Jenksville State Forest Multiple Use Trail System Mountain Biking

Near Berkshire and Newark Valley in Tioga County, the 1,350 acre Jenksville State Forest has the 12 mile Jenksville State Forest Multiple Use Trail System which is open to mountain bike riding. The trails are well marked with circular, color-coded and numbered blazes.

There are two parking areas for the Jenksville State Forest Multiple Use Trail System. Thre is a small lot on Baker Road and a larger lot on Allison Hill Road.

The trails are classified by the user's ability. Beginner trails have very gentle slopes and are fairly short in length. Intermediate trails have gentle to somewhat steep slopes and are moderate in length. Advanced trails have gentle to steep slopes and some sections with difficult side slopes. These trails are usually longer in length than intermediate trails.

Red Trails- Total length 3.6 miles

•Trail 1- beginner trail .5 miles long

•Trail 2- beginner trail .5 miles long

•Trail 3- beginner trail .1 miles long

•Trail 4- beginner trail 1.4 miles long

•Trail 5- intermediate trail 1.1 miles long

Trail 1 utilizes an access road leading to the radio tower. Trails 2, 3, 4, and 5 are narrow trails that meander though the forest.

Blue Trails- Total length 5.1 miles

•Trail 1- intermediate trail 1.1 miles long

•Trail 2- beginner trail .4 miles long

•Trail 3- advanced trail 2.1 miles long

•Trail 4- intermediate trail .4 miles long

•Trail 5- intermediate trail .3 miles long

•Trail 6- advanced trail .4 miles long

•Trail 7- intermediate trail .4 miles long

•Trail 7- intermediate trail .4 miles long

The blue trails have the highest elevation, 1690'. Therefore, these trails are probably best suited for cross-country skiing. Trails 1 and 7 utilize old logging roads and fire lanes. Trails 2,3, 4, 5 and 6 are narrow trails that meander through the forest.

Yellow Trails-Total length 3.5 miles

•Trail 1- intermediate trail 1.3 miles long

•Trail 2 -intermediate trail .1 miles long

•Trail 3- intermediate trail .7 miles long

•Trail 4- intermediate trial 1.4 miles long

The Yellow trails primarily utilize old fire lands and roads. Some sections of Trails 1,2 and 4 are narrow trails that meander though the forest. The westernmost point of Trail 2 provides a scenic view of Jenksville and the valley to the south. From this point, the trail runs northeast through a clear-cut that was harvested in 1993.

Jenksville State Forest Multiple Use Trail System Mountain Biking Map

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MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  DEC (607) 753-3095; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Biking Eastern New York" from Michael Margulis

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8189.html

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Date Updated:  7/29/2016

Jenksville State Forest Multiple Use Trail System Mountain Biking Map

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