Cathedral Pines - TRAIL

Cathedral Pines - Trail, Middle Island, York

90 % single track make up this east coast gem, located on Suffolk County parklands. the trails are beautifully maintained, and groomed by C.L.I.M.B.(concerned long island mountain bikers) the trail is clearly marked, and straightforward. the path is one way. with several climbs, and awesome TIGH twist, and turns. beautifully shaded trails, with some benches along the way for a well deserved rest. not too challenging for climbers, but nonetheless, a great ride>

User Reviews (44)

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Ed   Weekend Warrior [Sep 13, 2017]

A newbie to Trail riding. I did Rocky Pt a few months ago and enjoyed "The Pines" & 'Rocky Pt'. The Pines are better marked, seemed the terrain was flatter but tons of roots. Rocky Pt was more challenging, tighter turns and the woods landscape has more diversity. I stayed on the blue trail which may have some limitations. It did offer me the challenge I was looking for. I look forward to another ride here.

Similar Products Used: Rocky Pt.
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4
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4
Gary   Cross Country Rider [Oct 05, 2014]

After a downhill on Whiteface, this was a great way to regain my composure and I had a great ride. It showed 4.3 miles, but I suppose 6 miles is with all the extra trails/hill climbs, which I avoided except for the last. It was fast and the turns very manageable. I thought I read about tight turns, but these are mostly gentle and very enjoyable. It had rained yesterday, and there were only a few spots of mud, which were easily avoidable.

Similar Products Used: I have done Calverton just once, a bit longer and also gentle on the rider, but tighter turns. Another Great Trail, and very nearby. So is Rocky Point, a wonderful diverse ride, but poorly marked, and its easy to be out there an hour longer than you planned. Glacier Ridge used to be my favorite, but I love them all. Thanks, Suffolk County and NYS, for a great group of options for a Nassau County boy (62).
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4
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2
Fsrbikr99   Cross Country Rider [Sep 07, 2014]

Just did this trail for the second time in 2 months. I must say it is really scenic and as the name states filled with pine trees. Saw some beautiful deer on both rides and this time rode up on a nice sized buck and he barely moved, it was pretty cool.

Rode the main loop with my girlfriend, she is new to the sport and just starting to build up her skills. This trail is the perfect place for that. We did the main loop at her pace, it flows nicely and has a few nice up hills to challenge you a bit. Also some log piles and a log ride are placed in nice spots to build confidence for a new rider but are not big enough to overwhelm them.

I have yet to do any of the diamonds, but will if I go there solo as she is still to nervous to try them. Thank you climb for maintaining and marking the trail so well, it is literally impossible to get lost

Customer Service

Main loop, if you have some rides under your belt the black diamonds should be a challenge if it's anything like glacier ridge, but won't kill ya

Similar Products Used: Glacier ridge, rocky point.
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4
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2
watersongtwo   [Jan 19, 2012]
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5
rednow   Cross Country Rider [Apr 14, 2010]

I found this to be a nice easy trail thats good to ride when visiting my inlaws. The trail has alot of twists and some good fast straight aways. I rode 90% of the BDs and didn't find them to be too difficult. There were a few fun log rides and short drops. This would make a great endurance race trail.

Customer Service

follow the main trail and try the black diamonds.

Similar Products Used: Stillwell Woods
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4
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2
johnjamieson   Weekend Warrior [Jul 26, 2008]

I love this trail. 6 miles of tight twisty single track for beginners- intermediate, has some tight squeezes, logs, and hills. I am a beginner to MTBing and I honestly did not find this too challenging, but I did not do any diamonds. I will when I go monday. Very well maintained and well marked, impossible to get lost. I am going to be suing this to get some basic single track/MTB skills, as I think it'll be great practice.

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5
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3
Ronnie O.   Weekend Warrior [Jun 08, 2008]

First real bike trail I've ever done. It was pretty fun, next time we go we'll definitly do the black diamond way.

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5
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2
Butter Soft   Weekend Warrior [Mar 25, 2008]

I went to Cat-Pines for the 1st time less then a week ago from time of post. I LOVED it. It has a bit of everything for riders; climbs, downhill, single track, switchbacks etc. The diamonds are a must do for most riders. I really enjoyed this trail and it will become a regular stop. Milage of the main loop is short but add the diamonds and you get about 9 miles of good riding. It a GREAT Long Island trail! It could use a little more length though.

Customer Service

Include the diamond routes!

Similar Products Used: Glacier Ridge, Rocky Point
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4
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3
plymoynihan   Weekend Warrior [Nov 17, 2007]

This trail is a lot of fun. I'm fairly new to riding. I've been to a few other places and still enjoy the quick, energetic and beautiful trails at Cathedral Pines. I'm also not sure why so many have bashed this trail. I was first told by experienced riders about this place. Good, fun downhills with short bursts of uphill climbing.
What I like most is that I'm in and out in about 1 hour. Work up a nice sweat, then we're home in 15 minutes. Rocky Point is maybe 10 minutes away but more of a commitment timewise. Rocky Pt. is a very scenic route .

Customer Service

Do all the black diamonds to really extend the ride time. I've never been able to make it up "kitty litter hill", but the fun is in the challenge

Similar Products Used: Rocky Point
Stillwell
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4
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3
jim   Cross Country Rider [Oct 02, 2006]

This is what I call Long Island Yuppie Mountain Biking, if you can even call it mountain biking, where's the mountain????? Very flat, and at times I find myself falling asleep on the boring single track, so much flat!!!! Well I've ridden it enough to figure out how to cut out most of the boring and hit the best stuff only. It's worth riding weekday nights with a light when I can't drive to Jersey, Westchester or beyond.

Customer Service

Skip the begining, start in the back of the park where the trail exits the woods and reenters next to a campsite (marked by a yellow sign). Do the next two "black diamonds". Crossover a sandy fireroad, do the black diamond just after it (has a smooth long gradual downhill), go back to the fireroad and bailout. Ride through the park to where the road reenters the woods at the opposite end of the park. Reenter the trail on the right into the woods. Now your in the loop going in the opposite direction, so don't crash into anyone!! Go to the "bartlet road loop" black diamond(it's the best one, actually feels like real mountain biking for a little while). Finish the trail hitting all the rest of the black diamonds. Repeat twice for a decent workout.

Similar Products Used: Rocky Point
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2
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2
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