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Ferncliff Forest

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Good network of doubletrack/fireroads and wide singletrack. Depending on route and multiple loops, enough for 1-2 hours of riding.
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Latitude
41.94180805990591
Longitude
-73.93026351928711
Trail Directions
From traffic light in village, head north on route 9 until just before hospital, where you will see a left turn. Head this way (Mt. Rutsen Road) for 2-3 miles. On your left you will see a white sign reading, "Ferncliff Forest". Park in the lot and head up.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Rhinebeck
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 31, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: masterofnone ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A few techy spots, lots of short steep climbs, bring your climbing legs. There are a couple drops and deteriorating freeride features, the last time I rode there last fall the woodwork was rotted and falling apart. It's a relatively small place, but there's enough twisty trail for about 2 hours or so of riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jockey hill is a half hour away across the Kingston Rhinecliff bridge.



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Review Date
August 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rudi , from Rhinebeck, New York

Summary:
Surprisingly easy to get lost and deceptively large. I am usually very good at keeping my bearings, but on two of my first three rides I managed to exit the forest on a different road than I expected. This probably says a lot about how focussed I was on my riding. The trails were also surprisingly challenging. Overall, a refreshing surprise for a place of its size and accessibility. Some trails suitable for newcomers to the sport, but plenty of terrain to keep intermediate to advanced riders interested.

Recommended Route:
Trails to the north of the fire tower.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The west side of Bard College campus. Long fire trails and wide single track that emerge into Tivoli Bays State Recreation Area.



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Review Date
November 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Adam , from Rhinebeck, NY

Summary:
sick trails! great for freeride/dh. good for quick rides, as there arent very many trails. the good trails are unmarked. made of loose rock, good intermediate freeriding...there are some moderate dropoffs, biggest drop is around 5' be careful you know your relative position, pretty easy to become lost. best ride for the location.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
powerlines



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