3.1 miles
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-1,318 ft
Descent
00:21:50
Avg time

Poorman's Downhill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Flume Trail System
    Wilmington, New York
  • AKA
    PMD
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22284 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • Land Manager
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The "PMD" was originally built as a snowmobile trail to connect Wilmington with points North, but it's proven to be much more popular with bikers who regularly shuttle the trail from the parking area near the intersection of the Whiteface toll road and Gillespie drive. It serves as a backbone for several rides that radiate off of it. It was originally named for the cash-strapped riders who couldn't pay for chairlifts at Whiteface, and also for the fact that there is a good chance you'll be buying some new bike parts if you make a habit of blasting down it too often. It has the unique distinction of having a bar and restaurant in town named after it, and the town of Wilmington honors it's legacy by offering dirt cheap shuttle rides for bikers once or twice a month during the summer. Check out betatrails.org for details.

Disclaimer

While most of PMD is on state Forest Preserve lands, the bottom 3/4 mile and the parking area is on private lands. Please stay on the trail, leash pets and respect private property.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Poorman's Downhill mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,230 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,023 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,281 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,253 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,023 ft
  • Grade
    -7.477%
  • Grade max
    -50.475%
  • Grade min
    25.053%
  • Distance climb
    1,404 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    768 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:50
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:25
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Status:
on Apr 23, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (8 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
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      Poorman's Downhill Trail Reports

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      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:00pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Variable spring conditions persist. Please avoid wet and muddy trails.
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:35am
      Apr 21, 2021
      Please avoid wet and muddy trails.
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 4:51am
      Apr 17, 2021
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 7:53pm
      Mar 26, 2021
      Spring has sprung. Don't ride muddy trails. Please wait and allow them to dry first.
      Dec 13, 2020 @ 10:03am
      Dec 13, 2020
      snow/ice at top.. a little sketchy if tires are too inflated. from Marble Mt down was great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 3 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 172 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 1, 2018 @ 7:55am
      Dec 1, 2018
      271 |
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 4:42am
      Jul 16, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      francoisjmj (Jul 18, 2019 at 13:20)
       Amazing trail, very bumpy ride, todays ride was quite muddy in places, particularly up top. Beware of the mud holes, some are quite deep. Definitely recommend a good full suspension bike.
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      • + 0
      wgwestervelt (Aug 23, 2019 at 17:02)
       This trail is not particularly interesting up or down. It’s essentially a baby head covered double track. Investigate the new stuff being added adjacent to it instead.
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      youtuber Trail Review - Poorman's Downhill
      1212 | Aug 25, 2017 , Wilmington
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