Here are some of the mountain bike trails we ride on Long Island and upstate New York.
Stillwell Woods Park
We think Stillwell Woods is one of the best parks around for mountain bike riding. It has 2 miles of very nice single track beginner trails that are easy for newbies but not boring at all. Lots of fun. Then there are miles and miles of Intermediate to Advanced single track trails that weave through the forests of the park. The trails are fairly well marked and ONE WAY so make sure you go the right way.
Stillwell Woods Preserve Mountain Bike Trails are on South Woods Road in Woodbury NY near Syosset High School. Turn East into the soccer field. Go to the farthest end of the field. The mountain bike trails start in the southeastern corner.
Here is a Trail Map of Stillwell Woods…
Located in Northport, this is 6 miles of Intermediate to advanced single track with many logs to ride over. Tight, twisty and technical terrain with some hills to climb. It’s a one way loop, follow blue blazes. Horses may be on fire road crossings. Be cautious and courteous.
LIE to Sunken Meadow Parkway north to Pulaski Rd West Right on Old Bridge Road Left on Middleville Rd About 1/8 mile and trailhead parking will be on the left near the gated (east) exit for the VA Hospital.
Edgewood Preserve Mountain Bike Trails
The Edgewood Preserve is an 843 acre site, located mainly in Deer Park and Dix Hills. The mountain bike trail is a beginner trail of mostly wide singletrack and some doubletrack. Very flat no hills and no diamonds. Strictly for speed or beginner loop.
Newly added diamonds are intermediate to advanced with some steep short climbs and tight off camber sections. 5.5 mile loop with 10 miles of total trails. Follow the white disc mountain bike trail markers. If you come across two white discs stacked one above the other the top disc indicates which way to turn at the next intersection.
There are also some old paved roads that are perfect for families with small kids to explore.
Directions: Take 495 to exit 52 Commack Rd south about 2 miles. The trail head parking area is on the left hand side of the street. Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, Commack Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729
You can visit the EdgeWood Facebook page here.
CALVERTON MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
Calverton is about 8 1/2 miles long with beginner intermediate and advanced trails.
Take 495 to Exit 69 North, Wading River Road North. Take Wading River Road North to 25 East the Parking lot is on your left after the hotel. * you need DEC PERMIT TO PARK and Ride*
Cunningham Park, Queens, N,Y
Cunningham Park Mountain Bike Trial has Trails for all levels. This Mountain Bike park is two parks in one, you start on the East side and cross over the Biking and hiking Bridge to the West side of the Park.
NYC MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
Take the LIE to the Clearview Expressway south to 73rd ave. Make a left on 73rd ave go to 210th street and make a left, entrance is on the left.
Glacier Ridge Nature Preserve
This park has about 8.5 miles of mountain bike trails, Intermediate to advanced singletrack with two optional diamond loops and fire roads.
Take 495 to Exit 63 Ocean Ave. (North), follow to Bicycle Path Road and make a right, go to Independance Hill Drive and make a left (Town of Brookhaven Town Hall), go to the end and park near the windmill, trail entrance is to the left of the low white building (mulched path leads to trail head/kiosk).\
Rocky Point Mountain Bike Trails is one of my favorite MTB Trials on Long Island. Rocky Point has Trials for all riding abilities and a lot of fun, its about 13 Plus Miles long with bail out along the trials. To ride in Rocky Point you need a DEC PERMIT TO RIDE AND PARK. The Permits are free and good for 3 years. NY State DEC Permit is required to use this park.
Take 495 to Exit 66 north to Patchogue Yaphank road go over route 25 Middle County road to Rocky Point road north when you pass Whisky road you will see the Parking lot on the left.
Here are the list of Trials at Rocky Point
Bethpage State Park
Bethpage State Park has 12 miles of beginner to intermediate trails, mixed types with single track, fire roads and horse trails. Fun trails with some fallen trees to go around and under like the one below…
Take the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (135). Get off at Powells Ave exit. At the end of ramp go LEFT. Then make a quick left into Bethpage State Park picnic grounds. The parking lot is at end of road. There will be a guard collecting a parking fee, which is currently $8.00.
Cathedral Pines County Park ( MBT )
Cathedral Pines MBT has about 6 miles of Beginner trails with additional 5 1/2 advanced trails that are off the main trails. Parking is 4.00 dollars. This Park is great for all riders. There is also camping available on the grounds.
Take 495 to exit 66.Take Patchogue Yaphank road north. Follow the road north for few miles and entrance will be on the left. There is a Sign for the entrance.