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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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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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      • 4
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 14, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      2,088 ft
      Total Vertical
      450 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,125 ft
      Reports
      227
      Photos
      29
      Ridden Counter
      813

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      51 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      62 |
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:55pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      95 |
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:55pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      86 |
      May 31, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      May 31, 2018

      Videos of Pittstown State Forest Mountain Bike

      Superman
      trail: Superman
      1:32 | 877 | May 20, 2014
      Superman
      trail: Superman
      0:05 | 316 | May 15, 2014
      No Footer
      trail: Superman
      0:19 | 425 | Nov 16, 2013
      Superman bmx
      trail: Superman
      0:15 | 218 | Aug 13, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Bonnie & Clyde (Red Blaze)
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Buck Barrow
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Deuce and a half
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Knuckle (Blue Blaze)
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Red Pine (Yellow)
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Scut Farkus
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Scutter
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      State Fire Line
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Superman
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...
      Vine
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      UnknowncbcbikeState Forest is open to hunting. Please...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1037340srckwishlisttrailRed Pine (Yellow)
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 5:27pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      user #2434944GHebert11riddentrailRed Pine (Yellow) and 9 more
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 1:49pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      user #435881cbcbikeaddreportBonnie & Clyde (Red Blaze) and 11 more
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Oct 14, 2020
      user #1520824cyclocosmcommenttrailDeuce and a half
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 1:33pm
      Sep 11, 2020
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailRed Pine (Yellow) and 3 more
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 8:16am
      Sep 11, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportRed Pine (Yellow)Thanks for the report Bryan! I'll have to get...
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 9:35am
      Aug 27, 2018
      user #856455bonesmtb2reportRed Pine (Yellow)Thanks for the report!
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 9:43am
      Aug 7, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grafton Lakes State Park2.5 km
      RPA Poestenkill Community Forest 2 79.5 km
      Mount Anthony 9 12 612.8 km
      Colonie Town Park 5 32 214.6 km
      Tivoli Lake Preserve 4 218.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1210 miles2,090 ft4 miles449 ft
      #2,336#1,095292273588
      Hike1210 miles2,090 ft4 miles449 ft
      #1,913#1,0022273
      Trail Running1210 miles2,090 ft4 miles449 ft
      #1,914#998227
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