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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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      Open on Oct 20, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,137
      State Ranking
      #39
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent
      2,056 ft
      Total Vertical
      445 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,125 ft
      Reports
      170
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      336

      Popular Pittstown State Forest Mountain Biking Trails

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      Photos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Zig Zag
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      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      Zig Zag, My City
      trail: Zig Zag
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      Zig Zag, My City
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      May 31, 2018
      Zig Zag, My City
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      Videos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      Superman
      trail: Superman
      1:32 | 818 | May 20, 2014
      Superman
      trail: Superman
      0:05 | 266 | May 15, 2014
      No Footer
      trail: Superman
      0:19 | 406 | Nov 16, 2013
      Superman bmx
      trail: Superman
      0:15 | 195 | Aug 13, 2011
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      Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Pittstown State Forest - SMBA
      9 miles
      Short Ride
      4 miles
      Bonnie & Clyde Out and Back
      8 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #856455bonesmtb2reportRed PineThanks for the report Bryan! I'll have to get...
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 9:35am
      Aug 27, 2018
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportRed PineThanks for the report!
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 9:43am
      Aug 7, 2018
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportVineThanks for the report! Is this Andy?
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 12:59pm
      Jul 30, 2018
      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
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      Recent Activity

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      user #457614nybike1971addridelogJun 10, 2018 ride log
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      user #536966jojo314519addreportVine and 5 more
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