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Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +119/ -120 ft
Total: 54 riders

Mountain Biking Cathedral Pines - Black Diamond Loop

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#51 of 298 mountain bike trails in New York
#2,238 in the world

This trail is maintained by C.L.I.M.B. (Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers) and as such has some fun features built in. If you stick to the blue square runs it should be pretty sedated but the black diamond loops add some fun hills, wooden features and small drop offs. Being on LI you don't feel very remote but it's definitely a nice change-up from Stillwell Woods.

First added by anarcticpuffin on Mar 30, 2009. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the L.I.E. take Exit 66 North. Cathedral Pines will be about 3 miles down the road on the left. If you pass a Lutheran church on your right you went too far. Once in the park gate turn immediately left and park. The trail head is at the far end of the parking lot.
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  • Grant Harding

    Well-marked trails, not much in the way of tech or elevation, it is Long Island after all, but does have a few short climbs and descents. The place drains really well, too.. there was lots of standing water in the parking lot from rain the day before, but the trails were fairly dry (some water collecting on the inside of berms). You're going to run into more non-bikers (hikers and horses) on this trail than Glacier due to the campground right there.

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  • 2jka

    Fast, flowey, and fun. Blue can be ridden by anyone on any bike with wide enough tires. Blacks are true mountain bike trails but almost zero technical sections. When raining this park turns into one long puddle.

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  • Limerock M3

    Well marked one way loop. All singletrack mostly beginner level the diamond trails are intermediate.

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  • GummDroppZ

    This was the second trail I ever rode and it was really fun. Cathedral Pines is very easy and has almost no technical areas. Just a fun ride with many turns and only a few up-hills. Great scenery, moderate paced and relaxed ride.

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