Calverton Trail

2.57 out of 5
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↑ 500 ft
↓ 200 ft
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Trail Description
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The trail has an 8.5 mile beginner loop with advanced rider add on as you ride.
added by trek4900Granny Gear
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  epfen79   on Sep 7, 2019
  beautifulcrash   on Aug 31, 2018
  Stu Johnson   on Aug 22, 2018
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  beautifulcrash   on Apr 23, 2018
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Reviews (7)

Granny Gear

July 8, 2019
Dbkward Granny Gear  
Review: Extremely tick infested

Granny Gear

July 31, 2016
jbloch Granny Gear  
Review: Well maintained. Just not very interesting. I wouldn't choose Calverton as a destination ride (no restrooms, mostly farm country). Parking lot was in terrible shape. In fact, it was a little creepy. People parked there sitting in their cars (alone). Didn't feel safe to me. Mostly narrow single track. I didn't think the trails were well marked. Having the dirt road to bail out came in handy.


April 16, 2015
Safranin Gramcounter  
Review: I must say that I think this is an underappreciated trail. I will agree that for the advanced XC rider there is not much flash to be found. As others have said it is an essentially flat unidirectional singletrack with a few diamond sections: a roller coaster thusly named, a few downhills and climbs, and a section of log rolls. The trail is incredibly condensed and so it is very winding. The ground is nicely packed dirt that is smooth with very few roots. Tree spacing is par for the course in relation to Long Island trails. As others have mentioned, this trail dries very quickly.

There are a two cases for which I'd recommend this trail:

1) Beginners- this trail offers a concise 101 on XC cycling, it gives newcomers a solid impression of what Long Island XC cycling is all about: several miles of wooded single track where one can hone their skills in bike handing as well as gain power and cardiovascular endurance in preparation for moving onto other trails. The trail features miniaturized examples of what one can expect to encounter in other trails (log rolls, roots, climbs and descents).

2) Cyclocross bikes- If you are a somewhat advanced mountain biker and you happen to have a CX bike, I highly recommend taking it through Calverton. I have done this numerous times and I feel like my skills on both road and mountain bikes have improved as a result.
So if you are a beginner or if you are riding with a beginner I'd say Calverton offers a nice beginner's introduction. Also if you think you're above riding your mountain bike there, try doing it with a cyclocross bike. And, of course, if you find a trail too easy, you can always ride faster!

Similar Trail: Cathedral Pines

Bunny Hop

April 4, 2013
Review: The trail is great for beginners with little experience under their belt. The main loop is 8.5 miles with an additional 2.0 miles of SBDs. Half of the trail though is spent going and coming back in the oak maze section that is nothing but relatively flat switchbacks. Parts of the forest have burnt down. The best section by far is a quick flowy downhill section that takes you thru scuttle-hole. At the lowest depression is a natural pond/lake. It's an amazing view in the winter time as you climb back out of it and get a great view looking down upon it.

Not a bad trail depending on the season and level of experience.

Similar Trail: Parts of Cathedral Pines/Rocky Point


May 10, 2005
bikeit420 Doubletrack  
Review: Not the most glamorous. Decent distance and relatively flat. Some diamonds with log rides. Great for speed and does dry quick.

Similar Trail: Eastport


February 16, 2005
LIMTBKR Gramcounter  
Review: Great trail.......Cant wait till spring to get back riding it !!

August 19, 2004
Review: This place is lame (unless your ou-of-shape and 70+). Some people go here because it "dries out fast". Don't bother. Stay at home and watch TV because this place is LAME!

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Calverton Trail MTB Trail 2.57 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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