2,686 ft
6 ft
-270 ft
Avg time

Nemisis Details

  • Riding area
    The Backside
    Oneonta, New York
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    April - September
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Other
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

Nemisis is the original trail of the area that is now known as The Backside trails. The trail head can accessed from the northwest corner of Strawberry Field in Oneonta NY. This is a downhill primary single track trail, so it is fun on all kinds of bikes whether XC, Fat, Trail, AM, or even DH.
The first section traverses a relatively flat area. The first little down hill will bring you to a intersection with the trail, Whippie Hippie. Then as you go along, there are a few more slight ups and downs until you come to the second intersection. Here you have the option of either staying on Nemisis or riding the Flow Track. From the second intersection, the trail starts to point down hill. You will encounter small jumps, berms, rock and root gardens, and other fun features along the way.
The single track part of this trail ends about three quarters of the way down and you will be in a small open area. If you choose to follow Nemisis down to the road, you will continue across the open area to the left side where a steep trouble track descends a rocky section behind a natural gas pipeline valve house. Just beyond this is Winney Hill Road.

Private Land: be quiet and respectful. Stay off during hunting season.

Access Info

Right off the northwest corrner of strawberry field in Oneonta NY.



Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nemisis mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -264 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,283 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,548 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,547 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,283 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    173 ft
  • Distance down
    2,340 ft
  • Distance flat
    173 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 21, 2017
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to nemisis-54188 trailhead (42.466440, -75.075440)
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Nemisis Trail Reports

Apr 21, 2017 @ 2:22pm
Apr 21, 2017
Spring trail clearing is now underway. Major trees have been moved, but most of the area is still leaf covered.
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:03am
Apr 28, 2016
The tree has been moved from the trail and the trail is ready to ride.
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:30pm
Apr 21, 2016
Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around. Only one at the very top. the rest of the trail is clear. We will remove the tree as soon...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:26pm
Apr 21, 2016
Great condition ready to ride.
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May 4, 2016 @ 7:59pm
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Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:47am
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Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:44am
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Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:43am
Apr 23, 2016
Nemisis, Oneonta

1 Review & Comments

  • + 3
flag EthanSnow (Apr 22, 2016 at 7:41)
 This trail was built two years ago, and it is really a lot of fun. each year it gets a little better. If you want a fun downhill trail that does not leave you in an extreme climbing situation to get back to the top, this is for you.

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