|Hiking at Spruce Lake|
There are also mountain bike and running events in Ellicottville throughout the summer, including the Mudslide Trail Run, THe Dirty Duathlon, Fall Festival 5K, 6 Hours of Power mountain bike race, The Raccoon Rally, The Ellicottville Mountain Bike Festival and the Mountain Bike Race Series at Holiday Valley Resort. Take a trip out and enter into one of these great events.
Accessing the trails and trail maps:
There are many trails available that can be accessed from the McCarthy Road forest entrance, Little Rock City forest and off of Mutton Hollow Road near Spruce Lake. The Golden Hill Road areas has two great trails (Red and Blue blazed trails) and plenty of maintenance roads to ride and hike on. The NY State Forest trail maps for the region can be purchased at the Ellicottville Bike shop or on line through the Western New York Mountain Bike Association (WNYMBA). WNYMBA (http://www.wnymbo.org/) also has current trail condition updates and host many summer race events.
Trail Guides / Organized rides:
GUIDED MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS on the Ellicottville area trails (McCarthy Road, Little Rock City and Spruce Lake) can be arranged at the Ellicottville Bike Shop (www.ellicottvillebikeshop.com/ 716-699-2453). The bike shop also has organized rides every Monday night in the summer.
Mountain Bike Rentals:
Are you looking to rent mountain bikes in during an upcoming stay in Ellicottville, New York? Mountain bike rentals are availabel at Holiday Valley Resorts.
NY STATE FOREST TRAILS AND HOLIDAY VALLEY RESORT
|View from the Chalet at the top of Champagne ski lift.|
|Little Rock City State Forest - Hike around the boulders!|
|Ellicottville, McCarthy Road State Forest, Little Rock City State Forest and Spruce Lake Trails|
- Red Loop - Challenging loop with technical turns through trees and across ridges. Single track trail with dirt surface.
- Blue Loop - has plenty of switchbacks as you head down grade. Cross streams and there is a good uphill climb. Single track trail with dirt surface.
- Forest maintenance roads provide wide are to walk or rice on crushed stone / dirt road surface. There are several roads that wind through the area. The roads are closed to automobile traffic, except for NY State vehicles.
|Red House lake|
Mt. Tuscarora - Fire Tower (5.0 miles)
Bear Caves - Mt. Seneca (4.0 miles)
Black Snake Mountain (3.0 miles)
Three Sisters (2.5 miles)
Bear Springs (0.5 miles)
Beehunter (6.5 miles)
Osgood (2.5 miles)
Red Jacket (2.0 miles)
North Country Trail (ASP section of the trail) (20.0 miles)
Conservation Trail (4.0 miles)
Patterson (3.5 miles)
Ridgerun (5.0 miles)
Leonard Run Loop (5.0 miles)
Christian Hollow Loop (4.0 miles)
Sweetwater (2.7 miles)
Flagg (3.0 miles)
Eastwood Meadows (2.5 miles)
Snowsnake Run (4.9 miles)