MTA (Stewart Airport) - TRAIL

MTA (Stewart Airport) - Trail, Newburgh, York

fast singletrack with lots of technical areas and steep climbs.

User Reviews (39)

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David Brody   Cross Country Rider [Feb 22, 2016]

Stewart MTA is 7000 acres of some of the areas best single track. There are other areas in the NY Lower Hudson valley but this has something for everyone. Steep downhills and great rollers and for those that just want to wander the fire roads are pretty cool with some gradual climbs and descents for the beginner. Nothing to severe here but epic cross country riding.

Customer Service

To get there take I-84 to either 17K and drive west to 747 (international drive) and make a left and drive south to 207 and make a right and go approx 2-3 mile to the lindsay or weed lot park and go explore or proceed down 17k to New ST and make a left or Barron rd and make a left and go to the end by I-84 and park. There is a great network of fire roads and all of the trails eventually cross them so go in any direction because once you hit a fire road you can find your way back to where you started. Most people start at the Weed st lot off of route 207 or you can park by either Barron road under I-84 or New St and that is the north side of the property. I have yet to ride a trail that is not epic.

Similar Products Used: Taconic Hereford 909, Minnewaska, Jocky Hill, Blue Mountain reservation, RIngwood
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
marty wadd   Cross Country Rider [Apr 21, 2010]

+LOTS and LOTS of excellent trails! Mainly fast singletrack. Tons of nice sweepers and gradual downhills for bombing around. This place just seems to be all downhill!
-Not a whole lot of tight, technical sections, but there are plenty of dropoffs and jumps to be enjoyed. 29ers are popular here due to so much fast, open layout.
++The best thing about Stewart is the scale of the place. An entire day can be spent here without riding the same section of trail twice.
...oh, and plenty of mud when it gets wet! :D
**** For my purposes, Stewart is absolutely a 5 rating, but due to the somewhat limited technical sections, some expert riders may wish for more tight stuff. So overall, I'll give it a 4.

Customer Service

Too many to suggest just one. You just gotta come in and explore. It will take DOZENS of trips to ride it all, as some of the loops are downright addictive, and will cause you to circle them over and over.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Dgilmour1   Racer [Feb 03, 2009]

Official Name: Stewart State Forest. Very cool place to ride. The amount of trails are endless and you could ride this place for years without seeing the entire forest. Stewart has something for riders of all skill levels although most of the trails are fast with minimal technical riding. Most trails conveniently intersect with major trails or fire roads that will take you back to the major dirt/paved roads that run like fingers through the forest. In the spring and summer be prepared for thorns in your tires and make sure to print a map before going because the place is huge and you can easily get lost.

Customer Service

I like to park at the end of Barron road and head in that way, but the popular place to park is New/Weed road on the Rt. 207 side. Both ways will get you to the trails. Once you're in just start experimenting with different trails. My favorite area to ride is the ridge trails at the top of the hill in the center of the park. To get up there, take New road to the T intersection at Lindsay road and start climbing. Make sure to fly back down this trail before you leave too.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
mrdna   Cross Country Rider [Oct 27, 2003]

I recently rode Stewart after moving to Montana from Goshen, NY two years ago, and let me tell you, I have missed it dearly. The fast, swooping singletrack. The multitude rock walls. The steep drops. The mud....OHHHHHH the mud-how i've missed it so. Anyway, this area has most of the best riding in the Hudson valley, and most importantly, it can handle the use. THere are trails for anyone with any ability. Fast doubletrack, fast singletrack, tight technical singletrack, it's all there. Just don't be afraid to get muddy. It can use lots of people who know and respect it so it's still around in another couple of years so I can ride it again.

