and look for octagonal schoolhuse in Boquet, L on Whallons Bay Rd, to Lake Shore Rd, L following shore to Essex)

Adirondack Coast Bikeway Guide (by  Lk. Champlain Bikeways) - 14 loops on paved & unpaved rolling routes along Lake Champlain

   

  

Franklin County

"Diversity of terrain with exceptional beauty" is what they describe Franklin County's bike trails

Meacham Lake Trail *  (7.9 miles, trailhead at Meacham Lake State Campground on NY30) Intermediate

Hays Brook Spur Trail * (4.4 miles, trailhead at Meacham Lake State Campground)  Beginner

Hatch Brook Loop Trail *(4.5 miles, trailhead at Meacham Lake State Campground, Intermediate)

Rat Pond - Sunday Pond Trail @ Lake Clear*  (3 mile loop, trailhead on Fish Hatchery Road)  Beginner

Lake Clear Ponds Trail* (3.5 miles, trailhead at Lake Clear Road beyond RR tracks) Beginner/Intermediate

Keese Mills - Blue Mtn. Road @ Paul Smiths* (20 miles one-way w/option of hike up Azure Mtn., trailhead at Keese Mills Rd.) Beginner

Deer River State Forest Trails* (11 miles, trailhead, 12 miles W of Malone on Conservation Road)  Beginner

Sheep Meadow Trail @ Paul Smiths* (3.6 miles, trailhead at Junction of Rt. NY 30 & NY 86, got 3.7 miles, R on dirt road-look for DEC signs) Beginner/Intermediate

Grass Pond Trail @ Paul Smiths* (3.6 miles, trailhead at Junction of Rt. NY 30 & NY 86, got 3.7 miles, R on dirt road-look for DEC signs) Beginner

Otter Hollow Loop Trail* (8.1 mile loop, trailhead at Fish Creek State Campground) Intermediate

Slush Pond Horse Trail @ Paul Smiths* (1.5 miles, trailhead @ NY30, L on dirt road to Hays Brook Area) Intermediate

Hays Brook Trail @ Paul Smiths* (3.6 miles, trailhead at Junction of Rt NY 30 & NY 86, got 3.7 miles, R on dirt road-look for DEC signs) Beginner

Bloomingdale Bog Trail (7.5 miles RT) past Adk. Med. Center, easy hike or mtn. bike

   

  

Irishtown Snowmobile Trail*(8.9 miles, trailhead at Blue Ridge Rd., 8 miles E of Newcomb)

Roosevelt Truck Trail

(2.5 miles, trailhead at Blue Ridge Rd., wide old rd that connects Cty Rt. 2 to Rt 28N)

Vanderwhacker Mtn. Trail

(12.6 miles, Moose Pond Club Rd., off  Rt. 28N, N of Minerva.  Dirt Rd.)

Camp Santanoni Preserve (9 miles, trailhead Rt. 28N, Newcomb) Deer Creek (1.4 miles, trailhead:  14th Rd off Route 28N)

Garnet Hill Mt. Bike Center  Garnet Hill

High Peaks:  Keene/Lake Placid/Wilmington/Jay

E. Branch Riverside Ramble (19 miles, from Keene Valley, Rt 73, L on Hulls Falls Rd)

Along the Ausable

(23 mile loop, E from Jay Village Green, cross river, L on Jay Rd, R on Green St, L and immediate R across bridge to main road, L on Rt. 9N to Ausable Forks & Jay)

Iron Man Loop

 (56 miles, Rt. 73 out of Placid, past Cascake Lk, to Keene Hill, L n Rt. 9N to Jay, L on Rt. 86 to Wilmington, L on River Rd, and R on Rt. 73 by ski jumps)

Around the Mountain

(46 miles, from Placid, take Rt. 86 to Wilmington, L on Rt. 431, at top of hill R on Cty. Rt. 18 to Bloomingdale along edge of Franklin Falls Pond, L on Rt. 3 in Bloomingdale to Saranac Lake, L on Pin, L on McKenzie Pond Rd, to Rt .86 ad back to Placid)

Rapid Descent Trail Loop

(16.9 miles, From Whiteface Mtn. Ski Ctr. take Rt. 86 N, R on Fox Farm Rd, then Springfield Rd.  From Upper Jay, take Rt. 9N N along river to Jay, L on Rt. 86 back to Whiteface.)

