YMCA - TRAIL

YMCA - Trail, Rochester/Webster, York

Very nice trail that not a lot of people know about, but otther mt bikers help keep it up, just be careful at the beginning 1/4 miles for YMCA campers in the summer durring camp hours. There is some mad fun downhills w/ streight up, uphills where you get some nice G's and go about 30MPH. You get a great work out too, but if you want there's ways to avoid uphills. Single/Double track

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ryst0   Cross Country Rider [Jun 09, 2009]

I found this trail back in 2002 and have been riding regularly ever since. I rode it today in fact and I'll ride it again tomorrow. I like it because it's fairly close to home and not a lot of people know about it. I don't have to worry about running into people and their dogs (most of the time). Back when I was into DH I loved the twisted downhill runs but these days I could care less about them. I like the climbs and the spot that goes down to the bay. You can rack of speed pretty quickly on some of the trails. Oh, it's also fun to climb the access road if you know what I'm talking about. It's about five miles or so, and it does loop around. If you don't loop you'll run into a fenced off area for the endangered bald eagles. No joke. Have fun out there and wear your seat belt.

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Similar Products Used: Ellison Wetlands, Tryon
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Simply Seth   Weekend Warrior [Jun 26, 2007]

Found these trails finally.
Its mostly downhill stuff.
There is this one downhill gully that ends in a 5 foot drop at the edge of a rocky creek.
It also has left turn on very skinny ledge that goes to hump and a huge log.
On the other side of the log is another , shorter descent.

Looks like there are at least 4 entrances to the trails .. all down hill.

Customer Service

There is a service road across from DenonVille in on Empire, corner of "Baskets by Design".
The service road closes at 4 .. but there is a wide service trail just to the right of that road entrance.
The trails are hard to see .. but the "Blue Trail" is the second trail that I saw off of that service trail on the left.

I took a Left turn on that blue trail and kept following it left .. it swung around and I noticed a worn path that goes down a gully.

You can also take this service trail all the way to the open fields of YMCA and there are a few entrances to the left .. just follow the edge of the forest.

There is even one down the grassy slope.

You can also park in the YMCA parking lots and ride the open fields towards the assisted living apartments on the other side of the YMCA.
There will be a large clearing on your left .. there is a service path on the right .. and there should be a trail entrance somewhere around there.
If not go past the clearing on your left and look for more openings further beyond like the one down the grassy slope and the one in the camping area.
All downhill stuff except for the rock walk at the bottom,great for building climbing legs.




Similar Products Used: Dryer Park in Victor
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3
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chopstix1861   Cross Country Rider [May 16, 2005]

WOW!!! amazing display of all types of riding within 5-6 miles of constant fun! The entrance starts off with a nice, not very steep, but gradual downhill. u can rack up a lot of speed going down this thing but beware of the bumpyness and leaves. switch-backs also own this baby! a lot of balance and technique/finesse must be used on this trail to stay in control. a lot of variations of uphill climbs as well. some extremely straight up (forces you to fight for traction) others very gradual (gotta have a game plan and keep constant pedal strokes). Down hills are amazing!!! truely, it takes a lot of time to understand and master the downhill courses, proper braking and balancing of the brake is a must to keep both wheels down while dodging broken treestumps or humongus roots. I feel sorry for you if you ride a 7005 alloy hard tail frame. Its gonna jar you around!!!!!! just stay off the seat and be proactive! if you counter the obstacles positively you will be fine.

Customer Service

go down the 104 bike path untill you reach bay rd. head towards empire blvd, and make a right at the ymca street (i forgot the name, but i think its made up) its located right behind the outdoor playground across the creek.

Similar Products Used: webster park. a great trail to hone/develop/learn new skills.
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dukeblaster   Cross Country Rider [Jul 02, 2004]

This system of trails is pretty good for around here. Nothing is extremely hard on it, but it has a fun factor that is hard to find around here. For the most part all the trails are somewhat wider than most single tracks and are ultra smooth. This makes the trails extremely fast aka fun. This trails are so fast and smooth that I ride my old school ridge cross-country bike with clip-ins (i usually ride a P2). Alot of up's and down's, along with stuff to look at, and its a good place to get some hill climbs in for a work out. The only trouble is the trails don't have alot of technical stuff on them, but its a good place to go out and ride and not get beat up.

Customer Service

ride around its all basically the same and good.

Similar Products Used: If you want to do some hard core type XC riding go down to hi tor in the naples reagion. Some of the trails there will make you poop your pants. they are basically the same as this place but with tons of rocks and crazy shiit to get in your way (also a shiit ton bigger).
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john   [Nov 04, 2000]

Great place to ride after rainy weather because park drains really well and is seldom muddy. Downside is that it drains well due to lots of sandy-like stuff which is hard on drivetrain components. Trails are excellently maintained and very fun to ride. Lots of fun climbs which invariably lead to fun downhills. If you see guy on motorcycles in the park(nice ones like new Kaws and KTM) you can thank them for the great trails. These are the guys that show up with chainsaws and cut the large blown down trees. Watch out for snotty hikers,they don't like us there for some reason. Only takes 5 minutes to ride over and hook up to Froggy's or Tryon park trails. Trails for almost every skill level.

