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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Franklin Falls Loop

Scenic cruise around Whiteface and McKenzie mountains. Stunning beauty in any season, but especially striking in the fall, when crisp ...
Location: Lake Placid, New York

Fowler's Crossing Trail Network

Deep forest available quickly, with abundant wildlife. Loops and spur trails lead both north and south from the Route 86 parking lot. ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Bloomingdale Bog

An abandoned railroad right-of-way provides easy access to a scenic bog – full of birds, conifers and unique plants – with ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Dewey Mountain Bike Trails

Over the years there has been a lot of work going into the development of a multi-use summertime trail system at Dewey Mountain that is ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Fish Creek Pond Bike Roads

Miles of paved paths for cyclists of any age or ability. This large and popular campground offers services and other activities to make ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Blue Mountain Loop

The woods here offer an ever-changing landscape, from blueberry barrens from the great forest fire of the turn of the century to river ...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York

4 Lakes

Four lakes, two scenic bridges, a river, and lots of lovely mountains. Challenge yourself on these rolling roads with beautiful water ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Bloomingdale, Onchiota, Gabriels Route

Ride along the Saranac River, past farms, wetlands, and meadows. From Bloomingdale, a short climb leads to a gentle downhill run, with ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Fish Hatchery Long

The ride follows State Route 3 past Lower Saranac Lake, with beautiful views of Crescent Bay and Pope Bay. Turn off on County Route 45, ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Fish Hatchery Short

This ride follows Forest Home Road, past Little Colby Pond and Lake Clear, an enjoyable climbing route outbound. The ride turns more ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York