Stewart State Forest

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.55 out of 5
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Intermediate
55
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
480
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Many trails to choose from with beginner to expert skill levels depending which trails you choose. It's best to hook up with a riding group that knows the area the first few time you are there. It's a huge riding area approx. 10miles in diameter of nothing but trails. You can check out the forums at http://www.HudsonValleyMTB.Com to hook up with a group there. Go to the "Find or post a group ride" forum and look for "Stewart Airport" or it's nickname "The Buffer Zone". The ride groups that post at this site know all of the really good trails as well.

Also for complete directions other than what I've posted you can check the same site http://www.HudsonValleyMTB.Com and go to "Places To Ride"

This is a type of ride area that once you've gone once...You'll want to go back again and again and again...
added by Guest June 11, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: When are the trails closed -Guest

A: Open all year, EXCEPT during the big-game 'gun hunting' season. Stewart is off-limits to recreational activity EXCEPT for HUNTERS... Third Saturday in November, and goes 23 days, followed by a 'Muzzleloader-only' season, during which it's OPEN to the general public. There's a link. Do a google search about Stewart State Forest Regulations... You'll find it.

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Q: Hello 1. I plan on making a road trip on Friday Dec 2, 2016...I am 3 hours away....can you let me know with all the rain if the trails are ok? 2. Is the park opened or closed tomorrow Friday Dec 2 for mnt biking (or is it closed for hunting?) THANK YOU! -john.jason

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Granny Gear

June 23, 2016
mahoney072 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great place to begin. You can do upto 20 mile loops. Very well maintained trail system. If you use my cardio trainer app. You can see almost exactly where your going. Tough to get lost but it is such a huge play ground to have fun with. There are fire roads paved and un paved and single track branching off of them. 3-4 main parking lots on north, east and south west sides. This place really got me passionate about riding. Tons of friendly people that ride or run there also. Some nice views of ponds and some steep down hills that you have to search for.

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Granny Gear

June 23, 2016
mahoney072 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great place to begin. You can do upto 20 mile loops. Very well maintained trail system. If you use my cardio trainer app. You can see almost exactly where your going. Tough to get lost but it is such a huge play ground to have fun with. There are fire roads paved and un paved and single track branching off of them. 3-4 main parking lots on north, east and south west sides. This place really got me passionate about riding. Tons of friendly people that ride or run there also. Some nice views of ponds and some steep down hills that you have to search for.

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May 1, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Excellent rolling terrain. Most of the trails are smooth and fast. Enough natural features to keep things interesting. Lots of the trails have a little some minor berms in the turns which make it that much easier to really roll. The trail maintenance crew at Stewards of Stewart really do a great job with this network.

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Epic


March 23, 2016
roadandmud Epic  
 
Review: Nice mix of trail types. We were here once and managed to get in a 20 mile ride. Hopefully heading back soon.

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Granny Gear

August 21, 2015
NYMXer Granny Gear  
 
Review: This place is so big that there is something for everyone but mostly easy to intermediate trails and dirt roads that you can ride or use to connect trials.
I few porta-potties around but not much else for creature comforts so come prepared.
Easy and short hills with lots of trails and other bikers. Definitely worth a try,
Hit me up if you need a riding buddy out there, 845-866-7303 (Bill)

Similar Trail: Lippman Park, Camp Orange

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Bunny Hop

August 18, 2015
 
Review: Love this place. Tons of trails, so big you rarely see others on the trail. I'd also recommend stopping in the nearby shop, Dark Horse Cycles, super nice dudes, really close to the trailhead with the latest scoop on the trails. The trails aren't marked super well and it can be easy to lose your bearings, but I like the "wilderness-y" feel of that.. there are roads where you'll be able to reorient yourself.

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Doubletrack

July 30, 2015
 
Review: I did a race at Stewart and the trails were fantastic. rolling, fast singletrack with some rock faces that change the aspect of trail nicely. I'll be back to ride more of the stuff that the race didn't cover.

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Gramcounter


June 4, 2015
BSAphex Gramcounter  
 
Review: Flat, smooth, fast. All things that are tough to find in the NY/NJ highlands, but Stewart has it. Its a blast riding here. The flatter/smoother trails are in the south end of the park. You can really cook thru these trails. The northern side (btwn New Rd and Rte. 84) has steeper and rockier sections if you want them. Its all rideable and fun. Stewart can hold water on the trails in some areas so I'd wait at least a couple days (or more) after it rains to ride.

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Bunny Hop

June 3, 2015
 
Review: Not a bad place to ride. Its not well marked but you can find your way. Be careful with bears. Its still a fun spot. Its easy to get lost.

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Bunny Hop

March 7, 2015
kas107 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: All around great place, comprised of mostly fast rolling trails, there a technical opportunities for the very aggressive experienced riders as well. Far more than ten miles of trails, closer to sixty total miles of available trails if not more with at least five points of access that I'm aware of. Also home to the NYSMTB series SOS race and Joe Fix It's Sloppy Joe fundraiser and many other races. Don't miss this destination, just look out for horse back riders and what they forget to bring home with them.

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Stewart State Forest MTB Trail 4.55 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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