Northwest Woods - TRAIL

Northwest Woods - Trail, Northwest/East Hampton, York

There are some beautiful tails here but you do have to ride along roads for some stretches. When you do keep an eye out for the markers. There are no loops. The trails are basically one way. You can bike out to Cedar Point County Park along one route and back another for a total of about 15 miles total trail and road (not much more than 3 miles of road riding total). Mostly singletrack trails, Nice hills, Not much sand, Beautiful scenery.

User Reviews (9)

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Wildbird99   Weekend Warrior [Sep 18, 2015]

The most recent review here is from 2005, and I rode this in early 2015, so I'll update: There is a parking area on Route 114, with a large map at the trail head. I'd recommend shooting a few photos of the map in case you need to reference it along the way. The day we rode it, we did an 11-mile lollipop loop, but you can choose a bunch of different routes and mileage options. The trails are well marked, but there are some road crossings (pay attention and you'll be fine). We really enjoyed the ride and we'll be doing it again this Fall and Winter. Add another point if you're a history buff.

Similar Products Used: Cedar Point, Hither Woods
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Dogdude222   Cross Country Rider [Aug 31, 2005]

Overall a really fun trail. Not very technical, but there are interspersed sections of rooty climbs. The predominate trail pattern is fast, snaky singletrack, which adds up to major fun. The trails go through what I would call traditional New England forest riding like I have encountered in Massachusetts. Expect to ride on leaves and small sections of sand. Be careful of sand patches in the middle of hard turns. I almost lost it a few times leaning too far into a turn and hitting a loose patch. If you ride all the way to cedar point, there is a good view to be had. I did not ride all the way along the coast, so I cannot say how bad the sand situation is there.

Customer Service

I parked at the parking area on route 114. The only problem is that since the above reviews, someone has used a bulldozer on the parking area. I don't even think a 4x4 could park there. I parked at the entrance to Edwards Hole Road. I took the northwest path (marked white w/yellow triangles) all the way to NW landing road thinking I was on the Foster's path. Both are similar. Just be sure you know if you are on the northwest path, so that you can make the proper turns on NW landing road and Mile Hill road to return you to the trail. The NW path will dump you out at the campground entrance of the cedar point recreation area. From there you can head out to cedar point. Turn around and exit the cedar point park and head down Northwest Road to pick up the Foster's path (marked orange and white) at the obvious parking area to the left. Several miles later follow the orange trail at the fork of the white and orange trails until you come to the Two Holes of Water Road where the Foster's Trail ends. Pedal left up the road breifly to pick up the NW trail on the right for a quick trip back to the car. Including my brief screw-up this route was 16.5 miles on my odometer. Bring a trail map.

Similar Products Used: Hither Hills park in Montauk also has good riding with great ocean views.
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Rod   [Jul 09, 2000]

It's a fun ride that is fast paced with rolling hills that make for a few good climbs and speedy descents. There are exposed roots that make some of the climbs a bit challeging, but there's nothing on this trail that would intimidate an intermediate rider. Still, it's a good workout and quick fix when your in the Hamptons. It's worth bringing your bike out there for this ride. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.

Customer Service

For the most part it is an out and back ride. Start at the intersection of Route 114 and Edward Hole Road, just south of Swamp Road.

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Rambush   [Sep 11, 2000]

Just rode it last weekend. Some of the hills are starting to washout. Also watch the sand at the bottom of the hills, really easy to wipe if you're not used to it.

They trail is more challenging in the section between cedar point park and the road crossing.

Customer Service

This trail is can be accessed either by Cedar Point Park or 114, if you ride it round trip it should take about 1:15

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krumby   [Mar 12, 2001]

THERE IS TONS OF TIGHT TWISTY SINGLETRACK IN THE AREA IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO THE TRAILS SEEM TO GO ON FOREVER IF YOU CONNECTED THE TRAILS YOU COULD EASILY RIDE ALL DAY

Customer Service

THIS GUY DOES NOT THE KNOW THE TRAIL SYSTEM VERY WELL THERE IS A LOOP HERE WHICH YOU CAN GET IF YOU BUY THE MAP IN ANY LOCAL SHOP

Similar Products Used: iAM NOT TELLING SWORN TO SECRECY COME TO BIKEHAMPTON AND i WILL SHOW YOU
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Marc   [Jul 17, 2001]

When I listed this trail a while ago, I had only ridden the yellow trail out to Alewive Brook Road and back to Rt. 114, but there is also an orange trail that makes a loop. After crossing over Two Holes of Water Road the trail splits, yellow goes left, orange goes right. For best results pick up the Trail Guide map available at local bike shops for $7 and I believe the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society has trail maps available.

Great singletrack. Nice ascents and descents that are not too much of a challenge. The trails are usually pretty vacant.

Customer Service

Park at Rt. 114 or at Two Holes of Water Road (1/4 mile south of Swamp Road)

Similar Products Used: There are more trails on the other side of Rt. 114, Hither Hills, county parks in Flanders,
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Wade   [Nov 05, 2001]

I love these trails. They are my favorite. In my experience, the yellow trail is more challengin than the red, but the red seem to be a longer ride. I prefer the yellow. They are not to technical, a few short tough climbs. Speed is the thrill here. You can go so fast and hug a bunch of tight turns. The short climbs and decents are a blast. Never bumped into more than 2 people on the trail. Some road crossings are necessary, but not much. This place is just plain fun!

Customer Service

Take Route 114 East from Sag Harbor towards Easthampton. You are on 114 for about 5 minutes before you see a sign for Swamp Road. About 1/2 mile past that sign on the left is the "dirt area". This is somewhat easy to miss. Sometimes there's cars there, most of the time there are not. The dirt are is only wide enough for about 3 cars, with a dirt road that runs behind it. Once you park there, the entrance to the trail is right in front of you, marked by 2 yellow triangles. You can't miss it. Ride up the trail a few hundred feet until you can make your first left. Hook that left.

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Paul   [Nov 10, 2001]

Great peaceful single track through the woods with some rolling hills and ponds, some moderate climbs. Nice beginner/intermediate trails, lots of deer, turtles, foxes and some cool old cemetaries from the 1700's.
Usually see only one or two bikers and hikers. Some sand but generally clean trails.

Can connect with several other trails (Millers Ground, etc) all the way out to airport and get over 20 miles of trails (with a few road connections here and there). Also nice to do a little loop inside Cedar point by the water.

Customer Service

Entrance past Cedar Point on Alewive Brook Road in the Northwest Woods in East Hampton (follow signs off Stephen Hands Path to Cedar Point) and go all the way to Sag Tpk on trails marked white and back on trails marked red (15 mile loop). Great maps from Bike shop are essential to get full loop. Road transitions are a little tricky so need to consult map a lot first time out. Can Park at end of Red Loop on Northwest Rd.

Similar Products Used: Hither hills (finishing at Cyril's with Oysters and Bloody Marys!).
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Makena   [May 23, 2002]

I rode this trail for the first time a week ago. I had about the best riding of my life. the switch-backs and descents were such a rush. I just remember the incredible view at the end (or halfway point, depending on how you look at it) of the trail in ceder point at the bluff. It was so breathtaking.

Customer Service

Same way as suggested

Similar Products Used: There are some incredible loops just off ofDaniels Hole Road (Wainscott Northwest Road). You can park right under the power lines and go off into the trails. There is a really fun obstacles section with teeter-totters and some balence beams. Also there is a huge bolder that I ate s**t off of today. there are some trickey parts, i ate it about 6 times, but it was a new trail to me. check it out and have fun.
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