5.7 miles
Distance
875 ft
Climb
-1,927 ft
Descent
01:37:20
Avg time

Cooper Kiln Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cooper Kiln
    Wilmington, New York
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Hike-a-Bike
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #39983 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #68355 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation(NYSDEC)

The original Adirondack Agony ride. Leave a car in Wilmington and ride up (or shuttle) to start at the trailhead nearby the Whiteface toll road gate(not cobble lookout, the next one heading west on Gillespie drive). The first mile is ridable single-track that slowly climbs. Then the hike a bike begins, and that goes on for about another 1+ miles of climbing until you arrive at more moderate terrain at approximately 3200' elevation. The next mile is narrow, tricky and really beautiful singletrack that winds through high elevation spruce/fir forest before dropping down to Cooper Kiln Pond and a Lean-To. The last short stretch of trail before arriving at the pond is a muddy mess. Leaving from the pond, the trail drops sharply down the Eastern flank of the mountain and quickly turns into a nasty eroded boulder-filled gulley for about a mile. This is survival riding on a trail bike. If you pushed a long travel DH rig to this point, congratulations, you're about to be rewarded for your effort. After a creek crossing, the trail mellows for another mile before dropping again for a two-mile all-out rip to Bonnieview road. Ride Bonnieview road South and back to Wilmington.

Access Info

Parking is limited at the trailhead on Gillespie road. Consider parking by the Whiteface toll road entrance and riding down the road to the start of the trail.

Disclaimer

Trail relocations are planned in several areas with severe erosion damage.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cooper Kiln mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,052 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,326 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,254 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,379 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,325 ft
  • Grade
    -3.5%
  • Grade max
    -115.5%
  • Grade min
    30.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    505 ft
  • Avg time
    01:37:20
  • Avg reverse time
    01:44:23
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on Jun 25, 2021
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Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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      Jun 25, 2021 @ 8:07am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 2:35pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 6:50am
      Apr 23, 2021
      Still lots of snow, mud, and freeze thaw happening up here. Once the leaves are on, the black flies have been out for awhile, and we've had a...
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      Mar 26, 2021
      Spring has sprung. Don't ride muddy trails. Please wait and allow them to dry first.
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 4:58pm
      Jul 29, 2020
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