Mountain Biking Trails In Central ParkWhat a pleasant surprise - Would you believe it? ...a fun bunch of mountain trails in Schenectady's Central Park!
I got off to a very late start (a series of SNAFUs) but finally parked off Fehr Avenue and started riding at noon. Although the overall park is relatively flat, there were a lot of ups and downs and tightly-curved switchbacks to make the most out of every hill available! :-)
Much of the first section of the trail I rode traversed thru marshy area. Fortunately--being late July--the place was bone dry but there were a lot of boardwalks in various shapes and sizes to keep the ride interesting.
Not exactly knowing where I was going, I simply followed the most well-beaten trail and the Green arrows.
If you like roots--then this is the place to go! There were sections of the trail that were as rooty as I am used to in Connecticut but frequent sharp turns and switchbacks make the sight lines limited so the ride was always full of unexpected surprises. (Quite a few log up and overs as well in all sizes!)
Loop TwoThe first loop took me back to the car but I headed on to try more trails. The initial part of the next section was quite hilly. One section especially was pretty wild--the hillside was riddled with twists and turns. Nicely contoured switchbacks keep you climbing and focused on the curves but nothing was too steep or over strenuous - these are nice trails!!
|There are many instances thru out the trail system where you |
have to squeeze thru tree like this - Fun!
- Was it a fun ride? - Yes
- Were you sufficiently challenged, yet not overwhelmed? Yes
- Would you come back again? - Most definitely! There are parts of the park I still haven't ridden and I look forward to re-riding what I did (the more ya know it - the faster you can bomb!)
It's a great spot...