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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +13/ -20 ft
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking Peninsula Trail

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#156 of 298 mountain bike trails in New York
#6,128 in the world

Very short loop beside the lake. The right side is nice trail while the left side beside the lake
(Lakeshore Trail) is VERY rooty. Nice views of the lake and super close to town. Flat trails will test
your technical abilities as you ride the loop counter-clockwise.

First added by Jeff Barber on Aug 13, 2005. Last updated Apr 30, 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 Lake Placid, take 86 toward Saranac Lake. As you climb the hill out of town past the larger hotels, take a right onto the small driveway with the sign for the Brewster Peninsula Trails (near the Howard Johnson). Follow this road for less than half a mile and park in the marked parking area just after the road turns to gravel.
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Leaf-covered (on Nov 14, 2016)
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  • jstack11

    I've never really liked this trail. When I've ridden here, a lot of the trail is just unpassable, as other reviewers note. Maybe a big fat tire bike would work.

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  • Jeff Barber

    Not a whole lotta excitement on this trail but it's scenic and a nice way to catch glimpses of the lake. Rooty, wide, and flat.

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  • mountainzen

    This trail network, although short, is more deserving of a higher rating. The Lakeshore Trail is brutal, but makeable. I cleared it once, on a bone-dry day, after eating all my Wheaties, the stars and planets where all aligned, and I just made good with my girlfriend. Who, by the way, has cleared it many more times than me! Scenery is the best I have ever seen on a mountain bike trail. Whiteface looms in the background. Lucky to have lived in Lake Placid for 3 years and to be able to call this ride my after work loop. Glad I know there are way better trails than this in and around Placid. Hah!

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