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 on this route as it 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 — it's a local 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, all ready to be explored.

  • A more casual — but no less scenic — pick is Bloomingdale Bog. Ride along an abandoned railroad corridor on 10.5 miles of sand, dirt, and gravel trails. It's all level and easy to follow.

Gear Up

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!

Routes and trails

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Join VIC Naturalists for a guided paddle on Barnum Pond via Barnum Brook. This two-hour program starts with a brief walk to our dock and includes at least one hour on the water. This is a perfect...

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Join a VIC Naturalist for a guided walk along our flat to moderate trails. Topics vary and include wildflowers, tree identification, general ecology, and more!

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Registration is at 5:30pm and the runs begin at 6pm.

Distances: 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile for younger age groups; 2 and 5 miles for adults

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Friday, August 25th, 2017
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