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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +489/491 ft
Total: 229 riders
 

Mountain Biking Blue Mountain Reservation

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#8 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#283 in the world

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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From south: Route 9A to 9 north. Exit at Welcher Avenue; turn right and follow to park entrance. From north: Route 9 south. Exit at Welcher Avenue; turn left and follow to park entrance.
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Q: does anyone know if bike shops in the area do mtb rentals?
A: Downcycles (914) 827-9570 (2015 Albany Post Rd, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520) is very close to the trails and they have rentals

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?

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  • MitchL
    *****

    Lots of variety and well maintained. Steep and technical, REALLY fun flowly trails, single tracks, double tracks, pretty lakes,

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  • bacan1
    *****

    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.

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  • mtb2
    *****

    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

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  • Gibsons
    ****

    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.

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  • theaveragejoe-joe
    *****

    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.

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  • Engineer90
    ***

    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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  • MTBzine
    *****

    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.

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  • Liberty
    *****

    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!

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  • trailwerks
    *****

    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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  • Jeremy Allen Sailing
    ****

    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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  • hollyanne99
    ***

    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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  • Irongrave
    *****

    Great place to ride. I classify myself as a newer rider and I had a blast the few times I've ridden here. Trails are easy to follow and every one I ran into on the trails were more then friendly. Its another trail that I miss after moving out of the area.

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  • jbarb1
    *****

    Favorite place to ride around the NYC area. Much more riding than the 7 miles listed. Rocky and technical riding for the most part, but if you know the trails well there places to bring beginners. Will require some climbing but the double tracks make it easier. Best publicly available trail maps I've ever used. Amazingly well maintained trails which require almost no walking for those with the right skills.

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  • *****

    Endless singletrack. You can ride here the whole day and still not cover every trail. Lots if technical terrain, rock gardens everywhere, nice rollers and crazy drops. Mostly natural obstacles but also numerous man made features. Low tire pressure here guys I came away with two flats almost immediately deu to over inflated tires after I fixed them it was a nice ride. Best rout is to take a double track from the parking lot to limbo and there pill off onto the singletrack. If you ride the singletrack from the parking lot get ready to clime through rock gardens on steep hills. Probable the most interesting and challenging trail in the vicinity of NYC.

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  • liv4air
    ****

    Trail map a must. A little challenging to connect trails so probably best to hit it with someone who knows the trails well. Fun singletrack that spur off of the doubletracks, a little rocky but overall good riding so convenient to NYC.

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  • s.seary
    ****

    Really nice place to ride. Lots of different trails that mostly consist of single and double track. A few seriously tantalizing drops, if you know where to look. A map is definitely required, because most of the trails are no longer marked and numbered. A few local riders told me the trail markers were vandalized. Overall, awesome place, lots of fun.

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