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Flume Trail System

Wilmington Wild Forest

View and download this web page with a trail map (PDF 650 KB)

The Flume Trail System is comprised of approximately ten miles of trails open to mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing in the town of Wilmington, NY. The trailhead is located approximately 2 miles south of the village center on State Route 86.

All trails except for the Flume Knob and Bear Den Mountain Trails are open to mountain biking. Trails closed to bicycles are posted as such.

This trail network was built, and is maintained, almost entirely by volunteers. Please be respectful of their work and other users as you enjoy these trails.

Trail Information

Trail numbers coordinate with the numbers on the trail map. The trails' number, name, length and rank are as follows:

  • Trail 1 - Corridor is 0.3 mile long and is ranked Easy
  • Trail 2 - Delta is 0.4 mile long and is ranked Easy
  • Trail 3 - Bluff is 0.4 mile long and is ranked Moderate
  • Trail 4 - Corridor Loop is 0.4 mile long and is ranked Easy
  • Trail 5 - Cedar is 0.4 mile long and is ranked Moderate
  • Trail 7 - River is 0.4 mile long and is ranked Easy
  • Trail 8 - Marble Mountain is 0.6 mile long and is ranked Moderate
  • Trail 9 - Erratic is 0.3 mile long and is ranked Moderate
  • Trail 10 - Ridge is 1.5 miles long and is ranked Hard
  • Trail 11 - Flume Knob is 1.0 mile long and is a hiking trail only
  • Trail 12 - Bear Den Mountain Trail is 1.2 miles long and is a hiking trail only
  • Trail 19 - Whiteface Upper Connector is 1.0 mile long and is ranked Hard
  • Trail 20 - Whiteface Lower Connector is 0.9 mile long and is ranked Easy

Mileage

Mileages listed are for individual trail segments only and do not reflect cumulative mileages.

Difficulty Ratings

Trail difficulty ratings are relative to the trails in the Flume Trail System only. They may differ from difficulty ratings at other facilities

Whiteface Connector Trails

All trails in the Wilmington Wild Forest, Flume Trail System are open to the public free of charge. This includes the Upper and Lower Connector Trails to Whiteface Mountain Ski Area (Also referred to as Trails 19 and 20).

All mountain bike trails at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area, with the exception of the Upper and Lower Connector Trails, are fee use only. Trail passes for Whiteface Mountain Ski Area Trails can be purchased at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area base lodge.

"Rules of the Trail"

The following guidelines describe proper etiquette on shared use trails. They were developed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) to help avoid conflicts between different user groups. For a further explanation of these guidelines, or other mountain bike related information, visit IMBA using the link in the right column.

  1. Ride on Open Trails Only
  2. Follow Leave No Trace Principles
  3. Control Your Bicycle
  4. Yield To Others
  5. Never Scare Animals
  6. Plan Ahead

Muddy Trails

During the spring, and after heavy rains, local soils often become saturated and highly susceptible to erosion. Please avoid biking or hiking when trails are wet. Your patience and consideration will be appreciated by all users of these trails.

Hunting Season

As with all New York State Forest Preserve lands, the lands within the Wilmington Wild Forest are open to hunting (subject to all applicable laws and regulations). Please be aware that hunting may occur in this area during any open season


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