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      Daniels Road State Forest is an old-school trail system with the majority of the trails being over 20 years old. As such, most of the trails were built with the rake and ride method and are rough, rocky and rooty. While lacking in total elevation change, Daniels Road is packed with climbs, mostly short, punchy and difficult. Trails like Backstretch and the always popular Bee showcase the incredible riding that Daniels Road has to offer. If you enjoy challenging riding that'll push your skills, Daniels Road is one of the best places to do so in upstate NY. If you want smooth flow you will need to go elsewhere.
      Daniels Road has a small parking area at the intersection of Clinton and Daniels Road, as well as a newer, dedicated parking lot that has helped with the parking congestion.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
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      • 4
      • 13
      • 8
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 15, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      30
      Trails Mountain Bike
      32
      Trails Hike
      31
      Trails Trail Running
      31
      Trails Snowshoe
      7
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      3,343 ft
      Total Vertical
      338 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      709 ft
      Reports
      1,015
      Photos
      257
      Ridden Counter
      6,045

      Photos of Daniels Road State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Putnam Dam
      42 |
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 6:48am
      Jul 30, 2021
      trail: Rogue 1
      43 |
      May 22, 2021 @ 7:21am
      May 22, 2021
      trail: Putnam Dam
      77 |
      May 19, 2021 @ 10:55am
      May 19, 2021
      36 |
      May 15, 2021 @ 9:53am
      May 15, 2021
      trail: Putnam Dam
      65 |
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 12:10pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      trail: Putnam Dam
      91 |
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 12:10pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      trail: The Rookery
      140 |
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      trail: The Rookery
      49 |
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 12:23pm
      Apr 5, 2021

      Videos of Daniels Road State Forest Mountain Bike

      The Power line - end of summer 2016
      trail: Power Line
      2:23 | 375 | Oct 17, 2016
      youtuber Resurrection Slab @ Daniels Rd

      2:39 | 153 | Nov 26, 2020
      Ride Out To Upper Canyon Loop | Daniel's...
      23:38 | 407 | Jun 21, 2020 , Saratoga Springs
      youtuber Twizzler & Dam Extension two of my Daniels...
      7:06 | 347 | May 18, 2020 , Saratoga Springs
      youtuber Daniels RD Saratoga Springs - 2 Days of Daniels

      27:02 | 361 | May 23, 2018
      youtuber Fun at Daniels RD

      9:50 | 215 | May 23, 2018
      youtuber First Spring Ride @ Daniels

      8:44 | 254 | May 23, 2018
      youtuber Daniels Rd - Ridge Line Trail Check
      trail: Ridge Line
      14:21 | 541 | May 23, 2018 , Saratoga Springs

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Rookery Shortcut
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      State Forest Access Rd
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      Stonewall
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      Stonewall: The Prequel
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      Sybil
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      The Rookery
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Some people call it Dam East and Dam...
      Twizzler
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      Upper Canyon Loop
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      Witch Hunt
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...
      Dam
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2021
      Freeze/thaw CyclePicardaw SMBA Get out and ride early mornings when they...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #963808PicardawaddeventDaniels Road Trail Maintenance
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 7:57am
      Nov 15, 2021
      user #1212931budget76wishlisttrailBackstretch (aka Lucy's Point)
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 11:04am
      Oct 12, 2021
      user #1590072SmwigginsaddreportRogue 1 and 1 more
      Oct 6, 2021 @ 4:08pm
      Oct 6, 2021
      user #2321079YeetbooyyyvotetrailPutnam Dam and 1 more
      Sep 28, 2021 @ 4:49pm
      Sep 28, 2021
      user #1358291TcraiglinzaddreportStonewall and 8 more
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 4:35am
      Sep 13, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1915819Kunkle686trailStonewall: The PrequelThis trail is a blue trail. Not black
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 11:32am
      Jun 4, 2021
      user #1768559Jared01trailDamBest to be done north to south. A grind...
      May 15, 2021 @ 4:59pm
      May 15, 2021
      user #963808PicardawreportWitch HuntCleared it on Saturday.
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 4:48am
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #963808PicardawreportRogue 1Cleared it on Saturday. Art
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 4:47am
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #963808PicardawreportWitch HuntGot it cleared on Saturday.
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 4:47am
      Apr 5, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park 3 25.3 km
      Kalabus Perry 8 4 16.1 km
      Walsh Road Woodlot8.1 km
      Moreau Lake State Park 3 23 19 38.9 km
      Luther Forest 6 5 111.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3222 miles3,343 ft9 miles338 ft
      #736#3782571,01535,544
      Hike3122 miles3,340 ft9 miles338 ft
      #535#3191,014172
      Trail Running3122 miles3,340 ft9 miles338 ft
      #540#3181,014184
      Snowshoe77 miles1,398 ft3 miles276 ft
      42
      Backcountry Ski22 miles374 ft1 mile243 ft
      Nordic Ski22 miles417 ft3,773 ft128 ft
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      • Admins: SMBA
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      • daniels road state forest activity log | embed map of Daniels Road State Forest mountain bike trails | daniels road state forest mountain biking points of interest

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