Onteora Lake - Trail, Kingston, York

Onteora Lake - Trail, Kingston, York

DESCRIPTION

About a dozen miles of superb singletrack. Rocky sharkfins of slate. Lots of crags and pine. Scenic lakes. Some powerclimbs but not much elevation change. This system is within riding distance of another 20 miles at Jockey Hill. Overlook Bikes, Kingston Cyclery, and Tablerock Tours are good shops nearby for info/maps. Local bike club is Fats in the Cats.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 27, 2014]
sylvesterp3
Weekend Warrior

Very fun trail to ride with many technical obstacles but nothing that's not rideable. There were lots of leaves and it didn't seem like the trail gets a lot of use but it's a shame as it's extremely fun and rewarding. It's all singletrack with a few areas that are wider and all of the trail colors seem to be in the same difficulty rating... except for the access trail that's a bit wider than the rest.

Customer Service

Ride it all.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 02, 2011]
granola girl
Cross Country Rider

Onteora Lake is super fun and technical! Absolutely blows away Jockey hill(which, don't get me wrong, is still lots of fun but tends to get a little monotonous and seem all the same after a while) Lots and lots of short steep technical power climbs,which naturally are followed by lots and lots of short steep technical downhills!:) TONS of rock gardens, lots of logs to hop and roll over, fun little drops and jumps, all in one super flowy ,fun, challenging singletrack package! Trails are very well marked out IF you know what you're looking for. there is a trail map at the bottom parking lot- take the yellow trail( about 5 miles or so of fantastic singletrack), till it ends at the double track, then go left and then hop on the red trail which will be on your right(more singletrak! good stuff!), it will end at more doubletrack, just follow it until it turns into the blue trail(more awesome challenging singletrack!).Caution -the first time I tried to find the trails I used an outdated - trail map that is floating around the internet that got me totally lost in some quarry- print out a trail map from bikerag that shows the yellow, red and blue singletrack trails or just look at the map at the bottom parking lot and you can't go wrong!

Customer Service

yellow to red to blue then finish up on rest of red

Similar Products Used:

Jockey Hill
Ferncliff in hunting season-its a preserve but bring bug spray its infested with ticks

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 28, 2010]
TB786
Cross Country Rider

Went there yesterday with the map listed on the "Fats in the Cats" website. It must of been old because most of those trails are non exsitant now. What is there are the yellow, red and blue trails listed on the map at the parking lot kiosk. About 10 miles total of singletrack that will challenge you with short but technical power climbs in the granny ring. Not a destination ride but had fun with what was there. You can also connect with Jockey Hill trails to add mileage but I didn't have time to check them out. I will next time I'm in the area.

Customer Service

Park at the second lot 1/3 mile from the first dirt parking lot then follow the lake shore trial to the sign in kiosk.
Follow the Yellow then Red then blue loops. You will end up back on the red and then back at the yellow / red intersection. Make left at this intersection then right to stay on yellow. This begins one of the more technical sections and will end up near the same red/yellow intersection. A sign will point left back to the parking area.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 01, 2009]
flman
Cross Country Rider

I ride these trails several times a week, I can access them right across the street from my house via a short cut. They are very rocky with logs crossing them, some seasonal mud, and water. They are 90% single track, lots of ups and downs, but nothing real big. There are swamps, and a lake, boulders and lots of technical. They are peaceful, and not used very much.

Customer Service

Rt. 28 Kingston to Lake Onteora state park, on the right just before the Hobo deli.

Similar Products Used:

Jockey Hill trails can be access by crossing Morey hill, or by going Rt. 28 West, or Sawkill Road to Jockey Hill Road.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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