4 miles
Distance
1,247 ft
Climb
-1,248 ft
Descent
00:31:30
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Bethlehem Park
    Albany, New York
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Log Ride, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #1738 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Town of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation

A tight, twisting singletrack with interspersed features and obstacles, conveniently located near Albany

Access Info

This trail system rides as a single loop currently marked with four different colored flags. When riding in the primary direction of travel, the flags will always appear on the right side of the trail.

To access the trail, take the large, obvious foot path into the woods directly behind the playground. After 0.25 miles, you'll begin to see red flag markers on the right side of the trail. Follow these which will take your to the right at the first fork encountered.

After approximately 200 ft, the trail cuts sharply into the woods and from there is easy to follow. The flow of the trail will take you from red to orange to yellow to blue markers. The end of the blue flags finishes right at the beginning of the red flags where you started.

More Stats for North Bethlehem Park Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    235 ft
  • Altitude max
    320 ft
  • Altitude start
    292 ft
  • Altitude end
    291 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -45.272%
  • Grade min
    51.503%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,427 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:02
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Status:
on Jan 1, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to north-bethlehem-park-trail trailhead (42.666508, -73.841313)
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      North Bethlehem... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 9:56am
      Jan 1, 2021
      Some snow and ice. 60 dirt 40 snow.
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 12:40pm
      Nov 21, 2020
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 7:26am
      Nov 1, 2020
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 10:28am
      Sep 13, 2020
      Kid riding a dirtbike/motocross type bike out there. Some minor damage to the trail tread in some banked turns. Looked like results if...
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 3:57am
      Sep 8, 2020
      At least one large tree down across trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 444 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,899 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      21 |
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 1:42pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      37 |
      Apr 17, 2020 @ 1:58pm
      Apr 17, 2020
      48 |
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 8:59pm
      Dec 23, 2019
      62 |
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 8:27am
      Sep 1, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Hweezy1104 (Oct 28, 2017 at 10:11)
       Nice to ride, don’t go in the low lands of rain has been recent, very exciting if testing bike, would recommend for beginners
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag lonelydwarfproductions (Mar 9, 2018 at 16:30)
       It's 10min from my house so I'm biased, but it's a great XC trail with some cool features and good flow. Perfect for an after work rip, or a multiple lap weekend ride. Blue rating is about right. It's harder than a path in the woods, but not super techy.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jdpierce (Jul 28, 2019 at 13:19)
       Just moved to Albany from Oregon. I was blown away by this sweet little trail system just five minutes from our new home. It’s fun, flows, and is totally in the woods so it’s cooler and you hardly notice the suburban tract houses it runs up against. It really is a treasure. Pack your bug spray but if you’re here you’ve already figured that out. Keep the markers on your right and enjoy!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Linderama65 (Jul 13, 2020 at 3:48)
       Great little loop to rip, but should ONLY be ridden in the primary (one direction) as mentioned in access info for safety and flow. This trail info should be updated to say uni direction instead of both directions.
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      youtuber First Ride of 2021 - a couple laps at North Beth
      6:04 | 10 | Jan 14, 2021 , Albany
      youtuber How fun is North Bethlehem?
      2:17 | 667 | May 8, 2018 , Albany
      Blue line
      0:31 | 183 | Aug 25, 2019 , Albany
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