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Onteora Lake

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

About a dozen miles of superb singletrack. Rocky sharkfins of slate. Lots of crags and pine. Scenic lakes. Some powerclimbs but not much elevation change. This system is within riding distance of another 20 miles at Jockey Hill. Overlook Bikes, Kingston Cyclery, and Tablerock Tours are good shops nearby for info/maps. Local bike club is Fats in the Cats.
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Latitude
41.98016611546063
Longitude
-74.08390045166015
Trail Directions
Take 28 west 2 miles from Thruway traffic circle. On right after road bends right. Before/next to plaza with Coffee roaster. Woodstock Harley is 350 feet past on opposite side. Once there, park in either lot. Take jeep trail past lake and bear left, about a mile up is first singletrack on right side.
Trail Length
12 Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Kingston
Country
usa
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 27, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sylvesterp3 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very fun trail to ride with many technical obstacles but nothing that's not rideable. There were lots of leaves and it didn't seem like the trail gets a lot of use but it's a shame as it's extremely fun and rewarding. It's all singletrack with a few areas that are wider and all of the trail colors seem to be in the same difficulty rating... except for the access trail that's a bit wider than the rest.

Recommended Route:
Ride it all.



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Review Date
August 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: granola girl ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Onteora Lake is super fun and technical! Absolutely blows away Jockey hill(which, don't get me wrong, is still lots of fun but tends to get a little monotonous and seem all the same after a while) Lots and lots of short steep technical power climbs,which naturally are followed by lots and lots of short steep technical downhills!:) TONS of rock gardens, lots of logs to hop and roll over, fun little drops and jumps, all in one super flowy ,fun, challenging singletrack package! Trails are very well marked out IF you know what you're looking for. there is a trail map at the bottom parking lot- take the yellow trail( about 5 miles or so of fantastic singletrack), till it ends at the double track, then go left and then hop on the red trail which will be on your right(more singletrak! good stuff!), it will end at more doubletrack, just follow it until it turns into the blue trail(more awesome challenging singletrack!).Caution -the first time I tried to find the trails I used an outdated - trail map that is floating around the internet that got me totally lost in some quarry- print out a trail map from bikerag that shows the yellow, red and blue singletrack trails or just look at the map at the bottom parking lot and you can't go wrong!

Recommended Route:
yellow to red to blue then finish up on rest of red

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jockey Hill
Ferncliff in hunting season-its a preserve but bring bug spray its infested with ticks



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Review Date
June 1, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: flman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I ride these trails several times a week, I can access them right across the street from my house via a short cut. They are very rocky with logs crossing them, some seasonal mud, and water. They are 90% single track, lots of ups and downs, but nothing real big. There are swamps, and a lake, boulders and lots of technical. They are peaceful, and not used very much.

Recommended Route:
Rt. 28 Kingston to Lake Onteora state park, on the right just before the Hobo deli.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jockey Hill trails can be access by crossing Morey hill, or by going Rt. 28 West, or Sawkill Road to Jockey Hill Road.



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