Shindagin Hollow

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.53 out of 5
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Intermediate
17
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
1,612
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Ithaca was selected as a top 5 place to live for mountain biking by Bike magazine in 2002. This is probably the best of the nearby state lands. Many miles of technical singletrack with a multitude of fellow riders on any nice day. Numerous man-made obstacles especially in Area 51. Trails are maintained by a local bike club working with DEC. Located in the Finger Lakes region of NYS plenty of wineries and microbrews to sample and Ithaca has a great scene in which to enjoy the night as well as great places to shop. Shindagin is probably the premiere place to bike in central NY.
added by Guest February 29, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  borntoride   on Jun 23, 2013
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Granny Gear

July 17, 2015
Todd585 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rained for 3 days before we went last week. Red trails were 3-4 inches deep in mud. The yellow were great, #1 was a rush. Going back!

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Granny Gear

June 20, 2015
KIDCRUSTY Granny Gear  
 
Review: Dope place to ride. Trails markers sometimes are missing.

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Granny Gear

June 15, 2015
gunnerbee Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode this trail with my nephew. It was difficult to find the trail head. We stumbled across blue 5 and then blue 2. A little more searching found blue 1. It would be helpful to have a rough drawing of the trails.

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Granny Gear

June 1, 2015
 
Review: The part I rode (blue trail mostly) was pretty and peddaly. The most challenging thing about it was that the woods were so wet that the roots were slick as ice (note that it wasn't a particularly wet day or week, it's just that this forest moves and retains a lot of water). Lots of balance practice and cardio work. The IMBA trail is a great descent.

Similar Trail: Willowdale with water and elevation

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Poseur

May 1, 2015
 
Review: Luther Forest is awesome

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Trailblazer

June 23, 2013
borntoride Trailblazer  
 
Review: Lots of tight singletrack with nice descents, roots, jumps, berms. Not to may drops. These trails have a great flow to them and are very fast in places. Lots of man made features. Very well maintained. Blue trail has a poor drain off and can be wet in spots. In general probable the best trail I have wriden in NYS for xc and all mountain biking.

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Granny Gear

August 31, 2012
Yshf Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is hands down the best trail system I have ridden. Fantastic single track with a variety of catwalks, skinnies, burms, roots, rocks, and a few creek crossings. It's all very well maintained too, thanks to the hard work of the cycle cny group. VERY highly recommended.

* Review edited 9/4/2012

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Granny Gear  

April 7, 2013
 
Review: Do you know what the total mileage is and/or elevation? Thanks for any info.

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Gramcounter

February 27, 2011
 
Review: this is by far the best trail system I have ridden hands down I love this place thanks to the engineers. This place by far deserves a better rating than what is listed!

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2010
 
Review: This is by far the best place i've rode in the State. I heard a lot of hype about the place so i was skeptical. Pick up a map from cny-cycle.com. I road the blue and yellow areas and had a blast. The roots can be tricky at times...Always bouncing your front tire around so be alert. Its worth the drive, check it out!

Similar Trail: Skytop

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Granny Gear

April 22, 2010
soezgg Granny Gear  
 
Review: Shindagin is a seemingly endless network of trails. So many that it is easy to get lost. Thankfully, the entire network is contained by a few recognizable dirt roads. Either way, Shindagin is peppered with skinnies, ledges, jumps and some newly built freeride obstacles. Lots of hills, lots of roots, might be a little wet at the bottom. Parking is decent near the top. You can come here, ride all morning, break for lunch, ride until dark and still not see every trail.

* Review edited 4/22/2010

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Shindagin Hollow MTB Trail 4.53 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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