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Forest Preserve Bicycle Trail Guidance

New York's Forest Preserve is a destination for various road- and trail-based cycling opportunities. This document provides guidelines solely for the management of Department of Environmental Conservation singletrack bicycle trails on Forest Preserve lands in both the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. It is intended to help land managers consistently design, construct and maintain bike trails and bike trail networks that protect natural resources and wild forest character while also providing a valuable recreational opportunity. If you have questions about the Guidance, please contact us at

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Forest Preserve Bicycle Trail Management Guidance - (PDF, 1.1 MB)