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Draft Forest Preserve Bicycle Trail Guidance

A different version of this document was released for public comment in August 2017. This version of the document has been modified to clarify that the guidance is applicable to Forest Preserve lands in both the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.

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.

Public Comment Opportunity

The public comment period for the draft guidance is now closed, and the Department is developing final guidance. If you have questions about the process, please contact us at catskillpark@dec.ny.gov.

Download the Draft Guidance

Draft Forest Preserve Bicycle Trail Management Guidance - (PDF, 1.2 MB)