- Size: 538 acres
- Level: Beginner – Expert
- Scenery: Forest, swamps, streams
- Terrain: Mostly rugged single track
Trip Tip: SMBA use sticker required
This 538-acre parcel of land north of town has become very popular for mountain bikers through out the region. There are plenty of cyclists to ride with on a sunny afternoon during the week. The intertwined, technical trails have consistently evolved over the years, thanks to Saratoga Mountain Bike Association (SMBA).
There are many unique features that will challenge and keep the most experienced bikers coming back for more riding. As you explore the area, get ready to cross over small streams on narrow stick bridges, cruise down or drop off of giant boulders and get to the other side of logs with the use of a seesaw. The beginner and intermediate mountain biker will advance quickly after riding miles of single track and dirt roads through out the wooded region.
Back in 2000, SMBA was formed and secured this land for recreation with an agreement with Finch-Pryn Paper Company, who still occasionally closes sections for logging operations. SMBA has a membership fee to handle trail maintenance and administrative costs. You are required to purchase a use sticker, which are available at Elevate Cycles on Van Dam St in downtown Saratoga Springs.
Directions: Clinton Ave and Daniels Road
Parking is very limited here and not recommended. It’s better to ride from town. Go west on Church Street off of Broadway. At the first traffic light make a right onto Clinton Ave. Ride to the end of Clinton Ave past Skidmore College. The trailhead is across the road.