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12.4 Miles 19.9 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

1,814' 553 m

Ascent

-1,820' -555 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

2,005' 611 m

High

1,378' 420 m

Low

Shared By Zach Feuer

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Lots and lots of DH runs spread across all of Beebe's mountains.

Zach Feuer

Dogs Off-leash

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Overview

Beebe is unlike many other trail systems in the area as it includes many small mountains with lots of options for ups and downs instead of one long climb up and one fast downhill. Because of the nature of the terrain, and the riding style of the trail builders, Beebe is blessed with lots of options for incredible downhill runs.

Need to Know

No phone service except near the top of Red Eft. Dogs are fine off leash, but you'll need to cross busy Route 22, so use caution.

Description

This route is a tour of many of the downhill runs, starting with the longest climb first up Bald Mountain Road and Harvey Mountain Trail. This is a perfect example of how the route includes some gravel/doubletrack options to get you to the downhills faster.

If you’d like to take more singletrack/less gravel, you can add in Ninja Test, Pinnacle Trail, and Horse Trail. If you still have legs in you—and want more DH runs—you can add in Dirt Fish, Fire Tower Descent, Tango (DH) and Catch 22 (west to east).

This route should only be ridden in the direction indicated, counterclockwise until the clockwise loop on Firetower Climb and descent on Caballero (unless you like hike-a-bike).

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Chase Emmons
Manhattan, NY
Chase Emmons   Manhattan, NY
Has such potential! Old school NE Singletrack for sure. No berms, jumps, features to speak of. Thing is, it seems nobody is taking care of the drainage issues. Long sections of trail have become the low point so the mountain uses it for a drainage culvert. Move the trail 10-20 feet to either side and it's all fixed. Then there are many places where the drainage used to go across the trail and continue down. But due to debris, the trail becomes the wide path of least resistance. One section has a lot of bridges, clearly someone put a lot of effort into it some years ago. Each bridge is located at a drainage crossing...or at least what used to be. Since nobody has maintained it, debris has clogged under the bridges and the water just flows and pools around them. It's like an archipelago of bridges. Sad, seeing as how a lot of love was put into building this area. And no, this is nothing close to a Tour de "Downhill". Just look at the profile. It's a great XC course. Except for the initial dirt road climb, all other climbs are on single track. Again, great old school NE style riding, but total false advertising. Fix the drainage and the name, and this is a fantastic ride. Aug 23, 2018
Jim Danaher
Albany, NY
Jim Danaher   Albany, NY
@chase you obviously haven't gotten to deep into beebe if this is how you feel. big ups ccmba! Jan 10, 2019

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