Hardy Road (Beaver Brook) Trails
The Beaver Brook Trail network is the first mountain bike specific, multiple use, trail system built in the Adirondack Park. Currently seven miles of some of the sweetest single track east of the Mississippi traverse both sides of the picturesque Beaver Brook Valley.
Beginning in the fall of 2016 BETA will be extending the beginner trails and adding new climbing and downhill-oriented trails to the All-In loop.
Riders can start off with gentle warm ups on Coniferous - smooth unbroken single track through a tangled black spruce forest - or the tighter hand-built, flowing trails of Make Believe, Upper Twisted and Twisted Pine. Double Time quickly bisects a wetland and links to old school rocks and roots on Safe Bet. For those not afraid to get radical, Good Luck, ascends over 200 vertical feet of technical climbs up slick slab and craggy rock. The big climb of All In, a lollipop loop that switchbacks nearly 800 vertical feet, tops out at a blueberry rock outcrop with an outstanding view of Whiteface Mountain. Descending All In in either direction will leave you with a smile on your face and a heart pounding in your chest.
From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 431 (Whiteface Memorial Highway), follow Route 86 toward Jay. Continue for just under 2.1 miles to Hardy Road on the right. Follow here for around 2.2 miles to the Wilmington Wild Forest, Beaver Brook Tract Trail System (aka. Hardy Road Trails) on your left.
Be careful crossing the road here, especially with children or dogs. Cars drive fast past the parking lot.