Verizon Sports Complex Mtn. Biking Center

Whiteface Mtn. Ski Center

Blomingdale Blog, Saranac Lake - a sandy pathway of an abandoned D&H Railroad ROW, viewing the bogs - 8 miles one way)

  The Flue & Hardy Road Trails,

Wilmington

"Poor Man's Downhill"

Wilmington

The Lussi Trails (behind Lake Placid Golf Course)

Dewey Mountain Recreation Center,

Saranac Lake

 
Home to the Black Fly Challenge Bike Race

Fern Park, Inlet (22km of maintained cross-country ski/mtn., bike trails)  Yellow Loop recommended for expert

  Inlet Area Trails    Old Forge Area Trails

Maple Ridge Trail

(between Old Forge & McCauley Mtn. Ski Area)

Browns Trace Road

(16 mi between Eagle Bay & Raquette Lake)

 

 

Battlefield Park (17 miles terminating @ Fort Edward)

Adirondack Bicycle Tours

 1324 Bay Road, Lake George

Warren County Parks & Recreation

(local biking trail map)

518-623-2877

West Mountain Ski Area (mtn. biking) Glens Falls

Crandall Park International Ski Trails, Route 9, Glens Falls

518-761-3813

Feeder Canal, Queensbury

518-792-5363

Warren County Bikeway

800-365-1050 X 2768

Adirondack Bicycle Tours

Lake George

518-793-6630

Queensbury Trails

Lake George Wild Forest    
Minerva Loop - 6 miles, easy, shoreline around Minerva Lake feature moderate terrain, town beach, picnic area, camping facilities, note 1 mile of Irish Flats Rd is unpaved Irish Hills Loop - 15 miles, more experienced, through remote areas Cheny Pond Road-Minerva Stream Trail - 11.5 miles, advanced, narrow, swampy, hilly and several dismounts
14th Road - paved for 2 miles, before gravel, leads to Hudson River    

Port Henry/Crown Point

Fort to Fort

(17 miles, from Crown Pt Historical Site, head S on Rt 903, L on Trimble Rd, L on Lake Rd.  L onto Rt. 22/9N S.  4 miles of village, lake Shore Airport Rd, L on Rt. 22, L on Rt 74 to Fort Ticonderoga.  Make loop by taking Ti Ferry to VT and ridging back n to Crown Point Bridge)

Wet & Wild Loop

(36.3 miles loop.  From Moriah Ctr. take Ensign Pond Rd W, R on Rt. 9 for 7 miles N, R on Tracy Rd.  At Witherbee, turn R to return to Moriah Ctr.)

 

Sacandaga Outdoor Center

1 Whitewater Way, Hadley

518-696-RAFT (rentals)

 

 

Downerville State Forest

(15 miles on the North Branch of the Grasse River)

High Flats/Sevem Springs State Forest

(Colton)

Stone Valley Coop. Recreation Area

(east of Raquette River in Colton)

Fowler's Crossing Trail

(4 miles, trailhead @ Rt. 86 rr crossing)

Scarface

(8 miles, trailhead off Rt. 86, single & double track trail thru pine forest)

Bloomingdale Bog*

(8 miles one-way, trailhead at Rt. 86 N of Saranac Lk or Cty Rt. 81 on abandoned town road)  Scenic bog, Beginner

Kushaqua Loop Trail (13 miles, trailhead @ Buck Pond St Campground, Onchiota) Beginner

Floodwood Loop Trail* (7.7 mile loop, trailhead at NYS 30 in Saranac, take Floodwood Rd, at junction of Hoel Pond Road look for snowmobile marker)  Intermediate/Advance

Stony Creek Ponds/Coreys Pond* (5.25 miles, trailhead at Coreys Pond Rod between Saranac Lk & Tupper Lake), Beginner

Schroon Lake

Berrymill Flow-Moose MtnPond-Bass Lake Loop*

(12 miles, difficult, see resources for directions)

Crowfoot Pond Trail

(2.7 miles, I87 X 30, Rt .9 to Tracey Rd Rd. to Trailhead)

Hammond Pond/Black Brook* (1.9 miles, Rt. 9 to Cty Rt. 4, Trailhead: old road/snowmobile trail)

Round Pond & Lindsay Brook Trails*

(3.8 miles, plus 1 mile, Trailhead: Sharp Bridge Campground)

N. Hudson-Ironville Loop

(28.5 miles, trailhead at N. Hudson on Johnson Pond Rd, L on dirt road Furnace Rd. to Ironville, take Cty. Rt. 2 along Penfield Pond, R on Stony Lonesome Rd, R. on Letsonville Rd, L on Johnson Pond Rd and back to N. Hudson)

Blue Ridge Road

(19 miles, From Newcomb east to N. Hudson)  Paved, great mtn. views. West to east travel is easier due to grade.

