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Level: Intermediate
Length: 55 mi (88.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +568/ -598 ft
Total: 185 riders

Mountain Biking Stewart State Forest

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#4 of 298 mountain bike trails in New York
#359 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...

First added by alvin.santoy on Jun 11, 2004. Last updated May 10, 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
Stewart Airport Buffer Lands: Newburgh, NY (Orange County) From I-87 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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Rider questions

Q: Hello 1. I plan on making a road trip on Friday Dec 2, 2016...I am 3 hours away....can you let me know with all the rain if the trails are ok? 2. Is the park opened or closed tomorrow Friday Dec 2 for mnt biking (or is it closed for hunting?) THANK YOU!
A: ear round, except closed to non-hunters during regular big game hunting season. Portable toilets available from April into the Fall. Fee: Free

Q: When are the trails closed