Saranac Lake Biking Routes & Trails
From Road to Trail

Here in Saranac Lake, we road bike, mountain and tandem – choose your riding style and we’ve got cool biking locations for you. Short, long, scenic, and challenging Saranac Lake offers a range of terrain for everyone. We are known for our scenic lakeside routes, Adirondack mountain loops, and freeride dirt trails.

 

Favorite cycling around Saranac Lake

  • For a scenic challenge, a local favorite is the Franklin Falls loop, tour the heart of the Adirondacks, this route takes you through Wilmington – Whiteface and Lake Placid.

  • Treat yourself with the Bloomingdale, Onchiota, and Gabriels loop  and enjoy a ride to Donnelly’s Corner for ice cream  (local’s favorite).

  • If panoramic views are on your list, plan a ride along Norman Ridge Road.

If your bike is made for dirt

  • Fun for the entire family, we suggest heading to Mt. Pisgah, with their recently added mountain bike trail center.

  • Dewey Mountain is also a top pick with 5.5 miles of trails, ready to be explored.

  • Another top pick is the scenic Bloomingdale Bog - ride along an abandoned railroad on 10.5 miles of sand, dirt and gravel trails.

Cycling, biking, riding... whatever you call it - start pedaling!

Gear Up

Stop by New York’s largest tandem bicycle shop, Gear to Go Tandems, right in downtown Saranac Lake for gear, route ideas, maps and more!

Human Power - Planet Earth Bicycle Repair  will keep you tuned up and ready to roll!

Stay and ride some more

Saranac Lake offers great places to stay, eat and shop – plus several cool lakes to take a dip in or dangle your feet in after a day on the bike!

Ready to start planning? Find more information about Saranac Lake's Adirondack bike routes below.

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