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A pretty quick mix of single and doubletrack through the forest on the Helderberg Escarpment at Thacher Park.


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4.5

Miles

7.2

KM

Singletrack

1,442' 440 m

High

1,143' 348 m

Low

511' 156 m

Up

292' 89 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Nice long trail on easy terrain.

Requires a $6 vehicle entrance fee or Empire Pass from May 1 to October 31.

Description

You can start this trail from just behind the visitor center which will lead through a couple broken up singletrack sections with pavement and grassy fields in between or you can park at the further parking lot.

Follow the obvious trails that are well marked with aqua green blazes and signage at each juncture and stay on the Long Path. It is fairly easy riding for the most part but there are a few intermediate areas and one steep downhill, but plenty of easy doubletrack to break it up.

This trail ends at a parking lot and is generally an out-and-back; however it can be linked up with the Perimeter Trail to make a loop.

Contacts

Land Manager: NY State Parks

Shared By:

Abe Ferraro

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Icy doubletrack uphill...studs required!
Feb 21, 2018 near Altamont, NY
Nice technical section that is heavily rooted on the Long Path
Mar 10, 2018 near Altamont, NY
Winter ice from a well used trail!  Also shows Long Path green markings.
Feb 21, 2018 near Altamont, NY
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