Biking in Schroon (pdf file) Adirondack Road - 8 miles, paved access to state ponds & trails in Pharaoh Wilderness Cheny Pond Road-Minerva Stream Trail - 11.5 miles, advanced, narrow, swampy, hilly and several dismounts
Crane Pond Road - 3 miles leading to pond & Pharaoh Mtn. trailheads, woodsy, moderate hilly, mud, camping area Letsonville Road - Schroon to Crown Point, 1.6 miles, maintained gravel road Horseshoe Pond Road - 3 miles connects Charley Hill with Hoffman Road, non-maintained dirt road, mtn views, moderate terrain

Westport Wandering

(12 mile loop, from Village, Rt. 9N/22 S, L on Dudley Rd, past YMCA, L on Rt. 9N/22 S, down steep hill, R on Stevenson Rd, & return)

Views Around Essex

(17 miles, From Essex, take Rt. 22 N, L on Middle Rd, to Willsboro, back to Rt. 22 on R (see stone school house, L on Whallons Bay Rd to Lake  Shore Rd., L and follow shore back to Essex.

 

Coon Mountain Circuit (18.5 miles)

Willsboro to Reber Loop

(14.3 miles)

 

Crandall Park International Ski Trails

Route 9, Glens Falls

518-761-3813

Daggett Lake Camp & Ski

660 Glen Athol Road, Warrensburg

518-623-2198

Garnet Hill Lodge

13th Lake Road, North River

518-251-2821

Pack Demonstration Forest

Routes 9 and 28, Warrensburg

518-623-9679

Sacandaga Outdoor Center

1 Whitewater Way, Hadley

518-696-RAFT

Cunningham's Ski Barn

North Creek

518-251-3215

Friend's Lake Inn

Friends Lake Road Chestertown

518-494-4751

 

 

Shops

High Peaks Cyclery

331 Main Street, Lake Placid

518-523-3764

Placid Planet Bicycles

200 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid

518-523-4128

Inside Edge

643 Upper Glen Street, Glens Falls

518-793-5676

Rick's Bike Shop

368 Ridge Road, Queensbury

518-793-8986

Adirondack Pedal Cab

Main Street, North Creek

221 Canada Street, Lake George

518-338-5259 

Pedals & Petals Bike Shop

Inlet

Wear on Earth

19 Market Street, Potsdam

315-265 3178

The Tread Mill

55 Market Place, Potsdam

315-265-5850

 

The Hub (food too)

27 Market Street
Brant Lake, NY 12815
518-494-4822

 

 Carol A Thomas Memorial Walk North Creek Glens Falls Civic Center

Crandall Park Int'l Ski Trails

Route 9

Glens Falls

518-761-3819

Feeder Canal, Glens Falls to Queensbury Warren County Bikeway, 12 mile bike trail connecting to the Feeder Canal  

 

Adirondack Professional Planning

518-251-5220

Hayfield Quailty Tours Queensbury

518-798-1253

Mountainaire Adventures

Wevertown

518-251-2914

North Country Tours

Lake George

518-745-5788

Outlook Tours

Glens Falls

800-888-8478

True Wheels Tour

Long Lake

518-624-2056

 

Resources

Essex County Mountain Bike Routes (by Lake Placid.com)

 Bicycling in the Schroon Lake Region (by Lake Placid.com)

Essex Cty. Highway Map

518/873-3666, call for details

Lake Champlain Bikeway Guide (by Lk. Champlain Bikeways)

Adirondack Coast Bikeway Guide (by  Lk. Champlain Bikeways)

Historic Boquet River Bike Trails

Gary Thomann's

 "Mountain Biking in the Adirondacks"

25 great rail rides

 

Delorme Mapping

Franklin County Tourism.

800.709.4895 (call for your Adk. Mtn. Bike Trail Map)

Adirondack Mtn. Club - "Adirondack Park Mtn. Bike Preliminary Trail & Route Listing.  800-395-8080

  The Hub (repairs)

25 Market Place, Brant Lake

518-494-4822

 
     

 

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