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Sprain Ridge Loop

 4.0 (21)

7.6 Miles 12.2 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

855' 261 m

Ascent

-842' -257 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

381' 116 m

High

138' 42 m

Low

Shared By AJ Acevedo

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A great loop close to the city that includes technical climbs, rollers, drops, and descents.

AJ Acevedo

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Open 7 days a week from 8am to dusk all year round.

Overview

Sprain Ridge Loop is a mix of some cross-country, all-mountain, and the occasional freeride lines. The park sits atop of a ridgeline providing plenty of terrain and elevation changes. Trail features include rollers, drops, and skinnies ranging from beginner to expert. Nearly all the trails are singletrack with the exception of one carriage trail that runs from the north end of the park right down the middle to the southern end.

Description

From the parking lot there are many options for which way to ride. To follow this ride as mapped, from the southern end of the parking lot, head north on North Brothers Loop. You'll start right out with a roller straight downhill to a couple of small drops. This trail is littered with roots, rocks, drops, rollers and berms to aide your flow. It's one of my favorites! In places, there are some features on the sides of the trail if you're looking for extra fun.

North Brothers Loop ends at the north end of the parking lot and the beginning of Sprain Slick Rock. The terrain gets more rocky and there are more technical climbs and rock-overs to conquer. There is usually a ride-around for the more advanced stuff here, until you get to the switchback which leads down the hill and then up the ridge. Look out for fun log rides and there's plenty of steep slickrock on the sides of the trail that can be ridden.

At the end of Sprain Slick Rock begins Eric's Over The Log. This is fast, fun, rocky goodness. The trail speeds up but not without some pretty sick rollers to hit up on your way down to the south side of the park.

Eric's Over The Log ends at Boyce Thompson Lane; take a left here and follow it a short distance (maybe 0.1 miles). Look for a trailhead on the left (here it is mapped as Cross Valley but it may be unnamed on the ground). This should lead you to Boyce Trail/South Loop.

It starts fast and flowy leading you to the lowest point in the park. You'll find yourself at a small pond and boulder strewn section. Once past the boulders and an old abandoned car, the trail will split. Stay left to head onto REI; you'll be greeted by a nice uphill. The trail continues south, and connects to South Loop. Take a left here onto South Loop and around some bends and then up the west side of park following the fence for Ridge Hill Mall for a little while. Eventually, South Loop ends at Boyce Thompson Lane; continue uphill and look for the first trail on the left (Thruway Trail).

Once on the Thruway Trail, you have found the Danny Wray Ramble group. Not much but fun twisty stuff on this group of trails. Continue on Thruway Trail to Yokohama; if you stay left and head onto Yokohama you'll find yourself on some nice switchbacks with berms. Just after climbing a steep hill on Yokohama stay right onto Thruway Trail. Follow this south to the junction with Otter Ramble and turn left.

At times, you'll be slightly off camber that might tempt you to hit those brakes... but don't give in. This trail is much more fun going fast. This trail will drop you out at a parking lot. From here, all you do is ride the paved hill down to the main parking lot and you'll be back at your car.

There is plenty of fun to be had here for any level. Some of the features of this park aren't so apparent from the main trails. I have seen some 4-5 foot drops but I have been told there are some higher. Just make sure you check the obstacle before dropping in on it. The trail is constantly changing and evolving. Ride safe!

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Sep 9, 2018
Chet Schwartz
w Dan, Asher, Raphi & JoeJoe!
Sep 1, 2018
Ruffi Tirona
6mi
Jul 5, 2018
Justin Bristol
As a beginner on the Trail, I had a great time at Sprain Ridge! Word of advice for newbies such as myself, go slow, pay attention. You'll be fine :) 13.5mi — 4h 51m
Jun 29, 2018
Moises Oleaga
Jun 15, 2018
Will Momteverde
Dry, trails are clear. 6mi
May 7, 2018
Seth Piker
May 3, 2018
Samuel Oleaga
Apr 14, 2018
AJ Acevedo
2.9mi

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  4.0 from 21 votes

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I rode here for the first time today and genuinely enjoyed myself. These are great trails not to far from NYC. The trails are well built and really leverage everything the terrain has to offer. There are some downed trees, small drops and rock gardens to spice things up but nothing "on the" is trail overly technical. This is a system that I think everyone can have fun with. If you live in the city and have 3 hours to spare (round trip) it's probably your best bet for a true mountain bike ride with a bit of everything. Can't wait to go back. Jun 18, 2016
Martin Muniz   NYC
This is my favorite trail near me, it is very fun, technical fast and has its perks if you know the track it has lots of speed with long descend and strong technical climbs that at moments will pull you off your saddle if you don't take advantage of the speed this is a very technical trail with small rock gardens, base jumps, rock & hill climbs some on switchbacks, yeah i said also on switchbacks which are also found on descends, it has a section we call the jump line, its strictly for the well talented it starts at the top and rides you through the best jump line in the area to a 40ft drop to a water creek, it has plenty of rest spots to gather your thoughts on how your going to tackle the trails, very clean, and has BBQ pits which I use to make my lunch, Mickeys is also downstairs around the corner which you could ride to have the best MTB grease food in the world. This is worth the visit. Oct 15, 2018

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