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Inwood Hill Park

Average Rating:    (3.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

northernmost spot on manhattan island - 2nd largest park (after central park) much hills, many trails. so ignored and forgotten that the paved trials are like beginner off-road. cliffs, views, deep jungle, many bike trails going off drops i wont yet consider. see if you can find the way to the ped path that crosses over hudson river bridge - hint path is on west side of bridge only. Happy Trails!
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Latitude
40.86958630618629
Longitude
-73.92631530761719
Trail Directions
NW corner of manhattan island - cant miss it. connects to dyckman ballfields via walking bridge over amtrak tracks.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Manhattan
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Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
November 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: shonan_surfer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Everyone's description is pretty much dead on. Best in fall and winter as there is less foliage to deal with on the trails and you can actually see where you are going and find the trails.

Recommended Route:
I usually enter behind the playground and head to the top. the single-track at the north end above the lagoon is the most promising. nice drop about 2-3 feet off a felled tree towards the end of the trail. It's a nice 2-3 min descent with a 7 min climb back up to the top. did this for about an hour before I tired of the trail. Still, the best one I have found by far. there are other longer trails but they are paved and not as fun. Plus, you have the threat of running across dogs and people walking in the park. The trail down to the Hudson under the WSH on the back side is fun as well but only after you are done riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
High bridge is ok for the jumps but the trails are way to short and not nearly as fun as inwood hill. I don't know why they couldn't build the trails at inwood. Hopefully if we all act responsibly while using this "illegal" trail at inwood it will eventually be added to the "legal" trail network in NYC



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Review Date
October 30, 2007

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: bru1791 ,  Racer

Summary:
mostly paved, some torn up and some nice. the single track sections however are totally worth it. some fun long climbing on the north side (near the toll booth) and then drop in left into some pretty sick downhill sections. careful riding here. i didn't see signs but i've heard that bikes are off limits on the trails. definitely a maze of paths and trails and fun to explore. oh yeah...and stairs! lots of stairs...fun ones.

Recommended Route:
enter anywhere along seaman ave. or payson st. and get yourself lost

Other recommended trails in the same area:
you could park your car and do a three-peat in one afternoon. ride highbridge, then over to inwood hill, then up broadway a little ways (10 mins) to van cortland.



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Review Date
May 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MaximusNukeage ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Inwood hill park is mosly paved trails up and down the 'mountian' nice views of the city. no really long trails but many short trails so no two rides are alike lived three bikes from the park for ten years and it's still fun to ride. if you like this park try the cloister (fort tryon park).

Recommended Route:
1/9 train to 215th, 207th, or 200th street station then west till you hit the park. or A train to 207th or 200th street then west, cant miss it its a big mountian, in manhattan!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fort tryon park. or some of the trails that run up the hudson in riverdale from 230th to 260th street.



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Review Date
July 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gumby ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Ok - this might save some people a bunch of time. Based on the other review I thought I would give the place a shot. Now I have a pretty good nose for sniffing out trails etc
and working loops but this one had me beat.
There is plenty of path to ride and it will give you a work out if you are not used to riding but the side trails are all overgrown and need to be re cut. A couple were ok and that is the only reason there is a two for tech difficulty. Steep chute like trails leading down to the water close to the HH bridge that are fun but end all to quick. The area would be better suited to trials style riding or messing around on a FS rig practicing drops.

Recommended Route:
Don't go out of your way unless you have time to kill. If you go just enter pickk a paved path and pedal till you find something. I went in behind the kids play area on dyckmann st. If one of the guys who grew up here wants to show me around I would be happy to change my review.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Still looking, Only riddden the Green belt on Staten Island accessed from New Dorp station and that was great for rolling single track.



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Review Date
July 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gumby ,  Racer

Summary:
Ok - this might save some people a bunch of time. Based on the other review I thought I would give the place a shot. Now I have a pretty good nose for sniffing out trails etc
and working loops but this one had me beat.
There is plenty of path to ride and it will give you a work out if you are not used to riding but the side trails are all overgrown and need to be re cut. A couple were ok and that is the only reason there is a two for tech difficulty. Steep chute like trails leading down to the water close to the HH bridge that are fun but end all to quick. The area would be better suited to trials style riding or messing around on a FS rig practicing drops.

Recommended Route:
Don't go out of your way unless you have time to kill. If you go just enter pickk a paved path and pedal till you find something. I went in behind the kids play area on dyckmann st. If one of the guys who grew up here wants to show me around I would be happy to change my review.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Still looking, Only riddden the Green belt on Staten Island accessed from New Dorp station and that was great for rolling single track.



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