Chenango Valley State Park - TRAIL

Chenango Valley State Park - Trail, Binghamton, York

Simple trail, good one to take your parents or little brother/sister to. If you just want to get away for a day go get lost in the woods here.

User Reviews (11)

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spinsir   Cross Country Rider [Aug 01, 2008]

If you are going to take your little brother or sister make sure they do the powerline trail. Make sure little sis puts her butt over that back tire to unweight the front end.

Customer Service

Park at Tween Lakes, take Sylvan all the way down and have fun. Take RR back and ENJOY THE OPTIONS.

Similar Products Used: South Mountain and Oakley Corners
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5
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4
blingo   Weekend Warrior [Jul 16, 2008]

Great network of trails. easily accessed from tween lakes area inside the park. Lots of double track and single track. This place dries out amazingly well and is always the first place to go after days of rain. Get can get a trail map at the park office, you can get lost. Hills are mostly rolling which makes it suitable for many levels of riders.

Customer Service

Go any, but make

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4
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3
Stephen   Weekend Warrior [Jul 25, 2007]

This place as some good trails for all types. there are multiple loops that you can do. i recomend it for the weekend worrier and knowing were the back entrince is you don't have to pay for parking!!

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5
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4
MacGyver1022   Weekend Warrior [Feb 22, 2006]

Chenango Valley State Forest has a lot to offer for all types of riders. Trails near the Main gates are mostly XC ski trails that can be fast you want them to be. As you get into the back country around the perimeter of the park you start running into some real technical areas. What is known as the gravity cavity and the surrounding trails are probably the most difficult with roots and rocks all over. The back section is full of turns that either send you straight downhill or into a steep uphill. Over all just about anyone can have fun here whether you're a beginner or an expert, out of shape or a top athlete.

Customer Service

Just picka trail and try not to get lost

Similar Products Used: Oakley's Corners in Campville
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5
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3
Big John   Weekend Warrior [Jul 19, 2003]

Of course everyone's tastes and abilites are different, but so is Chenango. Once you learn all the MANY trails available, you find that this place has almost everything, and one can tailor many styles of rides. From fast rolling fire roads to craggy, rocky/rooty, roller coaster single tracks, to LONG, technical, STEEP climbs. It is easy to get a really good workout in, and ride for 3-4 hours without repeating any trails! One thing not mentioned previously is that this place drains very well, so even after extended rain it is quite rideable and not very muddy. When one can't decide where to go in Central NY, Chenango is always a good choice, and is widely considered one of the premier rides in NY! But, bring your extra tube and leave the hardtail at home. If you find the right trails, you'll beat yourself silly!! ;-)

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5
VALUE
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5
john   [Sep 26, 2000]

"good one to take your parents or little brother/sister to" ?!!! yeah, maybe if ya wanna kill them. i know my siblings and/or parents wouldn't be able to handle "the chute." heck, i only made it halfway down "the chute" before endo-ing. and i considered that an accomplishment. but....anyho', nice, rocky trails. lotsa ups and downs. fairly sick descents. pretty park. a few nice vistas. lotsa wildlife. lotsa singletrack. lotsa roots. ridges. a few spots where there's just room for the handlebars. well marked and maintained trails. lotsa fallen logs. a good two-three hours in the woods. good place to work on technical descending. also, good place to go if you're thinking of spending big money on a mountain bike (it's almost all in the legs and technical skills as you'll discover). my compliments to the good people who maintain, and clearly, love this trail.

Customer Service

start at the beach/pool area and follow the signs on the trails.lotsa clever names, tho' i would just have named them "rocks part I, rocks part II, etc."

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4
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Mike   [Mar 25, 2001]

Hey man you would not want to take your little sister to this trail, unless you really hated her. I have raced this trail 2 times and if I lived closer I would definitely ride this course every week. It has lots of rocky single track, some short tricky descents, log crossings, double track to recuperate the legs, some good climbs, and off camber stuff. This is a true mtn. biking trail and I give it an A+!

Customer Service

I can't remember the exact directions -go to the NYS series website and click on the race schedule page at nys-mtb.itgo.com.

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5
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Dave   [May 12, 2001]

Ride this multiple times weekly. Previous reviews on the mark (top-level description a little misleading - directions are correct). Good mixture of single track and trails with some serious technical hills (goin' down a couple of these is just plain insane unless you like riding just over the back wheel!). Really for anyone from beginners to advanced. Good number of winding single tracks to climb though one will find roots and rocks galore on some of them (isn't that what one would expect in the woods though?). FS or suspension seatpost certainly not necessary but are nice for some of the trails. Has built my technical skills and kicked my butt a handful of times (no endos - yet). Easily spend up to 1.5 hrs. without going over the same trail. Definitely good woodland mtb ride with more squirrels, chipmunks, & occasional deer than riders. Would give trails a 5 but have not rode any others in the area yet.

Customer Service

From swimming pool, chenango lake, woodland, cabin, cabin (phone booth), sylvan, bypass, sylvan, log jam, marshman, link (easy out), hi voltage, rock garden, gravity cavity, hi voltage, ray ridge, sylvan, chenango lake.

Similar Products Used: Any others trails in the park.
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4
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Brendon   [Jun 12, 2001]

Just go to have fun play in the rock gardens, go fast down hill, and make new friends. If you like to ride and have fun come out here and play. lots of trails, and lots of places to go. All kinds of skill level riding.

Customer Service

This all depends on your style of riding, if you like fast technical stuff go out past the golf course (big hills and technical desents). the other places are just to have fun, they are trying to devolope some new trails (good I hope). My favorite trail is Rocky Road it is in the middle of the park.

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4
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Brian   [Jul 06, 2001]

This isn't a bad place to ride, if you live in the area. Numerous hills, so there is very few flat sections, constantly climbing or descending (much like Highland Forest near Fabius). This is a good place to take the whole family, most of the trails are pretty wide open and the are few technical challenges. There are a couple of short trails that are fun, but not enough to justify the drive (for me).

Customer Service

Get a map at the ranger station and explore.

Similar Products Used: Farther north Morgan Hill.
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2
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