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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +242/73 ft
Total: 72 riders
 

Mountain Biking Edgewood Preserve

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#223 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#11556 in the world

The trail is a beginner trail of mostly wide singletrack and some doubletrack. Very flat no hills and no diamonds. Strickly for speed or beginner loop. Newly added diamonds are intermediate to advanced with some steep short climbs and tight off camber sections.

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
Take Long Island Expressway to Exit 52, Commack Road. Go South two miles. Parking is a large paved parking lot on left side, just South of Burlington Avenue.
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  • Amidoingthisright
    *****

    I got myself lost...this trail is nice its smooth and definitely nice areas to pick up speed will definitely do this again....ill make it out of here sometime this week ....just gotta find my way

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  • Jimthebike
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    Huge expanse of trails. I rode trails 1 and 2 today and was very disappointed by the number of small stump and root pieces that would easily pop a tire or send even a good rider for a rough spill. Got to the point where I really couldn't ride the trails full-on because I was spending too much time looking down on the ground in front of me to make sure I wasn't going to get caught on one of these pieces. I'm certainly not writing it off I'll be back in try some of the other trails and see if there are any better.

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  • Evan Restivo
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    This is not the same trail system as others have mentioned. It is vastly different. I have done the Edgewood loop many times, but this was my first time going since CLIMB made all the additions. The main loop looks the same and mostly untouched. However the offshoots are easily recognizable with numbers on trees, they are longer in length than you would think. Section 1 was fun, but Section 2 and 3 were a waste of time unless you want to put in the miles. Sections 2 and 3 were relatively flat, repetitive, and full of small stumps just waiting to pop your tire. Next time I'll probably bypass those two sections altogether. After 2 and 3 we stayed on the main loop until we got to Section 6. Personally I think it is one of the most technical, yet flowing trail sections on Long Island. It is a steep gully that you go back and forth on while twisting through trees, hence it being called the Half-Pipe. We did just get back and it was getting dark so we stopped after doing Sections 1 ,2, 3 and 6 which took an hour riding blind. Overall it's a good trail for the Island, similar to Rocky Point with the moguls.

    7/13/16- I did Section 8 today, and it was a very unique section. The landscape changes quite a bit, and is definitely one of the hardest sections. I thought it was a great piece of trail, it was challenging. However there's lots of potential to learn and grow your your technical skills. The railroad is an awesome feature and is truly unique, it adds a lot of character to the trail that I'd think you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere on the island. The only down side to Section 8 was a couple of very sandy and loose climbs that seemed nearly impossible, at least on a Specialized Hardrock 26. Overall though Edgewood Preserve is really catering to serious mountain bikers I think, as well as beginners. Hopefully CLIMB will continue to find and make more quality trails in this vast preserve.

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  • *****

    This is no longer a beginner trail and has become one of the most fun challenging trails on the southern east end of the island. I highly recommend you go as CLIMB has taken time to build two more sections, 9 & 12 and there's more to come. Happy trails! 🚵🏼

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  • Stu Johnson
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    As previously stated by others, many new trails added by CLIMB making use of some of the unique land features. Highlights include the half-pipe run on #6 (super fun) & the use of the old rail lines on #8.
    Get there, it's not the old Edgewood.

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  • bikeit420
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    I am reviewing this trail again as there has been a lot added. The main loop is about 5 miles and flat. There has been a addition of about 4 miles of new diamonds. These diamond are intermediate to advanced. No major elevations but some very narrow, windy, tight Singletrack. Diamonds are number 1 to 8. The last diamond number 8 is quite tough, with some short steep climbs and narrow off camber riding. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't been there in a while. The diamonds are still somewhat soft but will improve as they get packed down with use. Thanks again to CLIMB for all their hard work to make this ok flat trail into something awesome. This trail is in fact in Deer Park and not in West Bayshore.

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  • Christina Amber Sanchez
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    This trail has been improved alot
    it has added milage as well used to be around 5.5-6 miles but now has 11-12 miles, Absolutely worth checking this trail out, there are beginner to advance trails now in it, I would compare this trail to east setauket and its in deer park not west bayshore as stated.

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  • *****

    Great place to start as a beginner. You can make it super fast.

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  • General_Zod
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    About 4 miles of flat fireroads mainly. Very wide and good for a family ride or taking a young child on a BMX bike or someone who just got a mtn bike and wants to ride on dirt surfaces. One time I was there it wasn't marked so well but I have heard it's gotten better.

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  • bikeit420
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    Rode this trail for the first time today. Nice beginner trail. Very flat and fast. You could easily cruise the whole thing in 25 minutes. No hills, flat as a board and wide. Bring your girlfriend, non athletic friend, or dog and go for it. Boring for anybody but a beginner. Great for speed or spinning.

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