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Eastport

Average Rating:    (3.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Beginner to Intermediate: Nice, winding single track trail to which you are treated to an enjoyable 4 foot drop in the first mile and of course a similar climb out of the gully a few strokes later. It's 2.5 miles or so before your first entry across a fire road and into an open, high grassed field which takes you down a nice but short hill thru a line of trees, which separates the two sections of field, and then left along the tree line. You got to go back up that hill and it's a bit steeper than the way down and a bit challenging if you don't see it coming ... coming up on me "all of a sudden like" my first time through. After that, it's back across the fire road and into the woods again. If the climb back up into the tree line is a bit much, you could just skip making the left up the hill, and continue straight to the fire road about 150 feet away and then left on the fire road, up a more gradual climb to meet the trail again at the hill crest. You're back in the woods for about a mile before you come back out again to the fire road. At this point you can follow the marked trail by making a right and following the fire road for about a half mile, back almost to the tree line that separates the two open field sections. The trail then turns left and loops out through the field and then back to a point just past where you came out of the woods. If you want to skip the field, you could just follow the fire road the other way (left) when coming out of the woods and pick up the trail again a few hundred feet away. Once you are back in the woods, the trail gets a bit more varied with some serpentine hills climbs and decent (for Long Island, anyway) downhill sections, one of which contains about 6 or 7 small, step size drops as you decend around a curve. The terrain then returns to much the same as you saw in the first two miles of the trail, with some occassional forays back out into another field for short distances where you'll see some rather unique vegetation. Be sure to duck on the last one as you go thru what looks like some overgrown bonzai trees. The last half mile is along the remnants of an old fire road in which you can do some pretty good pedaling to wind up your run. You can obtain maps and a NYSDEC application (free but it takes 4 - 6 weeks to get a permit)on the CLIMB (Concerned Mountain Bikers of Long Island) web site.
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Latitude
40.849917096581976
Longitude
-72.73447036743164
Trail Directions
Take LIE (495) to Exit 70. Take Route 111 south to Route 51 exit. Make left at end of exit ramp. Go under overpass and NYSDEC Parking Lot is a few hundred feet ahead on left. Alternately, one can take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to Exit 61 (Route 51). Head north (left under overpass for Route 27 off service road), then under another overpass for Route 51. Lot is a few hundred feet ahead on left as described above. If weather has been wet, dirt access road is rutted and will be very muddy. Only 4 wheel drive vehicles should try and slog through the 100 feet of slop to parking lot. NOTE: NYSDEC Permit, head and eye protection required for access.
Trail Length
8.5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Eastport
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 25, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Michele ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Good trail but covered with hundreds of tiny bugs. Covered had to throw out clothes and shoes. :(



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Review Date
April 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: skillet ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
TICKS! TICKS! HOLY F$%K! TICKS! spent the better part of the ride and afterwards picking over each other like 2 chimpanzees! yowza!



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Review Date
November 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Steve , from New York City

Summary:
This is an excellent trail for the novice and intermediate. It is very twisted and it is easy to get spun around and lose your sense of direction but the trail is extremely well marked (Thanks to CLIMB). There are no real hills of any consequence. One of the unusual aspects of the trail is that there are two segments of the trail that go through the a field full of tall grass and weeds. Riders should be extremely careful about deer ticks when riding through these fields. Map is available at: http://www.climbonline.org

Recommended Route:
There is really only one defined path.



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Review Date
October 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Rich Azzopardi , from Rocky Point

Summary:
Nice Ride Not That Hard BuT A Nice Change Some Nice Down Hills You Go From Fields To Woods And Back Agan
Some Tight Turns Looks Like It Needs To Be Road More
Looks New Good Work Out No Jumps Or Moguls Very Tight Track In The Weeds Like A Paske Grass Nice wild flower part that has to been seen

Recommended Route:
lie Ext 70 Rt 51 Under 111 East On Left Side

Other recommended trails in the same area:
rocky point



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Review Date
July 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brando , from Patchogue, NY

Summary:
If you like to have the whole trail to yourself then this is the place. Except for the occasional deer and other forest critters you are alone. I recommend it to all riders.
It combines the woods and the surrounding fields to make a challenging trail. Experienced riders can take the numerous chicanes at a good clip. A few short, hard climbs are complimented by some fast straightaways. The largest field provides a tough mental and physical challenge. The beginning of the trail has roots scatered throughout. The end of the trail has a few noggon knockers. Watch your head!

Recommended Route:
Take the whole thing. There are bail-outs, but i'm not going to tell you where they are...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky Point



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