Level: Expert
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +9/ -385 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Poor Man's Downhill

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#187 of 298 mountain bike trails in New York
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The upper section of PMD is technical and often wet. The section beneath Marble Mountain Road is fast and accessible to almost anyone on any mountain bike. There are a few water bars near the top of the trail, but these are definitely roll-able if you don't want to jump them. Otherwise, the trail is relatively non-technical.

When you get near the bottom, make sure to follow the signage and stay on the public path. In the winter, this trail becomes a snowmobile path.

The town of Wilmington runs shuttles on Sundays in the summer, otherwise you can park and shuttle from the Up a Creek parking lot at the bottom. Stop in at Leepoff Cycles and say hi if they are open - you might find some riding buddies.

First added by microwaveric on Jun 6, 2016. Last updated May 1, 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
From town, head up the Whiteface Memorial Highway leading to the toll road. Just before the tollroad and the fork in the road, the trail officially starts on the left - there is a turnoff by it. You can also skip the upper, more technical section by turning on to Marble Mountain Road, and the trail cross and re-enters the woods on the left.
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