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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +45/34 ft
Total: 61 riders
 

Mountain Biking Central Park

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#78 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#3120 in the world

Single track with lots of obsticles. Beams, bridges connecting fallen down trees, logs, etc. A mtb playground. Tight and twisty.

Bathrooms available in the park - ride through the big dirt lot away from the road, follow the dirt path around the baseball fields, bathrooms are open seasonally.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Interstate 890 to exit 7, rt 7 east. Follow to golf rd, turn left (west). At stop turn right and park on the left in big dirt parking lot. Trails are across the street. Trail head 42.796755,-73.906204
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  • brian wolff
    *****

    This is an amazing trail. If you find the right trail you will have a blast. Though there are many roots it's a great challenge to push yourself. There are many near misses, a few berms and tons of Singletrack. Also I'm one trail there are tons of skinnies and wood working. I will definitely go back again. Also to do the entire layout will take about a day. Awesome

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  • jstack11
    ****

    Good trails for a city park. Sandy somewhat. Seems most of the stuff here was done haphazardly with no plan. There are some cool bridges and such, but a lot of stuff seems made from pallets. Trails super twisty, but fun. They pack a lot of trail into a small area. I was lucky to go on a Tuesday morning in the fall and had trails to myself. I imagine on a nice Saturday in summer, or after work it is crowded. But, a very fun park to ride.

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  • dhoyt30
    ***

    Overall, pretty fun trail. Lots of little obstacles and tight turns. Trail marking could use a little help as a lot of the "Green" arrows seem to be missing. A few online maps are available that help.

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  • weil3175
    *****

    Found this trail on singletracks.com and road it with my cousin today. Trail seems well maintained, it is labeled but some signs have fallen down. Slight incline/decline throughout and has some custom bridges/paths. Very nice trail for being so close, parking is abundant across the street at the main park but has very little at the start of the trail. Provides for a good 1-2 hours of riding, I will definitely come here again during the week after work since it is so close.

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  • Ntsbox
    ****

    Great trails well-maintained , some challenges rocks stumps , few jumps . Roots . Some fast track in nice tight turns.

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  • Ntsbox
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    Great trails well-maintained , some challenges rocks stumps , few jumps . Roots . Some fast track in nice tight turns.

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  • RichO83
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    If this trail and Luther Forest were equidistant from home, I would choose Luther Forest almost every time.

    I'm an early intermediate rider and prefer windy, flowing trails, which is what you can find at Luther Forest. Central Park is comparatively much slower with narrower paths, frequent switchbacks and climbs (though never very long ones), and more technical areas with roots catching my pedals several times. I also felt like I was losing my way with so many intersections throughout. Still, it's a nice place to build up your skill and test your endurance, and I will likely come back for that reason.

    Beginners will probably not enjoy this trail very much, but If you like gritting out a ride, this is a good place and close by for many.

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  • Brandin Cooke
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    There was a lot of nice riding here, with some stuff for all skill sets. Although there is a lot of climing and flow, there are beams and jumps too. The trails all intertwine, so it is hard to follow a concise path unless you have done it a few times

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  • @enlightened_man
    ****

    Fun well marked trails. Not very crowded and well maintained. Lots of parking at the intersection of fehr ave and golf rd.

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  • amb2680
    *****

    Nice singletrack, some hills, logs, bridges, and planks over muddy areas. Great place to ride. Fairly technical.

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  • rkinderv
    ***

    Very tight at times. Some sections are crazy rooty. Nice flowy downhill portion at the end.

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  • *****

    tons of fun, flowey, tight, and lots switch backs. nicely marked and well kept. problably the most fun i have ever had riding so far.

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  • UniDude
    ****

    Intermediate trails. Teeter totter and most other extraneous obstacles have been removed. Still some bridges and nice skinnies. Some steep but short climbs and a few nice downhills. Log stacks, some rooty sections, lots of switchbacks.

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