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Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail

Intermediate
 2.8 (4)

A hiking trail with portions best described as doubletrack, singletrack, farm fields, and short road connectors.


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Map Key

26.4

Miles

42.5

KM

Singletrack

1,904' 580 m

High

1,458' 445 m

Low

2,521' 768 m

Up

2,634' 803 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

Description

The Westside Overland Trail is basically a hiking trail that consists of ATV-wide path to narrow singletrack. It runs through lots of deep forest sections, shared private land farm fields, and some short road sections. There are even a couple of "lean-to's" for overnight stays.

The trail is maintained by the county, and it posts things that are not allowed on it including horses and motorized vehicles, but bikes are not on the list!

In total, it's a 27-mile long trail that extends from the Brokenstraw State Forest to the Chautauqua Gorge (or vice versa). There are two lean-to’s along the way and each has water pumps. Maps can be found here.

Portions are certainly not overly technical, though there are some quite steep descents and ascents, some gnarly root gardens, and some old and very shaky bridges. The whole thing is a tough haul. If you can get someone to drop you off, the trail is a fantastic cross-country, shuttle route.

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Shared By:

John Beeson

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  2.8 from 4 votes

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Photos

Reservoir - beaver or man?  Catch the beautiful view.
Jul 10, 2017 near Mayville, NY
Top of the large field area!
Jul 10, 2017 near Mayville, NY
Further along the field sections about to head into the forest again.
Jul 10, 2017 near Mayville, NY
Back onto the trail - typical full width bridge. Getting ready for the big climbs coming up.
Jul 10, 2017 near Mayville, NY
Wide track with very little roots
Jul 10, 2017 near Mayville, NY
Heading toward the CHQ Gorge - good flowing wide track
Jul 10, 2017 near Mayville, NY

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