Sprain Ridge

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.09 out of 5
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Intermediate
4
miles

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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
213
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Sprain Ridge has some very technical sections of log crossings, often two or three in a row spaced about a bike length apart just to make things difficult.

Here is the description from the official website:

http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/brochures/Trailways/SprainRidgeMain.htm

Sprain Ridge Park is a large land preserve with a variety of landscapes, ranging from heavily wooded areas to large and impressive rock outcroppings. The park was previously owned by the Boyce Thompson Institute, a botanical research center, and a result, contains many unusual and exotic woodland plants. The five miles of mountain bike trails at Sprain Ridge offer challenges to cyclists at every level of ability and are a great complement to the parkís other recreational facilities, which include a swimming pool, playground and picnic areas. The trails wind their way through 278 acres of varied terrain that offers challenges for beginner, intermediate and advanced cyclists. The beginner trail provides cyclists with challenging curves but a relatively level topography.

The intermediate and advanced trails provide experienced cyclists with more of a challenge with trails of increasing grades and challenging topography.

There are picnic areas available near all three parking lots and a snack bar is open in season near the swimming pool area.

Remember, people judge all cyclists by your actions, so please act courteously and responsibly. not build new trails or stunts. Have a good time and enjoy your ride.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is there an option to have a mtb guide or some intro class to mtb? -KarenMTB

A: From what I know of, the park does not offer any guides or classes. However, if you search around, I'm sure you can find an instructor who is willing to show you around and teach you some of the basics.

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Reviews (23)
 

Gramcounter


April 13, 2017
Ckjoshz28 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Lots of fun! Fast with fun little climbs and technical sections with all of the ledge.

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Granny Gear

November 20, 2016
 
Review: I personally live very close to this park, and I ride it quite often. I am new to MTB, and these trails are very good for starting out. The climbs push you, but are still doable, and the downhills can be tricky but very fun. Although some parts are very easy, they offer a good challenge for beginners and experienced riders alike. There were some technical sections that I decided to not risk throwing away a days worth of riding from an injury, but I'm sure a more experienced rider would have loads of fun on trails like these. It is a great place to MTB if you live in the city or within 30 mins from it, and I would recommend this to other riders. Overall, the trails are very challenging, and the other riders were very friendly and I would recommend this trail to other beginner/intermediate riders, but experienced riders will enjoy these trails a lot.

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Granny Gear

October 2, 2016
Liberty Granny Gear  
 
Review: So you just hit NYC and wanna sample the areas mtn biking hot spots? This is it! Northeast mtn biking at its best! Lots of hills, rock and technical. Will test your skills so shin and knee guards minimum and of course helmet. Been riding all the trails for years but a good 1 1/2 hr to 2 hr ride with lots of the above follow the outer perimeter trails. Real nice mix of the best in the northeast! Go to www.wmba.org for maps!

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Granny Gear

April 7, 2016
 
Review: Whow. I usually use the paved paths in the East Bronx. Whitestone, Hutchenson River, Pehlam areas. Orchard Beach has a wooded area, Hunter Island", which is real beginner compaired to Sparian Park. What fun. Had to walk it a lot. Only did 3 miles.

IKYR

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Bunny Hop

March 23, 2016
 
Review: Of the Westchester parks Sprain is probably aerobically the easiest (the climbs are punchy but short) but technically the most difficult. My first time there I found the main trails to be well marked but all the alternate lines made it confusing and I kept getting turned around. This said, the alternates are nice since riders of different abilities can ride together. But, despite some flowing sections there is definitely a lot of unavoidable technical challenge here ranging from tons of big log rides to tricky rock gardens and tight, rocky switchbacks - not to mention the rollers and drops Sprain is known for. To fully appreciate the park riders will have to be intermediate-advanced with strong technical skills. This doesn't mean beginners shouldn't try Sprain; they should just come expecting to be humbled and work their way up from the easier trails. Kicked my ass the first time but its a great place to build skills.

I'll give it a 4 for excellent use of a small space, unique, challenging terrain, and accessibility to NYC. Deduct a bit for confusing signage. Try to ride it with someone who knows the loops first time out. Also, despite Sprain's reputation you don't need to be a freerider or ride a big suspension bike to enjoy the trails. Plenty of people ride hardtails, they just ride more carefully.

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December 20, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: nice decent climbs. fun little off shoot features to hit. actually has some decent flowy downhill sections with some nice burms. few drops here and there to hit too.

Similar Trail: Blue Mountain (peekskill)

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November 29, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I'm a beginner mountain biker and was looking for the beginner's trail that's on the map, but the trails are not clearly marked. You have to ask the locals, who try to point you in the right direction. I wish the trails were clearly marked.

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November 11, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I went here as a first time mountain bike rider.
I was nervous as a lot of the reviews describe it as an expert oriented park.
I found the Otter beginner trail to be great for novices. We all had a great time and found most of the ride to be very manageable.
Have already been back and will be returning many times!

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Bunny Hop


April 6, 2015
fstrazar Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great Trails! Rode 10 miles here 4/5/15 with Northeast XC Mountain Bikers
Meetup group ride. Did it all, super fun, 2nd ride of season. Trail conditions were perfect, like winter never made it here.

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Granny Gear

October 6, 2013
Tlo Granny Gear  
 
Review: This place is awesome. It has alot of rollers and drops. Some pretty big log crossings scattered throughout as well that will test your manliness.
Def more of a cross country oriented place but you do these trails on a downhill bike.
Not for beginners thats for sure

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Sprain Ridge MTB Trail 4.09 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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