Your Adirondack Basecamp

With striking scenery and a variety of terrain and old-fashioned towns to explore along the way, biking in the Adirondacks is always an adventure. In the Schroon Lake region—your Adirondack basecamp—enjoy an array of cycling and mountain biking routes for riders of all abilities and fitness levels. Try the scenic 25-mile ride on Hoffman Loop, beginning at Hoffman Road you will journey past Bullet, Muller, Bigsby, and Oliver Ponds. Or set out on the Adirondack Marathon loop—featuring 26.2 miles of paved, moderate terrain with short rolling hills and places to stop—including two Schroon Lake hiking trails and a public beach. For a longer ride, the Grand Loop offers 56 miles of beautiful scenery through the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest area with a crossing of the Boreas River. Enjoy the view along Boreas Road. Stop at some of the notable Schroon Lake attractions along the way, or simply rest and take in the views. If you prefer to get off the road, try the 3-mile Crane Pond Road, which leads to beautiful Crane Pond and the Pharaoh Mountain trailhead. Or, for more serious mountain biking trails, check out the Thilo Road route—a 3-mile non-maintained dirt road through the woods or the 9.7 mile Extreme Loop which leads from Thilo Road to Charley Hill. For more information on biking in the Schroon Lake region, download the Bicycling Map Guide, offering road and trail conditions, distances, terrain, recommended loops, and suggested sites to visit. Check out Schroon Lake lodging options and book your biking trip today!

Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Route 9, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Route 9 & Route 4, North Hudson, New York
(518) 597-4649
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...
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Crane Pond Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Cycling Town maintained dirt roads becomes non-maintained road. Woodsy, moderately hilly, and high likelihood of wind and mud. Approximately 3 miles. Running Leads to Crane Pond & Pharaoh...
Frontiertown Road off Route 9, North Hudson, New York
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...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
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...
Federal Flats Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Cycling This paved, flat route runs along the Minerva River and forms a short loop road with Irishtown Road. Running Part of the scenic network of secondary, scenic, area roads.

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