Fahenstock park trial - Trail, Cold Springs, York

Fahenstock park trial - Trail, Cold Springs, York

DESCRIPTION

like most trails in area, it's pretty rocky. it roughly follows the Taconic south to pudding street. the trail varies from mad narrow singletrack to jeep trails. there are some rough sections. it took me almost 4 hours to complete, and i'm in good shape!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 28, 2004]
cruzge
Cross Country Rider

Hey "Shnerpals , from NYC" - maybe your car is where you belong, cause evidently that is where you stayed when you "rode here". There are so many miles of great trails but DONT STAY ON THE MAIN TRAIL THAT LEADS INTO THE TACONIC!!!! You have to explore the whole park, it will take you days of rides to do - the place is enormous. The Appalacian trail passes through it, and there are some great trails around that area of the park. Bring a lunch and lots of fluids cause to explore you will need lots of hours on these trails. The best thing is that it is hard to get lost.

Customer Service

About 2-3 miles into the main trail (starting at the campgrounds, the lower opposite side from the entrance), there is a small singletrack trail to the right that leads in the heart of the state park (its a huge park btw) - follow this trail past a river crossing to a large lake (with a great small dam, about 2 feet wide by 60 feet long that you ride, with a 4-6 ft drop to one side and the lake to the other!) Ride on the dam, continue to a large fire road, turn right, continue to the yellow trail (on the right). Take the yellow, you will go through some great singletrack with the best little section i have ever ridden/seen - a TALL stone wall that links two ridges across a little "valley" - 2 feet wide, 20 feet high and 80 feet long! Continue till you reach rt 301 - turn right, about 1.5 miles back to the camp ground - total loop about 15-20 miles. BTW before you get to the yellow trail you cross a portion of the App trail, with a nice waterfall, makes for a good lunch spot

Similar Products Used:

Pauggussete (sp?) State Park (CT)

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4
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3
[Jan 03, 1999]
Tim

Although a beginnner this trail is a lot of fun for me, wide open carriage road to get warmed up - technical single track follows, just the right mix of tough rocky falls and climbs with flats for rest. Only problem is - you have to take the same trail back, were talking killer climb from the south of the lake to the north end which starts a climb on carriage road which is also no picnic. Fun place to ride, several other trails also which I haven't tried yet.

Customer Service

taconic north to 301 west, 1/2 mi to prking on left

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Blue Mountain offers much more of the technical but much less of the flat areas. Still fun but more work.

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4
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[Jan 27, 1999]
Aaron

Good late season workout, especially when all the surrounding good rides are echoing the sounds of buckshot in the air.

Customer Service

Same as other reviews, but...when you get to Pudding Street, instead of turning around, cross over the street and continue on the trail. It gets pretty steep
and rocky, but that's what it's all about! Continue paralleling the Taconic in a southerly direction, and you will head down some hills that you pray that you don't have to go back up on the way back, but you don't. Approximately 4 (don't quote me) miles further on you will come to Peekskill Hollow Road. Make a right and follow the road until you reach your first right. Make a right and ride a 3 mile uphill road climb. This road turns into Puddding Street coming from the west. As soon as you see the Taconic make a left back on the original trail and head back to 301 where you can apply the Ben Gay (is he?), back at your car.

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4
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[Aug 11, 1999]
Luis Leon

Very, very rocky... Great trail, but definitely bring extra tubes. The last time my buddy and I where on it we had a total of 5 pinch flats... And we where running the tires at high pressure... The last part of the ride is on the same trail you rode down. It always seems to smoke me on the return leg... Great trail otherwise...

Regards

Luis

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4
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[Aug 20, 1999]
Adam

I agree that the trail is quite rocky. Lots of the down hills seem to be basically washed out creek beds. there are some good, technical climbs (not particularly steep, but lots of obstacles) and the surroundings are very beautiful. Definately worth worht checking out.

Customer Service

Try riding to the top of the hill on Indian Creek Road.
There is an entry to the trail on the right just before you reach the main road (one the many route 9s, I think)

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4
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[Oct 04, 1999]
Luis Leon

I rode this trail on 10-2-99. Man, it just confirmed what I already knew, ROCKY as all hell, you definitely do not want to fall even at slow speeds on some of the downhills... Many sections of the trail are like riding on creekbeds, which is essentially what they are... The only good part of the ride was that I was able to smoke my buddy for the first time on the return leg... I told him the next time he calls me to ride at Fahenstock all he will hear is the sound of me hanging up...

Great trail to take someone you DON'T want to ride with again...

Regards

Luis Leon

Similar Products Used:

Stewart MTA lands, too bad they're closed for the hunting season...

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2
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[Nov 26, 1999]
Matt

Great trail, rugged terrain, many wash outs and ruts....there are a few dangeous spots with 80 degree downhill sections with lots of loose rocks on it! Have fun!!

Customer Service

Get a good map and stick to it...it's very easy to get lost with out one...the state park's map just doesnt cut it...

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Any place in fahenstick is excellent...

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4
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[Apr 04, 2000]
Dogbreath

Starting at the campgrounds the double track is fast. Soon turns into rocky and rooty single track. Unless cleared expect a couple of logs to jump. You'll see a pond in the distance to your left at about 3 miles. Keep going straight coming to some great rocky downhill. Don't slowdown or else your walking down. It gets dense in the woods soon crossing a stream and soon you'll hit a fork. Bear left here (If you go right you'll come to a scout camp). Some uphill more downhill. You will eventually come to Pudding street.If your by yourself I recommend parking here and riding to the campgrounds and back (uphill going downhill returning). Otherwise cross Pudding to a single track entrance. It will be slightly uphill for a while (the Taconic Parkway will be on left)Continue into the woods where you will eventually start going downhill. It just gets better here where the trail will just about be all downhill till you get to an opening leading to Peekskill Hollow Rd. Ride back if you can but expect major climbs and pack plenty of water and power bars.

Customer Service

Go with a buddy and take two cars park one at Peekskill Hollow road and drive to pelton pond lot off 301. Enter trail through campgrounds and ride to Peekskill Hollow rd.

Similar Products Used:

Hereford 909 MUA, Ninham MUA, Stewart Buffer land

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5
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[May 30, 2000]
Mitch

Awesome trail. Nice warm up on wide trail, then wicked singletrack with technical downhill over rocks and roots (don't stop). Really challenging sections both technical and physical. Highly recommend.

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5
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[Aug 06, 2000]
hound dog

Sunk mine road single track or the Bridal towards
Money Hole mountain both have some great riding. Go with someone who knows the area to find the good sections.

Customer Service

Hook up with the local crews at the Dennytown road, off rt 301. They know all the technical trails, wear pads cuz it ruff.

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5
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