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Northwest Woods

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

There are some beautiful tails here but you do have to ride along roads for some stretches. When you do keep an eye out for the markers. There are no loops. The trails are basically one way. You can bike out to Cedar Point County Park along one route and back another for a total of about 15 miles total trail and road (not much more than 3 miles of road riding total). Mostly singletrack trails, Nice hills, Not much sand, Beautiful scenery.
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Latitude
40.97989806962013
Longitude
-72.24884033203125
Trail Directions
From N.Y.C. and points west take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 70 (Manorville - rt. 111). Head South a few miles until you reach Sunrise Highway (rt. 27). Go east staying on rt. 27 until you get ot Wainscott. Make a left onto Daniels Hole Road (Wainscott Northwest Road) to rt. 114 (Sag Harbor - East Hampton Turnpike). Make right onto rt. 114, in 1/2 mile is parking is on left on side of road by a dirt road.
Trail Length
12-15 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Northwest/East Hampton
   


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Review Date
August 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dogdude222 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Overall a really fun trail. Not very technical, but there are interspersed sections of rooty climbs. The predominate trail pattern is fast, snaky singletrack, which adds up to major fun. The trails go through what I would call traditional New England forest riding like I have encountered in Massachusetts. Expect to ride on leaves and small sections of sand. Be careful of sand patches in the middle of hard turns. I almost lost it a few times leaning too far into a turn and hitting a loose patch. If you ride all the way to cedar point, there is a good view to be had. I did not ride all the way along the coast, so I cannot say how bad the sand situation is there.

Recommended Route:
I parked at the parking area on route 114. The only problem is that since the above reviews, someone has used a bulldozer on the parking area. I don't even think a 4x4 could park there. I parked at the entrance to Edwards Hole Road. I took the northwest path (marked white w/yellow triangles) all the way to NW landing road thinking I was on the Foster's path. Both are similar. Just be sure you know if you are on the northwest path, so that you can make the proper turns on NW landing road and Mile Hill road to return you to the trail. The NW path will dump you out at the campground entrance of the cedar point recreation area. From there you can head out to cedar point. Turn around and exit the cedar point park and head down Northwest Road to pick up the Foster's path (marked orange and white) at the obvious parking area to the left. Several miles later follow the orange trail at the fork of the white and orange trails until you come to the Two Holes of Water Road where the Foster's Trail ends. Pedal left up the road breifly to pick up the NW trail on the right for a quick trip back to the car. Including my brief screw-up this route was 16.5 miles on my odometer. Bring a trail map.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hither Hills park in Montauk also has good riding with great ocean views.



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Review Date
May 23, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Makena , from Southampton, NY

Summary:
I rode this trail for the first time a week ago. I had about the best riding of my life. the switch-backs and descents were such a rush. I just remember the incredible view at the end (or halfway point, depending on how you look at it) of the trail in ceder point at the bluff. It was so breathtaking.

Recommended Route:
Same way as suggested

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are some incredible loops just off ofDaniels Hole Road (Wainscott Northwest Road). You can park right under the power lines and go off into the trails. There is a really fun obstacles section with teeter-totters and some balence beams. Also there is a huge bolder that I ate s**t off of today. there are some trickey parts, i ate it about 6 times, but it was a new trail to me. check it out and have fun.



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Review Date
November 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Paul , from New York City

Summary:
Great peaceful single track through the woods with some rolling hills and ponds, some moderate climbs. Nice beginner/intermediate trails, lots of deer, turtles, foxes and some cool old cemetaries from the 1700's.
Usually see only one or two bikers and hikers. Some sand but generally clean trails. Can connect with several other trails (Millers Ground, etc) all the way out to airport and get over 20 miles of trails (with a few road connections here and there). Also nice to do a little loop inside Cedar point by the water.

Recommended Route:
Entrance past Cedar Point on Alewive Brook Road in the Northwest Woods in East Hampton (follow signs off Stephen Hands Path to Cedar Point) and go all the way to Sag Tpk on trails marked white and back on trails marked red (15 mile loop). Great maps from Bike shop are essential to get full loop. Road transitions are a little tricky so need to consult map a lot first time out. Can Park at end of Red Loop on Northwest Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hither hills (finishing at Cyril's with Oysters and Bloody Marys!).



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Review Date
November 5, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Wade , from Sag Harbor, NY

Summary:
I love these trails. They are my favorite. In my experience, the yellow trail is more challengin than the red, but the red seem to be a longer ride. I prefer the yellow. They are not to technical, a few short tough climbs. Speed is the thrill here. You can go so fast and hug a bunch of tight turns. The short climbs and decents are a blast. Never bumped into more than 2 people on the trail. Some road crossings are necessary, but not much. This place is just plain fun!

Recommended Route:
Take Route 114 East from Sag Harbor towards Easthampton. You are on 114 for about 5 minutes before you see a sign for Swamp Road. About 1/2 mile past that sign on the left is the "dirt area". This is somewhat easy to miss. Sometimes there's cars there, most of the time there are not. The dirt are is only wide enough for about 3 cars, with a dirt road that runs behind it. Once you park there, the entrance to the trail is right in front of you, marked by 2 yellow triangles. You can't miss it. Ride up the trail a few hundred feet until you can make your first left. Hook that left.



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Review Date
July 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Marc , from Jamesport, NY

Summary:
When I listed this trail a while ago, I had only ridden the yellow trail out to Alewive Brook Road and back to Rt. 114, but there is also an orange trail that makes a loop. After crossing over Two Holes of Water Road the trail splits, yellow goes left, orange goes right. For best results pick up the Trail Guide map available at local bike shops for $7 and I believe the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society has trail maps available. Great singletrack. Nice ascents and descents that are not too much of a challenge. The trails are usually pretty vacant.

Recommended Route:
Park at Rt. 114 or at Two Holes of Water Road (1/4 mile south of Swamp Road)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are more trails on the other side of Rt. 114, Hither Hills, county parks in Flanders,



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