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Level: Beginner
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +102/59 ft
Total: 21 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sans Souci Preserve

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#217 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#11198 in the world

Mostly single track trails. Kind of unmarked for now but new signes are on there way. Back part is great with a few hills and tight wood bridges over swamps.

First added by mark24x3 on Sep 8, 2007. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Exit 51 off sunrise hwy. Head South on Broadway Ave. About 1 mile down on the right hand side there is a Islip Town Parking lot, make right into lot. Park car here and bike to traffic light at baseball field entrance. Cross over broadway at light and follow Ronald Lane down to the end and the trail starts there. You will see the woods at the end and a trail with a County marker on the tree.
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  • kfog
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    Wouldn't really recommend as a "mountain bike" trail or single track like some of the other spots on LI. Great place to take the dog for a run or go for a walk or trail run.

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  • 67Kobi
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    I can offer a beginners perspective. I had a blast on these trails. I found some sections where marked well and at other times it was not at all clear which way to go. That didn't matter much to me as I found most of the trails to be scenic, well cleared, and had something to offer. Some had small elevation changes and others had semi challenging obstacles like fallen trees and narrow boards crossing a creek. There where sections where you could reach high speeds and others with tight turn down narrow paths between trees, brush, and fences. There was enough diversity of trail conditions to explore and enjoy although I did not feel particularly challenged, it was a great day of riding and I believe there are more trails and off shoots I've not found yet. I'll go back for sure.

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  • bridgetbag
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    I drove 45 mins to get here and was a bit disappointed. I guess i just assumed (I know, I know) that the trail made a loop around the lake, but it doesn't. It was nice enough for about 30 mins of crisscrossing the same areas, but I won't be going back.

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  • Day Dayy
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    nice easy ride nothing technical and no major hill climbs. really enjoyed the scenery

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  • Butler
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    This is a great after work ride. Good for the newbs but a fun easy ride for all. Lots of hidden gems amongst the 6+ miles. The locals keep it nicely groomed.

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  • bikeit420   ✓ supporter
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    This trail is mostly flat with some double track and some singletrack. Runs along a lake. Nice easy ride for a beginner new to mountain biking. Easy to get to and descent parking. About 5 or 6 miles. Kinda boring but quite and flat enough for a good spin.

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