4,327 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-332 ft
Descent
00:06:22
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Widowmaker Trail
  • Otsego Bicycles
    since 2013
  • SUNY Oneonta Mountain Biking Club
    since 2013
    Maintainer
  • past supporters

  • Sam Brown-Shaklee
    2013
    Builder

Widowmaker Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Widow Maker
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Please allow 1 week after spring thaw.
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2727
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager
    Oneonta Parks & Recreation

Inspired by DH race tracks of the northeast, this downhill-primary trail takes the flow and features of a downhill race track and scales them down to suit XC and trail bikes. With a twisty, pedally, bumpy top section, fast and flowy middle, then a technical off-camber bottom section this is a great challenge on anything from a rigid singlespeed to a 6-inch full squish bike. Like many of Oneonta's trails Widowmaker has optional jumps, drops, and gaps hidden in plain sight. Mind the gap over the rock garden!

Upper Widowmaker can be ridden handily in either direction, but Lower Widowmaker is a bear of a climb. Repeats of the trail can be done by climbing the China Hut Climb back to the top. Alternate descending trail is Glenwood Creek Trail.

Access Info

From Wilber Park take Blood Sweat & Tears north to Bridge Street Traverse. Turn left at the top of Bridge Street Traverse and follow the Lower Loop Trail to the top.

More Stats for Widowmaker mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -319 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,283 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,602 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,283 ft
  • Grade max
    -28.954%
  • Grade min
    5.715%
  • Distance climb
    403 ft
  • Distance down
    3,407 ft
  • Distance flat
    517 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:22
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Status:
on Apr 9, 2015
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Widowmaker Trail Reports

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Apr 9, 2015 @ 9:13am
Apr 9, 2015
Trail is not yet rideable as is has just recently thawed. Riders should stay clear of this trail for atleast two more weeks before riding.
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