Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve - TRAIL

Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve - Trail, Deer Park, York

User Reviews (9)

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stang   Weekend Warrior [Sep 28, 2008]

the edgewood side beatuiful ,but the pilgram state side bad. Full with junk

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4
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markshrp   Weekend Warrior [Mar 24, 2008]

This trail has been cleaned up quite a bit, and no longer looks like a war zone. I think CLIMB had a lot to do with this, not sure. Easy trails no hills, some sand, and not much technical stuff. But a real nice place to unwind with a quite ride through the many criss crossing trails, seldom see other riders here.

Customer Service

Commack road south of LIE south of Pilgriam state DEC parking on east side of road.

Similar Products Used: Greenbelt Bethpage
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3
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2
Mike   Weekend Warrior [Dec 20, 2003]

My ridin' bud and I rode this place today.(the 20th of December 2003) I don't know about any sand pits 'cause the ground was frozen, and yes there was trash around but not as much as Bethpage, encountered no ATV riders, but did find some very nice people trainin' their dogs and one guy ridin'.We had a really good time. It was flat and fun. We will be back to explore the grounds and try to find the buildings and that bridge.

Customer Service

We went in and made a left the second time and followed the blue trail markers.

Similar Products Used: Rocky Point, Cathedral Pines, Bethpage, The Green Belt
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3
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2
  [Apr 04, 2000]

I thought the trails where ok only if you lived close by not worth traveling too, DEC permit needed.I feel that the trails had alot of trash all around. Also if you encounter people riding on those 4 wheeled vehicles on the trails please call the police as soon as possible to report them if you have a cell phone as they are not allowed to ride in there when I went to the trails they sped past us and hit a woman and her sons dog and killed it and never stopped.

Customer Service

Commack road and nicoles road

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2
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Phil   [May 12, 2000]

This trail is hardly worth the effort. It wouldn't be so bad except for the garbage all over he place. It's more like a dump with trees growing around it. Too bad, people still don't realize what we are doing to our land.

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1
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Jimmy   [Jan 21, 2002]

This Place rules with my Quad. soo much to see here. There are alot of stolen cars that are stuck in the sand and burned up. THat Sucks because my car was found in here once. and as for that lady that says she saw someone run a dog over a dog with a quad, she is full of crap!!!

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3
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scud   [Jun 23, 2002]

Its good but there is garbage around, plus i heard theres abandoned buildings still on the site. maybe ill go and find that dudes car

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4
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Chaz   [Apr 17, 2003]

Imagine that a big bomb went off and wiped out Long Island. This trail is what the remains would be. Lots and lots of garbage. Old junked cars are by the plenty. I think of the MadMax movies when I came here. It's really desolate, and that's an erie feeling. There are more sandpits than Robert Moses has beaches. Be prepared to walk your bike through this because your front tire will just sink. This is definitely not worth the time of exploring. I live in this town, and I wouldn't ride this again!

Customer Service

Stay on Commack Road and pass it by; it's not worth the effort!

Similar Products Used: Closest trail from this area is the Glacier 8 loop in Islandia.
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Ryan   [May 26, 2003]

It's a spiderweb of trails, some more narrow for hikers, some more sandy, some too sandy. Rarely see hikers or cyclists. There is a burning smell along paths that follow powerlines. Includes two paved trails. It's very wet and muddy (which can be good.) There's a small field for hobby planes near the Southern Commack entrance where you can park. There's another Commack entrance further north which is less used.

Trails will lead you to abandonded buildings, an industrial park at Mercedes Way, a mental institution-campus-setting (which doesn't allow bikes), and borders a fire-fighters' academy. Yes, there's garbage, but that's only at the southern part, which is nearest to the LIRR Deer Park train station. VERY easy access from the train. Just cross Long Island Ave.

QUADs are easily detectible by the fumes and their path of destruction. The BIGGEST problem here are the crushed trees which block many of the trails (thanks to the QUADS.) I wouldn't mind a wider trail, though, so I don't have to duck under so many limbs that are naturally occuring. But because of the tree damage I literally have to dismount on 15% of the trails. Yes, your front tire will sink at 3 to 4 sand traps, but they're avoidable once you learn the forest. Bring shin guards if you want to go off the trails (thorns.) I have several new shin cuts.

It's very shaded here if you want to avoid sun exposure. Lots of birds and squirrels.

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2
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Denis Byrne   [Jun 02, 2003]

We are working on improving the trails somewhat. Dumping, abandoned cars, broken glass, giant muddy puddles, speeding ATV's and overgrowth are constant issues. But I find the preserve to be a wonderful place. Sometime people bury boards with nails to challenge the ATV's.. I did flatten both tires once, these are usually near the entrances. Beware of some open manholes on one unmarked side trail. Also, a low phone wire on the old bridge (unmarked trail) will not electrocute you, I ride under it all the time!

Customer Service

Park at min lot on Commack road, follow old paved road and make right turn. Trail is marked, but some key signs are missing. A map is forthcoming soon.

Similar Products Used: Belmont Lake South to Southard's Pond (stay off the horse trail!)
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3
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