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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +231/234 ft
Total: 64 riders
 

Mountain Biking Highbridge Park Trails

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#236 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#11743 in the world

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.

First added by searsandrewj on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
By Car from the South, take the Harlem River Drive north until it ends at Dyckman Street, then turn left on Dyckman and left onto Ft. George Hill. By Car from the North, Major Deegan to the Fordham Road/207th Street bridge exit. Cross the bridge into Manhattan, then turn left on Nagle Ave. (under elevated subway train) and veer right onto Ft. George Hill. Subway: #1 Train to Dyckman Street.
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  • Meredith Phoenix
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    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 :)

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  • Mastertos73
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    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.

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  • kgbg
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    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.

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  • jbarb1
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    Worth a very short trip for NYC locals only. Pretty unmaintained with trash everywhere.

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

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  • PK1
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    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.

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  • meta55
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    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.

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  • kevinoriol
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    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.

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