Explore the Adirondack Hub on two wheels!

There's cycling, and then there's Adirondack Hub cycling. Full of expansive wilderness including wild forest, gleaming lakes, and plenty of picturesque peaks, cycling in the Adirondack Hub is a fun, beautiful, and occasionally physically demanding adventure, with plenty of variety on quiet, low-traffic roads. You can ride as close to one of the Hub's friendly towns as you like, or head out into the wilderness.

Road cyclists can try a shorter, mostly flat family-friendly ride at Paradox Lake, take on the Grand Loop through the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, or try Teddy's Trail, an 80-mile loop that offers beautiful views of the Hudson River.

Gravel bikers aren't left out around here, either! Knobby tire enthusiasts can get their thrills on the rugged, unpaved glories of the Stony Lonesome Loop, a gently rolling route that shows off amazing, remote backcountry scenery.

Cycling routes

Want to cycle in and among the towns and outstanding scenery of the Adirondack Hub but not sure how to start planning? Don't worry, we're here to help! This interactive map from Ride With GPS helps you view different routes, learn about distance, changes in elevation, and more. It's a great tool to help you prepare and ensure you choose the route that is just right for you.

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Four cyclists on a paved road in front of a mountain view.

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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.
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...
Frontiertown Road off Route 9, North Hudson
TEMPORARILY CLOSED due to construction of new welcome center. Ride through the lovely area that used to be Frontiertown, a pioneering theme park that closed in 1998. Access via a short road which begins and ends off of Route 9. The entire system is...
Route 28N, Newcomb
This 80 mile loop has wonderful scenery on wide-shouldered roads. Runs along the Hudson River with many mountain and cliff scenes. Abundant scenic rest stops with picnic tables. Ride through charming small towns with attractions and services. Lodging...
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...
Federal Flats Road, Schroon Lake
This paved, flat route runs along the Minerva River and forms a short loop road with Irishtown Road.
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.
Fleming Pond Road, Paradox
If your heart belongs to narrow gravel roads with a pond of their very own, this is the route for you. Becomes Stoney Lonesome Road to Crown Point if you keep hearing its call.