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Plattekill Mountain

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 96

Ski resort that was supposedly rated as the number 2 ski resort for mountain biking in the US. Great place, but hard to get to if you don't know your way --- not enough sign's along the way.
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Latitude
42.283889
Longitude
-74.565278
Trail Directions
easily found on a map. In the heart of the Catskills
Trail Length
many
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Roxbury near Woodstock
Zip/Postal Code
12474
Country
United States
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Review Date
January 23, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: taletotell ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This place is for the most part really steep and rocky, with some crazy roots and slick technical stuff. It is pretty technical downhill. I have a 6" travel trail bike and, while I could ride there and had a ton of fun I'd say to really get the best of it you should use a DH bike.
There are some great drops and jumps from beginner to middle to advanced level. Nothing super epic either, but medium is good enough for me.

I plan to go back, though I might give diablo a shot first.

Recommended Route:
Talk to the guys who work there. They'll give you some good ideas according to your skill level.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
People say Diablo is pretty awesome, but that's a freeride park while this is more a technical DH place and the nearest thing I know of like that would be whiteface mtn in the adirondack state park.



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Review Date
December 3, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: chapper69 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
incredible choice of trails! they have added many single track trails this summer to attract racers for a series of races (both downhill and xc). should be adding more and adding races next year. be sure to check their website.



Comments
skibike02 (02/08/2008)
I ski at platty in the winter and ski on the mtb trails. they look INSANE. i'vebeen mtbing a couple of years and i thing its time to give plattekill a try.
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Review Date
June 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jdoodled ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Agree with all that was written in previous reviews - except ask the locals. My group - 3 riders XC rides - were ashamedly teabagged (oops sandbagged) by some burly girl in full armor. Big drops, steep rollouts, fast singletrax, stout but fun trails. Trail markings are worthless as well as the map provided with entry. Considering a guided tour next visit just to get more familiar with the terrain. Also our mid 20 pound xc bikes were destroyed after five top to bottoms (disc failure, 3 flats, and rear derailure misfortune). We probably could have rebuilt the three to make 1 working model and taken turns, but these trails should not be ridden solo and the prospect of cold beer was just too appealing to pass on.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Killington mtn, VT. well marked trails, ganjala lift service, and something for everyone



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Review Date
November 1, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bawitdaba ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Well....I went there on Sunday the 30th of October not knowing that on the previous day they had a snowstorm of 14 inches. When I got up top there was still a good 6 inches on the ground so needless to say with the temperature and direct sun it was a soggy, greasy, muddy, snowy mess. It was something new and different, I had a lot of fun, drew a little blood, but it was still good. The staff seemed like nice folks, especially Doctor Bob, the resident wrench and EMT. I'll be back....

Recommended Route:
I really did not get a good look at the whole place yet, but I liked the whoopdedoo hills on the right side of the mountain. They will be real fun without snow.



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Review Date
November 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: mike h ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
all trails are good need a little work.the shop sucks. i bought a bike there and the frame broke in 3 days,and the peddals fell off

Recommended Route:
any

Other recommended trails in the same area:
maby hunter



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