The Southern Tier of New York offers numerous trail riding opportunities for mountain bikers. Most local trail networks are found in State Forests or State Parks, but there are a few county and town parks that offer trails for mountain bikes too. The trails in our region are primarily singletrack consisting of dirt, roots, and shale rock, and traverse rolling hills with occasional steep slopes carved by the glaciers that formed the Finger Lakes.
Below please find a list of mountain bike trail networks in the general vicinity of the Southern Tier of NY. Each location is given a brief description of the area and a trail map. You alone are responsible for your safety and well-being when using these maps and riding at these locations.
If you’re interested in improving the trails at these locations, contact the land manager or a Cycle-CNY rep to learn how you can help. Cycle-CNY hosts volunteer trail work days several times each season.
Please click on a link below to see details on the following riding areas:
- Bear Swamp
- Blue Mountain
- Chenango Valley State Park
- Dryer Road Park
- Finger Lakes National Forest
- Hammond Hill State Forest
- Jenksville State Forest
- Jones Park
- Letchworth State Park
- Merli-Sarnoski Park (PA)
- Moosic Mountain Preserve (PA)
- Oakley Corners State Forest
- Prompton Dam State Park (PA)
- Shindagin Hollow State Forest
- Waverly Glen / Two Rivers State Park
Our insurance company has “strongly suggested” that we tell you that mountain biking can be dangerous, even with a good map. If you’re visiting this site it’s very likely that you’re already aware of that. Please ride within your abilities and always wear a helmet!