Bicycling along the Dude Ranch Trail Scenic Byway

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bike map symbolsAdventure seekers and families on vacation will find great excitement on this 40-mile loop. The Dude Ranch Trail passes the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, wildlife, four-season recreational trails, horse ranches and lakeside resort villages. Enjoy amazing views of the historic Hudson River cutting its way south through an Adirondack landscape.

Dude Ranch Trail

Dude Ranch Trail

Reservoir view near Hadley

Reservoir view near Hadley

Bicycle Opportunities

Family RideGlens Falls Feeder Canal Trail, a 9-mile trail connects Glens Falls and Fort Edward along the historic towpath of the Feeder Canal near the Hudson River and Old Champlain Canal. The Feeder Canal Trail follows one of the last surviving sections of the original 1820s Canal System. see also Canal Trail map and Canal Trail descriptions

Moderate RideWarren County Bike Path, a 17-mile paved pathway linking Glens Falls to Lake George, mostly along paved paths dedicated and signed for bicycle and pedestrian use. click to view a path video, also see Bike Path map and Bike Path user comments

  • Stony Creek – Thurman Area Road Biking, Stony Creek – The communities of Stony Creek and Thurman are at the cross-roads of some nice road rides and loops in this quiet corner of Warren County – great blacktops and pleasant rides along Stony Creek and the Upper Hudson River.

Training RideLake George Loop, 100 miles around Lake George, with optional Tour Boat ride.

  • Sacandaga 85′er – A very scenic 85-mile loop out of Saratoga Springs and following a portion of Great Sacandaga Lake. Mostly rolling with a few moderate hills, the route is mapped by the Saratoga Cycling Club. Olympians participating in the 1980 Montreal Olympics trained on some of these same roads and it remains one of the more popular rides in the region.

    Lake George beach

    Lake George beach

Mountain Bike Opportunities

There is a variety of mountain biking opportunities in the Lake George and Warrensburg area.  There is also a system of trails right in Glens Falls at Crandall Park. The following links provide some of the details, but be sure to check in with local bike shops for current conditions.

  • Wilcox Lake Wild Forest, Stony Creek – There is a large network of snowmobile trails in the Stony Creek area that make great mountain biking and are described in area guidebooks.
  • Pack Demonstration Forest – marked and maintained trails. The terrain is flat, with the exception of an optional long climb up Ben Wood Mountain, and several loops are possible on dirt and sand roads.
  • Shelving Rock Road – Road and trails in the Lake George Wild Forest can be extremely hilly. The Upper Hogtown Parking Area is 1000 feet higher in elevation than the shoreline of Lake George. There are former carriage roads that offer some easier riding.

Not to Miss

Bike Events in the Area

Bike Shops Nearby

Visitor Information

Check in with Chamber offices, bike shops and other sports shops in the area to get the latest information and review your route with someone knowledgeable of the area. When biking, dress for the weather and carry water, snacks, map, repair kit and cell phone. When biking in rural areas, services could be few and far between, and cell phone service may not always be available. See the Before You Ride notices in the bottom section of this website, as well as the Disclaimer notice.


Warren County Bikeway Glens Falls Lake George Village