Crab Meadows County Park - Trail, Northport, York

Crab Meadows County Park - Trail, Northport, York

DESCRIPTION

small/ hilly (north shore) a small ditti worth checking out for a few hrs

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 23, 2006]
Ken Quigley
Weekend Warrior

First, this is the same trail as Macamaw - real spelling - Makamah.
For locals like me, it's short, sweet and aerobic. A good after work ride. In an area where the highest point above sea-level is 400ft, downhillers will be frustrated. For the critics, LI is about fast so stop looking for what we don't have..... No, there aren't many jumps here to talk about. This trail is about hills, sand, and training. This is the only trail on LI that beats me on the hills. Do 4 - 30 degree hills in a row, straight up (no switchbacks), and your heart rate will be 170+....Then do it again.
Hey, anyone can go downhill....
I used this place to train for MOAB. White Rim (100 miles loop) and Porcupine Rim (32 mile loop)...that's 13,000 ft of climbing at altitude, in a weekend so this place serves a purpose.

Customer Service

I start at Waterside Ave. and work up the LIPA Right of Way. Climb the hill and turn left after the Golf Course. All the Hills are on the back side.

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Stillwell Woods for speed and technical - 30 minutes a good time for the loop.
Glacier Preserve-Brookhaven for tight and technical single track

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 19, 2004]
dizbu
Racer

Pretty good local trail. Good for a lunch time ride. :) Most trails criss-cross eachother. Sandy, rocky, hilly with a huge amount of potential. If the trails were better maintained and some more single track was added with quality trail markers and map, this place would be one of the best on Long Island. A good trailbuilder would be able to make this place incredible. The jumps in here are okay. Most of them are out of my ability range. Tabletops would have been better... It would be nice to see the CLIMB organization get this place under its belt. I think those guys might be able to do this place some justice. However, only if they could work with the local kids who love this place to work with them. Make the jumps better, put some technical features in here, put in some skinnies and ladders. etc. I pray to God this will happen one day. Way to many anti-free-ride going on here on Long Island. I'm rating this place a 3 because of the lack of trail mileage and lack of trail care.

Customer Service

Can't really recommend a route. Just ride around in here and explore. Take the time to learn this place. It's cool - really. Once you do that, you'll appreciate it. Maybe you too will see the potential in here. :)

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This is the only trail I know of in the area. Others on Long Island I go to are Cathedral Pines, Stillwell, Bethpage, Greenbelt Trail, Calverton, Rocky Point, etc.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 27, 2004]
kewl9119
Cross Country Rider

As a followup - it might be a good idea to have slime in your tires or a spare tube. The Nail Man strikes here roughly 3-5x a year. Nail targets are the Orange Trail near the Purple Trail, the LIPA Trail, the blue trail, and near all entrances. If you see nails or a dangerous obstacle in the way, please puch it to the side. No one likes to get a flat in here. This guys an idiot. (The park is taken care of by Suffolk County).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 27, 2004]
kewl9119
Cross Country Rider

Awesome Trail for just spending a few hours at. A lot of hidden spots, and a lot of history. Awesome views of Crab Meadow, and you can take the LIPA ROW to a parking area off 25A or to Waterside Road. A few extreme BMX / Mtb spots too.

Customer Service

From main entrance, trun right, to blue blazed trail. Good views and sunsets along this trail. When the trail splits, bear right onto purple. You'll be going through old fountations of houses here. Proceed, and when purple makes a left at the top of a hill to go down into a valley, proceed right to a trail that follows along side the Crab Meadow Golf Course fence. When you reach the LIPA Trail (open clearing), turn left. Proceed on the LIPA trail and make your first left onto a green blazed trail, then a quick right onto a purple blazed trail. Proceed down purple, and bear left when you arrive in the valley. After an S Turn up a small hill, bear right, onto the brown trail. Proceed on brown until you reach a large canyon, you'll find a few trails getting you down. Once you get down, to a red blazed trail, turn left, alongside the pond, and make your first right, toward the exit. Probably take you 30 minutes, maybe 2-3 miles.

Similar Products Used:

Trail to the east of Waterside Road, and Stillwell woods, off the LI Greenbelt in Syosset.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 28, 2004]
m8o
Weekend Warrior

err... strike that follow-up! Read the infro again and it says 5-7 miles, not minutes! ;P Sorry.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 28, 2004]
m8o
Weekend Warrior

Follow-up... BTW, the intro to this trail says trail length of just a few minutes ... There are enough unique trails zig zagging through the whole park that I never get to ride more than a handfull of them each outing, and I'm riding in the park for hours, not minutes.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 28, 2004]
m8o
Weekend Warrior

Exactly what I was wishing for before I bought my MB, without even knowing it existed ... and so close to my house. I really never ride streets. I put the bike on the Jeep and drive here. It's so worth it. The 140 or so acres that make up the park has it all. Two hills in the park. One 60ft. high, one 100ft. Trails are from some insane trails down some of the hillsides that I'm no where near ready to attempt, to long gradual grades you can both get a decent aerobic workout going up, and nice fast long ride going down, with everything in-between. (no drop offs really though) Lots of radical jumps built in at least two locations - small set at the west end next to the golf course [ala the bmx'er Dillon]; bigger set further east in a valley. Oh ya. And whoever the schnook is that drops the boxes of nails at the entrances to the park at the LIPA ROW and throughout the park, what the hell is your problem? I can't wait to see you one day doing it, follow you home, then post it on boards on the trees and obstacles all over, so all the other riders can "have fun" with ya.

Customer Service

Enjoying it all. Main trail down the middle from the middle of the LIPA ROW that goes north then east around to the official entrance by the marches is a great fast ride if you start @ the ROW. Good workout going back.

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New trails in East Setauket on the east side of Belle Mead. Located between the office parks and propane company up to and along the powerlines.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 08, 2003]
nick
Weekend Warrior

this trail suks.. i ride often here thus i can ride out my door and be there in 5 min.. way too many stupid kids bein asses in the woods. This place got potential if u get a lot of work in it the main problem who i call the nail layer an old guy who spreads nails everywhere he makes patches of them if anyone see him contact the authority hes older scrubly beard gray longer hair i think

Customer Service

do not go on any of the outskirts nails eveywhere this old guy dumps nails once a week

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goto the V.A. hospital its a lil sandy but its better

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 07, 2000]
Cornstarch

This is a pretty good trail with some technical sections. This is a legit trail, however beware that portions of connecting trail are off limits (just keep your eyes peeled for No Tresspassing signs and you should be fine) I don't know who the land manager/ owner of that property is, and I've never heard of anyone getting bagged over there, but i'd hate to see anyone get locked up over it.
P.S. This trail is routinely sabotaged with thorn bushes, boards W/ nails, etc... so unless you have tire inserts or REALLY enjoy repairing/ replacing tubes trailside, don't ride here- You WILL get at least one flat per ride. Consider yourself warned....

Similar Products Used:

Sunken Meadow.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 29, 2001]
doesn't matter

there are also signs "beware, you are targets" so i don't like to ride this one a lot

Customer Service

nah.........25a i guess follow it towards crab meadow and go by that metal fence thing

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
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