Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>New York >>

Lat: Lng:

Harris Hill Extension

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
42.20614200929954
Longitude
-79.18421745300293
Trail Level
0
Trail Type
0
Web Address
Information Added By
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 10, 2015

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: awkinney ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
These trails have been added on to since the last review. There are now at least 5 - 6 trails total. Two of them are extensions off of Rib Tickler. Myrtle's Romp extends off of rib tickler and follows Folsom Creek south crossing the river bed several times before rejoining the tickler ( I think) Lung buster extends off of Myrtle's Romp and rides up the far side of the ravine across the Folsom Creek. All the trails are fast and technical with a couple of log bridges which are forgiving only a few inched above the ground. There is a dedicated crew that works on the trails weekly and cam be found here http://www.ridenamba.org/ , The biggest issue I have with the trail system is that they're not very well marked. Its hard to even find the trails unless you know that they are on an atv double track that extends off the overland trail, and even then its easy to miss. And then once you're out on the trails there's no signage to indicate proper trail direction, or in the case of No-Dab which trail split takes you where. And once you're out on lung buster and Myrtle's romp its hard to tell which direction will take you further along the trail and which direction is the route back to the weird sort of central pergola in the woods. Otherwise these trails are awesome and worth checking out. I was able to ride about 95% of them on my overgeared single speed mtb with only a little bit of hike a bike.

Recommended Route:
bring your gps

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Eastland Overland Trail
Westland Overland Trail



Comments
awkinney (08/10/2015)
http://www.harrishillext.com/2015HHExtbrochuremap.pdf found a trail map!
Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
April 21, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Bodie6 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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
Golden Hill



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)