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 some of the area's many trails on fat tires. There is a cycling experience for everyone in the Adirondacks!

Adirondack cycling loops

Wherever you choose to ride, there's beauty to be seen and adventure to be had! Click the banner below for more information on bike loops and biking events!

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. However, riding bikes on Moose River Plains Road is not limited to this event. 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, check out 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

The old railroad track starts across the road...
Uncas Road
Inlet
13360
  
This mountain biking trail forms a double...
off Route 30
Speculator
12164
  
The trail to Lower Sargent Pond is marked...
North Lake Road
Long Lake
12847
  
This is a very mysterious cave that keeps...
Elm Lake Road
Speculator
12164
  
Chain Lakes Road South allows access to a...
Chain Lakes Road South
Indian Lake
12842
  
Remote with lots of opportunity to explore,...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
This multi-use trail connects Inlet and...
Moose River Plains Road
Inlet
13360
  
With many good parking spots around the Red...
Hunt Club Road
Inlet
13360
  
Fern Park is a free, four-season, town of...
Loomis Road
Inlet
13360
  
The view from this pond could make anyone...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
The Moose River Recreation Area, including...
Indian Lake
12842
  
Be aware that Sagamore Road can have heavy...
Sagamore Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Sargent Ponds trails offer an excellent...
North Point Road
Inlet
13360
  
This trail is a nice, tight single track on...
Seventh Lake Road
Inlet
13360
  
TOBIE stands for Thendara-Old Forge-Big Moose...
160 Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
Ride through charming small towns with...
Route 28N
Long Lake
12847
  
A broad shoulder and broader vistas...
Blue Mountain Lake
12812
  
Lake Lila is located in the William C....
Lake Lila Access Road
Long Lake
12847
  
Take in the beautiful history and scenery of...
Route 28
Raquette Lake
13436
  
This is a wonderful trip in the fall, but...
South Shore Road
Lake Pleasant
12108
  
Enjoy extensive hiking and biking trails, or...
Route 28
Inlet
13360
  
Beaver Brook Bog is a birding area located...
Uncas Road
Raquette Lake
13436
  
This is a great place for the whole family...
Otter Brook Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Old Dam Nature Trail loop, located near...
Limekiln Lake Road
Inlet
13360
  
The easily accessible Lost Ponds are some of...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
The Moose River Plains Wild Forest is part of...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
Moss Lake is a beautiful place for a picnic,...
327 Big Moose Rd
Inlet
13360
  
Nicks Lake Campground is a state DEC...
278 Bisby Rd
Old Forge
13420
  
Hiking This is a very easy trail to follow...
Hunt Club Road
Inlet
13360
  
A developing mountain biking trail network...
Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
This trail starts on North Rondaxe Road as a...
North Rondaxe Road
Inlet
13360
  
The Seventh Lake Mountain Community Connector...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
This is an easy ride/hike that passes Upper...
Uncas Road
Inlet
13360
  
This place really has it all: hiking, bird...
South Shore Road
Inlet
13360
  
Located in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest...
Moose River Plains Wild Forest
Inlet
13360
  
The proximity of this hike to the community...
Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay
13331
  
Between biking and birding, there are a...
Route 30
Speculator
12164
  
Explore this turn-of-the-century...
Eighth Lake Campground
Inlet
13360
  
Check out this family-fun-loving, mountain...
141 Novosel Way
Speculator
12164
  
Rt. 10 winds through historic rural hamlets...
  

Revolution Rail Comapny

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

Pedals & Petals

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

Long Lake Mt. Sabattis Trails

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, 46 Pavilion Way
Long Lake
12847
(518) 624-3862
  

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