Shindagin Hollow

   
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↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,800 ft
4.1
avg mph
48
ridden
40
wishlist
3:26
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
4.67 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on February 29, 2004
 
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.
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borntoride on June 23, 2013
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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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Yshf on August 31, 2012
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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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General_Zod on April 7, 2013
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Review: Do you know what the total mileage is and/or elevation? Thanks for any info.
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Phieagles1976 on February 27, 2011
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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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DiamondbackGuy on August 30, 2010
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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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soezgg on April 22, 2010
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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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emdoctor on October 9, 2008
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Review: I have been riding Shindagin for years. The place is full of trails and it evolves every year. The jumps are cool and the obstacles are challenging. A must stop for all journeymen.

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mc14850 on August 18, 2008
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Review: Trail crews have been doing awesome work here. The trails are in the best shape ever in the 20 years I have been riding them! Area 51 - mentioned in older reviews - is gone, but no worries, lots of very well built jumps, drops, log bridges and skinnies. They are now sprinkled around instead of packed in a small area. Be sure to grab the map from the CNY site linked below - very handy for riders new to the area.

* Review edited 8/18/2008

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brummer14 on September 27, 2007
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Review: Nice singletrack and tons of it. You can ride for a while out there and you can check out www.cycle-cny.com for a trail map or here is a link that will take you right there http://www.cycle-cny.com/phpbb/Coppermine/displayimage.php?album=49&pos=7

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bioadam on May 27, 2007
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Review: Great trails, and we only scratched the surface, this place will likely become one of my groups favorite places to ride in the area. Recommended.

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mountainzen on March 21, 2006
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Review: It's been several years, but I remember nice downhills with technical roots and rocks to negotiate on the ups and downs. Many other rides in the area. Danby anyone???

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tmoney123 on October 9, 2005
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Review: I was all excited to go here based on what my friends had been saying from being here years ago, but we were disappointed to see a lot of the singletrack had been turned into doubletrack ATV trails. Area 51 had some sick stuff but some of the stunts looked suspect as I only did the easier tricks. Trails were unmarked and difficult to figure out where you were going most of the time. Overall, though there were a lot of fun trails and good climbs/downhills but I have a feeling the trails used to be a lot better..

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Guest on June 17, 2005
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Review: Area 51 is in not for the faint of heart. Sick drops combined with highly technical raised tracks make area 51 a premier spot to test your skill and sanity.

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nyh320 on October 18, 2004
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Review: In the fall the trails are hard to follow do to all the leaves, but it is still the best place to ride in the area.

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Big_D on September 16, 2004
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Review: Everything above is relatively correct. Escept here are some better directions to the best trails. the right turn off of 79 onto Creamery Rd. is good, then turn left at the stop sign. From here, there is a slight fork in the road, but you should turn right not left. Go up the dirt road until you pass a even more seasonal road on your right. You may see cars parked on the right as one trail/road crosses here. To the right in general is Bald Mountain (not bald anymore) and up there is where the best and driest singletrack is. The road you are on is called Brearly Hill Rd. the smaller road to the right is Bald Hill School Rd. there are many trails crossing Breardley Hill Rd. take one up to the top and have fun cruising around on top. DON'T go down teh other side! Make your way back to the road and find your way back to the car. On the left side of Brearly are such trails as roller coaster, the FLT reserved for hikers and yes, not far past the Bald Hill School road the second trail on the left will take you into area 51, although there are nice stunts scattered around the entire forest. Nothing is marked, use your senses and when you cross a trail notice that you are doing so. Most because getlost because they are indifferent to details. Anyway, there is no agreement between DEC and a local biking club, I know this because "the man" at DEC told me so, and that they wish someone would claim it and sign up for the insurance they provide anyone doing trail work in the state forest. It's a great deal. by the way, go to bikeloft.com and click on teh CNY DIRT link for even better directions.

Similar Trail: Morgan Hill State Forest, Highland Forest

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Guest on August 25, 2004
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Review: It's a little bit harder to find than the directions suggest. Going away from Ithaca, turn right on Creamery road in Slaterville Falls (I think thats the town name). Follow it until it T's, and turn left. I'm not sure what that road is, but its not Shindagin Hollow. Follow that until it Y's, and bear left. I think that might be Shindagin Hollow. Go down that for a bit, and it turns into a dirt road with a sign "Not maintained Nov. 1 through May 1." I think you can park pretty much anywhere on the side and ride around

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Shindagin Hollow MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 15 ratings. 15 user reviews.
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