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Ninham Mountain Multiple Use Area

Average Rating:    (4.58 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 48

VERY technical singletrack, lots of rock drops and logs, big climb to Ninham Mountain across Gypsy Trail Rd., some fire road.
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Latitude
41.452762673272964
Longitude
-73.71023654937744
Trail Directions
Route 301 to Gypsy Trail Road, 2 miles to gravel lot on right. Take gravel fire road to trail network or cross Gypsy Trail Rd. to Ninham Mountian climb.
Trail Length
15+miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Carmel
   


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Review Date
June 5, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: tierra ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Wow, 47 reviews, awesome! I've been living in kent lakes for over a year and just found this place in march. It was like a dream come true! I live right off lake carmel and am trying to get in good enough shape to ride all the way from the lake to the lower area, then on to the upper area all the way to the fire tower (prob about 16-18 miles round trip). lately i just ride the lower area, which has some AWESOME loops, from easy open (gorgeous) meadows to awesome rock slope singletracks. I can get in here and run a quick 3-4 mile loop in about 30-40 minutes, so alot of the riding is fast. This place really rocks!, and the firetower views kick butt.

Recommended Route:
lower area head in to the left, up through the meadow, start making right turns till your in a huge, gorgeous pine grove. when you get to the larger road the goes downhill to your left, go left for an easy ride, or go right and loop up around the hill in front of you for a fairly easy climb to a SWEET rock shoot downhill to the pond. if you went left on the road you will get to this same area. cross the pond on the singletrack, and take an immediate left to head up the hill, or go right for a longer, but easy climb up to the top of the lower area. when you pass the meadow on the right, you can head that way to the uppper area, or keep heading straight to the back of the 4h camp area. if you end up there, head to the road, go left, then left again, past gypsy trail farms and the parking lot is just on your left. if you look across the street from the lower parking lot, there is a little trail that runs into a pine grove, and up another hill, a cool little loop to check out.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
faunstock park.



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Review Date
April 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: downhillbkr247 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Ninham is quite possibly one of the best biking trails in NY state. The mountain is very diverse, and it is easy to get lost while on the trails. the mountain offers multiple trails. there are wide, fast fireroads. Technical and tight singletrack. there is also a North Shore style freeride trail with ladder drops, rock drops, and a skinny. If it is your first time to the mountain, then i sugest you find a riding buddy, who has ridden the mountain before. Because Ninham is a multiuse mountain, during hunting season wear bright clothes so the hunters dont have to look hard to find their target!(haha)But seriously, wear bright clothes.

Recommended Route:
If your a freerider, looking for some fun, then i sugest you take the freeride trail on the left of the frieroad. when your taking the fireroad on the left side of the mountain, ther will be a opening to another trail (again) to your left. follow that trail to the bottom. that is where the freeride tail begins.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
blue mountain, Diablo Freeride Park.



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Review Date
August 16, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: joebreez ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ninham is now being patroled by DEP police and they will ticket you for riding ANYWHERE where there is either a NO TRESSPASSING sign or a NYC watershed sign(DEP). Repeat offenders risk having the bike confiscated! There are many land use issues here that need to be worked out and most of the trails on the East side run through private property or NYC watershed property at some point. DO NOT got under or around any fencing or go beyond ANY sign telling you to stay out! Hopefully trails will be rerouted around these properties and we can all enjoy the trails in the near future but it will take time and co-operation. DO NOT RIDE CLOSED TRAILS it will only make matters worse here.



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Review Date
October 12, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: babba ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This area rocks!! we've been riding here for a little while now and are constantly amazed at the quantity and quality of the trails here. These guys have put some serious effort into building and maintaining these trails. A frames, ladders, whatever it's here and it's good. Very tech singletrack, no real long climbs or descents that i've found, HUGE drops and crazy stuff. Great night ride as well. have fun.

Recommended Route:
Doesn't matter, you're still gonna get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Magnetic Mine



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Review Date
May 28, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: enzo269 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I came home to see the folks for 2 weeks and hadn't ridden Ninham in a couple of years.. WOW!! I forgot how fun this trail is.. Lots of techy stuff thrown at you.. Rock drop offs, log obstacles, roots, nice singletrack.. These trails require that you have the skills to pay the bills... Dont bring a date here, because they will hate you.. You need your A game in this place and this is coming from a guy that rides in Colorado and Moab, Utah with regularity... A great trail and well worth the drive..

Recommended Route:
Make your own loop.. Be forwarned... If you dont ride here a lot, take someone who does.. You can easily get lost back there.. Some trails dead end into NYC Watershed etc..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Graham Hills, Blue Mountain, Magnetic Mine



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