Northeast of Buffalo and southwest of Lockport, the Pendleton Trail System (aka Lockport trails) is a family-oriented ATV riding area through farm country. The trail system consists of about 15 miles of trails open to ATV riding within the township borders. The routes follow old railway, gasline and powerline right-of-ways. The trails are in soft soil which can get very muddy in the winter and after it rains.
It is designed for beginner riders, or those seeking more experience. The two-way trails roll through fields and woodlands. Make sure to stay on designated trails to avoid land-owner conflicts. These trails are maintained by the Tri-County Trail Riders.
To reach the trailhead from Buffalo, follow US290 towards Amherst. Exit onto US990 heading northeast towards Lockport. Use Exit #4 (French Road). Turn west on French Road briefly to Campbell Blvd (SR270). Turn right heading north on Campbell Blvd heading north towards Pendleton Township Center. About a mile past Bear Ridge Road, look for the Pendleton Town Park on the west side of the road. There is parking available here. The trail crosses the road just before the town park.
The trails are maintained by the Tri County Trail Riders.
Note: make sure you have the proper registration and insurance before riding anywhere in New York State.
Overall, Pendleton Trail System is the 8th most popular ATV riding trail of all 26 ATV trails in New York.