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Azure Mountain Trail

Average Rating:    (2 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Accent starts gradual the steeps with narrow hairpins. Tombstones and pinchers cover the trail with slick black mud. Riding up isn't really an option. Chances are you'll carry your bike up (I've never seen anyone bike it). At the top is an old fire tower which looks over the entire northern Adirondack mountain range. There are great views of Wface, Gothics, haystack, Marcy, and Algonquin. Biking down is pretty crazy in terms of tombstones, wetrock, mud and randomhikers looking confused as to what the f are you doing on a mnt bk on this freakin hill. Bad and steep. Just work your weight over the rocks. a little technical, but consistent. I've never seen anyone bike this mnt before but I've heard that people have done it. People will definitely think your twisted if you can manage it. I loved it. But it was short ( maybe an 1.5 hours up and down)
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Latitude
44.5826428195842
Longitude
-74.49554443359375
Trail Directions
From South: Drive north on rt 30 from Paul Smith College. Take left onto rt 458 until you see Blue Mountain Road (14 miles -I'm guessing from junction of rt 30) on left. 3-4 miles down Blue Mountain Road look for Azure Mountain Trail Head From north: Drive south from St Regis Falls on Rt 458 (7 mi) . Take right onto Blue Mountain Road . Travel on Blue Mountain Road 3-4 miles down the raod on right look for Azure Mountain Trail Head
Trail Length
1 mile straight up with hairpins / swichbacks
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
St. Regis Falls/ Paul Smith College
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 27, 2013

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Big Al ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
THIS TRAIL IS IN THE DEBAR MOUNTAIN WILD FOREST AND IS OFF LIMITS TO BIKES. It is already very eroded, and would be a terrible MTB ride anyways. PLENTY of better, LEGAL MTB trails in the Adirondacks to go around. It is a great hike however.

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
something legal.



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Review Date
October 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Joe Kepes , from Saranac Lake, NY

Summary:
This trail is on the St. Regis Conoe Area and is not open to bikes.

Recommended Route:
Don't ride this, it is illegal and a popular hiking trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Whiteface ski lifts



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Review Date
June 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Lou Dog , from The Rez

Summary:
Trail strarts of like it's going to be a gradual incline on bike. Then it gets steep and you can't possible bike it, because of the phatass rocks everywhere. It sucked carrying my bike, but it really was cool at the top, which took about 45 min. The views were sick. Downhill was a bit tricky. Had to walk a few spots. People were walking up as i was coming down. The people hiking were pretty scarry. It was like..."hey! pack the beer, pack the cigarrettes, and let's bring the kids hiking."
I liked this trail, but you have to carry your bike to get to the sugar. Brakes are key.

Recommended Route:
One way in. One way out. And it hurt coming out

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The road that takes you to the trail head of the Azure mountain trail



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