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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 17, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,833
      State Ranking
      #33
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      2,214 ft
      Total Vertical
      475 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,125 ft
      Reports
      205
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      466

      Photos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Zig Zag
      26 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      trail: Zig Zag
      25 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      trail: Zig Zag
      21 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018
      trail: Zig Zag
      19 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:41pm
      May 31, 2018

      Videos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      Superman
      trail: Superman
      1:32 | 832 | May 20, 2014
      Superman
      trail: Superman
      0:05 | 278 | May 15, 2014
      No Footer
      trail: Superman
      0:19 | 407 | Nov 16, 2013
      Superman bmx
      trail: Superman
      0:15 | 199 | Aug 13, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Bonnie & Clyde
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 4:33pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      Drybonesmtb2 SMBA In great shape. There is a tree down...
      Zig Zag
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 6:22am
      Aug 17, 2019
      Drybonesmtb2 SMBA Great conditions. Love the new rock wall...
      Red Pine
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 6:22am
      Aug 17, 2019
      Drybonesmtb2 SMBA Great conditions
      Vine
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 6:22am
      Aug 17, 2019
      Drybonesmtb2 SMBA Surprisingly dry. Good to go!
      Deuce and a half
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 6:22am
      Aug 17, 2019
      Drybonesmtb2 SMBA Great new trail. Burning in well. ...
      Knuckle
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      DrycbcbikeGreat conditions! Enjoy!
      Buck Barrow
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      DrycbcbikeGreat conditions! Enjoy!
      Scutter
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      DrycbcbikeGreat conditions! Enjoy!
      Scut Farkus
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      DrycbcbikeGreat conditions! Enjoy!
      Superman
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Jul 10, 2019
      DrycbcbikeGreat conditions! Enjoy!

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #856455bonesmtb2addreportZig Zag and 4 more
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 4:31pm
      Aug 17, 2019
      user #1873073unfortunateJMBriddentrailVine
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 7:59pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailDeuce and a half
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      user #1285722dinogxcvotetrailDeuce and a half and 8 more
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      user #1285722dinogxcriddentrailDeuce and a half and 8 more
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 2:18pm
      Jul 14, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      Sep 25, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grafton Lakes State Park2.5 km
      RPA Poestenkill Community Forest 2 79.5 km
      Mount Anthony 7 4 412.8 km
      Colonie Town Park 6 30 214.6 km
      Luther Forest 3 5 118.8 km
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