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Local Mountain Bike Trails

Green Lakes State Forest - The main park includes a swimming area, playground, and stroller-friendly trails circling the gorgeous Green Lake and Round Lake in the Fayetteville-Manlius suburb. There is a handful of beginner-friendly doubletrack trails abound in the rest of the park. This is a great spot for the whole family!

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Great Bear Recreational Area - There is plenty of singletrack, doubletrack, and fire roads located between Fulton and Phoenix. It is a great area to hone your skills with beginner to intermediate level trails. The well-marked 5k and 10k trail running loops will even accommodate a single-wide jogging stroller. Bring a fishing pole, a picnic, and the whole family, even the dog as the area is fenced and off-leash friendly. 

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Skytop Rock Quarry - We didn't tell you to go there. (Technically it is private property) With that outta the way, these trails are fun! They fall into the intermediate - advance difficulty category. Lots of XC single track that links the quarry area, from the south campus of SU campus to Jaimesville, to the Clarks Reservation trail system. there is a few good flow lines to be found as well as a jump line. Dial in the tech features and explore!

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Duguid Park - This is maintained by the wonderful folks at CNY Dirt, so you know its going to be good. Duguid (do-good) is the perfect place to get acquainted with the sport of mountain biking. There are plenty of trails for beginner to intermediate skill levels, a pump track, and a connection to Golden park for some berms and slightly more challenging terrain. We are lucky to have this in our area, it is perfect for progressively gaining confidence on your bike. 

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Morgan Hill State Forest - Located on the Onondaga-Cortland County borders near Labrador Hollow, this area has many developing trails. There is an easy to navigate trail system here. However, it WILL test your fitness. There is well marked loops from the bottom to the top. CNY Dirt has done some incredible work here recently including removing a whole bunch of pesky roots and adding a flowy downhill groomed trail with proper berms and some features. Those same wonderful folks also maintain some incredible groomed fat biking trails here over the winter! 

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Shindagin Hollow State Forest - A bit of a drive from the Syracuse area but worth every minute. Located a bit South East of Ithaca there is tons of singletrack waiting to be ridden! This is going to be catered towards the intermediate to advance rider. Lots of features natural trails that want you to go FAST. There is lots of trails and access roads to climb back to the top of your favorite loop. Bring some snacks and extra hydration so you can get the most out of your day.  


These are just a few! Stop by the shop if you have any questions. We are always happy to point you in the right direction. 

Road/Bike-Path Routes

Erie Canal Trail -  There is 365 miles of paved and gravel trails! The Erie Canalway Trail between Albany and Buffalo is 90-percent off of the road and suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail closely parallels both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal. There is a super cool interactive map to help plan some trips. There are a few local spots to park and hop on the trail. 

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Onondaga Lake Parkway / Onondaga Lake Western Extension -  This mostly flat, mostly paved, family-friendly multi-use trail that goes partially around Onondaga Lake. for about 22 miles I goes through the city of Syracuse and Liverpool. It is maintained very well in Winter if you're looking for a snow-free path on a sunny winter day. Plenty of parking and amenities at Onondaga Lake Park. 

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