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Cunningham Park North Woods

Average Rating:    (4.15 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

Queens now has legal single track trails. Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers (CLIMB) has partnered with NYC Parks, IMBA, Bikes Belong Coalition and the newly formed NYCMTB.com to bring you yet another trail system.

Mountain biking is only allowed in the North Woods section of Cunningham Park. This is a role model trail for NYC Parks and if we set a good example, more parks may open to mountain bikes. Please do not modify or build new trails without our permission. Please wear a helmet and help us keep the park clean.

The park is divided by the Clearview Expressway but a pedestrian bridge connects the two halves. There are about three miles of trails on each side with more to come. There are no steep hills and very little elevation changes but we tried to make the best of the terrain. We'll be adding more technical trail features using existing boulders and logs soon.

The east side is easier with fire roads and double track and is perfect for beginners or families. The west side is more wild with mostly single track. We suggest you ride the east side as a warm up, the loop will bring you back to your start point, then take the white trail (fire road) which takes you to the bridge and cross over to the west side.

The trails are one-way, please observe the trail markers. Green Circle beginner trails are blazed green, Blue Square intermediate trails are blazed blue and Black Diamond advanced trails are blazed in red.

The trailhead is located on 210th St and 67th Ave about two blocks south of the LIE (495) and is accessable via train and the Kissena Corridor (about 1.5 miles on the bike path).

By train: F train to Flushing and head south on Kissena Blvd to the Kissena Corridor Bike Path, go over the LIE and head south. After the underpass, make a left on Hollis Hills Terrace and then a right on 73rd Ave then a left on 210th to 67th Ave.

Or take the LIRR to Bayside and head south to the park

Or take the J train to Jamaica and head east to the park.

By car: LIE to exit 27 (Clearview Expressway) south, exit at 73rd Ave and make a left, go to 210th St and make a left, trailhead is at corner of 67th Ave.

Bathrooms are located on 73rd Ave.
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Latitude
40.7423880372256
Longitude
-73.7652862071991
Trail Length
6
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fresh Meadows
State/Territory/Province
NY
Zip/Postal Code
11365
Country
US
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Review Date
July 12, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Cyclone429 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
For those people who like steep climbs, rocks and log overs. This is not the place. This trail is easy an normally would not want to ride here again. However the way this trail is designed with some drop offs and pump tracks makes this a great place to ride. I did about three laps, I probably would have done more but I had to go to dinner. Worth stopping by if you are on the LIE

Recommended Route:
All of them

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glacier Ridge Trails



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Review Date
April 11, 2013

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: SoulSauceNYC ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Im a beginner and learned to ride on this trail... So much fun! it's like a rollercoaster / funhouse. Great obstacles, i feel it's technical... fun pump tracks to try, awesome workout! the trails are very well maintained and clearly marked...
Great for beginner riders / advanced ect.

Recommended Route:
Blue trail is my fav.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Graham Hills also alot of fun , but has mean hills; some too steep to ride... but my 2nd fav trail.



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Review Date
August 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: zman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Everytime I come back to this park it just gets better.Yesterday it rained pretty hard the park drains well.I can't believe this park is in NYC.The trails are pretty well maintained,not many roots.Yeah..Best of all there is great flow througout the park.Great park for new riders & even experienced.This park is great if you are looking for a nice workout.First timers go NYCMTB & obtain a trail map & go out & have fun.



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Review Date
July 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RoadRashRider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This park is my where I experienced my first real mountain bike course.

She's a lot of fun and akin to a first girlfriend...she gets you acclimated with the sport, but after riding a few times you're ready to move on to other trails, but alas something keeps pulling you back to her for more.

If you're a novice ride the east side of the park first. There is nothing here, whether it be green blue or black, that you shouldn't be able to handle. No need to be afraid; just confront the challenge and build your experience.

The west side of the park isn't marked as well, which often causes riders to go the wrong way, so watch out. The west side is also more technical and thus more rewarding.

PLEASE don't avoid obstacles as some other reviewers have said. The creators of the trails spent a lot of time designing the trails so respect the trail and don't widen the path.

Overall it is a fun course that you will come back to despite very little elevation changes.

Recommended Route:
Most of my favorite trails have no name that I am aware of. Regarding the named trails my favorites are "Thrilla", "Green Apple", and "Viper".

In terms of directions: if your coming from the The Bronx or Westchester you either have to take a REAL long ride through Randall's Island and piece together paths on your way to Cunningham Park (there are no bike paths over Throgs Neck or Whitestone and buses won't allow you to get on with bike anymore) or you need to drive there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sprain Ridge



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Review Date
December 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Stevuke ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I'm writing this pretty much cause I think it's helpful for newbies to read reviews written by other newbies. I just started riding in September.

I love Cunningham.. it's where I got started. I think any local newbie should try it out.

It's got VERY easy green trails.. and then some more advanced features. You can go down the blues and blacks pretty confidently as there is almost always a way around the really crazy stuff.

It's not huge and you might get bored after going there too often. But it's a great place to start or to try new things. Not as scary as some of the other places.

Don't misunderstand me - I say it's easy, but that's only if you want it to be..... it's still LOADS of fun and there are many challenges and excitement to find.

Recommended Route:
Honestly, it's all fun. In my experience, the green at cunningham is about as easy as it gets anywhere.. great place to start out.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sprain Ridge Park is a blast.. but a good deal tougher.



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