Stewart State Forest

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.50 out of 5
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Intermediate
55
miles

Singletrack
↑ 700 ft
↓ 900 ft
418
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
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

August 20, 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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Granny Gear

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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Bunny Hop


June 4, 2015
BSAphex Bunny Hop  
 
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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Bunny Hop

July 25, 2014
 
Review: Stewart has everything. Basic carriage trails for beginners and intermediate and advanced trails for the rest of us. And its HUGE. Spend all day there, its worth it. Well maintained but be weary around hunting season.

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Granny Gear

March 20, 2014
johnbro Granny Gear  
 
Review: Over the last year or so, they have added signage to many of the trails. There's a wide variety of riding that fits all levels; old, partially paved roads, gentle trails, and more serious single track. A few bridges, not much in the way of jumps, but just a huge area and number of trails. I've been riding there for years and am still finding new trails. One of my favorite trails: Orchard.

Similar Trail: 909 in Pleasant Valley, NY off the Taconic Parkway

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Poseur

May 22, 2012
s.seary Poseur  
 
Review: Many different trails, lots of singletrack, some doubletrack. Most trails will lead to and cross through several of that main roads in the park. Bring a map to maintain some sort of direction or get completely lost in the place, either way it's a fun ride. Lots of quick-flowing singletrack, some hilly ascents, and lots of power ascents with very rewarding downhill.

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Doubletrack


July 21, 2010
 
Review: Dgilmour1 described the trail best. Just a lot of everything. Quick ride or all day epic. It's there, Some trails are signed, most not. A GPS is very helpful here, but not absolutely necessary as any of the old roads wiil eventualy get you out. Of course where you end up "out at" is another question. Stewart Forest is closed to all but hunters during the regular deer season. Nov 19- Dec 11 for 2011. www.dec.ny.gov/

* Review edited 10/24/2011

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Stewart State Forest MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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