1 miles
Distance
383 ft
Climb
-109 ft
Descent
2,096 ft
High Point

Chuck's Climb Details

  • Riding area
    McCauley Mountain Ski Area
    Old Forge, New York
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

This trails lung-busting climbs and technical rock sections will keep you on your toes. From the parking lot, ride past the ski chalet and chairlift base where the trail bears left leaving the ski trail (Rambler) and enters a grassy mixed use trail. After a short distance, bear right leaving the main trail onto a secondary trail and then bear right again in a very short distance onto the narrow single-track.

This first section begins to climb almost immediately up a rocky, technical rise and then descends through more rocks. After the up and down technical section, the grade briefly moderates before turning uphill once again. As the grade moderates, the trail becomes more technical. The technical section concludes with a moderate climb. After the technical section, the trail widens and begins to climb more steeply. In a fairly short distance, the trail bears right leaving the wider trail and becomes narrow and very technical.

After this rocky, technical section, the grade begins to increase and becomes mostly sustained steep climbing until the trail connects with "Rambler" ski trail.

Access Info

McCauley Ski Area parking lot

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Chuck's Climb mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    274 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,822 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,822 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,096 ft
  • Grade
    5.035%
  • Grade max
    -28.848%
  • Grade min
    29.209%
  • Distance climb
    3,736 ft
  • Distance down
    1,318 ft
  • Distance flat
    393 ft
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
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Trail Style
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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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Chuck's Climb Trail Reports

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Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:23pm
Jul 14, 2018
Needs some chainsaw work and washout fixing.
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Jun 6, 2018 @ 4:47pm
Jun 6, 2018
Chuck's Climb, New Hartford

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