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      LOCATION:
      The trail head is located just off of Ward Hollow Road in Pittstown, NY. Click here for directions.

      LENGTH:
      Approximately 8 miles of trails.

      ABOUT:
      Pittstown State Forest is an 1155 acre state forest that is located approx 15 miles east of Troy on Rt 7. It is situated at the base of the Rensselaer Plateau, giving the land a lot of elevation changes and diverse terrain. There are many miles of challenging single-tracks on the property.

      SMBA has an official Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with DEC. As steward of the state forest, SMBA stewards the Pittstown SF trails, and keeps them fun for mountain biking.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,645
      State Ranking
      #22
      Trails
      11
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,167 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,125 ft
      Total Vertical
      468 ft
      Reports
      139
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      198

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      Videos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

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      Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Comments

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      user #984985edulmesreportWard HollowThanks Ian! It isn't a terrible trail,...
      Sep 25, 2017 @ 2:12pm
      Sep 25, 2017
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportWard HollowHey Eric, I cut these trees out on Saturday. ...
      Sep 25, 2017 @ 12:34pm
      Sep 25, 2017
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportWard HollowThanks for the update Eric! We have a trail...
      Sep 18, 2017 @ 9:06am
      Sep 18, 2017
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportRed PineThanks for posting Glenn!
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 2:11pm
      Aug 26, 2017
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportWard HollowThanks for the report Eric!
      Jul 24, 2017 @ 10:06am
      Jul 24, 2017
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