Tryon Park - Trail, Rochester, York

Tryon Park - Trail, Rochester, York

DESCRIPTION

alot of XC and a little bit of technical DH.

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[Oct 28, 2015]
l'oiseau
Cross Country Rider

Pretty nice place to ride right in Rochester. Set up along ridges and gullies, there is a fair deal of ups and downs. Some stuff is pretty fast and flowing, other stuff is slow and technical, but for the most part it's a good mix of ups and downs with some natural obstacles and drops sprinkled in. The only bad part about how this place is set up is a lot of stuff really only rides one way. You can ride both ways, but you'll just be climbing, or in some cases walking, very steep stuff, and going down lesser grades. The nice thing about that is when you do ride the right direction, it's wicked fast and fun. Not really as crazy as everyone makes it out to be though. Beginners would struggle, but it's not really experts only. Some of the more difficult stuff can be avoided and the stuff that can't is pretty doable. The orange trail is probably the biggest technical challenge.

Customer Service

I thin the red trail definitely begs to be ridden clockwise, starting from the pipe/parking lot area. It can be ridden the other way, but it's not enjoyable. The purple loop is definitely clockwise only. It's really steep coming down, not something you could ride up. The up has some rock gardens to make it more challenging. Jumps and drops on the way down. Blue seems to be bi-directional as are the green bits. Green is mostly a flat area with jumps and roll-overs and such. Some other features in there like a pipe and some dh near the gully. Orange could be ridden either way, it's probably easier one way than another but either seems plenty challenging to me. It's mostly flat with a lot technical rock features.

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West Bay, Dryer Rd, Whiting Rd

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4
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4
[Oct 29, 2013]
eric g
Cross Country Rider

This place effin rules. Easily the best destination around Rochester area. Challenging, technical,ripping downhills, and all very legal now. Tie in with west bay park across empire blvd and you have an epic 2-3 hr. loop depending on you. Not a place for beginers, this place will tear at your lungs quickly with no letup. Rode there Oct. 28 2013 and it was completely raked free of leaves. Excellent maintenance. Intermeds,exprts, ride there and review here.

Customer Service

Park at end of Tryon park rd. Start at bowl behind dirt park lot. Do large downhill to right and stay right at all forks for a rolling gradual off camber snakey downhill.

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West bay park irondequoit, use Google map to find. Durand eastman park in lake ontario(not really legal, but wicked fun).

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5
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4
[Feb 15, 2013]
Aj Mooney
Cross Country Rider

I first rode Tryon Park in the early 90s. Wow has this place come along way since then! What has always made Tryon great is a very organic feel to the trail system. Not contrived short little loops, but a little more "wild" for a county park located in the city of Rochester. There has always been some fast rooty sections and definitely technical sections that really keep you on your toes!

Now it's even better, as Tryon still has that natural, wild feel, but with trail sustainability clearly in practice now. Most of the unsustainable, eroded fall line trails have been closed or rerouted and replaced by beautifully built, flowy trails that are tons of fun and will last! Tryon Bike on Winton Road is THE place to go for more detailed information on Tryon Park!

Customer Service

Rock Ring!! Otherwise, stop in Tryon Bike and get a map or talk to the folks in there!

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West Bay Park

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5
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3
[Feb 14, 2013]
jennacide
Cross Country Rider

I can't believe the last time this trail system was reviewed was in 2007. Well, since then, GROC (Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists) has been formed and they petitioned Monroe County to open the park up to us! First in an 18/mo. pilot program, now *hopefully* indefinitely. The sketchy bs features made out of pallets and nails have been removed and the park is now maintained regularly by a couple devoted crews- the GROC crew and a handful of dh guys. Most trails aren't for noobs although some of them were dumbed down for the final county walk through. There's a pretty gnarly rock ring trail that's super technical but still plenty of fast, flowy runs. You can't plan on spending the day there but a long afternoon definitely. Hooks up nice with Bay Park West and swamp trail.

Customer Service

Get a map or find an experienced rider to show you around. You can't get lost, it might be hard to find the flow you're lookin' for though. The crew at Tryon Bike know their way around.

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Bay Park West

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4
VALUE
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3
[Jun 25, 2007]
Simply Seth
Weekend Warrior

lotsa crazy stuff to enjoy yaself wit

Customer Service

I just took North Winton to Tryon Park (the street) to the bridge and parked ..then rode to the end of the street where there is an opening

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Dryer Park in Victor is the only LEGAL park nearby that I know of.

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4
VALUE
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4
[Jul 16, 2004]
dukeblaster
Cross Country Rider

they tore everything down cuz monroe county is a bunch of ass eaters. they are crackin down on biking in parks. this place sucks now

Customer Service

anywhere that isn't monroe county

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eat me

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2
VALUE
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2
[Mar 28, 2004]
dukeblaster
Cross Country Rider

this place is the reason i became obsessed with biking. this trail is also the reason my XC bike is completely distroyed and i had to buy a freeride bike. as for the guy that got fined at this place, i don't know if you were in the same place as the rest of us, cuz the park is not maintained by anyone and have never seen police back in that area ever. sucks to be you i guess (don't worry about fines except for maybe parking tickets). back to how much this place rules... if you are a XC guy this place is amazing, not a rediculas amount of trails to ride but the ones that are here are amazing. lots of down and up but slightly over used. lots of places are becoming ultra smoothed out and fast (which is fun but bumps are too). go back a ways and you can find some other trails that nobody rides on cuz its on the other side of that construction site. for people that like crazy stuff (downhill, freeride people, and retarded people like me on XC bikes) there is alot here and kinda spread out everywhere. plenty of log rides, teator totters, jumps, and man/natural made drop offs. log rides over streams and jumps over large ditches this place has go alot. stuff is being constantly built by who knows and stuff is always changing. lots of crazy downhills on the far side of the park near the construction zone or whatever that place is with the enormous dirt mounds. i like this place becuase its so close and has alot of variety in such a small area, but thats also the problem, its kinda small. not tiny but if you are a hardcore XC guy you could ride through all the trails in not that long. however the stuff there doens't seem to get old very fast.

Customer Service

anywhere its all good, but head near the place behind browncroft apartments if you want jumps, drop offs and log rides.

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head to "Hi Tor" if your a XC guy or anywhere in that naples region. have riden some cool stuff down there. there isn't any freeride crap down there that i've found but good for the XC people.

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4
VALUE
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4
[Apr 20, 1999]
Dave

Get there by turning down Trion Park off of winton (Irondequoit, just north of Main). Once there, take either of two entries. One is an old walking path (asphalt) that's falling apart. There are hidden treasure here, and some real technical stuff. Worth it for the excersise.

Customer Service

Straight down to the bottom. Bring insect repellent.

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The greenway is good for beginners. Erie Canal path as well.

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3
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[May 03, 1999]
Pete

I found it very overgrown, full of construction debris and swampy in many parts. There is some good riding, but there is a lot of junk around too. In the summer many parts of it are overgrown with weeds, and it is hard to fidn the trail.

Some of the better parts of the trail system go to the shores of Irondiquiot bay and its outlets. I've been told that there are some real good sections around, but they take a little searching to find.

Customer Service

There are many entrances, and the trails are pretty much unmarked.

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2
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[May 26, 1999]
Bob

Great technical workout- close to home. Trains in good condition- THANKS to those who put it time to maintain. One note... please don't park on the street, Tops parking lot is only a mile away, or the ballpark down the street. All the cars parked on the road on busy days are bound to irk the neighbors eventually- and lead to the loss of a great urban riding spot!

Customer Service

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5
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