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    Best Long Island XC Trail

    So which one is it? Is there something comparable to Blue Mt in Peekskill?

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    IMO
    glacier ridge has great flow
    east seatuaket has great climbs

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    Meadowlark is shorter than the others, at 5 miles, but it's a really great ride. Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't checked it out.

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    I vote for Glacier. It's my favorite.
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    I've only ridden Rocky Point and Glacier Ridge.

    Neither is really comparable to Blue Mtn.

    But I dig the tight, twisty trails at RP.

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    Without being too picky,

    What is the name of the best XC trail at Rocky Point & Glacier Ridge?

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    At Glacier, I like What Goes Up Must Come Down and White Ghost.
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    XC, Rocky Point and Glacier Ridge are the names of two specific trails. Rocky Point is also the name of the town where that trail is located. GR is in Farmingville, NY.

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    Stilly is a bit of a challange.
    RP is 20 miles of fast and furious single track. At a sub 1:30 pace its insane!
    GR is also a blast. Love the moguls and the flow
    ES is a good work out, But I feel that trail leaves a rider hanging. There really isnt any reward at the end of a climb or at the end of switchback section. Dou did a great job designing it and set it up to be a workout.

    There is only one trail on the island that makes you feel as if you are not on the island. It has a lot of climbing, is fast, slow, tight, twisty, ladders, bridges, Boulders and views that are breath taking.
    That trail has stolen my heart!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post

    There is only one trail on the island that makes you feel as if you are not on the island. It has a lot of climbing, is fast, slow, tight, twisty, ladders, bridges, Boulders and views that are breath taking.
    That trail has stolen my heart!!!!
    What trail is that?

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    ditto

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    nothing comparable to blue mt.

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    ESS

    its up on the northshore out east (By the BMX track)
    Basically out of bounds as it is not a climb maintained trail.

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    more details? i'd love to try it

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    There are 2 rides on sunday mornings. One starts at 7:30 and the other around 8 from the BMX lot

    Trail is not marked and I recommend not to try the trail alone......you will get lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
    There are 2 rides on sunday mornings. One starts at 7:30 and the other around 8 from the BMX lot

    Trail is not marked and I recommend not to try the trail alone......you will get lost
    It's Long Island... How lost can you get?
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    it all depends on how long and how much riding you wanna do.

    But your right.....How lost can you get on Long Island.

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    All the trails listed above are great!
    This is Long Island however so nothing is going to really compare to Blue Mt.
    One that has been left out is Manoville Hills. Awesome cardio workout. I still don't understand how this trail has you climbing for almost 13mi., but you finish at the same place you started!?!
    Too soon old-Too late smart!

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    Glacier Ridge! Love that Trail, except someone stole my helmet when I left it on top my truck to go check the trail map last time I was there, that sucked lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GstaThugPimp4lif View Post
    Glacier Ridge! Love that Trail, except someone stole my helmet when I left it on top my truck to go check the trail map last time I was there, that sucked lol.
    It woulda been worth them takin' it if you coulda caught them takin' it.
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    Yeah that would of been awesome! Pissed having to drop 100+ on another helmet!

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    Cunningham Park, Queens, or Stillwell Woods, Woodbury are both great trails IMHO. Add the short bit of Trailview near the Shop-Rite (I think) to make a pretty good loop of Stilly.

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    Heading to Rocky Point tomorrow for some fast singletrack fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    Heading to Rocky Point tomorrow for some fast singletrack fun

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    We did 20 miles at Rocky Point, downed some lunch, then got another 8 miles at Stillwell before heading home.

    Good times on the Island today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    We did 20 miles at Rocky Point, downed some lunch, then got another 8 miles at Stillwell before heading home.

    Good times on the Island today...

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    Pete? Is that you? It's Clark.
    I just finished riding Trailview and Stillwell. Had to turn on the lights for the last section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strikerkidNY View Post
    Cunningham Park, Queens, or Stillwell Woods, Woodbury are both great trails IMHO. Add the short bit of Trailview near the Shop-Rite (I think) to make a pretty good loop of Stilly.
    That's the Stop & Shop lot on Jericho, I always start from there, the parking is much better, plus the 2mi stretch of TV is a nice addition. That with 2 laps at SW and you've got right around 15mi.
    Too soon old-Too late smart!

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    Yeah ... we started in the lot right near Stop & Shop for the run at Stillwell.

    Definitely different than RP, with more climbing and more tech, but what's up with all the "gravel" on the trails???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Pete? Is that you? It's Clark.
    I just finished riding Trailview and Stillwell. Had to turn on the lights for the last section.
    I don't think I'm the Pete you know...

    Good times had at your trails yesterday...you guys can hit us up here in Westchester
    to ride Graham Hills, Blue Mountain, or Sprain Ridge at wmba.org.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    I don't think I'm the Pete you know...