Customer Service

It doesn't matter. I think Joe Fix It's in Goshen and Monroe still have maps. Give them a call: 845-294-7242

Similar Products Used: Ringwood state park and Wawayanda state park in NJ. Goose Pond state park in Blooming Grove, NY.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Tom G   Weekend Warrior [Aug 20, 2003]

I would like to write a follow-up review on this trail. After riding here several times since I posted my first review, I feel it's time to admit I'm wrong in my primary opinion about it lacking scenery and being in anyway boring. There is so much here to enjoy. The abundance of wildlife (biting insects included) and the transition from forest to field to sand and shale all on the same trail is just awesome. It may not be as technical and intense as some claim to prefer, although it still offers some of the best single track action in the area that is perfect for endorphin pumping epic rides. A friend and I went 30 miles here a few weeks ago and I did not want to leave when we were done. Ride here while you can because this place is huge and greed driven developers would so much love to plant thousands of plastic over-consuming homes here.

Customer Service

The 207 entrance is good but you can also park on Barron road off of 17k where the trails are alot better.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
carlk   Cross Country Rider [Jul 15, 2003]

In my opinion, this is the best riding in the area. Most other areas are typical east coast with rocks/roots/logs, etc, that tend to break up the momentum of riding. This ride lets you let loose and have a fast ride, with enough climbs and descents to keep it thrilling. Unlike some others, I liked the scenery, with its mix of woods and fields.

Customer Service

From main entrance on 207, ride semi-paved road till you get to sindletrack on left. Take a right at next small road junction, and then there are several singletrack options again on the left.

Similar Products Used: Blue Mtn. (NY), Ninham (NY), Graham Hills (NY, Taconic Hereford (NY), Fahnestock (NY); Ringwood (NJ), Allamuchy (NJ), Wawayanda (NJ), Hartshorn/Huber Woods (NJ) Huntington (CT). {Being from the City,
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Ed   [Apr 30, 1999]

Fast and lots of fun, more so when it's muddy.If you are in this area I recommend you stop by for a ride.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
April   [May 10, 1999]

Over 10 miles of sweet, fast single tracks. No big hill, just lots of short, steep "power climbs", plus numeous drop-offs. The narrow, twisting single tracks are fast and fun. Not difficult, only technical, especially when going fast...

It's a blast. Exactly what x-c trail riding is about.

There're also lots of fire road type for bringing beginer friend along...

Customer Service

Not a clue!
(I was there for a race. Too busy following the arrows.)

Similar Products Used: Ringwood state park, NJ -- Rocky, more technical
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Clay   [Jun 01, 1999]

I ride here at least twice a week. There are way too many trails too talk about. Stop in on Bryan's Bikes in Cornwall for a trail map, it's really easy to get lost. -OVER 7000 ACRES- All the single track here starts and ends on access roads. There is a lot of these roads- there all different- and they all look the same when you come out of the woods. The ride is somewhat like a rollarcoaster- with short power climbs and steep decents, over all it's a really fast ride. Expect your knuckles to turn white more than once. There is some techincal areas, but you have to know where to look. You could spend all day in here and not ride the same trail twice. Everything for beginners to advanced riders.

Customer Service

THIS LAND IS THREATENED!!! WE NEED EVERYONE'S HELP TO SAVE IT---CONSTRUCTION IS DUE TO START NEXT SPRING---- FOR MORE INFORMATION LOGG ONTO S.P.A.R.C.'S WEB SITE AT www.frontiernet.net/~sparc/

Similar Products Used: Ringwood State Park, NJ
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Clay   [Jun 01, 1999]

I ride here at least twice a week. There are way too many trails too talk about. Stop in on Bryan's Bikes in Cornwall for a trail map, it's really easy to get lost. -OVER 7000 ACRES- All the single track here starts and ends on access roads. There is a lot of these roads- there all different- and they all look the same when you come out of the woods. The ride is somewhat like a rollarcoaster- with short power climbs and steep decents, over all it's a really fast ride. Expect your knuckles to turn white more than once. There is some techincal areas, but you have to know where to look. You could spend all day in here and not ride the same trail twice. Everything for beginners to advanced riders.

Customer Service

THIS LAND IS THREATENED!!! WE NEED EVERYONE'S HELP TO SAVE IT---CONSTRUCTION IS DUE TO START NEXT SPRING---- FOR MORE INFORMATION LOGG ONTO S.P.A.R.C.'S WEB SITE AT www.frontiernet.net/~sparc/

Similar Products Used: Ringwood State Park, NJ
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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