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Brant Lake Bike Park

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A tour of the phase 1 of Brant Lake Bike Park.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,416' 432 m

High

803' 245 m

Low

910' 277 m

Up

907' 277 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

68%

Max Grade (34°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Trails are closed when it's raining or conditions are wet.

Overview

Brant Lake Bike Park is a professionally built singletrack trail system designed specifically for mountain biking. The trails cover 3.5 miles over 200 acres, resulting in a 5-7 mile riding experience. The climb is the only one of its kind in the area and puts the "mountain" in "mountain biking". The crown jewel of the ride is the unobstructed view of Brant Lake, which is also accessible by a separate hiking trail.

Need to Know

Please park in the vacant lot next to The Hub. Be sure to support the trails by stopping at The Hub, a cafe, bar, and bike shop located at the base of the trail system.

Description

This is a professionally built, privately owned, but free and open to the public singletrack trail system. It features a 1.3-mile climb, an unobstructed view of the entirety of Brant Lake, and a variety of trail surfaces.

The best way to ride the system is:

1 way: Stairway to Heaven > Rick's Run > Constellation > Rebound > Stairway to Heaven

2 ways: Stairway to Heaven > Rick's Run > Constellation > Rebound > Constellation > Rick's Run > Stairway to Heaven

Feel free to skip the lookout/steep section when riding Constellation to Rick's Run and cross over where the trails nearly connect towards the summit.

Starting on Stairway to Heaven, you'll enjoy a hand-built singletrack climbing trail. The trail is not particularly technical, but has two steep sections (left gauntlet and right gauntlet) that are challenging.

From here, head out on Rick's Run to head to the lake overlook. After enjoying the views, continue on Constellation, a great flow trail that is a reward for your efforts! After all that climbing, you get to flow for a while.

After Constellation, head out on Rebound for a short lollipop trail that loops around the south summit, a neat destination as it's very different than the Bartonville Mountain summit.

After Rebound, hop back on Stairway to Heaven to head back down the the Hub.

History & Background

The land was logged for many years and features an old UHF TV repeater on the summit. The repeater used to send the Albany PBS station down into homes in the valleys.

Contacts

Land Manager: Brant Lake Bike Park

Shared By:

Drew Cappabianca

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  4.9 from 7 votes

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The view of Brant Lake from Bartonville Mountain on Constellation.
Jun 26, 2018 near Johnsburg, NY
Halfway up and crossing over the rock face .
Aug 7, 2019 near Brant Lake, NY
Downhill much deserved !
Aug 7, 2019 near Brant Lake, NY
Top of The Stairway to Heaven
Aug 7, 2019 near Brant Lake, NY

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Jul 3, 2022
Neal Cohen
Jul 19, 2018
Jordan Ashbrook
Great ride! Great view at the top! 5mi