3 miles
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-1,318 ft
Descent
00:17:55
Avg time

Poorman's Downhill Details

  • 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 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
    00:17:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:43
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Status:
on Apr 17, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Poorman's Downhill Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2019 @ 8:10am
      Apr 17, 2019
      reporter Mud season. Trails are soft and prone to damage. Please don't use muddy trails.
      Nov 2, 2018 @ 1:48pm
      Nov 2, 2018
      reporter
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:08pm
      Jul 16, 2018
      Apr 7, 2018 @ 5:10am
      Apr 7, 2018
      reporter Please respect trail closures during the spring thaw / mud season. Be patient and help BETA keep the trails in good shape. Riding in the mud and...
      May 9, 2016 @ 5:15am
      May 9, 2016
      middle and lower section are all good to ride. just needs a rake and ditches graded. top half is unknown.
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