Bethpage State Park - Trail, Bethpage, York

Bethpage State Park - Trail, Bethpage, York

DESCRIPTION

Miles of varied beginner and intermediate terrain. Easy to ride, hard to ride fast. Many stumps, roots, sand to contend with. Not too hilly.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 02, 2016]
Hawklax
Cross Country Rider

Bethpage has changed a lot and all for the better. It's now well marked with blue pink red yellow and yellow with a red dot trails. The brickyard section adds a bit of technical riding.

Customer Service

Take red to the brickyard and back jump on to the yellow to the blue.

Similar Products Used:

Stillwell trailview cathedral pines and manorville hills.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 09, 2007]
M1aaron
Racer

I have rode in this area a handful of times when I'm in the area. On the plus side, it's easy access for beginning riders in the nearby suburbs. The trails are well maintained and since it's a small area in the midst of the suburbs, there's no worry about getting lost. On the down side, well, it's a small lot of land in the middle of the suburbs in Long Island. For experienced riders, it will be rather boring; no climbs, nothing very technical, and can be very crowded. A rider in decent shape can ride most of the major trails in about an hour. If you live nearby, it's a good after work ride. If you don't live nearby, don't bother going.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jul 03, 2007]
Druman
Weekend Warrior

I have been going to Bethpage Park for the last couple of months and have yet to see all that it offers. The trail markings are not clear or are non - existent and thus there always seems to be a new surprise everytime I ride there. On the down side, I have trouble remembering how I got to some of the really good trail sites, and that's frustrating. There seems to be something for everyone at this park, you can ride the paved trail south to Massapequa, or go on the many trails that are on the perimeter of the park. I haven't figured how to go north to the connecting trail that takes you to Woodbury and 25A. I rated the trail a 4 because of its appeal to many different types of riders.

Customer Service

Try some of the trail entry points that are on the right side as you ride the beginning of the paved trail down the hill parallel to the power lines. You have to look carefully for these, but they are nice downhill rides once you find them.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 03, 2004]
PK*
Weekend Warrior

Good combination of paved and dirt trails. The dirt trails veer off from the main paved trail so it's a good balance of each, especially if you're there for a relaxing day with the family and need the quick escape from the primary trail since it get's busy with people walking, rollerblading etc, especially kids. The scenery is nice as you approach the lakes and swampy areas. We had a great view of a little girl ride her bike too close to the parrallel swamp and fall right in, then sat there crying cause her father was screaming at her. That was pretty amusing since she wasn't hurt, not something you see every day. Each time we go to BPSP we get a nice fullfilling day out of it, very relaxing and even satisfying to go explore a bit for that quick change of pace. Parking is $6 in the picnic area, there are other ways to get to the trail from Sunrise Hwy without paying to park but it all depends where you are coming from. Good time and I usually go often to spend time with the woman and take a break from more difficult trails.

Customer Service

You're probably well off following recommended routes from other reviews including the Bethpage-Greenbelt combo from the picnic area. Each time ride this trail I am usually with my girlfriend so we don't go too crazy, usually just picnic area to south end and back.

Similar Products Used:

Greenbelt, Stillwell

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 28, 2003]
citykid
Downhiller

Rode today 12/28/03 and really enjoyed it. A great deal of work has been done here! The ramps and jumps are great. The only thing missing is trail markings. A map of would be nice too. You can just go in and cruise around for a while but there are a couple of dead ends.

Customer Service

Northern state to 135 south, take exit 8 off 135. Make left at light. Make left at park entrance, follow long road to lot. $$$ entrance fee during some parts of the year.

