Black Bear Mountain
This beautiful trail located in Old Forge offers views of the
lake and can get hard at the end but most of the trip is for
Bloomingdale Bog Trail
This 9 + mile trail is appropriate for beginners and all other
levels. The trailhead is located off of Rt. 86. Approximately
1.3 miles north of the hospital take a right on a dirt road.
This trail will take you through the wetlands surrounding Two
Bridge and Niger Brooks. Most of the duration of this trail
is level, but there is a short rough patch around Rt. 55 and
some deep sand near Merrill Rd. The trail ends at Rt. 30 near
Buck Pond State Campground, total of 9.8 miles.
Bubb Lake/Moss Lake Lake Loop
This magnificent trail ride is great for beginners and for those
who really want to get a taste of the Adirondacks!
Deer Pond Loop Trail
6 miles west of Rt. 3 & Rt. 30 turn north on to Old Wawbeek
Rd. The trailhead is clearly marked by a DEC sign. The first
2 + miles of this trail follows The Old Wawbeek Rd. After passing
Mosquito Pond, and Deer Pond, you will hit a fork in the trail.
The left fork leads to a pretty picnic spot, near the pond.
To complete the loop< take the right fork, which leads to some
tricky side hill riding, and then to a swamp. After navigating
the bridge that crosses some wetlands you will join a truck
trail. The last approximately 2 miles is a nice cruise.
Deer River State Forest Trails
A series of connecting loops allows bikers to choose a variety
of terrains. The Deer River State Forest is made up of nerarly
12,000 acres of land in NW Franklin County. There are also a
few public use campsites along the river.
Floodwood Loop Trail
To Locate the trailhead, take Rt. 30 to Saranac Inn, then take
Floodwood Rd. Approximately 2 miles past Hoel Pond Rd. begin
looking for snowmobile trail signs on your left. The ride begins
on a snowmobile trail then turns into mostly rolling with some
steep sections. A wooden bridge, and a view of Floodwood Pond
will lead you to Rollins Pond State Campground. A paved road
will complete your trip.
Forest Home Road Loop
This beautiful ride begins at the end of Forest Home Rd. in
Saranac Lake. Through Lake Clear Junction, and onto Rd, this
trail is mostly paved. rolling hills.
Grass Pond Trail
From the intersection of Rt. 30 and Rt. 86 Paul Smith's go approximately
3 + miles north, turning right on dirt road. Look for DEC signs
for Hays Brook Assembly area. This beginner level ride takes
you over the Osgood River, and then east to Grass Pond. There
are two nice lean-tos on the east shore.
Hays Brook Trail
This trailhead is located in the same way as the Grass Pond
Trail. This section of the trail is a beginner level cruise,
crossing over the Osgood River, then through a boreal forest.
Hays Brook Spur Trail
Directions for the location of this trailhead are the same as
for the Hatch Brook Loop Trail. A nice ride for any ability
level, this trail takes you past a small pond on the left, then
approximately 3 + miles on the spur trail. You will come to
an old cabin site near Hays Brook.
Hatch Brook Loop Trail
Take Rt. 3 or Rt. 30 to NY 99 turn west on dirt road, where
Hatch Brook crosses, just north of Loon Lake. Park at the south
end of the field. This intermediate level ride, takes you over
a ridge, then west past a pond. There is a single track section,
just south of Hatch Brook.
Keese Mill Road
At the intersection of Rt. 30 & Rt. 86 in Paul Smith's there
is a large parking area. This is a 20 mile one way trip, and
it would be a good idea to park another car on Rt. 458 at the
end of Blue Mountain Rd. This a beautiful ride, that takes you
through a variety of terrains. You will cross the St. Regis
River, travel through blueberry barrens and into a beautiful
Kushaqua Loop Trail
To begin this ride, park on the access road to Buck Pond State
Campground. The entrance to Buck Pond, is off of County Road/Route
60. This beginner level ride takes you from Onchiota through
Loon Lake, traveling much of the time along the beautiful north
branch of the Saranac River.
Lake Clear Ponds Trail
To locate the trailhead, take NY Rt. 30 to Lake Clear Rd. Cross
the railroad tracks, and about 1/4 mile later you will see an
old road on your left. This is where you begin. This approximately
4 mile ride will take you past a number of small ponds, and
on a former logging road. This is a trail that will appeal to
beginner to intermediate.
Mecham Lake Trail
To reach this trailhead, take either Rt. 3 or 30 to NY 99, turning
west on the dirt road where Hatch Brook crosses the road. Follow
this road for a little over two miles, and park at the end of
the field. This is a mixture of relatively easy riding and more
difficult terrain. You will cross over Winnebago Pond, and continue
on until you arrive at Meacham Lake State Campground.
Nelson Lake/Remsen Falls
A nice ride on the snowmobile trails through the Adirondack
woods. This backcountry trail will put you on the Snowmobile
trails through the of the Adirondacks woodlands. Beautiful Ride!
North Branch Loop
Old Forge Mountainbike Trail System.
This Trail rides offer magnificent views of the Adirondack mountains
as well as streams, ponds and lakes in Herkimer County.
Otter Hollow Loop Trail
Fish Creek Campground is where you will find the beginning of
this trail. A day use fee must be paid at the gate. Generally
this trail consists of rolling terrain, with some steep areas.
After passing a number of ponds, the trail heads south to reach
Rollins Pond State Campground.
Paul Smiths Loop
This trail begins right at Pauls Smiths College. This very enjoyable
takes you over mostly paved roads, through Lake Clear Junction,
Gabriels, and back into Paul Smiths.
This trail offers beautiful scenery of the mountains, lakes,
Sheep Meadow Trail
Take 86 north past the intersection of Rt. 30, and Rt. 86. (about
4 miles). Look for the dirt road on the right, and look for
DEC markers. This is generally an easy cruise, following a truck
trail, and a horse path. Crossing over the Osgood River, and
the Hays Brook, the trail ends in a clearing.
Silver Lake Loop
Slush Pond Horse Trail
The trail begins off of NY Rt. 30, across from the Hays Brook
Area. An enjoyable stretch, that most levels will enjoy. A couple
of small hills make the ride a little more challenging, and
the surroundings are beautiful.
This trail ride will take you through two lakes: Big Moose Lake
and Lake Rondaxe.
Stony Creek Ponds
Take Rt. 3 to Coreys Rd., which is located between Saranac Lake,
and Tupper Lake. This trail is loaded with beautiful scenery,
and gently rolling terrain.The Ampersand Brook, Raquette River,
and Stoney Creek Pond are all passed on this trail.
Sunday Pond Trail
Take NY Rt. 30 west past Lake Clear Junction. Turn onto Fish
Hatchery Rd. Follow the railroad tracks. Generally this trail
is level throughout. It will take you past Rat Pond, and Sunday
Pond. To complete, the trail, takes you NE towards Fish Hatchery
This beginner to intermediate level trail, begins just east
of Tupper Lake, and the junction of Rt.3 and Rt. 30. The added
bonus of a sandy beach at the end of this trail, make it even
more fun. Some rolling hills and a mixture of easy terrain,
make for a very fun ride.