Stillwell Woods

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.14 out of 5
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Intermediate
4
miles

Singletrack
↑ 200 ft
↓ 200 ft
252
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Stillwell is not too technical but does have some tricky places. There are a few black diamond alternate routes on the back side that are fun. The climbs are short but moderately steep with a good deal of sand to they can be tough if you're not in the right gear. Stillwell links up to the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt trail to the south. The greenbelt is an easier trail, but it's good to add a little distance onto your ride after doing a loop of Stillwell. also, check out more Long Island trails info on the C.L.I.M.B. web site. www.climbonline.org
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Granny Gear

January 30, 2017
JayMTB Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trail ranging from easy to slightly more advanced, but definitely a great time! Can be completed in about 40 minutes or so. Here's a short video from my last ride. https://youtu.be/IktdiQrM658

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Granny Gear

November 21, 2016
Jeff Bloch Granny Gear  
 
Review: I love riding here! For short rides I'll park at the trailhead. For longer rides I start in Bethpage State Park and ride up the greenbelt trail. Considering it's Long Island. I was pleasantly surprised at how isolated it felt. The beginner trail is great. Very well maintained. Thank you C.L.I.M.B.! There are some great black-diamond trails on the northeast side of the park. The south side of the park, which runs along the LIRR tracks is a lot of fun. Save some energy if you go that route, you'll have a strong up-hill climb to get back to the trailhead. My only complaint has to do with coming north on the greenbelt trail. When you cross under the LIRR tracks, the trail blazes are a bit confusing. Also, I was pretty ambitious and wanted to bike the greenbelt trail all the way to Cold Spring Harbor. The trails in Stillwell Woods run one direction which meant that I needed to go all the way around (past the Stillwell Woods trailhead) to get north. The other issue I ran into was the fact that once you get to the north-end of Stillwell Woods, there are signs posted that say the trail is for hiking only. No biking. I agree with the other reviews (especially about watching out for other bikers/hikers) I ride Cathedral Pines, Calverton, Hither Hills, Edgewood Preserve... Stillwell Woods is still my favorite. Glacier Ridge is next on my list.

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Granny Gear

September 14, 2016
munz0h Granny Gear  
 
Review: CLIMB did a great job with this trail. But IMAGINE what it could be if more building was allowed. Throw in a few skinnies, some drops and jumps and this is a 5-star track.

Lot of hikers and runners so be careful.

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Bunny Hop

September 6, 2016
 
Review: A little bit of everything. Full loop with all the black diamonds and locomotive breath is about 6 miles of single-track with roots, small rock gardens, sand, small drops, some tight turns and some short steep climbs and downhills. At a decent pace it takes all of 40 minutes bit is a good fun workout.

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Bunny Hop

January 18, 2016
 
Review: Stillwell is a fun, flowing trail system with occasional technical challenges. Yes, the topography and geography of the region limit elevation but that's just the way it is. There are still plenty of fun little ups and downs, as well as wide corners that can be railed at speed. Challenge here lies in riding the trails fast and in control. You can pretty much hammer your pedals the entire time.

There are some drops and short, steep roller sections on the hardest (black) trails that can be intimidating. First time around I did not hit them all. However they're all very doable and intermediate and advanced riders should have no problem. Some fun footy sections, gravel, and a few larger rocks but it's mostly oriented toward flow. Beginners will have some problems with these features but they can totally have fun and learn a lot on most of Stillwell's trails, without being terrified. All in all its a fun trail system for any level of rider.

Similar Trail: Cunningham, Allaire

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November 17, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: For Long Island this is one of the top 3 places to ride. It's challenging, well maintained, varied, and covers a great distance. CLIMB has done really well here and for that it gets 5 stars.

For anybody coming into this from an area with actual mountains, it's a casual XC trail that is still super fun.

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Granny Gear

November 8, 2015
bridgetbag Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail was the most fun I've had so far on any trail! I'm not sure I was even supposed to be on this trail since I have a regular old 10 speed, but I had a blast. Did the "easy" trail fairly quickly, so decided to try the "intermediate" trail, which was so much fun i think i giggled the whole time, but there were times i had to get off the bike and walk it up a hill that my rear tires just couldn't get traction on because of all the wet leaves this time of year, but i was grinning from ear to ear even an hour after i had left. There is also an "advanced" trail, but knew my bike couldn't handle it. This place is 5 stars all the way!!!

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Granny Gear

July 2, 2015
ColeC Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail is awesome and very large. You can ride it as a loop or network it almost all the way to jones beach...the beginner track is super short and easy, the intermediate is a lot of fun not too tough some good climbs and descends, the expert trail is really sick if you know what you are doing and have good control at high speeds...some cool obstacles....just watch out for sand and loose gravel

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Trailblazer

August 2, 2013
borntoride Trailblazer  
 
Review: This trail consist of a tight singletrack that features small drops, berms, and small up hills and downhills. Nothing too technical here with exception of some drops and stairs on the black trail. Best trails are black comming of the intermediate and a red trail. Many roots all over the trails. Send pits are a plenty. The best part is that it connects with greebelt and bethpage so you can pick up some extra miles. Good XC workout.

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Granny Gear

April 8, 2013
 
Review: Be forewarned; if you are from anywhere but Long Island this trail system is basically a skinny fire road. The largest hill can be conquered in 10 pedal strokes, and surface is mostly sand and sometimes very course gravel. No features to speak of - man made or natural. Might be an ok XC workout if you do several loops, but don't expect much flow or technical lines.

From noting LI riders there, you would think you need a $5k full squish to ride this trail - hardtail with 80mm or less is perfect.

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Stillwell Woods MTB Trail 4.14 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. 23 user reviews.
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