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Hook Mountain

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Rocky, rooty singletrack track follows the edge of a cliff overlooking the hudson river. Exposure. Some hike-a-bike, but the riding and view are worth it. I think it's the most challenging terrain in the NYC area.
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Latitude
41.17592
Longitude
-73.94292
Trail Directions
287 to 9W north. There are several places to get on to the trail. Nyack beach State park is one. Rockland Lake is another. I'd reccommend the Tilcon rock quarry entrance. Past rockland lake, 9W comes to a T intersection. Take a right. Past the next light you should see a sign for Tilcon on the left. The trailhead is on the right
Trail Length
8 miles(depends on loop)
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Upper Nyack
   


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Review Date
June 4, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: 2lo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Sorry if this review isnt a professional review.

Im new to mountain biking and my first trail was this one. I took it from Haverstraw to Nyack. Its about 6 miles long, with some nice views of the Hudson River.

It has a few larger hills (large to me since this is my first trail), path is well kept. There is also a path that will lead you to Rockland Lake in the middle.

Recommended Route:
Haverstraw down to Nyack Beach



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Review Date
July 20, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mmafreak22 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
***not a review***
can someone tell me where the single track part of this trail is? does anyone have a map of the single track? because everything i rode was a fireroad and the only sections i saw was single track is when the fireroad became narrow for about 15 feet. i would like to explore this trail again if i can find the single track part. thanks!



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Review Date
May 26, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jayroda82 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
tough it up the powerline trails then cut into the woods where you will find enjoyable singletrack with inclines. . . declines . . all while paralleling the hudson river. Just got back from the ride and will resent now having to go to work on such a beautiful day. There are rock patches, some downed trees, tight corners and other obstacles that can classify this ride as "technical", dont need to be an expert XC rider to enjoy this ride but being in somewhat decent shape wont hurt. Hope this helped a little.

Recommended Route:
Run a mapquest search for Tilcon mining quary. Once you have that, if you are south of Tilcon on 9W, head north toward Tilcon on 9w north. You will see Tilcon's sign on the left hand side and directly across 9w from the sign in a small pull off with a powerline service road blocked by a locked metal gate. Thats where you start. Couple hundred feet in, it will fork one going slightly uphill to the right and the other downhill to the left with crushed stone. . go right. Hop on the powerline trail until you make it to the top where you will see a green circular NJ power co. tag. At the top of the powerline trail with your back facing the way you came, make a left onto the actual trail and off the powerlines. Few side notes that I had to work out trying to find this for my first time. 1) if you feel uncomfortable parking where police could potentially tow your car, go a 1/4 miles up and there is a pull over on your right for free roadside public parking. 2) If your TomTom Gps is as stubborn as mine, you will come up with "NO POI FOUND" and be discouraged for both Nyack state park and Hooks Mountain State park. Thats why I started with the recommendation of mapquesting Tilcon. C YA.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Go up by stewart airport, youll have fun there.



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Review Date
July 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: burning heart ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
i usually park near rockland lake and warm up around the lake, before i venture out near the fire house, to the hook mtn trailhead, if you start @ nyack beach its all people walking very impersonal, the other way gets you to the trail directly start shredding the beautiful singletrack with a view to kill, the conditions are awesome, not overgrown lots of wild life (deer, snakes you name it)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
clauseland, all of California



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Review Date
October 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Christopher , from Valley Cottage, NY

Summary:
It's a great trail although sections have been washed out by hurricane Floyd in '99 (which makes it more interesting). The terrain is not too tough but has some good hills. Watch your head as you ride under fallen trees. If you like hills stay to the left at the fork which brings you to the State Park Police sub-station and up a difficult climb past the Rockland Lake Firehouse to Rockland Lake State Park. Try to avoid riding on weekends due to the large amount of hikers, joggers and dog walkers.

Recommended Route:
Start either at Nyack Beach State Park and bear right at the fork onto the roped-off section and straight through to Haverstraw or the reverse starting at Tilcon Rock Quary.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ringwood, NJ.



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