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Level: Advanced
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +517/310 ft
Total: 30 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pittstown State Forest

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#38 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#1532 in the world

Technical hilly single track

First added by on Oct 7, 2012. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Rte 2 east from Troy, left on Tamarack Rd. Right onto Williams Rd (dirt.rd) bear right onto Edelman Rd. Trail head on left. From the parking lot, head north onto the narrow doubletrack. About 100ft from the lot, the entrance to Red Pine is on your right through a narrow gap between trees.
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  • Rob Jaz
    *****

    Pedal up, fly down. A rare treat in the Capital District to have a bit of gravity and berms to rail. The main climb has one tech spot that's a bit of a challenge, but enjoyable for novice to advanced riders. The descent is as fast as you want to make it. There are no major drops. Side trails get more challenging. One of my favorite places to ride.

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  • jstack11   ✓ supporter
    ***

    A mostly rocky technical trail, but some good single track. You either want the real nice downhill that lasts about 3/4 mile, or the really rocky technical stuff. I loved the downhill single-track, and the first mile. The rocky parts were tough, and not as enjoyable as I expected. maybe because it was 85 degrees. But, for technical rock gardens it is as good as it gets

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  • edouble6
    ***

    Hard to find trail head. Once inside the trail was second guessing if was on the right trail no trail names on trail markers.

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  • weil3175
    ***

    Attempted to ride this this past weekend (3 July) but found the trail hard to find. The parking area had some interesting people camped out in it. We rode up the main access road but didn't see the turn off onto zig-zig, vegetation may have blocked it off. Photos of the trail are great so we were super excited, we will head back at some point.

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  • dhoyt30
    ****

    Rode for the first time today. Little discouraging at first as I was not really familiar with the system. Pretty sure I started off on a "foot trail" before meeting up with bonnie and clyde and then to zig zag. Pretty technical rocky climb to top of zig zag but then the fun begins all the way down. Overall, fun challenging trail, I'll be back.

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  • Ntsbox
    *****

    Awesome trail , bank turns . Well marked some high technical areas , rocks and roots .

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  • cbcbike
    *****

    Great trail network that is expanding year after year! Good mix of technical & flow! A lot of climbing & long descents!! Nice trailhead with easy access to trails. Fire pit at trailhead for post ride relaxation!

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  • *****

    Very fun single track, very technical in some spots, be prepared for some climbing. Some of the best trailsbin the area.

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