Greenbel LI - Trail, Syosset, York

Greenbel LI - Trail, Syosset, York

DESCRIPTION

Lots of Single track. From biginer to advanced riders. Lots of roots and sand. Some hard up hills, and nice downhill. Enjoyable to ride for all skill levels. Just take it slow.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 25, 2012]
kumachan
Weekend Warrior

Great trail! I learned to ride on this trail every weekend in the 80's. Lots of technical single track and hills on the north shore, sandy & mellower as I went further south shore.

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RATING
3
VALUE
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2
[Apr 27, 2007]
trails_Bud
Downhiller

It's a great feature that it connects two good trails. You can do just the Green Belt, or the option of riding Bethpage and/or Stillwell in the same ride. It may be a little confusing at first with the street corssings, but just try to follow the tire marks. And it is a little worn down, but it makes it more technical, and a better work out; it's nothing to be really be concerned about. Yes, it does get buisy on nice weekends from some of the locals, but just try to pay extra attention when you are going around sharp corners.
Basically, it can be riden by all skills. It's technical and a great work out at higher speeds, yet still very do-able for beginners. It has single & double track, hills, sand/rocks, fields (a little of everything). I ride a heavy Freeride bike there, and have no problem riding the trail.

Customer Service

Park near the Stop n' Shop. Ride a loop or two of Stillwell, ride south, down to Bethpage State Park on the Green Belt, and ride back. Great way to get a long work-out in.

Similar Products Used:

Bethpage State Park, Stillwell

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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
[Oct 27, 2004]
kewl9119
Cross Country Rider

The Greenbelt is amazing - we take it to Jones Beach - you totally feel like you're not on the island, and it's totally safe. As for the upper portion near Stillwell, yea, it's eroded and sandy, but I still love it. The new Snake Loop is awesome. I've never experienced any crowding problems either.

Customer Service

From Elwood Road in Suffolk Co., take it into Nassau County, where it turns into Woodbury Road. Just before the Syosset Post Office, turn north onto Whitney Lane. Before the trussel, you'll find the Greenbelt Trail South to Jones Beach and Bethpage State Park. After the trussel on your left, you'll find the entrance to the Northbound Greenbelt, and Stillwell Woods.

Similar Products Used:

Stillwell and some good ones in Bethpage.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 02, 2003]
Bill
Weekend Warrior

I pretty much grew up riding this trail. Within the past few years, the surrounding land has been developed and huge yuppie mansions have been built throughout the area, which ruins the feel of being in the woods as you feel as if you're riding through their back yards. The trail is in terrible condition - erosion runs rampant on anything resembling an uphill or downhill. It's either hardpack or loose sand and large rocks. Never ride there on the weekend, unless you like hanging out with hundreds of mega yuppies who sport the race jersey that matches their bike and who know nothing about trail courtesy or friendliness. In other words, it's more like a fashion show than a trail. Get there by 6:30am on weekends and you'll be alright.

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Stillwell I guess, but it's not too great.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Dec 29, 1998]
Wayne B

It's good for all levels, the better you get the faster you go. A few downhills which are fun at high speeds, good for beginners to learn how to attack hills and how to descend correctly. Winding paths which make it fun. From Jerico Turnpike to Bethpage parkhouse is 20 - 30 minutes for more advanced riders and anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours for beginners. This is also a good endurance and stamina check for riders who haven't ridden in a while as well as people who ride often. It's fun in the snow, nice in the spring and autumn and in the summer watch out for the thorns. Beautiful sceenery in the early mornings. Best time to ride is in the morning also it's easy to find parking in the mornings. If you park on Jerico Turnpike in the dirt with the rest of the riders make sure you ask them which trail is for the greenbelt to bethpage park, because if you just follow somebody or ask a general question where's the trail they might lead you to Stillwell which is a more advanced trail!!

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Stillwell if your not a beginner, but beginners can ride it, they may just be creating traffic for a lot of your advanced riders. However all the people are friendly and helpful

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 20, 1999]
Bill Pilc

This trail is whatever you want to make of it. It has turns and uphills for the experienced rider while giving a few outlets for the beginner to get around the tough spots. The first section coming out of the lot going South has some steep uphills and some tight tree spots but passable. next a short ride on the pavement to the next wooded site again, a couple of winding uphill rides, maybe hard on the inexperienced rider, then onto the rest of the trail which, by the way is a dual track. Alot of roots, and on one of the sections there is alot of Log piles to go over for the experienced riders. There are bailouts for the not so steady riders to go around. All in all,the ride round trip is probably about 12-12.5 miles long. I apologize if I left anything out, the guideline review was not working.. The trail also offers a parallel paved trail for those of you who want to ride with someone else who does not want to ride the dirt trail.

Customer Service

The South section of the Trail, From the Bethpage Park Parking Lot to Sunrise Hwy

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 12, 1999]
Peter Gschweng

The trail starts out pretty windy and then gradually gets hilly with quick ups and downs. The ups and downs make it somewhat challenging cause you're constantly shifting while maneuvering around trees and other objects. After a while the trail flattens out and you can definitely pick up some speed. When you get to the stream it's time to turn around and do it in reverse. All in all, it's pretty challenging if you push yourself to the max.

Customer Service

I recommend the north trail which starts off at Jericho Tpke. Only wimpy riders take the south trail and boast about it. (See review below)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 06, 1999]
Skythe

Deffinately take this trail north. If you head south it is a pretty boring trail that goes through some nasty sections, by nasty i mean broken bottles, garbage etc. Head north for some great single track. No downhills bu there are some nice flats where you can pick up some speed. The only downside to this great trail is the sand. Its there at the worst places and is aggravating. Other than that this place is great.

Customer Service

135 to Jericho. Use entrance next to shopping center.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 28, 1999]
Tom

i ride this trail 3 to 4 times a week and it happens to be only 4 miles from my home (lucky me). this trail has much to offer any dirt head. its hard to belive you are in the middle of a metro area when your on the trail. It only crosses one road for the whole ride. short climbs and decents make this a great overall ride. lots of turns, roots, sand, rocks, and tight single track. ** email me if you want a buddy to ride with**

Customer Service

north of jericho
8 mile semi loop

Similar Products Used:

bethpage state park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 06, 1999]
April

I did a loop of Stillwell Woods before taking the trail all the way south to Messapequa Park. The scenary along the trail is beautiful. The character of the trail changes from sand to roots to dirt and back to sand and to roots to dirt... always twisty and always tight. Not much elevation changes though. Just short little climbs you can power up. The sand gets to be quite a challenge, on the other hand.

North of Jericho Turnpiek, there're some hills to vary the pace. The section between Bethpage park and Jericho turnpike is pretty smooth and probably the easist part of the trail. South of Bethpage is theorectically not legal but there's clear evidence of use and some log piles that clearly aren't build by hikers! ;-) You can take it all the way to almost the south shore. When you're done, just turn around and go backward. The trail look very different from the other direction...

The secret stash of this trail is actually the southern most part, inside Messapequa park. There're some serious roots covered with moss to deal with all the way. A little technical, way beautiful too.

Customer Service

Stillwell to Messapequa and back.

Similar Products Used:

A lot of side trips available around Stillwell Wood, Bethpage park and Messapequa park...

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4
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