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Elmira Trail

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Nice relaxing trail with very little hills to climb. It's nothing to travel to but worth it if in the area. Total length is maybe 4 miles but with different trails to folllow. The local kids are always building jumps for dirt bikes. Trails are on a flood plain so it changes every so often. Nice scenic view of the river all the way through. While one trail might be straight and relaxing another will have tight turns and obstacles to navigate. Foundations of homes wiped away in the flood of '72 are left behind. Unfortunately kids have littered and left graffiti on these.
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Latitude
43.68823236681809
Longitude
-73.98193359375
Trail Directions
Good place to park is the West Elmira town hall off of Water street. I believe the name of the road is Morningside or Sunnyside. At any rate the trails run from the Walnut Street Bridge to Ohio Avenue on the northside of the Chemung river. I'm sure anyone could park on any street and head for (and over) the dike.
Trail Length
4 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Elmira
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 20, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Elmarea ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
It is a fun place to mess around. Worth the time if your in town. Very flat. The kids are constantly building ramps of varying shapes and sizes. However the ramps are confined to one area. The rest is basic cruising. Very pretty and very popular with dog walkers. Many short side trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugar hill is tough due to the horse diviots and mud!



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Review Date
May 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Syracuse, NY

Summary:
The whole area consists of relatively flat ground. Then again there are rolly pollies throughout the whole deal. Check this place out while down that way. Not quite a trail as it is more of a playground in which you can mess around with different terrain. I took this one trail (hidden within a group of trees) where you needed to make tighter turns at slower speed and 1/4 mile down was flying through blind corners. Some of those jumps there are pretty big. Watch out for people walking (I almost plowed over someone). Not a long trail system but could spend hours hitting different trails.

Recommended Route:
All the routes are worth taking. For beginners you have straights where you enjoy the view. If your pleasure is the jumps you have many built with 5 foot drops.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugar Hill State Forest, Conneticut Hill State Forest



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