Poor Man's Downhill (PMD)
"PMD" was originally built as a snowmobile trail to connect Wilmington with points North, but it's proven to be much more popular with bikers who regularly shuttle the trail from the parking area near the intersection of the Whiteface toll road and Gillespie drive. It serves as a backbone for several rides that radiate off of it. It was originally named for the cash-strapped riders who couldn't pay for chairlifts at Whiteface, and also for the fact that there is a good chance you'll be buying some new bike parts if you make a habit of blasting down it too often. Full suspension trail bikes are recommended... downhill bikes are not necessary.
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The PMD zone on the lower flanks of Marble Mountain is also home to the Reservoir trail, which currently provides the only trail access to the Flume network from the hamlet of Wilmington. The trail begins at the trailhead on Whiteface Memorial Highway (CR 431) and ends at an intersection with the Marble Mountain trail. En route riders will encounter an extremely technical rock garden and several steep, punchy climbs.