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Stillwell Woods Single Track

Average Rating:    (3.72 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 78

Challenging single track less than an hour from NYC. I rated this 'advanced' to be conservative. It's probably more intermediate/advanced. Single black diamond on the ski-scale. Anyway: One-way single track through mostly woods. The trail is blazed by white triangles and arrows at intersections. There aren't any huge drops but a good number of the downhills and uphills are certainly technical. Downhills and uphills mainly consist of going into and out of ravines. A big feature of this trail is the half dozen or so downhills that are basically stairs created by timbers and fill. These can be quite intense going down; some have tight exits and others you can roller-coaster up the other side (relatively speaking). The terrain is basically hard pack dirt with small stretches of sand and cobbles esp. in the ravine bottoms. There are the usual assortment of roots and some potentially harmful-to-tires sapling stumps in the middle of the trail. A bike club on Long Island (C.L.I.M.B. - Concerned Long Island Mt Bikers) created it. My hat's off to whoever can clean it. The rest of the park is ridable also - easy Jeep trails and single track abound.
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Latitude
40.83169514805173
Longitude
-73.4775710105896
Trail Directions
I-495 (Long Island Expressway) to Exit 44N. Take Seaford-Oyster Bay Pkwy (135)for about a mile or so to Jericho Tpke. Go east (to the right) 1/2 mile on Jericho then make a left (north) on to South Woods Road. Stillwell Woods County Park is about 1.2 miles on your right (as you head north). The parking lot goes along the south side of the ball fields and the trailhead (with signs) is to the left just beyond the metal barrier at the end of the parking lot.
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Syosset
   


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Review Date
October 17, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Will ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is a great trail with some challenging drops and hills. There are parts of the trail that are very eroded and when you ride up a hill your wheels spin. I just went today and the only downside was that a lot of the kids from the school across the street where running ON the track.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Meadowlark



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Review Date
November 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rednow ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail has alot of diffent options in a small area. My wife and I did 3 laps trying to hit most of the options. The trails are very well maintained with nice trial features. Nothing too difficult to ride but enough for a pre holiday dinner workout.



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Review Date
October 6, 2009

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: sbmac ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail has a lot to offer. It has some new trails that people from a few years ago aren't aware of. No major ups and downs, but enough to be a challenge, fun and interesting. There is everything from twisty hard-pack singletrack to gravel textured hills and log piles. There is sand in places, but it adds to the diversity. A few nice 2-3 foot drops and plenty of technical areas. The people who were negative most likely did not do all the black trails. No signs of civilization in there either, pristine forest. OK you tough guys, go back and do the new black trail "locomotive Breath" before you diss this place. After you tumble down a ravine into some poison ivy you won't be so tough!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky Point, East Setauket, Cathedral pines



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Review Date
July 24, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 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, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dirtdevil ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A good trail for what Long Island has to offer. A combination of small ups and downs with a few fun sections that includes chutes/ravines, a few little drops with railroad ties and some tight twisty single track in the snakepit. It takes around 30 min to do lap so it's good if your time is limited. The trail is one way so you don't run into people but it can get a bit crowded on the weekends. Best to go early.

For a Phototour section by section of Stillwell check out my website
http://www.pbase.com/robh/stillwellwoods

Recommended Route:
It only one way. Park in the parking lot and follow the fire road untill you see the Big Entrance sign.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky Point, Cathedral



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Review Date
May 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mayete ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Not a bad trail if you live in NYC and don't want to travel too far.

Recommended Route:
Get out of NYC and go up north. Blue Mountain, Graham Hills

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rocky Point, Greenbelt



Comments
sdlopez (04/08/2009)
my local trail... It is a fun small, not very technical. Best part is the Snake pit. Since it is a small loop one can do a couple of laps. Some good training sections with some hammerhead hills which can be done over and over again. This is because you can go out on the loop and come back to the same spot since the trail is so small.
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