Blue Trails - Trail, Plattsburgh, York

Blue Trails - Trail, Plattsburgh, York

DESCRIPTION

Great rolling singletrack with terrain to challenge all abilities. The trails parrallel the beautiful Sarnac river. The single track varries as you cross periodic washouts and ravines with quick technical downs and challenging climbs. The unique bedrock stream bed beneth the northway bridge challenges all riders with some nifty trials type riding and some big drop offs to rage. I ride these trails daily in season and still find new things to challenge me every time. Just follow the path of the river up to the military turn pike where you can cross the Sarnac and ride the back side. Just ride through the fence and look to your left off the gravel road just past the dam for the next section of trail. Don't let the dam scare you away some great trials await and they don't mind.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 26, 2007]
dana211
Cross Country Rider

This is the trail I first rode mountain bikes on back in 1988-1991. I always lived within a short ride from either side of the river and I would ride two or three times a week maybe more out there. Great trails to learn on. Challenging as well. I remember some steep rocky hills, washed out gully's, logs, mud, and singletrack. Very cool to see these trails online and to know that the enjoyment of them continues on years later. I think I might have to take a spin up that way next time I'm in the North Country.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 24, 2007]
Trekfuel
Cross Country Rider

This trail contains some decent single track with a few technical sections, some challenging climbs and a few ramps and boardwalks. There is a small section of single track behind the PSUC dorms that many people miss. This trail used to be better about 6 or 7 years ago before the Wigglers on thier 4-wheelers turned much of it into a dirt road. You also used to be able to cross the bridge on the Turnpike and ride through the gate by the dam and make the loop down the opposite side of the river and come out behind Bombardier and the old Imperial mill. Then through the city and across the pedestrian bridge that comes out behind PSUC. I haven't tried this in a while because I believe they now lock the gate at the dam. I usually park behind the PSUC field house, hit the network of trails there and then go through the sand pit and ride the trail over to the Turnpike and then return.

Similar Products Used:

Cadyville
Point AuRoche

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 23, 2005]
Psycho Banshee
Weekend Warrior

I bent my rims here. Trails are pretty good. never found the drops.

Customer Service

Go to the sand pit,and as fast as you can go, launch into pit. go straight and come around back to pit. Make sure to go past/thru sand pit area.

Similar Products Used:

Whiteface

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 25, 2005]
shadfly
Weekend Warrior

Mostly flat tight single track. A few stunts. A fun series of ledge drops (1-3') under the 87 bridge. Sewage smell coming from a small stream detracted from the ride. I wouldn't travel to far to ride these trails.

Similar Products Used:

Caddyville

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 15, 2005]
WoodenSki
Cross Country Rider

The trail is fine if it is all you can get to but there is much better riding other places.

Customer Service

Be advised there is a new section of trail between the PSUC dorms and the footbridge. It leaves the dorms down a steep bank the the Saranac and follws the river heading upstream for a couple hundred yards. There is orange flagging marking the new single track on your right. It goes gently up hill and then surfs a side hill. There is cool 90 degree laft-hand banked turn near the end. Also a good rock obstacle off the side of the trail near that bend.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 12, 2004]
sweden4
Weekend Warrior

alright but not the best of trails, watch out for the rednecks at the sand pit and dont gert chased by any hicks, if you do get on to the nearest single track. Some good bridges but be sure to check most of them before you ride them (there not the sturdiest) overall a good bike ride

Customer Service

start off in wiggle town and and go out to the field house

Similar Products Used:

cadyville

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 26, 2000]
Bubbles

The trail more or less follows the banks of the Saranac River. On the front side you can expect some really fast downs or some technical climbs depending on the route that you pick. Every time I ride the front side I find another rad obsacle or something to challenge my ability. It just depends on how bad you want to rage. When you get to the old dam (Some locals call it "Buckets") don't just ride through, take time and explore there are some cool technical challenges around you just gotta find them and rage them.
Then unfortunately you have to go all the way out to the road to get to the backside,which is worth it. The backside is faster, smoother and less technical than the front side but is fun nevertheless. Oh yeah, don't be bashful about riding on the dam property, they dont care. Another good idea: If you want more technical fun don't ride the backside, just turn your ride around and ride the front side backward. Any way you ride this trail it'll be fun. You just gotta rage that ____!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

Any way you want! Best If you start behind the SUNY Plattsburgh Fieldhouse and ride the WHOLE loop.

Similar Products Used:

Whiteface Mtn., Gore Mtn., Moose Mountain Pond, SUNY Plattsburgh Campus

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 24, 2001]
John E.

I used to ride this trail about four times a week. Bring a water bottle and enjoy a break by the river after going balls-to-the-wall around the trails.

Customer Service

I like the route starting in the back parking lot and through the back of the old sand pit. This shorter track spits you out by the dam (ultimately) and gives you a more technical ride than some of the others

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 20, 2002]
Jeremy

I liked these trails alot the first time I rode them. I just recently took some different routes and crossed the sand pits there and found a world of new trails. the is easily 20 miles of trails winding all the way to schuyler falls. the terrain is beautiful and offers terrain for the newbie to extreme rider. there are many man made obsticles such as wooden ramps and bridges(must be a pretty amazing rider to conquer the bigger stuff) the stuff reminds me of trials riding. this however does not take away from the trails at every tough point there is an easier way down and if it is to hard you can always walk it ;-)

Customer Service

i cannot recommend a route becasue I love them all. all i can say is if your in the area or ride these trails email me if ya want a ridin partner anytime k2flyby@yahoo.com

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 12, 2002]
Raymond H.

This is my favorite place to ride around here because it offers things for everybody. BMX jumps(Sand Dunes and near Wiggletown),downhill descents,challenging climbs,planks,logrides,streams,and the old mill along with some level trails and strightaways. Every week it gets tweaked and improved. Its rather pleasent out in the woods until you near the highway or encounter some redneck ATVers from Wiggletown destroying the trails. I highly recommend this trail to any way coming to the region.

Customer Service

Start off at the Fieldhouse and work your way to Schuyler Falls (Wiggletown). The other side of the river is rather bland but decent for beginners. The fieldhouse side is mostly for intermediate riders with some challenges for experienced riders and level paths for beginners

Similar Products Used:

Cadyville Race Course

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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