9.2 miles
1,205 ft
-1,214 ft
1,547 ft
High Point

Good loop around most of the Colgate Singletracks, Climbing through easier trails and downhill on steeper ones

Detailed Description
Colgate MTB is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Hamilton New York. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 1,205 ft with a max elevation of 1,547 ft then descends -1,214 ft.
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Trails in Route

Darwin Thinking Path4,393 ft
Cloud 9932 ft
Inner Loop2,369 ft
Top Loop4 miles
Wendi2,451 ft
Hayfield Climb2,733 ft
Hayfield Downhill846 ft
Joy535 ft
Why Not302 ft
XC-41,516 ft
Mozz Stix1 mile
XC21,260 ft
Hard Headed591 ft
XC-5843 ft
Straight Double Track Trail1,135 ft
Mozz Stix1,355 ft
Top Loop299 ft
Climb In3,179 ft
XC-81,391 ft
Water Tower Road1,043 ft
Climb In3,497 ft
XC-81,148 ft


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More Stats for Colgate MTB mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    38 min 23 sec
  • Altitude min
    1,276 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,276 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,744 ft
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A run down Woodstream
A run down Woodstream
trail: Why Not
0:44 | 187 | comments: 3 | favs: 1
Aug 16, 2015
We have to admit it, all of us mountain bikers share a common problem: using horrible, stupid music for our video edits. So why not take it to the...
dope ride
dope ride
trail: Why Not
3:27 | 239 | comments: 6 | favs: 1
Dec 31, 2008
late fall 2008 why-not and beaver on final decent ride of the year.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Inner Loop
Oct 30, 2022 @ 1:36pm
Oct 30, 2022
Hayfield Climb
Oct 30, 2022 @ 6:36am
Oct 30, 2022
goldenrod is becoming very overgrown and trail isn't blown out at the bottom can be difficult to find
Straight Double Track Trail
Apr 15, 2022 @ 6:47am
Apr 15, 2022
Apr 15, 2022 @ 6:47am
Apr 15, 2022
Low areas wet and muddy, but some of the trails like flow, mozz stick, pain were all great. First time here, need to find a better overall flow.
May 31, 2021 @ 11:38am
May 31, 2021
A few wet spots.
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  • By AxisCG & contributors
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