Inwood Hill Park - Trail, Manhattan, York

Inwood Hill Park - Trail, Manhattan, York

DESCRIPTION

northernmost spot on manhattan island - 2nd largest park (after central park) much hills, many trails. so ignored and forgotten that the paved trials are like beginner off-road. cliffs, views, deep jungle, many bike trails going off drops i wont yet consider. see if you can find the way to the ped path that crosses over hudson river bridge - hint path is on west side of bridge only. Happy Trails!

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 11, 2007]
shonan_surfer
Weekend Warrior

Everyone's description is pretty much dead on. Best in fall and winter as there is less foliage to deal with on the trails and you can actually see where you are going and find the trails.

Customer Service

I usually enter behind the playground and head to the top. the single-track at the north end above the lagoon is the most promising. nice drop about 2-3 feet off a felled tree towards the end of the trail. It's a nice 2-3 min descent with a 7 min climb back up to the top. did this for about an hour before I tired of the trail. Still, the best one I have found by far. there are other longer trails but they are paved and not as fun. Plus, you have the threat of running across dogs and people walking in the park. The trail down to the Hudson under the WSH on the back side is fun as well but only after you are done riding.

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High bridge is ok for the jumps but the trails are way to short and not nearly as fun as inwood hill. I don't know why they couldn't build the trails at inwood. Hopefully if we all act responsibly while using this "illegal" trail at inwood it will eventually be added to the "legal" trail network in NYC

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4
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3
[Oct 30, 2007]
bru1791
Racer

mostly paved, some torn up and some nice. the single track sections however are totally worth it. some fun long climbing on the north side (near the toll booth) and then drop in left into some pretty sick downhill sections. careful riding here. i didn't see signs but i've heard that bikes are off limits on the trails. definitely a maze of paths and trails and fun to explore. oh yeah...and stairs! lots of stairs...fun ones.

Customer Service

enter anywhere along seaman ave. or payson st. and get yourself lost

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you could park your car and do a three-peat in one afternoon. ride highbridge, then over to inwood hill, then up broadway a little ways (10 mins) to van cortland.

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3
VALUE
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3
[May 17, 2005]
MaximusNukeage
Weekend Warrior

Inwood hill park is mosly paved trails up and down the 'mountian' nice views of the city. no really long trails but many short trails so no two rides are alike lived three bikes from the park for ten years and it's still fun to ride. if you like this park try the cloister (fort tryon park).

Customer Service

1/9 train to 215th, 207th, or 200th street station then west till you hit the park. or A train to 207th or 200th street then west, cant miss it its a big mountian, in manhattan!

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Fort tryon park. or some of the trails that run up the hudson in riverdale from 230th to 260th street.

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5
VALUE
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4
[Jul 12, 2004]
gumby
Weekend Warrior

Ok - this might save some people a bunch of time. Based on the other review I thought I would give the place a shot. Now I have a pretty good nose for sniffing out trails etc and working loops but this one had me beat. There is plenty of path to ride and it will give you a work out if you are not used to riding but the side trails are all overgrown and need to be re cut. A couple were ok and that is the only reason there is a two for tech difficulty. Steep chute like trails leading down to the water close to the HH bridge that are fun but end all to quick. The area would be better suited to trials style riding or messing around on a FS rig practicing drops.

Customer Service

Don't go out of your way unless you have time to kill. If you go just enter pickk a paved path and pedal till you find something. I went in behind the kids play area on dyckmann st. If one of the guys who grew up here wants to show me around I would be happy to change my review.

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Still looking, Only riddden the Green belt on Staten Island accessed from New Dorp station and that was great for rolling single track.

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2
VALUE
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4
[Jul 12, 2004]
gumby
Racer

Ok - this might save some people a bunch of time. Based on the other review I thought I would give the place a shot. Now I have a pretty good nose for sniffing out trails etc and working loops but this one had me beat. There is plenty of path to ride and it will give you a work out if you are not used to riding but the side trails are all overgrown and need to be re cut. A couple were ok and that is the only reason there is a two for tech difficulty. Steep chute like trails leading down to the water close to the HH bridge that are fun but end all to quick. The area would be better suited to trials style riding or messing around on a FS rig practicing drops.

Customer Service

Don't go out of your way unless you have time to kill. If you go just enter pickk a paved path and pedal till you find something. I went in behind the kids play area on dyckmann st. If one of the guys who grew up here wants to show me around I would be happy to change my review.

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Still looking, Only riddden the Green belt on Staten Island accessed from New Dorp station and that was great for rolling single track.

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2
VALUE
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4
[Jul 28, 2001]
Fuel80

This park is pretty crappy . It just one huge hill you ride up from one way and very quickly find yourself going down the other , not much to ride on the top. However if you have a DH rig to ride there are a few drop offs here and there to kill some time with.

Customer Service

Take the A train to 207st manhattan (last stop)

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Central park , Van Cortdland park , boro park

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1
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[May 10, 2002]
not telling

dont know what the other person was talkin bout this is one of the greatest trails ever its not simple at all me and my friend got lost and had to ask a park ranger how to get out i have no idea which trail the other person was talkin bout

Customer Service

to the right of the rock

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dunno yet

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4
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[Jun 12, 2002]
INWOOD RIDER

FUEL80 HAS NO CLUE- ONLY RODE 1 TRAIL IN THE PARK.I LIVE IN INWOOD & HAVE RIDDEN ALL THE TRAILS IN IT(INCLUDING SOME NOT KNOWN TO OUTSIDERS OR PASSERS-THROUGH). IT HAS SOME OF THE BEST,FASTEST,& PROFESSIONAL TYPE TRAILS IN NYC! I COULD SHOW FUEL 80 TRAILS THAT WOULD SCARE THE HELL OUT OF THEM! SO FUEL 80 - DO YOURSELF A FAVOR & TRY ALL THE OTHER TRAILS WITHIN INWOOD PARK BEFORE YOU JUDGE THE PLACE.........

Customer Service

TAKE THE TIME TO DO THE ENTIRE PARK - YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO THEM ALL IN 1-2 DAYS.

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ENTIRE PARK FROM DYCKMAN STREET TO THE HENRY HUDSON BRIDGE.

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5
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[Jul 07, 2002]
me

Ride paved trails up into the hills. Take side trails all over the hills. Then go all the way to the top and follow Hudson River down toward GW Bridge. Watch for the steps as you're coming down fast from Inwood Hill! These are cool if you know they are there. A challenging surprise if you don't know or if you forget. This path leads to Dyckman St., where you can then go up, up, and up a steep paved climb to continue on to the Cloisters. Keep going and you'll find very cool "creek-bed like" conditions. If you wanna ride some pavement, this trail rolls along the Hudson River all the way downtown to Battery Park. It's a good ride for endurance. The ride back has some serious uphill cranking after you pass the little red lighthouse under the GW Bridge. Should begin the day in Inwood because you may not have enough in you to seriously check out Inwood at the end. If you're into just trails, stay up in the hills. Flat rocks and drops from the hills up above the baseball park. Serious drops and steeps. Lots of trails up in the hills. Good for intermediates and building climbing endurance.

Customer Service

Start at 215st at the tidal basin.

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5
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