Westchester County boasts miles of scenic biking trails perfect for enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, or beginners looking for a new outdoor activity to enjoy.
In case you have no idea where to start, here’s a list of some of the best biking trails in Westchester:
Graham Hills Mountain Bike Trail
5 miles, dirt and paved paths
The bike trail in Graham Hills is mostly single track, and is more suited for experienced bikers as it goes through different types of habitats, thus requiring some versatility. The trail is located in Mount Pleasant, and is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
30 miles, dirt and paved paths (biking is restricted only on paved paths)
The Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is Westchester County’s largest park, encompassing more than 4,300 acres. Due to its expansive space, the park features multiple loops of rugged trails excellent for bikers of any skill level. Biking trails in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation are open from 8am to dusk, seven days a week, all year round. An entrance fee of $8 is required.
North County Trailway
22 miles, paved
North County Trailway is perfect for beginners and casual bikers as it features gentle and easy-to-navigate trails. The trail is located off-road, but intersects with several public roads and driveways. The trail can be accessed using two entry points: the southern end is on Eastway park-and-ride and the northern end is on Baldwin Place, on the Westchester-Putnam County border. The trail is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
Bronx River Pathway
13.2 miles, paved
The Bronx River Pathway runs along the Bronx River parkway, and features three paved sections: A 5-mile segment from Green Acres Avenue, Hartsdale to Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, a 3.6-mile segment from Palmer Road to Harney Road in Scarsdale, and a short one-mile loop close to Oak Street in Mount Vernon. The trail is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
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