Biking in the Adirondacks

Adirondack Biking

From mountain biking to road cycling

Road, mountain, and fat bike the Adirondacks

This area has a long history as an Adirondack cycling destination. Scenic road tours, gravity assisted dirt thrills, and wild routes are just some of the many reasons to explore Hamilton County on a bike adventure. Road riders can enjoy the seldom-traveled roads along the Sacandaga River and winter riders can explore the area's many snowmobile trails on fat tires. There is a cycling experience for everyone in the Adirondacks!

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Brave the Black Fly, scenic roads, and dirt riding

The famous Black Fly Challenge, held annually between Inlet and Indian Lake, takes hundreds riders on a 40-mile trip though the Moose River Plains, and is one of the highlights of the summer riding season. Riding bikes on Moose River Plains Road is not limited to this event however. All throughout the warmer months riders can enjoy spinning their wheels on this well maintained remote road. This area is also home to a series of well-signed dirt loops that take riders along closed pavement sections and dirt roads. For a different off-road experience we love Fern Park, a popular recreation area in Inlet.

Road bike enthusiasts will find no shortage of quiet roads throughout Hamilton County. Any of the state roads make for excellent riding with quiet traffic and smooth pavement. The scenery as riders parallel Indian Lake on Route 30 and then tour up to Blue Mountain Lake on Route 28 is beyond compare.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace 7 Principles

This mountain biking trail forms a double...
off Route 30
Speculator
12164
  
Hiking This trail has easy, rolling terrain...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
Ride through charming small towns with...
Route 28N
Long Lake
12847
  
Hiking This is a great place for the whole...
Otter Brook Road
Inlet
13360
  
The old railroad track starts across the road...
Uncas Road
Inlet
13360
  
The trail is flat and easy and only 0.75 mile...
Parkhurst Road
Inlet
13360
  
This is a very mysterious cave that keeps...
Elm Lake Road
Speculator
12164
  
Lake Lila is located in the William C....
Lake Lila Access Road
Long Lake
12847
  
The Old Dam Nature Trail loop, located near...
Limekiln Lake Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Seventh Lake Mountain Community Connector...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
Chain Lakes Road South allows access to a...
Chain Lakes Road South
Indian Lake
12842
  
Cycling From Utica, take Rt. 12 north to...
Route 28
Raquette Lake
13436
  
Hiking This trail opens into some wide, flat...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
This place really has it all: hiking, bird...
South Shore Road
Inlet
13360
  
The proximity of this hike to the community...
Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay
13331
  
Hiking From the trailhead, hike along an old...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
Cycling From the Post Office in Lake Pleasant...
South Shore Road
Lake Pleasant
12108
  
Moss Lake is a beautiful place for a picnic,...
327 Big Moose Rd
Inlet
13360
  
This multi-use trail connects Inlet and...
Moose River Plains Road
Inlet
13360
  
This trail is a nice, tight single track on...
Seventh Lake Road
Inlet
13360
  
Nicks Lake Campground is a state DEC...
278 Bisby Rd
Old Forge
13420
  
Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
Hiking With many good parking spots around...
Hunt Club Road
Inlet
13360
  
Fern Park is a free, four-season, town of...
Loomis Road
Inlet
13360
  
Hiking This is a very easy trail to follow...
Hunt Club Road
Inlet
13360
  
Cycling This mountain bike loop totals over...
Route 30
Speculator
12164
  
Beaver Brook Bog is a birding area located...
Uncas Road
Raquette Lake
13436
  
This is an easy ride that passes Upper and...
Uncas Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Moose River Recreation Area, including...
Indian Lake
12842
  
A broad shoulder and broader vistas...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
The trail to Lower Sargent Pond is marked...
North Lake Road
Long Lake
12847
  
Located in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
This trail starts on North Rondaxe Road as a...
North Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
Be aware that Sagamore Road can have heavy...
Sagamore Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Sargent Ponds trails offer an excellent...
North Point Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is part of...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
TOBIE stands for Thendara-Old Forge-Big Moose...
160 Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
Hiking These trails are mostly easy and flat...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
Parking is at a small gravel pull off parking...
Inlet
13360
  
Enter through the Brown Tract Pond campground...
Inlet
13360
  
These two ponds are located on a foot trail...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
Explore this turn-of-the-century...
Eighth Lake Campground
Inlet
13360
  

Pedals & Petals

176 Route 28
PO Box 390
Inlet
13360
(315) 357-3281
  

Revolution Rail Comapny

3 Railroad Place
PO Box 202
North Creek
12853
(518) 251-2345
  

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