Length: 55 mi (88.5 km)
Elevation: +568/598 ft
Total: 180 riders
Mountain Biking Stewart State Forest
#9 of 283 mountain bike trails in New York
#304 in the world
Many trails to choose from with beginner to expert skill levels depending which trails you choose. It's best to hook up with a riding group that knows the area the first few time you are there. It's a huge riding area approx. 10miles in diameter of nothing but trails. You can check out the forums at http://www.HudsonValleyMTB.Com to hook up with a group there. Go to the "Find or post a group ride" forum and look for "Stewart Airport" or it's nickname "The Buffer Zone". The ride groups that post at this site know all of the really good trails as well.
Also for complete directions other than what I've posted you can check the same site http://www.HudsonValleyMTB.Com and go to "Places To Ride"
This is a type of ride area that once you've gone once...You'll want to go back again and again and again...
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
Stewart Airport Buffer Lands: Newburgh, NY (Orange County)
1)Take I-87 to the Newburgh exit. Don't miss it because the next exit is another 20 miles before you can turn around.
2)Follow the signs to the airport, turn right off the exit and start getting into the left lane.
3)Make a left at the light that the Nissan dealer is at.
4)Get in the right lane and follow to the end. You should pass Home Depot, Wallmart, and Moroney's Cycles. (Approx. 2 miles mabe a little more).
5)Make a right onto Rte-207 and follow 5-10 minutes to the main entrance on the right.Not sure what the new sign says but it's a shale covered parking lot with bolders to help organize parking. If you see a bunch of cars with bike racks your in the right spot.
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