Blue Mountain Reservation

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Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, where cyclists can enjoy a day of fresh air and exercise in a safe and controlled environment. The trails total seven miles in distance and are geared toward three levels of skill. Follow the color markings along the trail which best suits your riding ability: yellow for beginners, orange for intermediate and red for advanced.

The trails wind through many diverse habitats of this beautiful 1,600-acre park. Along the route you can view rock outcroppings, or rest and enjoy a picnic lunch near a secluded freshwater pond.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: does anyone know if bike shops in the area do mtb rentals? -Guest

A: Yorktown Cycles

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Q: Does the ground here freeze all winter? Are the trails rideable year round, or are there any trails in the Boston/Tarrytown area that are rideable year round? If not, which months can I expect snow cover? -Bazzy12345

A: Yes Blue Mountain is rideable year round, Sprain Ridge and Graham Hills are nearby trail systems that are also rideable year round

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Reviews (29)

Granny Gear

April 2, 2019
MitchL Granny Gear  
Review: Lots of variety and well maintained. Steep and technical, REALLY fun flowly trails, single tracks, double tracks, pretty lakes,

Bunny Hop

October 29, 2018
bacan1 Bunny Hop  
Review: Rode these trails after we just got a ton of rain. This place has everything you could ever want: tough, long climbs; technical downhill and rocky sections; and some real nice flowy spots. This place blows away Lippman by far and should def be in top 5 in NY. Plus there are way more than 7 miles of trails. We did almost 9 and missed a ton of other trails. Someone needs to update that.

Granny Gear

September 25, 2018
mtb2 Granny Gear  
Review: Visited Blue Mountain for the first time and it was a blast, was advised to do Mix Monster and they were right! Incredible slabs to take up or down, flow and more flow. Easy to get lost since trails are not marked, better having Trailforks handy. Need to return soon. $10 admission fee is a bit steep

Granny Gear

November 16, 2017
Gibsons Granny Gear  
Review: I often ride Sprain Ridge Park becuase its close to my house but if I have a few extra hours this is my preferred area. It has a lot of trails and you could ride here for hours. Its got some double wides that I use to get to the single track. I agree that the map is confusing, the marking in the trees do not seem to make sense, that said that is not really an issue for me as I just ride and let myself get lost. For me its got enough interesting terrain, rocks, roots, ect to keep me interested. I am an average rider. I think a good day could be spent here and never get bored.

Bunny Hop

October 24, 2017
Review: This park has everything but a jumpline. But to make up for the lack of drops and jumps, Blue offers massive rollers. Stinger, Mixed Monster, and Upper SIS should not be missed. The expert trail is Debacle, but it is really overgrown as of today. It will be my mission to break it in again.


May 16, 2017
MTBzine Gnarly  
Review: This is some of the best single track in the North East, period! This is a place built by riders so the singletrack has lots of flow and can also be very challenging. Nothing is marked so you have to download a map, The terrain is classic north east, rocks, roots, big slick rock rollers, technical climbs and desends, tight single track, there is more than 10 miles of trails here. This should be listed as #1 in NY not Lippman, Overland or Glacier Ridge none of them compare to Blue Mountain Reservation.

Similar Trail: Ninham Mountain



October 25, 2017
Review: instead of downloading a map when you go pick up a paper map at the main entrance

Granny Gear

February 26, 2017
Engineer90 Granny Gear  
Review: This place has a lot of potential. However, the trails are badly marked so you really gotta be someone who frequents this park a lot. Love the technicality, but the trails are not flowy like Lippman or Nockamixon (in PA). Too many much double track. Another thing I hated was the gun range. I am pro gun and love to go the range, but the noise when MTBing is too distracting.


February 23, 2017
MTBzine Gnarly  
Review: Great terrain, challenging single track, just plain awesome MTB trails what mountain biking trails should be like, its packed with a great network of trails. Ride with someone who knows the place well.

Similar Trail: Sprain Ridge, Graham Hills

Granny Gear

October 2, 2016
Liberty Granny Gear  
Review: Best riding 1 hr outta NYC! It's big, technical, rock, climbing everywhere and big log rolls. Been riding it for years. Out of the back parking lot blue mtn park I take lower and upper stringer to monster mxb then Ned's left lung back up to the top. If you still have gas in the tank after that than any of the single track down is killer and don't forget yin and yang at the bottom to finish out your ride. For map go to! Have fun!

Similar Trail: Sprain ridge

May 1, 2016
Review: Well maintained interesting trails, but so many rock gardens. It was really hard to carry speed on the trails I was riding. Given the rolling terrain, it's hard to know what kind of bike would make this network really fun. A big travel bike would be great so soak up the bumps, but there weren't long enough descents to warrant that kind of bike.

Blue Mountain Reservation MTB Trail 4.52 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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