22 miles
Distance
3,135 ft
Climb
-2,900 ft
Descent
1,209 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Letchworth State Park
    Mount Morris, New York
  • AKA
    Letchworth Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun - Oct
  • Global Ranking
    #5050
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    234 ft
  • Altitude min
    808 ft
  • Altitude start
    885 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,120 ft
  • Grade
    0.204%
  • Grade max
    -26.537%
  • Grade min
    31.4%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on Sep 20, 2017
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Finger Lakes... Trail Reports

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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
Sep 20, 2017
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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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