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Level: Intermediate
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +762/740 ft
Total: 126 riders
 

Mountain Biking Dryer Road Park

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#12 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#502 in the world

Kudos to the Victor Parks and Recreation Department and Trailblazers Bike Shop for developing this dedicated mountain bike area.

Sign in with a permit at the trailhead. There are maps available also, although not the easiest to interpret when you are out on the trails. For example, some of the trails are apparently designated one way, but it is not easy to determine which trail you are on and whether you are going the right direction. Some trail head markers with trail names and directional markers would help. Despite the ma**hortcomings, the trails are well marked once you are on them. The trails traverse some beautiful areas under the canopy.

There are several paths from the parking lot up a relatively short but winding singletrack to a large open meadow with a doubletrack path around the perimeter. There are twelve to fifteen trails off of the meadow. They are marked like ski trails with easy, intermediate and black diamond. The trails offer a good variety. The more difficult trails have obstacles, steep uphills, switchbacks, a lot of off-camber areas that are difficult when wet. There are some nice log traverses that are built up. The volunteers that built the trails put some thought in to making them a challenge and to keeping riders on the designated paths.

This area offers several hours riding without covering the same area twice, except brief returns to the meadow to locate the next path. The variety of trails will appeal to riders of different skill levels. There are additional trails in the making as evidenced by the flags outlining proposed routes. This venue will only get better with time and use!

I would compare it to Tryon Park or East Bay, but with a greater diversity of trails. Best of all, this is a park where mountain bikes are not only permitted, but are the focus! Enjoy!

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Victor NY route 96 into the town of victor, turn right on School Street, turn right on Dryer Road (second stop sign). Go about a mile and pull into Dryer Recreational Park on the left. www.victormtbc.com
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  • bikegrrr
    *****

    Good variety of trails, lots of loops and different levels.The trails were great in spite of the big rains of late. Loved it

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  • hollyanne99
    ****

    These were a nice set of trails, not far off the tollway, when we were driving home to the midwest from VT. We were glad we chose to stop here. The trails don't cover a large area of land, so it doesn't take too long to get a sort of feel for the layout. We were just trying to ride and not repeat trail, and it wasn't too hard to do. It's not really clear if any of the trails are one-way, but we didn't run into any issues. These are built on a hill, so there are a few minutes of climbing and you're at the top, and then it's a few minutes riding whichever trail down, and then starting that process over. Switchbacks, yes! The skill level here has quite a few green and blue trails, with a few black & double black. This place is one where the green trails are actually enjoyable to people that have more skills instead of being a boring double-wide ski trail. I appreciate when a rider of any ability can enjoy greens. The blacks aren't too crazy, and worth a try if you're comfortable on the blues.

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  • Groomster62
    ****

    This was a fun place to get off the turnpike for a ride. I happened to be there on trail day and volunteers were clearing snow and leaves from the trail. I could feel the love. Couldn't go real fast in the conditions, but has some nice flows. Also some technicality in the black downhills. Fun place and I'm thankful for those who volunteer.

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  • Jimmy Christensen
    ****

    Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video of Dryer Road Bike Park. Really cool little park with a ton of quick winding trails. Switchbacks and roots galore. I only gave it 4 stars because my enduro bike is a bit to big for this place. Still highly recommend to those on an XC bike! I also post new videos from different spots around New England every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/MR3ZFJq51Ec

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  • meighmey
    *****

    Fantastic as always. Well maintained trail system; with switchbacks galore. Vast amounts of rain over the summer and the trails have held up well; minimal mud but some deep sand.

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  • DrumsXO
    *****

    This park is absolutely fantastic! The riding her is unlike anything I've experienced before, being from the Buffalo area. Dryer Road's trails are unbelievably smooth and flowwy, yet offer such an awesome amount of tech and precision.

    I was very impressed, and I'll certainly be coming back!

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  • Robert Dobbs
    ***

    Odd park, but fun!!
    It's a tight network of very short run trails that interconnect. As a few folks have already commented, it appears that the builders just tried to cram as many trails as possible into a limited sized area. Many, many trails with many, MANY switchbacks. (They should rename this place "Switchback Hill")
    It reminds me a bit of the Alle Grippis trails in PA. but on a much, much, smaller scale.

    Nothing too crazy here, even the expert trails can be handled with judicious use of your brakes. ; )

    PROS:
    ~Fun!
    ~Fast.
    ~Good place to get a quick MTB fix or get a change of scenery.
    ~Hardtails, singlespeeds and 26er's can totally own this place.

    CONS:
    ~A bit monotonous after a while (did I mention the all the freakin' switchbacks?)
    ~ Trails are (very) short...no real opportunity to stretch your legs and get some rhythm.
    ~Not really an "Out with Nature" MTB park. You're smack dab in the middle of suburbia and you always know it.
    ~Some trails are marked well, others, well, are not. (Luckily the place is very small so you can't get lost).

