3.1 miles
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-1,213 ft
Descent
00:17:39
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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
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #60165 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • Land Owner
    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
    -1,206 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,029 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,236 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,236 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,030 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -28.8%
  • Grade min
    6%
  • Distance climb
    338 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    210 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:51
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      Poorman's Downhill Trail Reports

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      Mar 7, 2024 @ 2:31pm
      Mar 7, 2024
      Sep 16, 2022 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 16, 2022
      There is a tree across trail about chest high shortly after crossing marble mountain road
      Jul 25, 2022 @ 8:51am
      Jul 25, 2022
      reporter
      May 18, 2022 @ 11:21pm
      May 18, 2022
      Quite muddy on the bottom section below the bridges, steer clear at the moment.
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 10:43am
      Mar 18, 2022
      reporter During the spring, even the most sustainable trails with well-drained soils are vulnerable to damage caused by bike tires and boot soles. Riding,...
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