Clauseland - TRAIL

Clauseland - Trail, peirmont, York

Fun fast several different ways to go. Some small drops, some bigger if you can find them. Fun

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bikestud   Cross Country Rider [Mar 10, 2007]

This review is for the northern section, which is technically Blauvelt State Park, but considered Clausland by most.

This place offers a nice variety: Some fast, flat single track, fun downhills, rideable climbs, and great views of the Hudson. Plus, if you're into freeriding, there is an extensive network of old concrete walls to fool around on.

I park on Marisco Ct., which is up the road from the Tackamack parking lot (pass the parking lot, make your next left onto Valenza, bear left onto Marisco Ct.).

Down a little, you'll see the trailhead for the Long Path (LP, green blaze) clear as day.

Follow the LP for about 1-1.5 miles. You'll reach a junction where the LP goes left down a hill and 2 unmarked paths go straight and to the right. Go right if you want to check out the concrete walls and some other unmarked trails. Note: many of the unmarked trails are in poor shape.

Continuing left down the hill on the LP, you'll cross a stream and then start an ascent. At the top, you'll cross the road (Tweed Blvd), continuing on the LP by climbing a set of wooden stairs.

At this point, you'll come to some cool exposed rock outcrops with killer views of the TZ Bridge, but watch out--there's broken glass everywhere. A little farther down, you'll come to a junction with a red-blazed trail. The red will shoot you down hill to Bradley Hill Rd.

Take the LP another couple of miles. A bit after entering the Hunter Memorial Park (not sure of full name)you'll come to a junction for a white-blazed trail. You'll take this trail all the way out to Bradley Hill Rd, where you'll see the trailhead for the red trail across the street. If you want to extend your ride, keep following the white trail up the hill until you get into Buttermilk Falls Park. The blue trail there is short, but real fun.

If you chose not to extend your ride, you'll take the red trail back up the hill. Cross the street and you're back on the LP and headed back to your car.

Note: On your way up red, look to your right for a white-blazed trail. It's a sweet little down hill section with a really steep section. If you continue on this trail, you'll hook up with the LP as well. LOTS of deadfall on this one!

Customer Service

Many ways to go. Get the map from the NY/NJ Trail Conference Web site(www.nynjtc.org).

Note on my rating: I rated overall a 3 because maintenance is not great(lots of deadfall.)Otherwise, I think this place is a 3.5-4



Similar Products Used: Hook Mt
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3
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3
tim   Weekend Warrior [Aug 27, 2006]

In the vicinity of Clausland mountain is a small park called Buttermilk Falls County Park. This review is for that area (though some may consider this Clausland). There's some real fast single track that's worth checking out. Less technical (read, rocky) in many places than "Clausland proper," but still enough to challenge you. Much faster downhill speeeds are possible here.

Customer Service

Park on top of Clausland Mtn Rd and park at the Tackamack parking area. Follow the long path (LP) through Blauvelt State Park, cross Tweed Blvd and continue on LP till you hit the red trail. Bomb down the red trail, cross the road (Bradley Parkway)and hook up with the white-blazed trail (an immediate left upon enterting the trail from the road). You'll take the white trail through an overgrown section (sorry)and cross a road. Soon, you'll see a blue blaze, which you should follow down to the bottom. It's an out and back so come back the way you came.

I recommend parking on Bradley Parkway on the side of the road instead of starting at Tackamack. However, this park is small, so you might want a longer ride.

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3
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3
burning heart   Cross Country Rider [Jul 21, 2006]

the trails are mostly occupied by hikers, we need more riders to establish the trails that have been set, otherwise it will just be another overgrown forrest. go out and shred this trails it begs for it

Customer Service

rt 303 in Blauvelt, go to spruce st, park to the left which is called Tammarack park, across it is the trail head

Similar Products Used: Hook Mountain , all of California
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3
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3
Easyeddy   [Feb 23, 2001]

The trails here are in a town park that is part of the Hudson Vally Green Way. This area was a World War One Training Site that was closed after shells landed in some of the towns allong the Hudson River. The actual land area isn't that large but the criss crossing of several trails makes for a good afternoon of riding. The area contains a large amount of ruins from when the Army owned the land to include a firing range, several tunnels, pilboxs, a icehouse and a small damn. This is a large varity of terrian in this small area with logs to jump, streams, steep hills and long straight away. Some biker have put banks in some of the trails and a few jumps. Certain parts of the trail have a lot of trash spread out from kids partying. (beware of broken glass) Most of the park is pretty clean and provides a good area for learning.

The park is close to Peirmont-on-Hudson, which has a good bike shop, Peirmont Bicycle and good places to eat like the Sidewalk Cafe.

The best way to enjoy this park is to go and get lost in it and eventually you will find your way back. The park isn't that big but is allot of fun. Enjoy!

Customer Service

There are Three good access points in to the park. The best is on Clausland mtn Road (Rockland 28) about half way up the west slope of the mountian. There is a parking lot with a entrance to the trail.(Police cars like to hang out here).

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3
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JimmySal   [Mar 30, 2001]

Just curious if this is the same trail that I've ridden so many times before... what are the directions to it?

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3
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me   [Jul 19, 2001]

awesome trail riding. some 'ph'at jumps/launch ramps can provide nice air if u take em. the main loop makes for a good day's ride if u go 3 or 4 times around. don't know why trail's r illegal, they're obviously made for biking. offers technical riding right in u're own backyard, highly recommend it.

Customer Service

start off on piermont ave. in piermont, bike up ash st. to 9w, and then follow tweed blvd all the way up to the entrance on the side of the road. the road portion of the ride is a task in itself, good for practing climbs too.

Similar Products Used: the one ontop of hook mt., but haven't ridin it yet, just heard of it.
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3
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Jrock   [Oct 25, 2001]

Good local after-work ride!!!

Customer Service

Some of us local riders have been riding this area at night lately...makes for a good night ride! If anybody would like to join us on a night ride here or at Graham Hill, shoot me an e-mail (jrocklin@arcadis-us.com) we usually ride Wed. nights around 7pm, but vary the nights and times on schedules and weather.
AND we are always into trying new places if you got any.

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3
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BeezelBop   [Oct 16, 2002]

This is a fast downhill, that serpentines, so you can really lean into these turns at speed, but be careful there are a shit load of jumps consisting log piled up, they can buck you if you don't position your body right on take off. After that it get more techy, more of a winding descent but rockier than the beginning part of the trail. There is a good size dirt double that has about a ten foot gap, there are several log bridges with drops a small fireroad gap jump and just an overall awesome fast and semi-technical, semi-difficult(that is a relative term, difficult to the majority of riders out there) ride that is not long but damn fun. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete riding non-stop and takes about ten minutes to drop the cars off and start all over.

Customer Service

This is a Shuttle run, so you want to start by putting a car at the bottom of the hill on the Orangetown side of the mountain. The drive up Cnty RT 28 to Tweed St. and make a right.Take that to Nike St. Park at the water tower at the top. Proceed through the gate and then you are on your own.

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4
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Rob   [May 19, 2003]

excellent trails, branching off to others. dont give up after a couple of hours...so much to explore on the rest of the mountain. look for gates and behind these gates will be trails..

Customer Service

up tweed road enter park entrance

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