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Level: Advanced
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +561/ -358 ft
Total: 42 riders

Mountain Biking Jockey Hill

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#45 of 297 mountain bike trails in New York
#2,088 in the world

There is a fireroad that runs up the middle of jockey hill state land with singletrack off of it and there is singletrack with a little fireroad from the upper parking lot tying in with the fireroad this trail has bridges,nice little climb and follows a ridge and is pretty tight,rocky,and fun like most of jockey!

First added by krjr13 on Jul 19, 2010. Last updated Nov 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: no
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: no
  • Restrooms: no
  • Fat bike grooming: no
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
From the NYS thruway take the kingston exit and follow route 209 to the sawkill rd exit follow sawkill rd approx 5 miles on your left will be jockey hill rd follow until dead end and park at the dead end or take dirt road to trailhead.
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Erik Lavoie (on Oct 13, 2019)
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  • mtbbeta

    I found the trails easy with little technical challenge. The trails are not well marked with trail signs. Quality, Mushroom and Close to the Edge were the best trails we rode. Close to the Edge seems to be an out back. Great spot for a novice or intermediate rider. No trail features (log rides, jumps, drops etc.).
    Check out a video or our ride to get a sense of the trails.

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  • kissmysax2

    Great medium-technical trail network. I'd avoid the western side of the Jockey Hill dirt road section during hunting season though (or maybe avoid Jockey altogether during hunting season?). I was biking in the Jockey Hill network fall of last year and ran in to some unhappy hunters. Not sure why there is hunting there at all since it is a forest preserve.

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  • RoadWarrior

    Although I didn't have time to do much riding, I did find a nice combination of easy ST/ wide easy trail, and a lot of sweet ST with some nice technical sections.

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  • krjr13

    Great singletrack for the area.Best riding for anyone within an hours drive!

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