Awesome Adirondack Cycling

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.

Mountain 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.

Love Your ADK

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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...
These mountains in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest are at the beginning of the route..
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...
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.
Hardscrabble Road, Olmstedville
Cruise this scenic loop that is easy riding, with mountains ringing the horizon. Cross a creek halfway. 6.5 miles, paved roads, services in Olmstedville.
Main St, Schroon Lake
This loop is grand in many ways, but especially the scenery. Much of it goes through the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest area, with a crossing of the Boreas River and the views along Boreas Road. Area attractions include the Natural Stone Bridge...
Route 9, Schroon Lake
Starting at Schroon Lake take scenic Hoffman Road past Bullet Pond, and the trio of Muller, Bigsby, and Oliver Ponds. This route turns into Irishtown Road, with river views approaching Olmstedville. This quaint village is an excellent place for a break.