Trails in the Southern Tier

The Southern Tier of New York offers numerous trail riding opportunities for mountain bikers. Most local trail networks are found in State Forests or State Parks, but there are a few county and town parks that offer trails for mountain bikes too. The trails in our region are primarily singletrack consisting of dirt, roots, and shale rock, and traverse rolling hills with occasional steep slopes carved by the glaciers that formed the Finger Lakes.

The local trails are well mapped using MTBProject and TrailForks.  Check out the links below for more information on each of our favorite local trail riding spots.  Our ride season generally extends from May through October.  For those who like to pedal all year, check out this information about winter mountain biking in the Southern Tier!

Cycle-CNY is dedicated to creating, enhancing, and preserving great trail experiences for mountain bikers in the Southern Tier.  Our members and friends include dedicated volunteers, trail builders, and access advocates…as well as some amazing mountain bikers.  Cycle-CNY stewards a trail fund to support the ongoing creation and enhancement of our region’s trails.  Have a trail project in mind that could use some funding and support?  We’d like to help.  Tell us about your project, and let’s figure out how we can work together.  Find out more information about our trail support program here!

Local Flavor

(click any trail below for more details)

Want to improve these trails?

If you’re interested in improving the trails at one of these locations, contact the land manager or a Cycle-CNY rep to learn how you can help. Local volunteer trail stewards often host volunteer trail work days throughout the year – check out our happenings page for more details!

Safety First

Our insurance company has “strongly suggested” that we tell you that mountain biking can be dangerous, even with a good map. If you’re visiting this site it’s very likely that you’re already aware of that. Please ride within your abilities and always wear a helmet!

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