Dryer Road Park - TRAIL

Dryer Road Park - Trail, Victor, York

20+ Trails, Smooth terrain, XC Trails range beginner to expert. Some slick downhill terrain. A lot of bikers out on these trails, be riding with caution is a must.

User Reviews (11)

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l'oiseau   Cross Country Rider [Sep 23, 2015]

Pretty nice little bike park but not the best in the area IMO. The soil is a bit different here than other places, hence the quarries all around. It's a bit looser and sandier with a lot of small, round rocks. Erosion seems to be a bit of an issue in some spots. I bet a lot of the trails rode better when they were first built, but new ones are coming up and reroutes are happening. It's a work in progress. I think the biggest weakness of this place is all the switchbacks - it makes a lot of the trails ride almost exactly the same. Another reviewer kind of nailed in a bit of a negative review, but it's not that bad. There is some cool stuff here. I think a few of the new trails that aren't on the current map are pretty fun as well as some of the less windy ones.

Customer Service

Anything is OK. Impossible to get lost but easy to get displaced here. Just ride up to the fields, and head down somewhere, most trails hook up to something else and you can climb back up to the fields. The one exception is 'Eagle', which is an intermediate trail which heads off the park and out to a road. It's a really nice ride though, one of my favorite in the park actually. It's not so steep that you'll be hiking the bike back up either, but has enough rolls and pitch to be a fun ride down. Switchbacks are minimal and it skirts a ravine in some spots for some added drama. Chutes and ladders is a fun intermediate trail with some tough climbs - I think they were at one time easier but erosion has made them really stepped and rooted.

Similar Products Used: Tryon, West Bay, Whiting Rd
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3
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3
Drink Just Six   Cross Country Rider [Dec 15, 2009]

These trails here are pretty amazing, not going to lie.
The trail difficulty's range from really easy to challenging, along with them being clearly marked with big wooden signs attached to trees displaying the name, difficulty (green circle, blue square, single and double black diamond) and a tagline or tips for that specific run. Even though it's easy to get disoriented, it's hard to get lost, trust me.
Most of the two-way trails are really twisty and have a lot of curves and turns (especially trails like Owl's Maze, just look at it on the map) and if you're into that, then you're going to have fun. If not, then most of the one-way black diamond trails will have you satisfied, especially Humpty Dumpty, which is pretty much a really steep up-and-down speed run.
Also another thing to note is that if you hate tight squeezes between trees and other objects with a passion, be warned. Except for the quick 15 second Dragon's Back, all the trails are in the middle of mild to dense wood, and unexperienced riders are expected to hit at least a couple of trees. I've been going there for about 2 years now and I still crash repeatedly into trees on Owl's Maze, a twisty intermediate trail.
An advantage this park has is that you start in the parking lot, go up one of three trails, and at the top you are at a field. From there all the trails are in an oval kind of shape, and it's like a ski mountain. Also, trails connect conveniently, so if you go down one, you can do another without having to go back up the same way.
As for the fun factor, you can't lose. It's amazingly fun. It doesn't matter if you've been riding for 20 years or 20 days, you will have a blast.
Also the pump track and newly updated skills course/burns trail connected from the parking lot is fun and I believe the only one of it's kind or at least the largest in the Ontario county area. I might be mistaken, but it's pretty awesome, nonetheless.
SO yeah, Dryer is amazing. Go there if you don't live too far away. I live about a 25 minute bike ride and a 8 minute car ride away, so I'm very lucky to be so close!

Customer Service

As for getting there, it's pretty easy. If you live near Victor, it's on Dryer road, which is easy to get to from the village of Victor. If you like farther or need help just Google Maps it.

Regarding getting to the trails, I usually just take A-train (fastest way IMO), or you can go up Gully (longer and steeper, not good just trying to get up fast), or go up Epping Forest Ext. and ride up the gravel pit road. When they let out you are ready to ride! All three trails leading up are super easy to spot and marked.
Getting down, if you're on the east side of the park, you can go down Bones and break off onto Epping Forest Ext. and you're back at the parking lot. Anything west of the entrance/exit to Owl's maze and your best bet is either Gully Down or A-train, but if you ask me, Gully Down is a more enjoyable ride.

Do yourself a favor and look at the areal map. It's simpler than it sounds. http://www.mygroc.com/images/stories/MTB/Dryer_Map_Arail_Trails.jpg

Similar Products Used: Not sure. I'm only 14 so I don't get around much else.
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5
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4
the burt   Cross Country Rider [Nov 17, 2009]

I have ridin these trails for a few years. And each year I have ridin them less n less n less. If you are the type of rider that likes to ride trails that r left right left right left and anther right in about 20 feet of trail then go for it. The double black trails r either straight up and down or crazy off camber turns that just r not fun. Its all doable just not fun. For all the down trails there is only one good climb that isnt totally straight up just kinda. The ppl that say these trails r amazing prob just got done doing a road race the weekend be for.
If you want to take a new rider out on there first ride take them here. But other than that this place is a once a year place to ride. Because I like to mountain bike not to think I am.

Customer Service

Just ride around you cant get lost.

