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Allegany State Park

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Grass covered double-track with a single-track line worn down the middle. Extremely clean with few rocks and no fallen trees. Not technically challenging but nevertheless a beauty. Long gradual uphill assents followed by gradual descents. The gem is the Patterson Trail. This is a 2.2 mile descent that rules. Fast and furious. Just like down-hill skiing. This place loves mountain bikers. You can even rent them there.
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Latitude
42.19596877629178
Longitude
-78.57421875
Trail Directions
Rte. 17 to Rte 219 (north) exit. Head south (becomes ASP 1). At the park entrance pay $6 per car. Go about 2 miles to top of mountain. At the top is the Warming Hut. You can start there or go further to the bottom of the mountain (about another 3 miles) and intersect with ASP 2. Go left on ASP 2. Go about 1 mile and look for Camp Allegany. Turn left onto a dirt road at the camp. Go up the road about 1/3 mile and park at the parking area.
Trail Length
20+ miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Salamanca
   


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Review Date
July 28, 2014

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bikingbrad ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just rode the new single track off of ridge run at the top. Great trail. Still not marked and signed yet but ready to go. Ski area is the only legal ridding in the park despite other reviews. If you are advanced go to ellicotville / holiday valley.
Two good trails here snowsnake and the new single track off ridge run. I did the new trail clockwise rode double track up Patterson + other trails. Again the new trail is the only real single track here. Rest of the trails are very easy riding except for the vertical. Trails are rated for cross country skiing.

Recommended Route:
Patterson then right go up / left on Ridge run past two intersections. Enter the single track at the top of the ridge then keep bearing left all the way down. Take left on the way down past new lean-to. If you want more do the single track twice both directions or two loops. Or do snowsnake.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ellicotteville!!! Fun: Rain, Sidewinder, Big Merlin. More challenging Rim, Bent Rim, Billy Goat, South Pale Ale, ....



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Review Date
May 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Destin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The reviews on here say it isnt technical. Ha! you guys must just be riding on the raccoon rally race course (aka patterson/snowsnake/ridgerun) If you head over to the quaker side of the park you can find all kinds of great technical riding

Recommended Route:
when you come into the quaker side, take a left and then your first right. You should go past a big maintenance building. the road is going to fork off, take the left. Drive up the hill about a 1/4 mile or so and then start watching for trail enterances (most of them arent marked if i remember right) all the trails off of that road are great, and if you know where your going they can take you all the way back to redhouse.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Holiday Valley.



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Review Date
August 22, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: skibumajg ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Easy beginner terrain on Patterson trail, although climb from parking to patterson trail head my exhaust many beginners. The website ranked it as intermediate. That's the easiest intermediate trail I've ever ridden if that's the case. Recommend shuttling to top. Great 2.5 mile uphill ride if up for a workout (gave aerobic rating a 4 due to climb, without, it would rank at a 1 or 0). Great downhill for beginners or family

Recommended Route:
shuttle to summit area and ride patterson down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Holiday Valley area



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Review Date
June 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Anthony , from Amherst, NY

Summary:
Very fast trails. Be sure to ride DOWN Patterson and Bova. Downhill, killer switchbacks on Bova. Snowsnake is also very good.

Recommended Route:
Springville Exit... Rt 219 until you see signs directing you to the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Holiday Valley



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Review Date
December 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jim , from n.evans n.y.

Summary:
my favoite way to ride the park is to start at the very bottom of patterson climb to snowsnake burn the legs on snowsnake till it merges back with patterson round the top and merge with ridgerun. and enjoy the decent back into patterson. yes not very technical but when your done you no you've just had about as much fun on two wheels as you could have without a motor.

Recommended Route:
same as above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ellicottville area fot the good stuff



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