Customer Service

The one in the heading for this trail is good.

Similar Products Used: Tryon park. Froggy's
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RysT   [Jun 29, 2002]

I am amazed that there are not more reviews on this trail. It is excellent. Definately one of if not the best trail in rochester. They are beautifully maintained and HUGE. If it is your first time riding these trails expect to get lost. So be sure to bring plenty of food and hydration because the climbs are gnarly and the descents are sick. The only thing Tryon has on it is the freeride course....well maybe tryon is a little cooler but i dont know. YMCA is an excellent ride. Go there and check it out. Im sure you will love it. And if not, Tryon is only about a 10 minute ride.

Customer Service

Go to the Y, head towards the back where the trees are, cross the wooden bridge(catch some air off the bridge if nobody is looking), head right down into the trails from there...also as stated above, watch out for kids during the summer. The Y holds a HUGE summer daycamp. So either carry or ride very slow so the overseers dont get mad at you.

Similar Products Used: Tryon, Eastman park (trailhead on old penfield road leading to the cory), Harris hill, linear park
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Greg   [Jun 29, 2002]

Well, when we pulled into the YMCA lot, we saw kids everywhere. We rode around their soccer games and into the nearest trail entrance. Immediately, we hit an awsome rushing slope with a few turns here and there, but were quickly stopped to allow children to run by for their race. We patiently waited and caught a look at the councelor [;)]. When she said we could go, we all smiled and went. We continued down, gaining supple amounts of speed, then hitting a little up hill and flying over the top. We then were engulfed in a bliss of mild climbs, rushing single-track cross country, and some free ride steeper down hills. I recommend these trails to any riders who can get there. After hearing almost nothing about them, I didn't expect much. I was blown away. It was easily one of the greatest days of riding I've yet to experience. The trails took us out to the bay area, where we took a rest and had a great view. We rode about 5 miles in there, all of it breath taking.
Visit the 1.618 mtb site::
http://www.geocities.com/mtb1618/intro.html

Customer Service

Ride there. Thats what I do.
Just get there.

Similar Products Used: Trion park, Ellison park
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George   [Aug 27, 2002]

There were a few people hanging out by a picnic table, so I entered expecting to get yelled at. Nobody minded, I found these easy flat trails that are extreemly well-groomed, all looping back to a main trail. After tooling around on these fast, wide (tripple track?) trails, I saw a couple walking dogs descend into the forest on a different set of trails. I circled the 'tether ball' poles and passed a water fountain (yeah, there's even water there, there's none at Tryon except for that dog water bucket on Tryon Park Rd.) Anyway, circumvented the hikers by entering a steep feeder trail behind the canvas coverd 'buildings.' And then I entered heaven! Wow, talk about well-groomed downhills, there are no logs across the trails, and the bigger roots are spray-painted day-glow orange! You can go sick fast, even on a rigid frame; be careful of the hikers and don't fly off the edge of the trails (Mark!). Little cute benches made of logs to sit on (sweet!). Found a smashed Huffy mountain bike at the end of an insane downhill trail. I only can imagine the walk home some poor sod had!
Can't wait to go back! Gotta say, though,Tryon is harder, and will put hair on places of your body you didn't even know you had...

Customer Service

Creek Street across Empire Bvd. into the YMCA
parking lot.

Similar Products Used: Tryon, tryon and more tryon.
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Nate   [Sep 29, 2002]

These trails are amazing!!! This set of trails contains a huge variety of hard and not-so-hard trails. It is perfect for any skill level of a rider. Not to mention there is a HUGE jump waaaaaaay down towards the bay in one of the trails...just amazing (with HUGE air!!!)

I would recommend this to any rider...for beginners there are a lot of fun downhills with gentle uphills (if u can find them all) and for an advanced rider, there are certainly enough run-off trails to keep one pleased for hours on end! GREAT RIDE!!!

Customer Service

From the Henrietta area:
Take 390 North to 590 North (exit 15), then from 590 North take 404/Empire Blvd (exit 8). Make a right at the bottom of the exit onto 404. Follow this over the bridge and after about 2 miles make a left onto Bay Road. Park at the YMCA, and head out over the open field and into the woods.

Similar Products Used: Tryon Park
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J-Man   [Apr 14, 2003]

This was my first time out mountain biking- something
I've wanted to do for a long time. It was pretty nice. Some technical spots. Didnt have enough time to explore as much as I would have liked to but what i saw was good. Just watch out for other bikers along the single track areas. Oh yea, and go slow when cossing the field because theres lots of kids during the summer camp time.

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