2,881 ft
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-35 ft
Descent
00:08:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Ale Trail
  • RTMBA
    Maintainer

Ale Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Round Top Trails
    Round Top, New York
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #14772 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Round Top Mountain Bike Association

The Ale Trail is a popular trail for bikes and hikers, so use caution when riding it, particularly downhill (Mountain Brauhouse to Riedlbauer’s). The trail has many smaller natural rock rams to jump off of and have some fun. There are also two steeper rocky sections that will challenge beginners and give advanced riders a chance to have some fun and maybe test their skill at taking these faster. Uphill the two rock sections are a good test of your technical climbing.

This is also a nice spot to take it slow and admire the creek and its rocky features. At the large rock downhill/climb there is a waterfall. Its a nice spot to take a break and get a few photos.

Access Info

Riedlbauer’s: Drive/Ride through the parking lot until you get to a gravel area with a dumpster. Park here (if driving) and the trail takes a short dip down to the creek and across the wooden bridge.

Mountain Brauhouse: From the parking area, go to the street and left. The trail will begin about 50' ahead on your left just past the intersection with Winter Clove.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ale Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    86 ft
  • Altitude min
    737 ft
  • Altitude max
    857 ft
  • Altitude start
    737 ft
  • Altitude end
    823 ft
  • Grade
    2.972%
  • Grade max
    -10.622%
  • Grade min
    18.224%
  • Distance climb
    1,769 ft
  • Distance down
    767 ft
  • Distance flat
    346 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:08
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Ale Trail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 345 rides
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      Apr 21, 2020 @ 10:49am
      Apr 21, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Beginner Ride
      7 miles
      2020 Wildcat Enduro race
      9 miles
      2017 RTMBA Enduro
      11 miles
      2017 Round Top Rally race
      5 miles

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