Finger Lakes Trail Chenango County - TRAIL

Finger Lakes Trail Chenango County - Trail, Oxford/McDonough/Pharsalia, York

Mostly winding singletrack through a variety of forests, but also over logging and dirt roads. Many roots and rocks, some creek crossings, and a great view from the old fire tower in E. Pharsalia. Some sections are off limits to biking.

User Reviews (8)

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Mike Reiss   [Feb 25, 1999]

Probably the most wicked lengthy singletrack I have ever ridden. Not many mountains on the trail, but is conituously rolling so the climbs are just as wicked as the short blistering descents. Few road crosses, have to ride on some logging trails but they are fast. Technical stuff like downed trees, roots, and huge rocks are strewn around thanks to storms, adding some challenge to the ride.
Awesome trail to hone your long distance and singletrack skills.

Customer Service

Park at areas like Bowman Lake or E. Pharsalia Fire Tower. Hop onto the trail and head out towards either Pharsalia state forest or other way towards Oxford, and then just turn around and ride it again back to car.

Similar Products Used: In some places bikes are not allowed. Where they are legal the hikers will still give you hell if they see a speck of dirt fly. Just show them some courtesy in order to postpone the inevitable denial of bikes to any part of the trail.
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Jon S.   [May 25, 1999]

Just remember, DEC Region 7 has a hot line for folks to report riders on the Finger Lakes Trail in Region 7. Don't know what the fine is, but the Finger Lakes Trail Conference has been really pushing them to enforce the no bikes on FLT rule.

Similar Products Used: The only two sections of the FLT on public land open to bikes legally that I know of are Letchworth State Park and the State Forests in Region 9. For more info, see http://www.wnymba.org/html/flt.html
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Jake   [Jun 12, 1999]

I as a moderate rider didn't care for this as much as other fairly local rides.

Customer Service

Man I rode around near Bowman Lake and I can tell you it's a tough place to ride!!! (in spots) Some are carry over and get back on.

Similar Products Used: Wappanaucauwau State Forrest. Near Norwich, NY
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2
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Dan   [Mar 27, 2000]

Its great, gets a little rough and bumpy some time, which is good.

Customer Service

just go thriugh it

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4
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Dave Todaro   [Oct 02, 2001]

You have to cross cow fields with big ass plots in them also if the cows are in the way i find chucking rocks at them gets them out of the way. The trail was really over grown and was mark so bad i got lost. Way to many trees down for fun.

Customer Service

DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL FROM WILLIAMS RODE TO RT. 12 IT SUX AND IT IS ALMOST UNRIDABLE EVEN FOR SOMEONE THAT IS A VERY ADAVANCED BIKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: I found that if you come in to Oxford and go to Manards junk yard there is a 4 wheeling trail that will take you to a quary from there, there are many trails and it is all down hill.
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A. J. McFee   [Mar 31, 2003]

This is narly singletrak and should be ridden by many people. It is rough, with roots and trees all along the way. It teaches you how to ride. Short climbs and descents along the way get your blood flowing, along with two steep revenes. Probably more experienced riders, beginners: have fun.

Customer Service

From Puckerville Rd., head north towards oxford to the trucktrails and beyond to the main roads.

Similar Products Used: Not too many other trails around.
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brett   [Apr 13, 2003]

trail sucks

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all over

Similar Products Used: DONT EVER RIDE THESE TRAILS. THEY FUCKIN SUCK BALLS AND THE GAY TRAILS ARE FOR BITCHES. WHAT THE MOTHER FUCKERS I THOUGHT THESE FUCKIN GAY TRAIL WAS SUPPOSE TO BE GOOD. THERE ARE 2 MANY GOD DAWM POTHOLES AND ONLY STUPID CUNTS SHOULD RIDE THESE TRAILS. WHAT THE FUCK.
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Trail Bum   [May 23, 2003]

The DEC directed us to ride here when they started closing the rest of the state to dirt bikes. The result was a huge amount of riders converging on a small loop 15-20 miles. These trails are flat, muddy, no drainage and rooty. This only amplified the problem of the increased use. Then they say "See what your bike do!!" It was the begining of the end. So all you mtber's out there, don't get down on dirt bikers. They were using the trails before you and the same reasons the DEC used to kick them off state land will be used against the mtber's.

Similar Products Used: Open access for all. Public land is ment for the public!
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