4.1 miles
Distance
111 ft
Climb
-108 ft
Descent
00:30:23
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Bethlehem Park
    Albany, New York
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • 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
    #4041 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #86469 in Trail Running
    • #46638 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for North Bethlehem Park Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    206 ft
  • Altitude max
    230 ft
  • Altitude start
    223 ft
  • Altitude end
    226 ft
  • Grade max
    -13.8%
  • Grade min
    8.7%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4,984 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:30:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:02
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Status:
on Dec 14, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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      North Bethlehem... Trail Reports

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      Dec 14, 2021 @ 10:52am
      Dec 14, 2021
      Trail is overall in great shape. Very rideable, but some wet areas, mostly in red. Great new feature has been built from a downed tree in Orange.
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 5:00pm
      Oct 30, 2021
      Trail has been blown off and re-marked with new colored flags.
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      Some wet spots and a little greasy. Other areas are dry.
      May 12, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      May 12, 2021
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 6:18pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      Excellent, perfect riding conditions
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 335 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,899 rides
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      Oct 9, 2021 @ 7:29pm
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      Oct 9, 2021 @ 7:29pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      56 |
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 7:30am
      Jun 15, 2021
      116 |
      Dec 23, 2019 @ 8:59pm
      Dec 23, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
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      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 0
      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!
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      • + 1
      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 | 138 | Jan 14, 2021 , Albany
      youtuber How fun is North Bethlehem?
      2:17 | 794 | May 8, 2018 , Albany
      Blue line
      0:31 | 219 | Aug 25, 2019 , Albany
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