4,709 ft
31 ft
-393 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Widowmaker Trail
  • Otsego Bicycles
    since 2013
  • SUNY Oneonta Mountain Biking Club
    since 2013
  • past supporters

  • Sam Brown-Shaklee

Widowmaker Details

  • Riding Area
    Wilber Park
    Oneonta, New York
  • AKA
    Widow Maker
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Please allow 1 week after spring thaw.
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #8112 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Oneonta Parks & Recreation

Inspired by DH race tracks of the northeast, this downhill-primary trail takes the flow and features of a downhill race track and scales them down to suit XC and trail bikes. With a twisty, pedally, bumpy top section, fast and flowy middle, then a technical off-camber bottom section this is a great challenge on anything from a rigid singlespeed to a 6-inch full squish bike. Like many of Oneonta's trails Widowmaker has optional jumps, drops, and gaps hidden in plain sight. Mind the gap over the rock garden!

Upper Widowmaker can be ridden handily in either direction, but Lower Widowmaker is a bear of a climb. Repeats of the trail can be done by climbing the China Hut Climb back to the top. Alternate descending trail is Glenwood Creek Trail.

Access Info

From Wilber Park take Blood Sweat & Tears north to Bridge Street Traverse. Turn left at the top of Bridge Street Traverse and follow the Lower Loop Trail to the top.

More Stats for Widowmaker bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -362 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,260 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,621 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,621 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,260 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    491 ft
  • Distance down
    3,661 ft
  • Distance flat
    557 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Apr 9, 2015
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to widowmaker-28481 trailhead (42.466150, -75.042910)
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Widowmaker Trail Reports

Apr 9, 2015 @ 9:13am
Apr 9, 2015
Trail is not yet rideable as is has just recently thawed. Riders should stay clear of this trail for atleast two more weeks before riding.
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