With striking scenery, a variety of terrain, and old-fashioned towns to explore along the way, biking in the Adirondacks is always an adventure. In the Adirondack Hub, enjoy an array of cycling and mountain biking routes for riders of all abilities and fitness levels. For more information on biking in the Hub, download the Bicycling Map Guide, offering road and trail conditions, distances, terrain, recommended loops, and suggested sites to visit.

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The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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Start in the beautiful Paradox Lake Area.
Letsonville Road, Paradox
Cycling Get off the asphalt! This spectacular half day of mountain biking is on mostly remote, unpaved roads, with a variety of hills and valleys, open and wooded terrain, marshes, ponds, and streams. Mountain/cross bike recommended. Remote unpaved...
Route 9 & Route 4, North Hudson
Take a day long ride through some of the most remote paved roads in the whole park. View dozens of ponds and wetlands, cross several headwaters, and see some historic mining and farming areas. 36.3 miles, Intermediate. Paved roads, remote areas with...
A great ride, especially from east to west.
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson
Cycling This lovely route is also a symbol of friendship: look for the stone with an image of the two shaking hands etched in it. The North Hudson Pine Ridge Cemetery is the resting place of a number of War of 1812 soldiers. Access through the Hammond...
All kinds of water fun on Paradox Lake.
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox
Camping This campground is set amid rolling hills of hardwood along a quiet scenic road. Canoes and rowboats are available for rent at the registration booth. Located on the shore of Dark Bay, on Paradox Lake. There are hot showers, flush toilets...
Along the way Newcomb's Overlook Park is a great place to stop.
Route 9, North Hudson
This is a great loop that takes you through some true Adirondack wilderness as well as along a scenic lake. Steep descent along the Blue Ridge Road (best taken west to east) offers expansive vistas with a variety of foliage progression. Approximate...
Crane Pond Road, Schroon Lake
Cycling Town maintained dirt roads becomes non-maintained road. Woodsy, moderately hilly, and high likelihood of wind and mud. Running Leads to Crane Pond & Pharaoh Mountain trailhead for even more scenic views. Approximately 3 miles.
This charming little church is part of the roadside scenery.
Federal Flats Road, Schroon Lake
This paved, flat route runs along the Minerva River and forms a short loop road with Irishtown Road.
Main St, Schroon Lake
This delightful loop follows the route of the Adirondack Marathon. It is mostly flat with short rolling hills. Breaks suggest themselves, such as the town beach, and two hiking trailheads. 26.2 miles, Intermediate. All paved. Swimming, hiking, lake views.