Hiking Trails

To find hiking trails in the Catskill Region, go to:

http://www.trailkeeper.org

 

Mountain Biking Trails And Road Biking Routes

These routes are on public roads so use all traffic rules and regulations.  These are the routes that we at Ridgeback Sports use for training and exercise.  For mapped out mountain biking and road biking trails, click on the links below:

 

Jeffersonville Loop:

Starting in Callicoon, going to Jeffersonville, returning to Callicoon through Callicoon Center. This Route is all paved surfaces so it is suitable for road biking.  This route takes you from Callicoon along the river to Jeffersonville.  After going to Jeffersonville, you are taken up a good amount of hills and up a decent climb that then takes you down into Callicoon Center.  Then you head back to Callicoon. There are places to rest both in Jeffersonville and Callicoon Center.

Distance: 25.5 miles / Elevation gain: 955 ft

 

River Road to Jensen’s Ledges:

This Route is intended for mountain biking as you take rough roads, loose gravel, and rocks.  This takes you from Callicoon, across the bridge to Pennsylvania and down River Road.  It’s a back-road with shale and rocks.  It follows the Delaware river the entire time.  You go up a rocky logging trail that most mountain bikers would get a kick out of.  You cross a small waterfall and has a couple of loose, rocky climbs.  Your destination is the Bouchoux Trail-Jensen’s Ledges(A hiking trail with a great view and a beautiful waterfall).  This is a long trip and has no places to eat on the way. There are a handful of climbs, so be ready.  Make sure you bring lots of water and nutrition to enjoy this ride.

Distance: 39.5 miles/Out and Back / Elevation gain: 2,181.76 ft.

 

Callicoon to Villa Roma:

This is a paved route suitable for road bikes.  This is a basic out-and-back that goes from Callicoon to the Villa Roma Resort.  Only one major climb on the route that a lot of people try to get a personal best on.

Distance: 11.5 miles / Elevation gain: 757.87 ft

 

Callicoon to Narrowsburg – River Road:

This is a paved route suitable for road bikes.  This route starts off with a worthy climb up Conklin Hill road.  After the climb you go down, into the valley and follow the river all the way into Narrowsburg.  The route is full of rolling hills and a good scenic view of the Delaware.  In Narrowsburg, you can find places to eat and rest.

Distance: 29.68 miles/Out and Back / Elevation gain: 1,630.58 ft

 

Callicoon to Jeffersonville:

This is a paved route suitable for road bikes.  This route is a basic route that takes you into Jeffersonville.  There are no climbs on this route but a gradual grade in certain areas.  In Jeffersonville you can find places to eat and rest.

Distance: 21.74 miles /Out and Back/ Elevation gain: 397 ft

 

Callicoon to Callicoon Center – Village Market Deli: 

This is a paved route suitable for road biking.  This route takes you from Callicoon into Callicoon Center.  It’s an easy ride with a gradual grade to Callicoon Center.  In town you can eat and rest at the Village Market, or at the Trading Post at the midway point.

Distance: 20 miles / Out and Back Elevation gain: 571 ft

 

Rock Run Loop:

This Route is rocky and has loose gravel suitable for mountain biking.  This route takes you from Callicoon, across the bridge into Pennsylvania and down River Road on the Delaware.  You go up Rock Run Road with a  nice climb that levels off and gives you a break.  There are a couple of more climbs but the first one is the hardest.  It takes you on back roads and returns back onto River Rd.

Distance: 18 miles / Elevation gain: 960 ft

 

Cooley Creek Loop:

This is the same loop as the Rock Run loop but in reverse for a different experience.  This has a longer climb and a faster downhill down Rock Run Rd.  It has a nice long hill to climb that seems like forever in the rain.  It takes you on back roads and you return to River Rd.

Distance: 18 miles / Elevation gain: 951.44 ft

 

Tower Road:


This route is paved and is suitable for road bikes.  This is a climb.  It is very good if you want to do hill repeats and get really strong.  It has the highest category of climbs on this list.  If you can do this climb, all the other trails will be good for you.

Distance: 4.6 miles /Out and Back/  Elevation gain: 551 ft

 

Conklin Hill Road to Rockies Deli:

This is a paved route suitable for road bikes.  This starts off with a decent climb up Conklin Hill Rd.  It then goes down into the valley and follows the river down to Rockies Deli.  It is a nice afternoon ride.

Distance: 18 miles /Out and back/ Elevation gain: 1,181.1 ft

 

River Road to Rockies Deli: 

This route is rocky and has loose gravel and is suitable for mountain biking.  This routes takes you down River Rd looking over the Delaware.  It has a steady climb in the beginning and goes down into the valley.  It takes you to Rockies Deli.  A nice afternoon ride.

Distance: 15.2 miles /Out and Back/ Elevation gain: 840 ft

 

River Road, PA: 

This route is rocky with loose gravel suitable for mountain biking.  This route takes you down River Rd going towards Soaring Eagle Campground.  It has a steady climb and it follows the Delaware River.

Distance: 17.2 miles /Out and Back/ Elevation gain: 935 ft

 

River Road, NY: 

This route is paved and is suitable for road biking.  This is a scenic ride down River Rd overlooking the Delaware.  This is the easiest ride on the list and has the flattest terrain. Good for families and time trials.  It’s relaxing, quite and suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

Distance: 8.35 miles / Elevation gain: 141 ft

 

 

Be sure to also check out the mountain biking trails at Prompton State Park in PA.

Trail suggestions welcome! Please e-mail us at: team@ridgebacksports.com.