LIFE CYCLE

Ellenville provides a wide range of cycling opportunities, such as off-road mountain biking on purpose-built trails, rail trails, scenic road cycling on many of our quiet country back roads and, if you are into it, some of the most challenging climbs in the region!

LIPPMAN PARK

CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Located off Rt. 209 in Napanoch, Lippman Park offers some of the most exhilarating off-road mountain biking in the area. All trails have been ‘hand-built’ by volunteers from the Renegades Mountain Bike Club. Like ski slopes, the trails are color coded to reflect their degree of difficulty, ranging from beginner level to intermediate and up to advanced, expert riders.

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RAIL TRAILS

O&W RAIL TRAIL

The O&W Rail Trail runs parallel to the village along the Rondout Creek. It is ideal for family-oriented cycling and/or hiking. Two sections run through the village, heading north towards Kerhonkson. From Kerhonkson, you can pick up the trail again to head up to Rochester Park in Accord. There is also a 2.5-mile section that heads south out of Ellenville down to Spring Glen. The rail-trail is also ideal during the winter months for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. You can use the ‘Ride With GPS’ route maps below for locations and for further information about the rides.

LOCATION

Located along the Beer Kill in Ulster Heights, Hanging Rock Falls and its cascades are amongst the most spectacular falls in the area. Parking is located at a pull-off on Ulster Heights Rd. Once on the trail, you descend down into the gorge, where you can follow the kill down from the upper cascades to the main falls.

TRAILHEAD PARKING

O&W ELLENVILLE > PORT BEN

O&W NAPANOCH SECTION

O&W ELLENVILLE > SPRING GLEN

O&W KERHONKSON > ROCHESTER PARK

ROAD CYCLING

Unless you are on the O&W Rail Trail, there is no such thing as a ‘flat route’ in our area! However, drawing on the knowledge of our local experienced riders, we have compiled a number of routes of varying distances and degrees of climbs.

All the routes have been created to avoid, as much as possible, the more heavily trafficked roads in the area. These routes offer exhilarating rides through our spectacular scenery and surrounding area. Please use the ‘Ride With GPS’ route-links below for the starting/end locations and for further information about the rides where needed.

You can also download cue-sheets and/or navigation-route files for your cycling device (e.g., Garmin, Wahoo, iPhone, etc.). On the RWGPS pages, you will also find Google Maps links to each of the ride starting points.

MODERATE CLIMBING

RONDOUT RESERVOIR LOOP

BRIGGS LOOP

PEEKAMOOSE LOOP

HIGH FALLS LOOP

KRUM LOOP

KINGSTON LOOP

SIGNIFICANT CLIMBING

VISTA MARIA LOOP

OAK RIDGE LOOP

MOHONK MOUNTAIN LOOP

GUNKS LOOP

THE ULTIMATE SUFFERFEST!

THE GRAHAMSVILLE QUAD

CYCLING RESOURCES

BICYCLE SHOPS

NEW PALTZ: BICYCLE DEPOT

ROESENDALE: TABLE ROCK

CYCLING CLUBS

BICYCLE DEPOT

MID HUDSON BICYCLE CLUB

ROUTE MAPPING

RIDE WITH GPS