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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Tahawus Mines Road, Newcomb
This road leads to the Tahawus Ghost Town; a former mining town no longer open to the public. But the road leading up to it is a marvelous ride alternating deep forest, hidden meadows, bridges, lakes, and distant mountain vistas. Rock hounds will find...
8728 State Route 9, Pottersville
Explore the quiet paved roads giving access to Scaroon Manor Campground on the west shore of Schroon Lake. Informational posts throughout the complex tell the history of this once-famous resort. A day use pass offers access the swimming, restrooms...
Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb
A stretch of great scenery, with wonderful curves to reveal new vistas at every turn. Pack a lunch; this is the wilderness. When ridden west-to-east, it becomes an exhilarating thrill ride of breathtaking scenery and hold-your-breath downhill slopes...
Stone Bridge Road, Olmstedville
Scenic country between two charming small towns. A great way to visit the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves! LENGTH: 6 miles. Add a 5 mile round trip if visiting the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, found at the end of Stone Bridge Road. All paved, with...
Johnson Pond Road, North Hudson
Go right by Johnson Pond for some gorgeous scenery. This route connects North Hudson with Paradox via the Letsonville road. Scenic, moderate hills, some paved but mostly gravel. DISTANCE: 6 miles. Join Fleming Pond Road to go all the way to Crown...
Caza Turn Road Ensign Pond Rd, North Hudson
A loop that circles three ponds with side trips to more. Beaver ponds and wide vistas. The side trail to Bass Lake (1.4 miles RT) features rock ledges, cliffs, and great fishing. Hiking How to get there Take Exit 29 off I-87 and follow Blue Ridge Road...
Many bridges offer lovely photo opportunities.
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...
This area only grows in beauty as autumn approaches.
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...