2,754 ft
Distance
1 ft
Climb
-392 ft
Descent
2,197 ft
High Point

Challenger Details

  • Riding Area
    McCauley Mountain Ski Area
    Old Forge, New York
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #94931 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Town of Webb

A wide, grassy alpine ski trail. Although Challenger is considered the easiest route up and down - the trail has several steep sections and may be considered very challenging by many riders. Be careful of tall grass that may hide potholes, drainage ditches, and other obstacles especially on your way down. Take extra caution when it's wet out, as the grass becomes even more slick.
Caution - inexperienced riders should avoid the upper portion of this trail that accesses the summit.

Access Info

McCauley Ski Area parking lot

More Stats for Challenger bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -391 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,806 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,197 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,806 ft
  • Grade
    -14.186%
  • Grade max
    -30.68%
  • Grade min
    1.879%
  • Distance climb
    52 ft
  • Distance down
    2,591 ft
  • Distance flat
    111 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to challenger-132593 trailhead (43.694000, -74.959510)
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Challenger, New Hartford

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