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Level: Intermediate
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +671/672 ft
Total: 136 riders

Mountain Biking Lippman Park

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#8 of 296 mountain bike trails in New York
#747 in the world

There are so many possibilities for different rides I suggest printing a map from
our website (www.renegadesmtb.com) and choose your own route.
In general if you start with trail #1 and work your way through #17 you will hit
a good portion of the system.
The trail system has lots of features-raised boardwalks, skinnies, bridges, berms
and a fair amount of climbing. Easier trails are lower on the mountain and get
more difficult as you go up.

First added by centaur on May 6, 2011. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From NYS Thruway N and S Take exit 18 New Paltz, follow 299 W thru NP about
6 miles. At the intersection of Rt 44/55 make a Right turn and go about 10
miles to the junction of Rt 209. Turn Left and go about 2.5 miles till you see the
sign for Lippman Park on your Right.

From Kingston, NY take Rt 209 S and go about 23 miles. Lippman park will be
on your Right.

From Rt 17, take Rt 209 N and go about 16 miles. Lippman park will be on your
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Rider questions

Q: I plan on making a road trip on Friday Dec 2, 2016...I am 3 hours away....can you let me know with all the rain if the trails are ok? THANK YOU!

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  • skimobile

    Trails not maintained too many trees down. A lot of walking. Drove an hour to the park to ride and was very disappointed

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  • Sloant

    Considering this is the #1 trail I wasn't overly impressed. Viper was great, and the beginner trails were fun,. Paul Bunyan trail was terrible not Maintained at all. If you want instant Lyme disease then that's your trail. I definitely prefer gurney or north Bethlehem.

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  • hrdcrbkr

    Trail system is well maintained and well designed for moderate to advanced riders. Love hitting up the brewery by the park entrance after the ride. Those two things make the Lippman Park a great biking spot.

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  • cherisj

    These trails are very well maintained. I think it's the best trail system in the area and perhaps in the tops of the state. Well marked and designed for all levels. Was able to sneak in a weekend New Years ride with the wife and warm weather and trails were perfect. The Renegades MTB are doing an awesome job organizing and maintaining these trails. And yes, the New Paltz Brewery is a must go-to-place after the ride. They are by the entrance of the park. I always stop in with my wife. Had some awesome baked pretzels with the Hint of Heat Hefeweizen was phenomenal. She had the oktoberfest beer. Very friendly brewery owners. The whole area seems of friendly people. Great weekend getaway! Awesome!

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  • Aiden381

    First few trails are fun to session as there is a large ramp and north shore features

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  • Jeffrey Paul

    Awesome trail system - you can tell that some locals have put in a lot of time to keep it maintained. Textbook flowy single tracks everywhere you look and some fun rocky sections as you ascend too. Will definitely be back!

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  • DauraB

    Very well-maintained trails and a lot of them~ you can tell a lot of time and effort has been spent maintaining them. There's a little of everything packed into a condensed network of trails, from easier and smoother terrain, to large rock piles, skinny bridges and a few up steep up and downhills. Our one issue was that it was such a condensed maze of trails with somewhat confusing markings, that we spent a lot of time looking at the map instead of just riding. We attempted to ride trails 1-18, but got so mixed up, we ended up just trying to make our way to the top by winging it, which worked out okay too. Really have to appreciate how much work has been put into the place though, it's worth the trip to ride there!
    Oh, and yes, beer lovers need to check out the New Paltz brewery practically next door. Terrific place!

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  • RodneyG

    Love this trail system. Great elevation. clean and tight paths. Always love riding this park trail. After the ride we always love going to the New Paltz Brewery just outside the park for a pint of beer. You need to check out their Hefeweizen!

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  • Robert.Ryan

    Very pretty area in the midst of "the Gunks." Nothing super technical, but flowy and fun. Climbs are not going to wind you too much. Upper trails had some trees down that had not been cut, or I may have been slightly off the grid riding deeper in the park, Vic Rock Garden or beyond. All good and part of a new discovery. Nicely done Renegades.

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  • David Matthews   ✓ supporter

    Awesome trail system with lots of flow on the lower and more rocks and roots up higher. Totally enjoyed the variety, especially Arizona and Lyons Gait. Spent almost 3 hours exploring; kuddos to the trail maintenance folks; you can tell they really care about the system. Bravo boys!

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  • kbutt213

    This is a bout a half hour from me and for being the closest thing to real single track it's a huge must if you are passing through! Free parking free riding trails are marked out well and are a lot of fun! Climb to the top and take Lyons den down it's a must!

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    Just hit this trail yesterday and had a blast! You could easily spend the entire day there and probably still not ride every trail. The park is clean, parking is abundant and the trails and bridges are maintained meticulously.

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  • Julius Farkas

    Perfect flow in any direction. Fun, well designed, great drainage to avoid peanut butter, and gorgeous lines and features.

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  • Julius Farkas

    Perfect flow in any direction. Fun, well designed, great drainage to avoid peanut butter, and gorgeous lines and features.

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  • Fluxion19

    I enjoyed Chupacabra. Was short on time so didnt cover a lot of ground. Burms were rock hard and some gravel spots are shaky. I will have to return but can't see it being a top 5 destination in NY.

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  • Taino Grosjean

    Excellent trail system, but somewhat misleading. I'm a double-black diamond level rider (I found Viper fun, but not technically difficult), but the "easy", "green" trails are only easy compared to what else is in the park. Newbie riders, beware - this is not a beginner-level park.

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  • tefitzg

    Fun trail. Higher elevation is rocky and rooty, technical, would have liked a full suspension. Lower elevation has more flow and was fine with my hard tail. Navigation can be confusing since the trails are tightly bunched.

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  • Josue Luciano

    First time. Picked a bad day to go (rain as soon as I started riding). Early March means trenches from water run off throughout the winter and a lot of leaves. But I see the potential. Had fun on crazy eights. I'll be back for sure, tho. And I'll update my rating accordingly.

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  • Adam Augenzucker

    Great park for all levels super fun riding. Top area way more technical. Only down side is its so tight oacked that navigation is difficult

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