Thatcher State Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.67 out of 5
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Intermediate
30
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 900 ft
1,347
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Great place for mountain bikers. Network of trails and double track. Plenty of single track. Used for hikers too. Picnic areas are great places for a break. Spectacular views. Also know as the helderberg escarpment. 30 miles of trails. Well kept trails
added by gerdymanBunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (29 total check-ins)
  mfairpac   on Nov 17, 2017
  Sloant   on Nov 4, 2017
  Aaron Prescott   on Oct 28, 2017
  Aaron Prescott   on Oct 22, 2017
  ac90002   on Oct 21, 2017
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Reviews (13)
 

Granny Gear

August 16, 2017
 
Review: My first time here and I liked it. I stopped to get a glossy color map from the visitor center and they pointed me in the right direction to start. Easy to navigate the dedicated MB trails, loops or out and backs if you want. Hang glider cliff is a must see. If you go to the back of the burms/pump track and take the green Long path trail towards the left to the blue it got trashed wet sloppy and overgrown. I would suggest go right on LP once inside the woods behind the skills park. You will eventually pick up other loops. Roots and rocks yes but I've seen worse like at my hometown track which sucks in that regard. I did 16 miles in a few hours. The advertised 30 miles might be a stretch and include brown trails they don't want you riding on anyway. Decent markings. Pretty dry most places after heavy rain the night before. Good mix of wide gravel and rooty single.

Similar Trail: Spraguebrook Park, NY

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2017
 
Review: Unless I missed something there is no skills Park. It instead is a bunch of short singletrack trails littered with roots and potholes. No jumps, burms, tabletops or pump sections. The views are good and this place is ok if you are looking for cross country riding on access roads. There loops are not very long. The park itself is very nice though.

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Granny Gear

September 16, 2016
 
Review: New to the area and thatcher park has some great riding. The trails are well maintained and a skillpark that is great for developing skills. The jumps are fun. Ride is fast and twisty. Pretty smooth compared to alot of the northeast trails.

Similar Trail: Stewart state park

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Doubletrack


June 8, 2016
wfool Doubletrack  
 
Review: I had a great time! The trail is much more rocky than the trails I normally ride in the southeast. There were more than enough trails to make things interesting. You ride along bluffs and go by a Hang Gliding cliff. I met a guy going out to do some upkeep of the hang glide cliff and was going to go watch him fly, but he said the conditions weren't right. You can ride up in the state park and see some of the interesting facts about the park. All in all, I would go back.

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Gramcounter

May 26, 2016
Gerubex Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great landscape but not a great riding. Trails are short and crowded with people. Best ride is to use the roads, uphill from down the valley is a cardio challenge

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Granny Gear

December 17, 2015
Ntsbox Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice beginner trail . Fast

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Granny Gear

October 6, 2015
krausm1551 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good views. Not single track though.

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Bunny Hop

September 9, 2015
 
Review: This park has a nice view of the country side and distant Albany. Warm-up by riding the east ridge of the park and work your west. Unless you know your way around and don't mind biking off park land then you'll have a tough time finding 30 miles of trails, 15 is more like it.

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Bunny Hop

September 5, 2015
tboke Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Some awesome sections. A little disjointed at times with several short loops. Worth a trip just for the view.

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April 28, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Great place to ride. Lots of roots and rocks to bunny hop over and some good downhill spots. Great work out in a beautiful setting.

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Thatcher State Park MTB Trail 3.67 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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