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 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!
The two-wheel action doesn't stop just because summer and fall are over! Fat biking has taken root in the Adirondacks, and many of the routes above can still be pedaled in winter.
Leave No Trace
The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.