Blue Mountain Reservation

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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
101
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About this trail
Trail Map: http://www.westchestergov.com/PARKS/pdfs/Maps/Trailways/BlueMountain05.pdf

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: Yes, Danny's cycles (1922 E Main St, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547) about at 15 min drive to the trailhead. They have some pretty good 29" hardtails.

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Gramcounter


May 16, 2017
Dirtyrig Gramcounter  
 
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, http://wmba.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/blue_map_2015.jpg 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

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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.

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Gramcounter


February 23, 2017
Dirtyrig Gramcounter  
 
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

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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 www.wmba.org! Have fun!

Similar Trail: Sprain ridge

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May 1, 2016
Guest   
 
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.

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Trailblazer


March 26, 2016
trailwerks Trailblazer  
 
Review: This trail is great. Nothing too challenging technical wise. However there are some solid climbs that challenge the cardio. Very fun and can ride for miles!

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Granny Gear

March 12, 2016
 
Review: Lots of trails, lots of rocks, lots of climbing.
This park is huge. You could ride all day and not hit the same trail twice. Once you ride this park a few times you understand what trails are good for hitting fast downhills and what direction to take on the trails. The trails are fairly well marked by color coding. This park holds a lot of mud in the spring and can be quite tough, especially in rocky areas. Lots of double track, some single track. Take the red trail towards the back of the park for some good single track. Be careful though, this park borders a shooting range.

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Gramcounter

August 11, 2015
 
Review: A lot of this trail is doublewide and not all that exciting. There are singletrack portions, some of which are fun, but many are overly rocky and sometimes impossible to ride (if you're going the wrong direction). Trails are barely marked - there are color squares painted on trees, but I have no idea what they meant, as they didn't correspond to the map that I had printed. It was decent for a day of riding while traveling, but I don't think it warrants all the stellar reviews.

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Granny Gear

June 25, 2015
davidkahn Granny Gear  
 
Review: Favorite trail system, and lucky to live so close to them!

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Granny Gear

May 25, 2015
Andrewr83 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great system of trails close to NYC!

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Blue Mountain Reservation MTB Trail 4.48 out of 5 based on 24 ratings. 24 user reviews.
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