Expert Loop - TRAIL

Expert Loop - Trail, Camillus, York

This trail is quite technical. Lots of rocks, roots, and twisty singletrack.

User Reviews (8)

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MrGT   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2005]

This post is in response to Property Owners comments. I live in the area of the Expert loop trails and have enjoyed them for more than 5 years now. It is sad that the day has come when we cannot ride these trails again. As often is the case, not ALL riders are ignoring the posted signs, few spoil it for the many. Is there any possibilty that with your permission, perhaps a fee, and even a signed waiver, that these trails could be ridden only by persons that have asked in advance? I assume that houses are being built in there but until they are completed we could be using the trails that exist. I understand that in America anyone with the economic means can purchase land and post it and use it as they wish, I guess I wish that places like this could be purchased and used for what they have recently been used for, in this case, biking and hiking trails, not houses, pavement, and concrete. Thanks for your consideration in this matter.

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4
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3
Property Owner   Weekend Warrior [Aug 13, 2005]

THIS PROPERTY WAS SOLD (TO ME) JUST OVER TWO YEARS AGO. IT HAS BEEN PROPERLY POSTED AND IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. AFTER TWO YEARS OF RIDERS IGNORING THE POSTED SIGNS AND REMOVING TRAIL ENTRANCE BLOCKS, WE ARE NOW PROSECUTING ANYONE WHO TRESSPASSES. PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROPERTY CONSISTS OF 130 ACRES AND BACKS INTO THE KASSON ROAD TRAILS, WHERE IT IS POSTED ALSO.

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5
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5
Jesse   [Jun 30, 2000]

I ride this all the time. It truly is quite technical though. Lots of roots, rocks, and other obsticales to negotiate. There are steep drops and tough climbs, but its all sweet. If you live in Syracuse, you gotta try it. Its well worth it. You can spend a whole day in here and still find new trails. Don't forget to bring a patch kit and a pump though cause the trails are quite rocky.

Customer Service

All the loops here are great, but difficult. This is not for the novice rider. There are lots of trails that are easy to miss if you dont know where to look. Try to find someone who knows their way around to show you some of the "hard-to-find" trails.

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Brian   [Jul 07, 2000]

This is a decent trail. It's pretty easy to get to, it close (for those in Syracuse) and it's sort of entertaining. There are numerous loops and off-shoots to the main trails, but not all of them lead to things (lots of dead ends). It is a good place to train for XC racing. Nothing is very difficult and many sections can be ridden quite fast.

Take spare tubes and a pump, if you end up in the quarry or old dump, whatever it is, there is a huge amount of broken glass scattered around.

This is not "technical" as stated in the last review. It's proximity to town and the number of short trails make it possible to amuse yourself for an hour or hour and a half.

The steady march of development is and will affect the trails in this area. More and more houses are being built near or on the lower trails. So get out and enjoy them before they're somebody's backyard.

Customer Service

Follow the directions listed earlier. There are a lot of loops back there and they don't all end in the same place. A map and a landmark (the Water tower) are good ideas.

Similar Products Used: Go the CNY DIRT web page it has a good trail listing, though some of them have been closed to bikes.
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3
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Kurt   [Sep 02, 2000]

I think these trails are fun and technical.Theres a whole lot of stuff to find and conquer.These densly wooded trails feature: dips, rocks, holes, logs, jumps, and other gnarly trail features.Advice: take it easy and have fun.Bring a patch kit and a pump.

Customer Service

just get in there somehow (use the directions given in the other reviews,there all pretty good)

Similar Products Used: Theres alot of trails around and a million ways to get to em so go explore a bit.
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5
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DD   [Feb 20, 2001]

I actually feel bad for the one reviewer down below. But I can see where you might miss the technical stuff if you don't look really hard. We rode past the same trail at least ten times before "finding it." The hard stuff is relatively hard to find, but worth it once you do. Very very fun place to ride.

Customer Service

All the tight twisty new stuff through the woods.

Similar Products Used: Bird Sanctuary
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4
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Brian   [Apr 07, 2001]

I grew up just down the street and have explored this area for 30 years. It is an excellent place to go explore. There is PLENTY of expert and technical terrain if you know where to look or who to ride with. There is also a wide variety of difficulty from easy cruisers to the afore mentioned technical lines.

Customer Service

to the right of the quarry and the left of the stone crusher

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4
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Steve_B   [Jun 20, 2003]

The singletrack along the ridge is nice and rocky. This might be the best section of trail there. There's a nasty downhill at the far end of this section. If you explore off of the main doubletrack loop, there are plenty of singletracks. Some rocky, some smooth and fast. There's a nice trail inside of the main loop that goes through an old foundation that also is nice. The "CNY slickrock" section is fun to ride around on. There is the opportunity for some hucking. Lots of broken glass around, though. I advise using Stan's No-Tubes.

Customer Service

Park at the end of Ottoman road. Take the smooth singletrack into the woods and try the trails to your left so you find the singletrack that runs along the ridge.

Similar Products Used: Bear Swamp, Vanderkamp.
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4
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