7.3 miles
Distance
942 ft
Climb
-934 ft
Descent
1,097 ft
High Point

Route from Caretakers parking lot, rides well in both directions.

Detailed Description
Caretakers is a 7 mile popular intermediate route located near Tuxedo New York. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 942 ft with a max elevation of 1,097 ft then descends -934 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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Matthewd2amCH (Sep 18, 2022 at 7:23)
An incredibly rewarding loop with great variety, from flowy rollers through pine forest, to technical rock gardens with enough climbing to make it a very solid day out! Pack a snack and sit at the lookout point to enjoy a well deserved break. Huge thank you to the trail makers for this outstanding loop.
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Matthewd2amCH (Sep 18, 2022 at 7:17)
Trail Palisades 17
The more technical segment of the loop, a fabulous series of rock gardens with many a/b route options to keep it interesting. Loads of fun.
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Matthewd2amCH (Sep 18, 2022 at 7:17)
Trail Palisades 17
The more technical segment of the loop, a fabulous series of rock gardens with many a/b route options to keep it interesting. Loads of fun.
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Jamesleather22 (Jun 27, 2020 at 11:11)
Trail Redback
Super fun trail. Best to hit from the hutch. Nice flowy bits, some nice switchbacks, less rock gardens than the hutch. Well maintained. Would definitely recommend.
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Jamesleather22 (Jun 27, 2020 at 11:11)
Trail Redback
Super fun trail. Best to hit from the hutch. Nice flowy bits, some nice switchbacks, less rock gardens than the hutch. Well maintained. Would definitely recommend.
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Jamesleather22 (Jun 27, 2020 at 11:08)
Trail Hutchinson
Fun trail. Well mantianed. Nice flow spots and some technical rock spots. Over all dynamic and interesting trail. Will be back again!!
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c-sweet (Oct 9, 2018 at 17:03)
Trail Redback
Great trail. Less rock gardens than most of the area
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c-sweet (Oct 9, 2018 at 17:03)
Trail Redback
Great trail. Less rock gardens than most of the area
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AMLovrich718 (Oct 2, 2018 at 5:33)
Trail Redback
Flowy and well groomed section of trail. Highly recommended if your in the area!
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AMLovrich718 (Oct 2, 2018 at 5:33)
Trail Redback
Flowy and well groomed section of trail. Highly recommended if your in the area!
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AMLovrich718 (Oct 2, 2018 at 5:32)
Trail Palisades 18
Thanks for the hard work trail crew! This trail is so welcome connecting the 2 sections.
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AMLovrich718 (Oct 1, 2017 at 9:57)
Trail Hutchinson
Super fun sweeping turns thru fern forests. Lots of flow and a nice rock roll. Great addition to this new trail system.
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TomHennigan JORBA (Nov 13, 2016 at 9:40)
Trail Redback
Trail work started on section C yesterday. This is a reroute around the steep muddy road section.
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TomHennigan JORBA (Nov 13, 2016 at 9:40)
Trail Redback
Trail work started on section C yesterday. This is a reroute around the steep muddy road section.
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Trails in Route

Palisades 174,117 ft
Palisades 184,678 ft
Floworks 175,144 ft
Redback1 mile
Hutchinson2 miles

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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More Stats for Caretakers mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    668 ft
  • Altitude start
    823 ft
  • Altitude end
    830 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.1%
  • Grade min
    31.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Sterling Forest clockwise from Caretaker's Lot
Sterling Forest clockwise from Caretaker's Lot
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Redback Trail - 1st Entering Park Nov 10, 2021
Redback Trail - 1st Entering Park Nov 10, 2021
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Hutchinson
Sep 25, 2022 @ 10:45am
Sep 25, 2022
Palisades 17
Sep 15, 2022 @ 7:24am
Sep 15, 2022
large tree limb across the trail just after the descent from Eagle Mtn. I cleared it out of the way, so nobody gets clothes-lined!
Redback
Aug 31, 2022 @ 10:17am
Aug 31, 2022
Rain last night helped mat down the dust. Still could have used a little more moisture to the ground.
Floworks 17
Aug 31, 2022 @ 10:17am
Aug 31, 2022
Palisades 18
Aug 31, 2022 @ 10:17am
Aug 31, 2022
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