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Mountain biking on Long Island trails

Cyclist Maria Smit, 38, of Syosett, rides along

Cyclist Maria Smit, 38, of Syosett, rides along the mountain bike trail at Cathedral Pines Park in Yaphank, Nov. 8, 2015. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Here’s a sample of trails throughout the Island.


BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE
BETHPAGE STATE PARK 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Farmingdale, 516-249-0700. Trails are two-way and multiuse, so be courteous to runners and hikers, and use caution. Fee $8 parking daily May 26-Sept. 3; weekends and holidays April 1-May 25 and Sept. 8-Nov. 4. Mileage 12 


CATHEDRAL PINES COUNTY PARK Yaphank-Middle Island Road, south of Route 25, Middle Island, 631-852-5502. Beginner-to-intermediate one-way single track. Additional 5½ miles of optional advanced hill climbs. Fee $7 parking May 26-Sept. 3, weekends and holidays only. Mileage 6+


CALVERTON MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL Route 25, Calverton. Beginner-to-intermediate single-track loop. Additional 1½ miles of optional advanced hill climbs. DEC permit required. Mileage 8½ 


EASTPORT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL East Moriches/Riverhead Road (County Road 51), Eastport. Beginner-to-intermediate single track. DEC permit required. Mileage 8½ 
ALL LEVELS


EDGEWOOD PRESERVE Commack Road, Deer Park. Beginner, intermediate and advanced trails with lots of single track. Also 13 miles of additional advanced loops of which 3 miles are black diamond trails for those with the most advanced biking skills. 5½ miles for beginners, 7½ miles intermediate, 3½ advanced. DEC permit required. Fee Free parking. Mileage 17+


TRAIL VIEW STATE PARK 8101 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 631-423-1770. Trails are two-way and multiuse, use caution. Fee Free parking. Mileage 8


ADVANCED
HITHER HILLS STATE PARK
164 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 631-668-2554. Mostly single track with some water views for intermediate-to-advanced bikers. Hilly terrain with some sandy sections. Fee $10 parking daily, May 26-Sept. 9. Mileage 20+


MANORVILLE HILLS County Road 111, Manorville. Many hill climbs and no flat areas. The trail is two-way for 3.3 miles to a one-way loop. If you find you’re in over your head, turn around and go back before entering one-way loop. Option to ride to the easier Eastport trails for added miles. Mileage 14


ROCKY POINT PINE BARRENS STATE FOREST Rocky Point Road or Route 25A Bypass, Rocky Point. Intermediate-to-advanced single track plus additional 7 miles of black diamond challenging hills. Several miles of separate beginner trails also available. DEC permit required. Mileage 13+ 


STILLWELL WOODS PRESERVE South Woods Road, Syosset. Entrance to trail is just behind the soccer fields. Intermediate-to-advanced single track with an additional 2 miles of challenging hills plus 2 miles of separate beginner trail. Fee Free parking. Mileage 4+

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