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Cathedral Pines is worth the ride!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 30, 2003]
LumpyWumpkins
Weekend Warrior

This place is a nice mix of goodies: you got some xc, some freeride, some dirt jumping, some tree rides... all in the same park. This is a fun place to spend the day practicing your skills and hanging out. It's also a lovely place for night rides (check out VisionMTB if you wanna hook up). As was stated earlier, there are no established loops or direction out here, so the new rider may need to explore (you will learn the boundaries) and all should be careful on those blind turns. It's really a web of trails, so you will need to get curious to find the fun stuff. Remember that you haven't left the island, so don't expect sustained hills. But guess what, this baby's got some nice short climbs that'll test you. Plus you got some drops in the Brickyard that'll make you muss yer skivvies. One other thing: watch some of the BMX style jumps cause not all those that make stuff should. Some of that stuff just plain sucks and is not maintained (do an initial pass to check the integrity). In addition, this stuff seems to change weekly (they come through and plow the stuff down - them's the brakes I guess). So don't expect the same line to be there when you come back. BOTTOM LINE: Definitely a fun place to play around, goof off, and build your skills. Quite the chameleon - you can make it technical (freeride sense) or aerobically challenging just by your trail choices.

Customer Service

You'll need to explore, maybe hook up with those more familiar... ask around

Similar Products Used:

You could take the Greenbelt from Bethpage up to Stillwell and back, if your feeling adventureous - 3 trails in one wihtout getting in the car, how about that?

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 27, 2003]
dizbu
Cross Country Rider

Even though my post says I'm a cross country rider, I'm really also a freerider and downhiller. However this place is best for someone with a hard tail or a racing full suspension with about 3 or 4 inches of travel. I have a trek fuel and it works great in here. I've also used a cannondale Gemini which was a little overkill in my opinion. Bethpage lends itself to a great day of riding. Fire roads, tight single track, techy shiz, freeride stunt set ups,bmx dirt jumps (even some doubles), steep climbs, you name it.

Customer Service

When you come here, don't try to follow any trail markings, just go in and hunt around. Escpecially the out skirts. You'd be a damn fool if you got lost.

Similar Products Used:

Greenbelt Trail, StillWell Loop. And you can connect all of these trails together for a real long trip. Keep Reading if you're interested. Start at Still Well loop behind the soccer fields, cross und

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 25, 2003]
Jeff P
Weekend Warrior

Bethpage is a great place to ride...its got some nice single track some not bad hills, and if you know where your going...or just get lucky you'll find some sick dirt jumps, great place for local riding...its got alot of small trails and can be mad fun to just get out and ride, jump or make your own jumps...the only way you can dislike it is if you dont know the area and ride in a nice little circle because your afraid of getting lost.

Customer Service

Find a place to get on the paved path and just follow it there.

Similar Products Used:

Still Well

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 15, 2003]
PowderNut
Cross Country Rider

This is one of my favorite places to ride I grew up in Bethpage and anyone who says this place isn't too technical hasn't seen the BrickYard's or Pandora here yes there is some beginner trails and there the easiest to find. Still come on I read a review that it's as flat as a pancake what did you do get on your pretty little bikey and ride around the parking lot racer boy. Bet ya didn't even get dirty. If you want to call Long Island Horribale go back to where you came form and leave this gem to us local's. Well take it and if you haven't heard yet we're putting out some of the beat Downhillers on the east coast for one reason "Technical Riding Skills"! As for anyone who has an open mind try the park out and look past the nose on your face and you'll find allot around that was hidden to you before if you want to give your skills a test go to the parking lot in the picnic area and ask one of the local guys to take you to the brick yard and see what technical on Long Island is baby! PEACE!

Customer Service

Just ride through the park and take the trails that look the least ridden and you'll find some sweet hills, Technical terrain and man made jumps and berms. This place is like lotto you just never know what it will throw at you. I've ridden this palce all my life from BMX to Mt. bike, and if your looking for the good spots just e-mail me I know them all.

Similar Products Used:

Catheral, Stillwell and the Greenbelt

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 16, 2003]
Bob K
Weekend Warrior

We came to Bethpage for a family ride (and escape) during a visit to relatives on LI. On a Wednesday afternoon we had the place to ourselves. It took a few minutes to get going--the trail markings are sporadic. Once we got in the spirit of things, we just followed one trail after another, and had a great time. Of all the rides we had on this trip, from a 900 foot climb and ridge run in Virginia to swollen stream crossings in Pennsylvania, the kids like BP the most. Mostly decent singletrack with just a hint of topography, plus a few sites with artificial jumps, etc.

Customer Service

Just get going and don''t stop.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
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