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Cathedral Pines

Average Rating:    (3.79 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 43

90 % single track make up this east coast gem, located on Suffolk County parklands. the trails are beautifully maintained, and groomed by C.L.I.M.B.(concerned long island mountain bikers) the trail is clearly marked, and straightforward. the path is one way. with several climbs, and awesome TIGH twist, and turns. beautifully shaded trails, with some benches along the way for a well deserved rest. not too challenging for climbers, but nonetheless, a great ride>
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Latitude
40.86562696788257
Longitude
-72.938232421875
Trail Directions
Long Island Expressway to exit 66 North, Sills Road(rt 101) about 2 1/2 miles on the left hand side, Just before 4th light
Trail Length
8-10 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Middle Island
   


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Review Date
October 5, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Gary ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
After a downhill on Whiteface, this was a great way to regain my composure and I had a great ride. It showed 4.3 miles, but I suppose 6 miles is with all the extra trails/hill climbs, which I avoided except for the last. It was fast and the turns very manageable. I thought I read about tight turns, but these are mostly gentle and very enjoyable. It had rained yesterday, and there were only a few spots of mud, which were easily avoidable.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I have done Calverton just once, a bit longer and also gentle on the rider, but tighter turns. Another Great Trail, and very nearby. So is Rocky Point, a wonderful diverse ride, but poorly marked, and its easy to be out there an hour longer than you planned. Glacier Ridge used to be my favorite, but I love them all. Thanks, Suffolk County and NYS, for a great group of options for a Nassau County boy (62).



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Review Date
September 7, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Fsrbikr99 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just did this trail for the second time in 2 months. I must say it is really scenic and as the name states filled with pine trees. Saw some beautiful deer on both rides and this time rode up on a nice sized buck and he barely moved, it was pretty cool.

Rode the main loop with my girlfriend, she is new to the sport and just starting to build up her skills. This trail is the perfect place for that. We did the main loop at her pace, it flows nicely and has a few nice up hills to challenge you a bit. Also some log piles and a log ride are placed in nice spots to build confidence for a new rider but are not big enough to overwhelm them.

I have yet to do any of the diamonds, but will if I go there solo as she is still to nervous to try them. Thank you climb for maintaining and marking the trail so well, it is literally impossible to get lost

Recommended Route:
Main loop, if you have some rides under your belt the black diamonds should be a challenge if it's anything like glacier ridge, but won't kill ya

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glacier ridge, rocky point.



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Review Date
January 19, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: watersongtwo ,  Downhiller



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Review Date
April 14, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rednow ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I found this to be a nice easy trail thats good to ride when visiting my inlaws. The trail has alot of twists and some good fast straight aways. I rode 90% of the BDs and didn't find them to be too difficult. There were a few fun log rides and short drops. This would make a great endurance race trail.

Recommended Route:
follow the main trail and try the black diamonds.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stillwell Woods



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Review Date
July 26, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: johnjamieson ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I love this trail. 6 miles of tight twisty single track for beginners- intermediate, has some tight squeezes, logs, and hills. I am a beginner to MTBing and I honestly did not find this too challenging, but I did not do any diamonds. I will when I go monday. Very well maintained and well marked, impossible to get lost. I am going to be suing this to get some basic single track/MTB skills, as I think it'll be great practice.



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