Harriman State Park Bike Trail - Trail, Central Valley, York

Harriman State Park Bike Trail - Trail, Central Valley, York

DESCRIPTION

This is the only legal riding in Harriman currently: Vehicle width woods-roads. Combination of slighty technical rock/root sections to gravel carriageways. Several short low gear climbs and fast descents, including a 1.5 mile continuous grade hill - very fast descent/mild climb. The loop can be fast in either direction, although drasticly different.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 11, 2013]
Andres Rabinovich
Weekend Warrior

The "far" parking lot has two trail entrances. The one at the end (where the park board with maps is) is a tough trail full of high roots and uneven large boulders. I would rank this a 5-7 difficulty out of 10. There is another trail entance at the "far" parking lot, closer to the entrace of the lot on the left, behind the "Authorized Vehicles Only" gate. There are some picnic/camping sites, and the trail starts there. This one is an entry level 1-2 out of 10. Long, some elevation, double-track (car wheels track). Some inclines, some roots, some stones. Easy but fun!

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RATING
4
VALUE
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2
[Jun 16, 2010]
2lo
Weekend Warrior

Rode today: first time in the trail.

Parked and rode around looking for the exact trail entrance, ended up asking one of the rangers/park people. He pointed me in the right direction and let me know that part of the trail was washed out.

I read that this is a starters trail; for me this was just up my alley. A lot of rocks to overcome, tree roots, narrow tire passageways - def kept my eyes on the ground the whole time. Got a somewhat confused as to which trail i was supposed to be following, since there were 2 different signs. One says "Bike" and one says "trail" with a photo of a bike underneath. I ended up crossing over on both paths at different points. It was nice being up there. I will def ride again

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 28, 2007]
pdm362
Cross Country Rider

There is only one legal bike trail in Harriman State Park. There isn'y anything exhilarating at his place, no significant elevation changes, and nothing technical about it. I ride here with my girlfriend to introduce her to mountain biking and develop her confidence with clipless pedals and getting over obstacles but soon she will be able to graduate from this place. This is not for an experienced mountain biker so just come here if you want to ride in the woods with someone new.

Customer Service

There is only one bike trail

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RATING
2
VALUE
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1
[Jun 20, 2005]
iat814
Weekend Warrior

This is a nice intermediate trail. Rocky and twisty trails. Uphill and downhill. Its a nice trail if you want some exersize but nothing too extreme. Be careful not to get lost. Its easy to get off trails

Customer Service

Trails starts at the end of the second parking lot. There is a big sign.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 23, 1999]
A.S.

There are NO LEGAL TRAILS in Harriman! The only riding you can do is on a weak carriage trail and it's short and boring.

Customer Service

None...

Similar Products Used:

Go to Blue Mountain in Peekskill.

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0
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 01, 2001]
jamesdeluxe

Although this ride is no more than five miles long, it serves as a nice one-hour warm-up for Blue Mountain in nearby Peekskill, and is a lot more fun than you would think. Once you leave the fire road, there are lots of rocks and junk to deal with, and it twists through a beautiful forest.

It's a shame that Harriman won't open up the park to mt. biking. There are tons of unused fireroads here that hikers never step foot on. In his Mountain Biking New York book, Michael Margulis included at least eight great rides, but when I attempted one about two years ago, I was promptly busted by park police. If I hadn't shown them the book with a detailed description of the ride, they would have fined me AND confiscated my bike.

Customer Service

Follow the previous directions

Similar Products Used:

Blue Mountain, Graham Hills, Stewart

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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