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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
      Land Status: State Forest
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 10, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      2,016 ft
      Total Vertical
      449 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,124 ft
      Reports
      267
      Photos
      64
      Ridden Counter
      958

      Photos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      113 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      104 |
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:55pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      153 |
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:55pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      128 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      112 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      59 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      61 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:41pm
      May 31, 2018
      38 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:41pm
      May 31, 2018

      Videos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      Superman
      trail: Superman
      1:32 | 903 | May 20, 2014
      Superman
      trail: Superman
      0:05 | 345 | May 15, 2014
      No Footer
      trail: Superman
      0:19 | 436 | Nov 16, 2013
      Superman bmx
      trail: Superman
      0:15 | 226 | Aug 13, 2011
      Superman bmx in a train
      trail: Superman
      0:28 | 216 | Aug 13, 2011
      Me hitting the Superman drop
      trail: Superman
      0:11 | 88 | Mar 11, 2010
      Pittstown MTB 2020

      27:35 | 278 | Jun 21, 2020
      OAF pulls a bender on Superman
      trail: Superman
      0:10 | 129 | Nov 8, 2008

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Vine
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Nov 9, 2021
      Prevalent MudMustang289A decent trail but soggy as hell. That...
      Ward Hollow
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Nov 9, 2021
      VariableMustang289A decent trail, muddy in spots.
      Red Pine (Yellow)
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 1:22pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      WetBryan2Pypbm
      Buck Barrow
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 8:47am
      Jul 11, 2021
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Gnarly side trail for Bonnie & Clyde....
      Bonnie & Clyde (Red Blaze)
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 8:44am
      Jul 11, 2021
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Variety trail that flips between...
      Zig Zag (Yellow Blaze)
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 8:38am
      Jul 11, 2021
      VariableC8H10N4O2 Loooong rooty roamer with some rock...
      Knuckle (Blue Blaze)
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Jul 1, 2021
      Variablespinaltap
      Scut Farkus
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Jul 1, 2021
      Variablespinaltap
      Deuce and a half
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 9:32am
      Jun 10, 2021
      IdealcbcbikeTrails are in good shape!
      Scutter
      Jun 10, 2021 @ 9:32am
      Jun 10, 2021
      IdealcbcbikeTrails are in good shape!

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1220157scotmtbbetavotetrailSuperman
      Nov 30, 2021 @ 6:14am
      Nov 30, 2021
      user #2243905Mustang289addreportVine and 1 more
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 3:21pm
      Nov 9, 2021
      user #2728906Bryan2PypbmaddreportRed Pine (Yellow)
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 1:22pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      user #2809438danieleqSGw6riddentrailZig Zag (Yellow Blaze)
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 5:59pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      user #1640318weykampvotetrailZig Zag (Yellow Blaze)
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 9:48am
      Aug 3, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1651242spinaltapreportKnuckle (Blue Blaze)Trail's riding good.
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 8:45am
      Jul 2, 2021
      user #984573JpmchereportZig Zag (Yellow Blaze)Correction: medium size tree
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 3:21pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      user #1520824cyclocosmtrailDeuce and a halfAwesome—thanks for the update!
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 1:33pm
      Sep 11, 2020
      user #856455bonesmtb2trailDeuce and a halfYou are correct. This was the original...
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 12:12pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      user #1520824cyclocosmtrailDeuce and a halfI could not find access from the lower lot as...
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 12:11pm
      Sep 6, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grafton Lakes State Park 15 18 32.5 km
      RPA Poestenkill Community Forest 2 79.5 km
      Mount Anthony 15 20 912.8 km
      Colonie Town Park 9 28 214.6 km
      Clarksburg Forest16.1 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1211 miles2,018 ft5 miles449 ft
      #2,831#1,333642673686
      Hike1211 miles2,018 ft5 miles449 ft
      #2,260#1,2032674
      Trail Running1211 miles2,018 ft5 miles449 ft
      #2,264#1,200267
      • By StephaneMarceau Trivélo TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: SMBA
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      • pittstown state forest activity log | embed map of Pittstown State Forest mountain bike trails | pittstown state forest mountain biking points of interest

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