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Activity Recordings
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      The first lighted cross-country ski trails in North America opened here in Cole’s Woods in December of 1971. A budget of $3,000 was put to use cutting brush and illuminating two kilometers of trails on the terraces of Halfway Brook.

      At the trails’ opening dedication, the Adirondack Ski Club hosted the U.S. Ski Team and the venue’s first international race. The event remained a popular stop on the tour for years to come due to spectator interest and community enthusiasm.

      In 1977, a generous donation from Kaymr, Inc. along with community development funds and a grant from the National Heritage Trail System allowed for the purchase of 35 adjacent acres. The existing trail system was expanded from two to seven illuminated kilometers.

      In 1986, the trails were widened. A coalition of volunteers helped to grade and smooth the trail surface and improve the flow and cleanliness of Halfway Brook. Today, the trails continue to play host to several cross country ski races each year, along with running races and other community events.

      The Cole’s Woods trails provide year-round recreational opportunities for young and old residing in the City of Glens Falls, the Town of Queensbury, and many of the surrounding communities.
      Fire Road Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      No walking, sledding, biking or pets allowed on the groomed ski trails.

      No Motor Vechicles

      Snowshoers please use the dedicated snowshoe trails.
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      Region Details
      • 17
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 18, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Trails Snowshoe
      5
      Trails Nordic Ski
      13
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      608 ft
      Total Vertical
      124 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      452 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      260

      Photos of Coles Woods Mountain Bike

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      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:45am
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      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:44am
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      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:44am
      Nov 2, 2020
      22 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 11:11am
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      14 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 11:11am
      Aug 9, 2020
      14 |
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 12:52pm
      Aug 8, 2020
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      Aug 8, 2020 @ 12:52pm
      Aug 8, 2020

      Videos of Coles Woods Mountain Bike

      Mountain Bike Coles Woods

      3:29 | 64 | Aug 8, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Coles Single track
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:44am
      Nov 2, 2020
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Called a singletrack trail but really...
      Connector
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:41am
      Nov 2, 2020
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Short easy section to link trails near...
      Snowshoe Trail
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:40am
      Nov 2, 2020
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Some nice switchbacks and elevation...
      Connector
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:37am
      Nov 2, 2020
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Easy mostly straight double track trail.
      5k Lighted Ski Loop
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:35am
      Nov 2, 2020
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Thanks Dad for taking me xc skiing here...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1027033BfrederickjriddentrailColes Single track
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 4:47am
      Nov 6, 2021
      user #611761markhollowayaddtrailNordic Connector and 13 more
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:24am
      Mar 13, 2021
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrail5k Lighted Ski Loop and 7 more
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:21am
      Mar 13, 2021
      user #2474543MattLane1riddentrailQUFSD Trail and 2 more
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Nov 23, 2020
      user #2474543MattLane1votetrailQUFSD Trail and 2 more
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Nov 23, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Potters Woods 11.8 km
      Feeder Canal1.9 km
      Rush Pond 4 4 12.4 km
      VanDusen Preserve 33.2 km
      Hudson Pointe 13.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike197 miles607 ft3 miles125 ft
      #9,276#3,91419121528
      Hike197 miles607 ft3 miles125 ft
      #8,265#3,749126
      Trail Running197 miles607 ft3 miles125 ft
      #8,256#3,7341230
      Snowshoe52 miles69 ft3,809 ft75 ft
      #498#274
      Nordic Ski135 miles315 ft2 miles82 ft
      #359#2086
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