Allegany State Park Trail Conditions

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1 year 7 months ago #44963 by Minos
Minos replied the topic: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
Just came back to ride Patterson on its way up and snowsnake going down and most of them are quite dry to enjoy the workout. There are still spots were you need to get off the bike and walk the mud pits on the XC trails
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3 years 7 months ago #44870 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
ASP is definitely a go to ride. XC trails have the usual random wet spots, but these are 2-track trails. The new singletrack is 100% dry.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #44723 by skidder
skidder replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
I rode the new singletrack today with a beginner.

Very nice, we need more easier trails like this if we want to grow our sport.
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4 years 6 months ago #44707 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
I took the ASP PDF map that is on the "Map Central" and the google map from the article Jon linked to and carefully drew the new trail onto the more detailed PDF map. It worked out pretty good for me and there was some tape at the entrance.

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #44706 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
If the park doesn't have the signs up yet, there should still be lots of surveyor tape ribbons at the start.

You can also find it this way: Ridge Run runs along the ridge (duh), except it doesn't after the junction with this trail. The beginning, and parts of the middle, of the new trail use the old ridge run which truly did run along the ridge the whole way to Thunder Rocks.

Now, when you are leaving the Leonard run area, there is actually one location where the existing ridge run scoots around the right side of a knoll, so don't look at that "first scoot around". You know the "scoot around" is over because there is a relatively fast downhill with a curve to the right. The next time the trail starts to leave the top of the ridge, that is the start of the new singletrack.

There is also a wet spot just after the start, so that is another signal that you may have just missed it.
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4 years 6 months ago #44705 by Moto Mike
Moto Mike replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
Anyone have a GPS location of the trail head so I can find it this weekend?

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4 years 6 months ago #44704 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions

boogenman wrote: We had a very hard time finding the trail, actually rode right past the entrance on the upper part of ridge run.
We parked up top at the summit and then rode to the bottom of Bova and were picked up.


That's a bummer. I can see how that would happen though. the upper entrance on Ridge is a little less obvious. I hit it from the lower entrance on Ridge and its right at the top of a slow steep climbing left hand turn, so it was easy to see.

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4 years 6 months ago #44702 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
The park has ordered signs and will put them up.

After the Raccoon Rally has used it, it should be easier to find.

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4 years 6 months ago #44701 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
We had a very hard time finding the trail, actually rode right past the entrance on the upper part of ridge run.
We parked up top at the summit and then rode to the bottom of Bova and were picked up.

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4 years 6 months ago - 4 years 6 months ago #44700 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
Google Map of the new trail, and existing trails, is in this website article .

I think the trail came out pretty well. That google map also has the approved route of the 8 miles of more singletrack yet to be built. That will be a heavy lift, but we will get it done. The goals is to make this area as much of a singletrack mecca as Golden Hill at a minimum, and approaching the Rock City/McCarty Hill network.

And combine this with the 8 more miles we have approved near Quaker, and the existing Willow Creek and Morrison Trails in the adjacent National Forest, and the planned Jake's Rocks network , this area will be a total singeltrack destination, from Ellicottville to Warren.
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4 years 6 months ago #44699 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
sorry here is the link to the map point for parking.

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4 years 6 months ago #44698 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Allegany State Park Trail Conditions
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At the top of Park Rd is the XC Ski center. You can park there and trails are across rode with signage and maps all over; except for new single track. That is off Ridge Trail. It was easy to find though

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