22 miles
Distance
3,243 ft
Climb
-2,993 ft
Descent
1,214 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Letchworth State Park
    Mount Morris, New York
  • AKA
    Letchworth Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10040 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Named one of the 10 best mountain biking trails by Bike Magazine, this 22 mile long section of the Finger Lakes Trail system is one of the few sections open to mountain biking. This trail features mostly wooded single track, stream crossings, climbs, descents, and amazing views of the Genesee River Gorge.

If you don't want to ride the entire length there are several access points along River Road where the trail and the road meet or a short access trail connects the two.

Watch for hikers during fall when the leaves are changing color.

Access Info

Park at Mount Morris Dam visitors center. The trail head is on the south-west end of the parking lot.
It is also possible to ride in the other direction, starting near the Letchworth State Park Parade Grounds entrance in Portagville, NY.

Disclaimer

Not to be ridden during spring while the ground is wet.

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More Stats for Finger Lakes Trail - Letchworth Branch bike trail
  • Altitude change
    249 ft
  • Altitude min
    808 ft
  • Altitude start
    887 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,136 ft
  • Grade
    0.217%
  • Grade max
    -51.116%
  • Grade min
    67.318%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,990 ft
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Status:
on May 14, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Directions to finger-lakes-trail-letchworth-branch trailhead (42.730820, -77.907900)
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      Finger Lakes... Trail Reports

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      May 14, 2018 @ 6:03pm
      May 14, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail about 1.5 to 2 miles in. 2 new bridges in at 1.5 and 2 mile mark. Mostly dry, still standing water at...
      Apr 23, 2018 @ 1:39pm
      Apr 23, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail but they where out there cutting them up
      Apr 23, 2018 @ 1:38pm
      Apr 23, 2018
      Sep 20, 2017 @ 10:57am
      Sep 20, 2017
      Only a couple muddy sections. No running water, still, I wish I used flat peddles.
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      Sep 20, 2017 @ 10:54am
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      flag Granderojo547 (Sep 20, 2017 at 10:48)
       1st, Google "Mt Morris Dam Visitors Center" This trail is not in Letchworth State Park! I paid $10 to get in only to realize I was on the wrong side of the river. Then Google lead me to closed roads. 40 minutes later I got to my destination.
      It was a lot of roots and river crossings. My skills and XC MTB were out matched, I spent more time off the bike than on. At 4.3 miles I gave up. I got to a crossing I couldn't climb with my shoes, let alone while hauling a bike. It is beautiful, I'll be back. But with boots and never a bike again. I like flow and climbs, there are precious little here.
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