Highbridge Park Trails

2.56 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
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About this trail
Highbridge confounds expectations. With everything from smooth cruisers to wickedly technical "east coast gnar." The trails provide a small entertaining subsample of the regions trails, all within the confines of the densest metropolitan area in North America- New York City! In addition to the XC trails, Highbridge also features a freeride trail, designed and built in conjunction with pro rider Jim Dellavalle and the Brooklyn Bike Riders and a dirt jump park, designed and built by IMBA Trailsolutions with current and former pro riders Judd Devall, Jeff Lenosky and Kyle Ebbett. While the XC trails are a bit short to ride as a destination, they're perfect for city residents and visitors looking for a local spin. Check out www.nycmtb.org.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (9)

Granny Gear

April 17, 2017
Review: For what it's worth... it's good. Despite the litter and people smoking in near the trails it's great for people who live in the city. Pump track is coming along nicely :)

Bunny Hop

June 3, 2015
Review: Very technical. Almost hard to ride. But i wont recommend this park to anyone. Its littered with all sorts of garbage and broken glass everywhere, plus hidden bums poppin out of the bushes and brush. It would be a nice place if it could get cleaned up and marked up very well. The jump park is excellent.

Granny Gear

April 1, 2014
kgbg Granny Gear  
Review: Glass and trash everywhere. The locals dont deserve this nice trail since beer and vodka bottles are all over. Slashed my tire 5mins in. Dont bring an expensive bike. Area is sketchy.


November 17, 2013
jbarb1 Gramcounter  
Review: Worth a very short trip for NYC locals only. Pretty unmaintained with trash everywhere.


August 12, 2012
kevinoriol Gramcounter  
Review: Unfortunately, this tiny trail has all but been abandoned. Glass, garbage, over grown plant life - it's a shame. Not worth the trip.

Similar Trail: Sprain Ridge is probably the best place to ride, just outside the Bronx but Cunningham in Queens is the closest park.


November 22, 2010
bikeit420 Doubletrack  
Review: Tough technical trail. Short but tough.

Similar Trail: Stillwell Woods, Sprain Ridge


August 7, 2010
PK1 Trailblazer  
Review: Fun for being in NYC but much better trails a 30 minute drive away. Dirt jump park was real nice. Trails themselves littered and not marked well. Some fun sections, many more that were just meh. It's basically an unbuildable ridge so they left trees there and made trails. Worth riding to if you live there or are into dirt jumps. Very small.

Granny Gear

October 5, 2009
meta55 Granny Gear  
Review: rode this trail today for the first time and had a great time. as the other reviewer mentioned, some tough technical terrain but a ton of fun... as for people in the bush, I thought I'd get lucky on a Monday afternoon only to find two denizens in an ... intimate ... position not 100 meters from the trail head. In spite of that, though, i had a great ride and will definitely be going back as I live on the UES.

Similar Trail: blue mountain


October 20, 2008
kevinoriol Gramcounter  
Review: yo yo yo home boy, let me tell you where it's at. This here trail is like New York City itself; bad ass, in your face and unrelenting. You best come correct - with mad skills, a heart of stone and a set of brass balls. The ground can smell your fear and it will eat you alive if your not on point. Only three miles of tread, my brothas and sistas, but it's like riding through a junkyard. Severe drops, impossible rock gardens, the tightest switchbacks, steep climbs, log rides and a few strange looking people hanging out in the brushes (just keep riding). At the top of the park is a dirt jump park built by IMBA but the real deal, belly of the beast is the "Rough Rider" trail - I don't see how anyone can clear it, it's like the 'hood that time forgot, unforgiving and brutal. I gave it a 3 rating because it was not fun, it was like a gang beat down. Beware, only for the toughest.

Similar Trail: Ringwood in NJ and Grafton in Troy - nothing else is as technical.

Highbridge Park Trails MTB Trail 2.56 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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Video: Riding the Rocky, Techy Singletrack at Highbridge in NYC
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