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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 12 riders

Mountain Biking Fairgrounds

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#179 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#9804 in the world

The route that is most often taken is marked by trail markers so its hard to mess up. The best way to go is left on the trailhead and proceed to take the 9.4 mile loop around a small valley. Watch out for road crossings and always look for trail markers as some logging roads are present. There will be a couple of wood plank bridges, a picnic area and a very scenic view. This trail contains many hills and is best for intermediate rider and will take about 1.5 hours depending on your skills. look out for the steep downhill at the end of the trial its very challenging.

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
From Utica heading South on route 8, go into the town of Bridgewater, take a right onto route 20. Proceed for about 2.5 miles until Bliven road appears on the left take that for about another 2 miles when the road forks take Fairground road another 2 miles and the trail will be on the left.
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  • David Matthews
    Reviewing Merry Go Round:

    Awesome flow trail that's part of the new Fairgrounds trail system (Slate Valley Trails) near East Poultney. Professionally built, this system has almost 17 miles of single track.

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  • Birney Mae Smith

    This trail was pretty rad. A bit muddy since it rained a few days ago, but nothing insurmountable. Just enough mild ups and downs. Lots of variation in scenery. Mostly double track/wide trail. Plenty of roots; a few rocky patches. Mostly well-marked, but look closely to find where trail picks up from the 3 or 4 times it crosses the road.

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  • joker0926

    well i rode this trail today with my fiance and apon doing so i realised this trail can be very challenging for mountin bikers we met a group of hourse back riders along the way and would say the trail is more for horse back there are several other trails to ride aswell so we just might have picked the wrong one the scenary is nice going from open feilds to wooded areas all i can say is see for your self

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