3 miles
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-1,318 ft
Descent
00:19:49
Avg time

Poorman's Downhill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Poorman's Downhill
    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
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This unique shuttle run, locally known as “Poor Man’s Downhill,” is unparalleled in the Adirondack Park. Hit the dropper post and send it down a 3+ mile single track snowmobile trail that drops over 1,200 vertical feet between the Whiteface Toll Road entrance and the hamlet below. Full suspension trail bikes are recommended...downhill bikes are not necessary.

The town of Wilmington offers a shuttle service at a minimal cost every other weekend throughout the 2016 season.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Poorman's Downhill mountain bike 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
    00:19:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:02
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Status:
on May 19, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.4 (5 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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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Poorman's Downhill Trail Reports

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      May 19, 2020 @ 8:50pm
      May 19, 2020
      Mostly dry, except for the top part of the trail and some areas toward the bottom where some spots are very muddy. Can go around the mud at the...
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 10:30am
      Apr 22, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 11:49am
      Mar 24, 2020
      reporter Mud season. Please avoid all trails until further notice. Riding now creates long term damage. Be patient
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 5:54pm
      Oct 21, 2019
      A bit wet and soft towards the top, once you pass the Atmospheric research center it gets a bit better.
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 3:12pm
      Sep 15, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 53 rides
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      Dec 1, 2018 @ 7:55am
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      Jul 16, 2018 @ 4:42am
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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