Similar Products Used: For ppl that want to do real mountain biking try Eville and ride the bent rim trail. Or ithica at shindagen. Or naples at ocp, hi tor, stid hill. Or go to geneva on monday night around 7 pm and ride at glenwood with some ppl that know a thing or two bout ridin fun trails.
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2
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1
Randy Bush   Downhiller [Jul 25, 2009]

There are many, many great trails here for EVERY skill level out there! The trails can be fun, fast, and difficult. The trails are clearly marked with their name and difficulty, using universal symbols for Easiest, Intermediate, and Most Difficult (green circle, blue square, black diamond).There is a pump track and new this year ('09) there is a nice salem run with jumps. Honestly, this is a great park!
I guess I am very lucky, because I only have a 15 minute bike ride to here, because I know people that come from all over to get to this park! It is definitely the best trails I've been on!

Customer Service

Google maps "Dryer Road Park, Victor, NY" and you should be set! You can't miss it!

Similar Products Used: Haven't been on many else around here.
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5
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5
Iamloopy   Cross Country Rider [Jul 19, 2008]

Mountain quality trail. If I didn't know I was in the rochester area, I'd think I was in vermont or carolina doing single track there. Truly awesome trail. WELL DONE VMBC AND TOWPATH AND ANYONELSE involved. Flipping awesome. You see kids, to 60 somethings getting after it. Wear a helmet, take a map and pay attention. Its doable, and fun, but you must know your limits. You can have a mild ride, a fast one or hard core.

Customer Service

Never rode here before or a serious rider? do the skills course, gives you a sense of where you need to be on your bike. great skills course! As you go up any of the first trails from the lot, that will tell you your fitness. If you are winded once you get up top, just do the field loop trails and maybe trails close to the exit. You want technical, do owl, lots of switchbacks.

Similar Products Used: I hear Honeyoe, Letchworth.
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5
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5
jojomtn   Cross Country Rider [Jul 16, 2008]

Best trail I have done so far. If you're lucky you might see deers along the way. Great trail for all types of levels. The double black diamond trails are really double black diamond trails. You Victor New yorkers are very lucky to have this trail. To those who make this trail possible, a big heck yeah!!!

Customer Service

just go up and down the whole thing. You probably would want to warm up with the bone-apart 1st before doing the difficult trails though.

Similar Products Used: Havent done others around the area
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5
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5
NY-THRASHER   Downhiller [Apr 27, 2008]

Listen there is no better place in the Rochester, NY area to ride legally! The town of Victor and the local bike shop (Trail Blazers) have done a great job with this little gem in our neck of the woods! There are trails that fit beginners as well as experienced riders that can keep you busy for the entire day! One of the best things about this is that the local riders take pride and now how important it is to take what they have and care for it. If your from out of town I highly recommend visiting DRYER PARK, all I ask as well as the other locals is to respect our park, thanks! I LOVE this place!!!!

Similar Products Used: Yeah i wish i could recommend other places but Monroe County has basically outlawed trail riding and DRYER is the only place that i know of in Ontario County to ride. You can take the short 45 minute ride south along 390 to Letchworth State Park, but i am not sure your going to see the variety at Letchworth that you would see at DRYER!
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4
Sue Freeman   Weekend Warrior [Jul 13, 2007]

A map of the trails in Dryer Road Park (as well as lots of other nearby mountain biking trails) is available in the new guidebook "Take Your Bike - Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region" www.footprintpress.com

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single speeder   Cross Country Rider [Oct 18, 2006]

many new trails have been built this season(summer/fall '06)
they are fun for everyone! The Victor parks and rec dept. is more progressive than most govt. and this park shows us how much!
A new pump park and new single track makes this spot a destination to get to!
The trails were built 100% by bike riders so everything flows great.
Thanks to Trailblazers and Towpath bike shop for building this much needed legal trail system so close to Rochester!!! support those guys (internet sellers never built anything!)
Ride hard or go to the parking lot alone!

Customer Service

I like to go up A-train and circle the top on Tree and ziggy before taking the one ways... bone apart,Owls maze and Den are classic western NY terrain. CMP(check my pants) is a rush as is Black widow...don't go slow or you won't make it . ride your bike.

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5
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3
zenon   Weekend Warrior [Oct 10, 2006]

The town of Victor needs to be commended for the good job in laying out this park and the trails. There are even a couple of jumps there by the parking lot. Nice to see a town encouraging this, unlike Brighton taking down the freeride park in Tryon.

There's something for every skill level here.

Fully enjoyed my day out there. Only one small problem was that the free maps there have names for the trails, i.e. "Ziggy" etc., but the trails themselves have signs that just have one letter "Z," etc. so they can be a little confusing. But this is a small footnote to a wonderful park. It's smaller than Tryon, but with the great number and choice of trails, you won't notice it. Bravo!

Customer Service

Use google maps or yahoo maps and put in "Dryer Road" and "Victor, NY." Or take RT. 96 south/east, follow until the sign for Bristol Mt. says to turn right off Rt. 96, then take your 2nd right to Dryer Rd. Park is on your left. Start from the top of the parking lot, and get a map there. There's even a water fountain in the building by the skate rink.

Similar Products Used: Stid Hill (sp?), Hi Tor.
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5
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5
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