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Waverly Glen

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Approx. 22 miles of singletrack, 5 miles of double track, 2 miles of groomed hiking trails. Medium technical intermedate level terrain(average mountain bikers accessible) to advanced terrain recommended for avid/expert mountain bikers only. Has been described by most as the best single track in a 50 mile radius. many ridge following trails, creek crossings, manmade and natural bridges, lots of rocks,roots and off cambers. several "expert only" descents into valley areas. Great overlook of the entire valley in upper "field" portion of trail systems that you can see for approx. 20 miles of valley. Bring lots of water and time with you if you plan on truly enjoying the trails of the "glen". This is also a site for the annual Glen Challenge mountain biking event.
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Latitude
42.00941376277319
Longitude
-76.5550947189331
Trail Directions
interstate 86 / rt 17 to exit 60. follow rt 220 north to stopsign. Turn right onto Chemung St. (east). Take first left onto Pine st. (north). Take first left onto west pine st. Continue 2 blocks enter into waverly glen trails start from third parking area on right.
Trail Length
25+ miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Waverly
Zip/Postal Code
14892
Country
usa
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 27, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: progtracer ,  Racer

Summary:
Quality singletrack that fills about every type of cross country need in one spot. Not extremely "free ride" technical, but very rooty, rocky, twisty etc. Some good adrenaline filled downhills. I have to aggree with other postings, definitely the best singletrack (ones that have not been reached by 4-wheeler) in southern New York and Norhtern Pennsylvania. Rode 14.5 mile continuous loop without no overlaps of trails or intersections, believe there would be more like around 18-20 miles of trail total. Most people will not recognise the quality trails system till they get to ride with locals as I have. Most of the quality trails (tight fast singltrack) are semi-hidden from ATV users and known mainly by locals. As far as the ratings I rated an aerobic rating of 4, this is the local training grounds for the Bent Hangers racers and their reputation shows that these trails can give a great workout, they have dominated the northeast sport and expert classes for the past few years. As for the 4 rating it's because most people spend more time enjoying the great trails than purely training on them and it's all up and down so there are no extremely long climbs to help with this rating, it is a 4 though because unlike most riding spots there are no "easy resting trails for miles". As far as the 4 on technical it does not have enouph "freeride" oriented terrain to be classified as a 5 and lacks the rough "rocky" riding of pennsylvania and New jersey that tend to receive 5's (although the locals have showed me some steep descents that can scare some of the most technical riders). I rated the trail system a 5 overall for its ability to fulfill my need to ride. I have never gone there and rode all the trails and wanted anymore. The different trails available give you every imaginable cross country scenerio in one riding spot. Overall this is a superior riding spot.

Recommended Route:
recommend entering into cemetery to avoid new water tower. Go up cemetery road east of park and continue up dirt road at top of cemetery go from there. If you are in for a cool 90% downhill "super D" course recommend intering in the complete north entrace at top of horse shoe come down following trails, it make for about a 5 mile "quasi downhill run": enter outer hub extension, continue down outer hub trail, enter bones trail, cross over railroad tie bridge, head south towards 4 corners/beer trail, continue down bear trail to jumps trail, here you have three choices to continue the downhill bomb, 1) head down the ridge trail and out 2) head down the Bayou, Cron loops and out 3) go down jumps trail connect to the Epic, re-enter jumps trail, out the dew and out the deer trail. Another great route is to ride the Annual Glen Challenge race course in reverse, it is a 12-13 mile loop that really gets the heart racing at a 1 1/2 hour pace, and is a great epic ride for the 3 hour pace crew.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Round Top Athens, PA: Jenksville, Newark Valley NY: Shindagin State forrest Ithaca, NY



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Review Date
August 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Scubapiper ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of sweet singletrack, I don't think there is 25 miles here as stated elswhere, but you can spend an afternoon here and not ride the same trail twice.

Recommended Route:
The best way to approach the trails now is through the cemetary. A new water tank has ruined the old approach/ending downhill. Follow the road that is just East of the Village Park up through the cemetary. When you get to the top it switches to dirt, keep climbing and you will connect with the lower end of the trail system. The trails aren't marked except these on the lower end that the village has laid out. Above those, on the upper hill is where the best 1 track is. This is beyond where the ATV's have made the the single track into 1.5 track. These trails are not overly technical but tight and twisty enough to make for a real challenging ride for an energetic/adventerous beginner or just lots of fun for more advanced riders. If you are looking for big drops, huge rocks etc., they aren't here. I can tell you, I have ridden in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mass. West Virgina & Arizona and outside the "big" destinations these are my favorite trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Roundtop Park, Athens, PA, Oakly Corners, Jenksville



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