Graham Hills - TRAIL

Graham Hills - Trail, Pleasantville, York

Mostly hard packed dirt with some rocky spots. The area is fairly small but there are a variety of loops so you can get in a full ride without too much repetition. The park is well known and gets some traffic, both bikes and hikers, so the trails do get some wear. The color coded trail makers are easy to follow but don't give you any indication as to the difficulty.

User Reviews (34)

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Slow Joe-Joe   Weekend Warrior [Dec 29, 2015]

Graham Hills is a great place to ride, especially with the new additions they put in. There are not many rollers or jumps, but you can get a great cardio workout in 1-2 hours of fast-paced riding. Every time you descend, you have to think about the route you are going to take back up. I try and get at least 3 good climbs in a ride. What I like to do is get a 2 hour cardio ride in then drive 15 minutes to Sprain (Yonkers, NY) and get a technical ride in.

Customer Service

Beginners: would like Blue Trail clockwise.

Similar Products Used: Sprain, Blue, Ninham, Cunningham, Trumble, Jungle Habitat, Ringwood
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4
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3
SoulSauceNYC   Weekend Warrior [Apr 11, 2013]

AWESOME trail!!!!!! Im a daring beginner rider and absolutely love this trail! The blue trail is a very fun and challenging. Theres other trails to explore, but great to start off with. You can go around the difficult spots and the trail is well marked. There are hikers but everyone is courteous.
the ONLY thing i dont like is a killer hill that takes about 20 minutes to hike up, i cannot ride up. It's the only part i dont like about the trail- maybe there's an alternative route and i havent found it.

Customer Service

blue trail; i heard there's a yellow trail but havent had the time to look for it.

Similar Products Used: Cunningham park!
Another excellent trail. It's like being on a rollercoaster. Great challenges, technical and so much fun... Very well marked and kept.
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4
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3
Dgilmour1   Racer [Feb 03, 2009]

As stated in the name, this place is full of steep challenging hills. There is some good technical riding in here as well, and you can have some extreme downhill adventures if you're willing to climb back up again. Trails are marked and you can procure a map online. This is a convenient after work spot because of its location and easy access to the trails.

Customer Service

Park in the main area and get to the top of the hills. On the back side there are some intense trails full of big rocks that take you down the back side of the hills. Also, find the bmx section of the park that has tightly packed trails with jumps. These are fun.

Similar Products Used: Blue Mountain
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3
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5
JoeBloe   Cross Country Rider [Jun 06, 2006]

how could there be more uphill than downhill on 2-way trails?-hey, the backside of Mt Graham has been re-done! the eroded steep blue trail section has been closed off and new singletrack has been cut-very nice- Graham hills still excels in diversity-nice trails of different skill levels- good wildlife- good parking lot action- easy to get to.

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5
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3
icool4u   Cross Country Rider [Aug 10, 2005]

It's an okay trail. There is more climbing then down hill. There are a few technical trails it is similar to Mianus River and Saxon woods. And if get a chance you should go to this bike shop called Briarcliff Bike Works it is so awesome. I dont recommend it to beginners at all. It is a place that you go to get in shape.

Customer Service

Large Loop!!

Similar Products Used: Mianus River and Saxon Woodd
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3
VALUE
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5
helo300   Cross Country Rider [Jun 03, 2005]

This week was the first time back in say 8 years or so and I don't remember it being this fun or well groomed the first time. It was incredible. Not bad at all in terms of loose rocks which is what I love about this trail; it does not break your rhythm at all! The rocks are more embedded in hard packed dirt which is great for flying and dicing through the turns and little roller coaster type whoops. Some natural rock ramps for jumping and some real bad ass hills for descending and climbing. Some hills were just too steep to climb w/o spinning out. Overall I really liked it. It was similar to Saxon Woods which I used to ride before it became illegal.

Customer Service

Follow the trail from the parking lot across the bridge and bear right after the bridge. Take the next right off of that at I believe, a fork, onto the red or pink trail. This will carry you along the fence by the Taconic Pkwy. Off of that there is a link to the blue trail which dumps you out on some back trails with sand berms and jumps which looks like it is used by motocross riders. Always look for the blue trail to lead you back to the parking lot. There will be a sign directing you to the parking lot. I never worried about getting lost. You could always ride to the sound of the cars and take the Taconic back!

Similar Products Used: John Hand/ Bald mtn.-Behind Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. It's private land which is legal to ride on. Don't ride on Teatown's trails!
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5
VALUE
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3
velocityboy   Cross Country Rider [Mar 14, 2005]

sick. most aggressive short trail in Westchester county. watch the downhill from the top of the trail...it's steeper than you think. great parts if you find 'em, like the sand jumps used by the motocross riders.

Customer Service

park at or across the street from PACE University, since P'Ville cops are dooshbags and ticket cars at the park's lot there after dusk.

Similar Products Used: Saxon Woods in White Plains just off the Hutch. Not as aggressive, but real fun.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Brodirt   Cross Country Rider [Oct 25, 2004]

Small, but lots to do here. Rocky, rooty technical single track abounds...some very tough technical challenges, some high log jumps and some unmarked stuff that is real fun. OHHHH and some lung busting mega technical climbs that are a heck of a lot of fun going down.

Customer Service

I mix things up here but highlites are the blue counter-cw up the hill and then down, the red down, the white up and then the down side through the rock garden/water crossing area up to the blue intersection. Also the unmarked trails off the blue at the back are great.

Similar Products Used: Ninham, Sprain, Blue Mountain, Ringwood, Mianus
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5
VALUE
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4
Nat   [Oct 16, 1998]

This is a good spot although small. The limited size means you have to reclimb the same hill over and over to get to the top of the hill. You do this because all the trails converge near the top so there are a lot of nice down hills. A couple of them leave you off in an old motocross track and its easy to get lost in there. The wear on the trail is not too bad and there are some fairly challenging sections. The biggest challenge is all the climbing. You can get maps at most shops.

Customer Service

I would suggest starting to the left when you come to the first fork. If you go to the right down the blue trail you will end up on a killer climb.

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4
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Lt.   [Oct 16, 1998]

If you devide to stay right, you will end up at a relaxing downhill but get ready to climb! You can end up circling the entire park if you stay on the main thoroughfare.... it's pretty long. Lots of dirt and roots. Alot of rocks on some trails and sections. The trail is marked by signs at the trailhead as advanced which is true on some sections but capable to ridden on by all.

Customer Service

Go West at first fork... afterwards a few yards of the straight and narrow and then the East coast thigh master. If you then take an offshoottrail on the right its smooth sailing.

Similar Products Used: I prefer riding at Blue Mountain but it is a shorter trip to Pleasantville than Peekskill from where I am coming from.
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3
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