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:thumbsup: Went here on Sunday, and though it was hot, the shade took the edge off. The riding was sweet. Grueling climbs that in the end were well worth it for the rocky descents. Next time, I might bring knee and shin pads and a full-face helmet. There are some nasty rocks at Blue, and the descents can be pure adrenaline.

I've been to Beth Page, Graham Hill and Patapsco in Maryland with my new Stumpy FSR, and I think this was the first time the suspension was truly tested all day long on some gnarly descents. The bike handled great. I'd imagine this place is treacherous to ride after a rain. Slick jagged rock...

I'm wondering, though, has anyone ridden here when the water level is higher. There were little puddles to cross but nothing of note. I took some of the singletrack but couldn't take them all in a day. Are there substantial creek crossings hidden anywhere?

Also, has anyone really bit it here? I mean, taken a bad crash. I did last year (and didn't get to see much of the park). Took some mean rocks to the old shin bones and was gushing blood out of some artery like a Monty Python skit.

The rocks are just killer. Share your stories about Blue, please.
 

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I ride there 2 / 3 times a week. Three years ago I broke my arm / wrist into 12 pieces. 5 pins and an external fixator...;(

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I was there for the bike festival last month. It is nice there. The trails were very slick & the water level was pretty high which made for some nice cool down places when you ride through them. The view from the top of the MT. was beautiful but honestly I was not totally impressed with the downhill. I dont know maybe my group & I went the wrong way down but we really were pretty disappointed. This is not to say I would never go back there because I would allways try it again. I would just have to tear my self away from Stewart first.:thumbsup:
 

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Hmmm

ironbike1 said:
honestly I was not totally impressed with the downhill. I dont know maybe my group & I went the wrong way down but we really were pretty disappointed. This is not to say I would never go back there because I would allways try it again.:thumbsup:
Maybe you're much more experienced than me and my bud and crave BIGGER descents. But Blue Mt. has decent downhill flow. No prolonged steeps, but short curving ones over said rocks. I'll have to give Stewart a try maybe...
 

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Are there substantial creek crossings hidden anywhere?
There's a fairly deep creek crossing on the lower Switchback trail. There are four total creek crossings on the Monster trail (one fairly large, three smaller). There is a technical creek crossing on the "Criss-Cross" trail. There is a really technical rock garden through a mudpit on 2 Crew Live. And depending on how recently the rain has fallen, you can ride through water on My Favorite Trail as well.

For lots of water, the northernmost section of the Monster trail will give you the most bang for your buck.
 

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Maybe you're much more experienced than me and my bud and crave BIGGER descents. But Blue Mt. has decent downhill flow. No prolonged steeps, but short curving ones over said rocks. I'll have to give Stewart a try maybe...
I wasn't trying to imply that I have more experience, but I do know that there are a couple routes to take for the downhill & we hit the wrong side I assume.
Stewart is a must, I never wanted to go there until last week a friend took me & I am hooked. It is very fast with lots of decents & climbs it has creeks to pass through aswell as a lot of technical terrain. very good stuff there.:thumbsup: It is my favorite for Dutchess County. (between vassar farms, hyde park & Minnawaska in Ulster)
 

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Most of the DH stuff at Blue is not well known. There are plenty of trails off of both summits (Blue and Spitz) They are cut by the guys at Down Cycles. I promise you they are all any of you could handle. Gaps / Drops / Doubles / Triples. You have to know where to go.....

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I live in Brooklyn NY and plan on going to this place but don't know how to get there. I search google but it comes up as Blue Hill Reservations, is that the same as Blue Mountain Reservations?


Also the address i found on mapquest shows it's in MA?

Blue Hills Reservation
695 Hillside St, Milton, MA
617-698-1802
 

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go to the trail review section on this website- find blue mt in ny - directions are at the top of the page-get there before 8am to avoid the entrance fee (memorial-labor day)
 
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