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Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This trail is VERY scenic... also great for all types of riders, this trail is basically all flat packed dirt... making it extreamly easy to ride! trail goes for abut 60 miles into NYC pump house in the Bronx, so you choose how far you go!
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Latitude
40.9103910105817
Longitude
-73.88128638267517
Trail Directions
From NYC: Take Route 9 north,until you reach the first Croton on Hudson exit! once in Croton drive on route 129 which will take you straight through town for about 6 1/2 miles.... then take a right onto Croton Gorge road... continue over historic Dam until you reach what appears to be a giant man hole cover... You've found the trail head!
Trail Length
62 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Croton-On-Hudson
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 14, 2005

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: velocityboy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
good, long, flat trail for little kids, grannies, cigarette smokers, or those who dont want scars from road/trail rash before work. great scenery though as you pass kings point in Sleepy Hollow (yes, the same one from the movie/Washington Irving story, hence Irvington the town just south), overlooking the hudson. take a tent if you want and bike to Croton Point and camp out overnite...its a great sleep. Careful as you get further south towards Yonkers; because Yonkers is a sh*thole, especially by the hudson waterfront. And if youre gonna wipe out, make sure that you do so in Ossoning (all their female EMT's are hot as hell...experience, you know)...

Recommended Route:
tarrytown on route 9, enter by the high school or behind the stop and shop on the corner of 119 and 9. dont worry about parking...ample parking day and night :)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
taconic trail/Bronx River trail. difference is that its paved and the scenery is not as nice. but during summer theres hot women sunbathing at the Kensico Dam :0



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Review Date
July 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Jimmy , from NYC

Summary:
This is a very flat and quiet carrage trail, just the type I like. No technicals to get you killed. It does get confusing as you ride north up the hudson towards the Croton Dam because of the many breaks in the trail as you hit small towns along the Hudson. It took a couple of tries and a Topo map for me to find the trail heads at each break. Some were easier to find than others. Once you do however, it's the best.

Recommended Route:
I usually take the Metro North and get off at Tarrytown. Once in Tarrytown I would ride up the hill off the train station and hang a left once I hit Washington St. Ride north on Washington Street until Depeyster St and hang a right. As you go up Depeyster you'll see the high school along with the basball field. The trail head starts there next to the baseball field.



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Review Date
April 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pande , from Bronx, NY

Summary:

I rode this trail up to the part where it intersects with Interstate 87. Its a good, long and fast trail. Nothing technical until you get past the Interstate 87 intersection. This trail is great for anyone who loves cross country (as I do). Scenery is nice. I didnt like the fact that the trail cuts through unnumbered back yardsliterally! I would have given this trail a perfect score if there was less interaction with peoples homes. Lyndhurst is a very nice spot. I took some great photos there. Ive never felt guilty about leaving tire marks in grass but I did at Lyndhurst. I walked my bike around the place. I look forward to visiting this spot again. Hopefully, the green house will be filled with stuff. The next time I do this trail (probably next week) I would like to go much further up and even try to get to the reservoir. But Ill need help: I was unable to continue past the Interstate 87 intersection for I lost the trail. Maybe I was just tired. If anyone can give me some directions, I would appreciate it!

Recommended Route:
Pick up this trail in Yonkers, opposite the Hudson River Museum, as indicated above.



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Review Date
November 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tony , from Bergen County, NJ

Summary:
Mostly hard packed dirt, grass, & gravel. Offers a great cardio workout. Total trail length from end to end is 26 miles, not 60 as stated above. Trail passes through some rather tough neighborhoods in Yonkers and Ossining - ride with a partner, especially young women. Great views, many places to stop for photos or to grab a drink or snack. If in the area, don't miss it. One of the most underutilized trails in the NYC area. It's a mystery to me why in isn't packed with people on weekends, that's how nice the route is.

Recommended Route:
Great places to park are at the Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown or the Sleepy Hollow High School in North Tarrytown.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nyack rail trail, Nyack Beach State Park trail, Joseph B. Clarke rail trail, Walkill Valley rail trail.



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