April 21, 2012
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Reviewed by: Bodie6
Cross Country Rider
Harris Hill Extension is located in Harris Hill State Forest near Gerry, NY: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8269.html Harris Hill Extension contains just over six miles of singletrack off the end of Rigby Forest road. These trails also connect with the Eastside Overland trail, bringing the total trail mileage to about fourteen miles. Currently, there are 3 loops trails: Nodab, Rib Tickler and Humpty Dumpty. The trails at Harris Hill can be characterized as tight and twisty singletrack. There are a few technical sections, with skinnies, log-overs, roots, and short, punchy climbs. We are currently working on adding an additional six miles of singletrack.
NoDab takes you along a steep ridge, and the ride is mostly fast and flowy, with some nice rollers and some skinnies. Rib Tickler is probably the most technical of the trails, with a steep descent, some tight switchbacks, and a few hairpin turns. Humpty Dumpty is named after its huge log-over. This trail is also fast and flowy, but there is some climbing involved.
Parking for this area is at the entrance of Rigby Forest Road, or you can park at the parking areas for the Overland Trail and mountain bike to the area. For more information or maps for this trail system please visit www.ridenamba.org/ and go to the Harris Hill Ext link at the top of the page. This trail system may be closed due to wet and muddy weather, so make sure you visit the web page for updated trail conditions before you visit.
From the parking area, ride past the gate and past the Overland trail (you'll see the pea gravel). You'll come to a skinny on your right. This is the beginning of NoDab. You can take this or continue to the main clearing, where you'll have access to all three of the trails.
Other recommended trails in the same area:
Eastside Overland Trail
Westside Overland Trail
Trails at Ellicottville near Holiday Valley