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  • Dr. Doctor
    ****

    Loads of fun! Always have a great time. And since there are so many trails, you can change it up from time to time. It's loads of fun with friends and there are always trails for you to try out new skills and challenge yourself. They also have pump/jump track and a slalom course. Along with a technical area. These places are great for warmups or just to have fun on. I basically learned how to mountain bike here. And I never get tired of going back. Whether you're a beginner just starting out, an intermediate rider who's eager to learn more skills and challenge yourself, or an expert racer who's looking for something a little different to practice on. It doesn't matter! Dryer Road Park suits every angle of mountain biking!

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  • AxelR
    *****

    Lots of fun short trails. Emphasis on the switch backs.

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  • sgniwder99
    ****

    This is a fun place to ride, and it has an impressive amount of trails. It's also nice that mountain biking a major (legal) presence at the park, because it keeps hikers' attitudes about sharing trails in check.

    That said, I totally agree with some other reviewers about the efforts to squeeze as much technical singletrack as possible out of a limited area leading to some questionable trail-building choices. Trails have been widened or taken around the wrong sides of trees in a lot of places, leading to excessive trail damage. In many places, the trail builders themselves bear some of responsibility for this because of how they've built the trail. Trail damage aside, some of the trails are basically carbon copies of each other and become a bit forgettable. But once you get to know the place you can definitely find ways to string together the technical stuff with more flowy sections.

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  • arepiscopo
    ****

    There are a lot of trails to ride here. It's well cared for and incredibly well marked. The issue I have with these trails is that they seem to try to hard to be technical with all of the twisting and turning with every single trail.

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  • centaurss54
    ***

    First time to Dryer road and it was pretty good. Love that there are facilities such as bathrooms and playground on the premise. The pump track is another wonderful addition. And of course kudos to the trail volunteers. As a trail builder myself I know how much time and sweat goes into trail building. Thank you all for your effort.
    This park has some of the most interesting terrain for building trails IMHO I have to agree with some of the other reviewers and say that whether by conscience design or not the trails are a little too tightly packed with way too many sharp turns. With such wonderful terrain it would have been nice to have those trails sweep around allowing the rider to carry their speed. I felt like I was purposely being slowed down to navigate those hundreds of sharp switch backs when with a little modification one could carry their speed through avoiding skidding and erosion. As time passes many of the fall line sections of trail will erode even more than they are now requiring modification. When you do have to reroute please consider opening the trail system up to allow the rider to free themselves and make the whole experience much more enjoyable.

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  • GrizzNazzty
    *****

    Just got into Mountain Biking and this place is great, been learning a lot here on the technical terrain and rising faster on some of the easier stuff. Easy to get lost, but you'll find your way out regardless of where you end up. Great place to hike and find a nice quiet spot to eat lunch or hang out. Never really packed, It's maintained really well.

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  • NeilMcK
    *****

    Pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the single track here. I was staying about 30 minutes away and it was well worth the drive. As a visitor, I rented a bike from RV&E Bikes in Fairport, about 20 minutes from the trails.

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  • Justin Morabito
    ****

    I flew to NY for the weekend and brought my baby (Cannondale) with me for the weekend. Thanks to Southwest for having such reasonable rates for taking a bike). We headed out to Dryer Rd. for a day of riding. The weather had been misty overnight and that morning, so we knew that things would be greasy. Additionally it was early October and the leaves were mostly down, adding to greasiness of the trails.

    There is a great little pump track right by the parking lot that was fun, but we had to skip some of the features because of the moisture. There is also a cool jump/bank track by the parking lot which was also fun.

    We proceeded back into the trails. It is a short climb to get into pretty much any of the trails. We tried most of the trails, but I think that Juicy Bacon was our favorite. It was a fun, seemingly never-ending, downhill run that made my Avid Elixir brakes squeal loudly. All this downhill came with a cost though, a tough uphill no matter which trail you took back.

    Most of the trails were signed pretty well, but it is tough to tell if they are 1way to bi-directional. Also, a lot of the trail signs are hand made and I don't know long term how they will hold up to the punishing winter weather.

    I live in the Charlotte, NC area now and we are blessed with MANY great trails, but I was very impressed with Dryer Road. It is a great concept and if the trail maintainers can stay up with the signage and maintenance, this can be a great set of trails for a long time.

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  • ****

    Great single track. Road 3 hrs there today. I am more of a cross country rider so this is not what I would consider a cross country trail but it is a lot of fun. Well maintained

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  • medicdave
    *****

    Fantastic singletrack for a wide variety of riders and skill levels - something for everyone. Trails are well marked and maintained by GROC - Dryer Road is a shining example of successful multi-use trails.

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