    Good times had at your trails yesterday...you guys can hit us up here in Westchester
    to ride Graham Hills, Blue Mountain, or Sprain Ridge at wmba.org.

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    Nope... Pete I know doesn't ride that much.
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    Recently rocked Stillwell for the first time,,, I enjoy MeadowLark for a quick semi technical challenge, but I was really impressed by Stillwell, alot of variety, and very challenging,,, also you can dump out early if you get hurt or something comes up. Interested in finding a group of people to tackle some other trails with. If anyone wants to head out and needs company let me know,, I'm from Dix Hills,, and I won't strangle you in the woods and steal your bike .... or will I .......
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    Glacier ridge is the most fun.Manorville will make your lungs and legs burn and separate the fit from the unfit.Stillwell is a combination of tough and fun.As far as Manorville hills I to find it strange that you can climb for an hour but never seem to ever get a downhill...bizarr Doug

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    Lots of good riding out on the east end, admittedly i'm biased since i grew up and began riding there.

    Hither Hills has quite a variety of terrain and is IMO the best trail around in terms of fun, technicality, and scenery as a whole. It's probably worth trying to find someone who knows the area well as there are over 25 miles of trail but it's very easy to end up with an abbreviated tour of the trails unless you've put in a decent amount of time around there

    Trails from Cedar Point park area to rt 114 are pretty nice, and combined with the sections of trail by merchants path/east hampton airport can make a nice long ride

    If you haven't experienced hither hills its defintely worth the ride out there though, just make sure you have some patches, extra tube and a pump...its notorious for thorns in certain spots. Start out down on nappeague harbor road about halfway up and hop on the trail there to begin, its my favorite starting point

    If any of you night owl riders ever happen to venture out that way around 12 or 1am, i'll be the crazy guy riding the trails on one of my old steel hardtails

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    Lol that's awesome! Have to check it out. Going to rocky point for a casual ride after a 30 mile road leg on Sunday. Going to be brutal ! Can't wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by manbeer View Post
    If any of you night owl riders ever happen to venture out that way around 12 or 1am, i'll be the crazy guy riding the trails on one of my old steel hardtails
    Nice

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    whats up with the parking permits for rocky point? i went there a long time ago with some friends and i had no idea, and my friend went there and said he was afraid to leave his car there because it said something about parking permits. i wanted to go there with a few friends because we usually stay closer to where i live (northport), like meadowlark and stillwell, but i want something longer and different.

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    i like meadowlark i'm often out there, but it gets a little mundane,, stillwell combined with Trailview, as well as the nassau/suffolk greenbelt trail (starts just south of Trailview, (trailhead just across from trailview (stopnshop) parking lot. Going to roll through that whole leg of trailview real soon, Going to Rocky point on sunday 930 AM,, first time for me, ,f'n ampedd
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    do you have a parking permit thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    do you have a parking permit thing?
    Yea. Rocky Point is on land managed by the DEC. You'll get two permits. One parking and one you carry on you when you ride. I forget the details, but you should be able to find it pretty easily with a google search. Its the same for all DEC land so if you hunt too you should know what I mean. Its a land access permit.

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    I'm into my second week away from home... Brought my bike to Florida and usually hit some awesome trails. This trip, I hit a lame one and they were all flooded from heavy rain.
    Can't wait to get home... Gonna go straight to Glacier Ridge.
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    Glad to see all the votes for Glacier Ridge. I live upstate now, but my folks just bought a house a few miles from Glacier Ridge. I'll be bringing my MTB on every visit from now on.

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    Just rode Gacier Ridge again today.It is soooo much fun.When you do every single loop it is about 12 miles.They did a fantastic job of cutting it. Doug

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    On my LI visit this past weekend I met up with some friends to ride Glacier Ridge for the first time. Super-floweeee trail you guys got there! Great to know this is so close to my family's house.

    With all the cars/bikes in the parking lot I thought the trail would be crowded, but it wasn't.
    I'll be hitting this trail on future visits that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
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    its up on the northshore out east (By the BMX track)
    Basically out of bounds as it is not a climb maintained trail.
    i was in the area today but south in the state park and powerlines an u PM me Spartacus i would love to chat more of this place

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    Hitherwoods and Northwest woods out east are great trails.

    I was in Hitherwoods on sept 9th....good stuff

    I like stilly, but the trip from Stop n Shop is a 2 way trail and that spooks me at speed. I would rather park at the trail head on south woods road and do 2 loops,

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    hi, im new in the forum. hopefully see u guys at the trails. thanks for the spots

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    Hey TM....welcome. Hope to see you out there. I will be hitting up RP getting it back into shape soon. There has been some erosion and the trail could use a trim.
    Maybe if anyone here would like to help out we could set up a date.

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    Hey Spartacus what do u know about riding in the Shoreham Wading river area ?? I mite b free not this weekend but mayb net weekend

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