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MTA (Stewart Airport)

Average Rating:    (4.51 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 39

fast singletrack with lots of technical areas and steep climbs.
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Latitude
42.00032514831621
Longitude
-74.0478515625
Trail Directions
Off Rt207 between Stewart Airport and Maybrook , look for the green gate on the side of the road.When it's nice out there is always cars parked there.
Trail Length
10+ miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Newburgh
   


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Review Date
February 22, 2016

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: David Brody ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Stewart MTA is 7000 acres of some of the areas best single track. There are other areas in the NY Lower Hudson valley but this has something for everyone. Steep downhills and great rollers and for those that just want to wander the fire roads are pretty cool with some gradual climbs and descents for the beginner. Nothing to severe here but epic cross country riding.

Recommended Route:
To get there take I-84 to either 17K and drive west to 747 (international drive) and make a left and drive south to 207 and make a right and go approx 2-3 mile to the lindsay or weed lot park and go explore or proceed down 17k to New ST and make a left or Barron rd and make a left and go to the end by I-84 and park. There is a great network of fire roads and all of the trails eventually cross them so go in any direction because once you hit a fire road you can find your way back to where you started. Most people start at the Weed st lot off of route 207 or you can park by either Barron road under I-84 or New St and that is the north side of the property. I have yet to ride a trail that is not epic.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Taconic Hereford 909, Minnewaska, Jocky Hill, Blue Mountain reservation, RIngwood



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Review Date
April 21, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: marty wadd ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
+LOTS and LOTS of excellent trails! Mainly fast singletrack. Tons of nice sweepers and gradual downhills for bombing around. This place just seems to be all downhill!
-Not a whole lot of tight, technical sections, but there are plenty of dropoffs and jumps to be enjoyed. 29ers are popular here due to so much fast, open layout.
++The best thing about Stewart is the scale of the place. An entire day can be spent here without riding the same section of trail twice.
...oh, and plenty of mud when it gets wet! :D
**** For my purposes, Stewart is absolutely a 5 rating, but due to the somewhat limited technical sections, some expert riders may wish for more tight stuff. So overall, I'll give it a 4.

Recommended Route:
Too many to suggest just one. You just gotta come in and explore. It will take DOZENS of trips to ride it all, as some of the loops are downright addictive, and will cause you to circle them over and over.



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Review Date
February 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Dgilmour1 ,  Racer

Summary:
Official Name: Stewart State Forest. Very cool place to ride. The amount of trails are endless and you could ride this place for years without seeing the entire forest. Stewart has something for riders of all skill levels although most of the trails are fast with minimal technical riding. Most trails conveniently intersect with major trails or fire roads that will take you back to the major dirt/paved roads that run like fingers through the forest. In the spring and summer be prepared for thorns in your tires and make sure to print a map before going because the place is huge and you can easily get lost.

Recommended Route:
I like to park at the end of Barron road and head in that way, but the popular place to park is New/Weed road on the Rt. 207 side. Both ways will get you to the trails. Once you're in just start experimenting with different trails. My favorite area to ride is the ridge trails at the top of the hill in the center of the park. To get up there, take New road to the T intersection at Lindsay road and start climbing. Make sure to fly back down this trail before you leave too.



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Review Date
October 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mrdna ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I recently rode Stewart after moving to Montana from Goshen, NY two years ago, and let me tell you, I have missed it dearly. The fast, swooping singletrack. The multitude rock walls. The steep drops. The mud....OHHHHHH the mud-how i've missed it so.
Anyway, this area has most of the best riding in the Hudson valley, and most importantly, it can handle the use. THere are trails for anyone with any ability. Fast doubletrack, fast singletrack, tight technical singletrack, it's all there. Just don't be afraid to get muddy. It can use lots of people who know and respect it so it's still around in another couple of years so I can ride it again.

Recommended Route:
It doesn't matter. I think Joe Fix It's in Goshen and Monroe still have maps. Give them a call: 845-294-7242

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ringwood state park and Wawayanda state park in NJ. Goose Pond state park in Blooming Grove, NY.



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Review Date
August 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Tom G ,  Weekend Warrior , from Mountainville, NY

Summary:
I would like to write a follow-up review on this trail. After riding here several times since I posted my first review, I feel it's time to admit I'm wrong in my primary opinion about it lacking scenery and being in anyway boring. There is so much here to enjoy. The abundance of wildlife (biting insects included) and the transition from forest to field to sand and shale all on the same trail is just awesome. It may not be as technical and intense as some claim to prefer, although it still offers some of the best single track action in the area that is perfect for endorphin pumping epic rides. A friend and I went 30 miles here a few weeks ago and I did not want to leave when we were done. Ride here while you can because this place is huge and greed driven developers would so much love to plant thousands of plastic over-consuming homes here.

Recommended Route:
The 207 entrance is good but you can also park on Barron road off of 17k where the trails are alot better.



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