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Swain Mtn.

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

STEEP single track in woods between ski trails. 3-5 excellent trails. Maintained by Canaseraga Downhillers. Weekly rides from Downhill Drew's on Thurs. 5:00ish between "spring forward" and "fall back"
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Latitude
42.50551526821832
Longitude
-77.90748596191406
Trail Directions
Get a map, the ski town of Swain is off Rt. 70 near Dansville. You can ride up Mile Sweep/Promenade if you've the lungs or you'll need to ask a local to get to top via truck. Call JimBob Squarepants at Imagine Peace Bikes 607 545-6110
Trail Length
1-2 miles-make mult. runs
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Swain
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 14, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: sambs827 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Some lower-calibre DH/FR runs down the slopes of Swain Ski&Snowboard Center. Full-blown downhill bikes a bit overkill for this place, but still fun I'm sure. I was able to manage most of it my first time out on my 5" hardtail with an undersprung fork and dying brakes. Get a local to show you around a couple times then you're all set. The place is small, so you need to be drunk and stupid to get lost. The big roller behind the Ski Patrol building is SCARY. Feels like you're dropping in on a massive quarter pipe. Come into it with too much speed and you will learn what a 20ft to flat feels like. It was cool to rip up the same trails on bike as I had for years on skis. The ladder run that goes down to the far left of the ski slope (as you're looking down) is a bomb.

I'm giving the place 5 flamin' chilis for technical difficulty, just because it really keeps you on your toes if you're riding a smaller travel bike like I was. If you're on a big bike, I would say it's probably a 2- or 3-chili difficulty but still lotsa fun. I plan to go back again next summer, on the same bike (just fixed up a bit) and give it another go.

Recommended Route:
Whatever you do, the whoops at the top above Mile Sweep are a must.



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Review Date
September 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mike132 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Good trails, short but a lot of fun. There is a couple of chutes at the bottom and they are not for the weak hearted! Scars to prove it!

Recommended Route:
NAILERS NOTCH



Comments
Destin (05/24/2009)
yeah. nailers notch ruled!!!! too bad that swain went out of business...Ill miss having lift access DH in WNY
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Review Date
May 13, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Glenn Meyer , from Dansville

Summary:
lots of fun. extremely muddy until summer.

Recommended Route:
go down through the woods between clark and wheels. theres a rock drop and a nice launch onto wheels.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
if you have your balls screwed on real tight ill show you some sick stuff.



Comments
brownbomber (08/30/2008)
yo dude i just got back from plattekill, i desperately need some drops
kroniktap09 (09/08/2010)
Is swain still around? ive heard its pretty kick ass
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Review Date
November 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: big stonz (Rob) , from Swain

Summary:
3-5 very steep single track trails through the trees between ski trails. Less advanced riders can cruise down ski trails. Then there's the Chute (basically vertical) for the hardcore.

Recommended Route:
Up the ski trails of Mile Sweep/Promanade or take truck to top. You'll need a local for that- and to show you the various trails. Call Jim at Imagine Peace Bikes 607 545-6110

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rattlesnake Wilderness Area for miles and miles of XC riding. Best to contact Pat at Massasaugua Bikes in Nunda for that (on the net).



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