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

E-Newsletter Signup Form

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursday at Grizle T's 2 for 1 Anchorsteam, Switchback, Torpedo, Yonker's Shower Time, and Downeast Cider Thirsty Thursday is here!    
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Julia Goren, Education Director for the Adirondack Mountain Club. Julia will use photos and stories to enlighten anyone who has ever wondered about the rare alpine plants found on high peaks,...
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Date: Thursday January 18 Where: BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St. Saranac Lake, NY 12983 Time: 7:30pm- Doors open at 7pm Admission: $20/$18 BluMembers Members RSVP by emailing admin@bluseedstudios....
Friday, January 19th, 2018
To event remaining 1 day
Barika Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge  48 Main St. Saranac Lake, NY  $10.00 21+  1/19/2018 8pm Doors 9pm Show www.saranaclakewaterhole.com "Led by their grooves, Barika is...

Recent Blog Posts...

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
If a game of King of the Hill that ends in tears and a handful of snow down your collar is your typical day of winter-family-fun — let me help you out! Saranac Lake is bursting...
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
As I stroll through the village of Saranac Lake, a virtual Norman Rockwell or Currier & Ives painting, I keep waiting for the horse-drawn sleigh to pass by — the passengers in stocking caps and...
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Monitoring the snow depth The beginning of ski season is often a game of figuring out how much snow depth we have and how much snow coverage is needed to explore certain trails. So early season...
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Winter is Finally Here! It took a long time to show up this year with our crazy warm fall, but winter weather has finally started to arrive in the northern Adirondacks. Our recent wet weather...
Fly to Saranac Lake via Cape Air The Adirondack Regional Airport, your "Gateway to the Adirondacks," provides quick and convenient access to and from Logan International in Boston, MA. Daily flights are provided...
Woods and Water Defined by nature, recreation, heritage, learning, creativity, and cuisine, we invite you to explore our historic routes and waterway connections.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter.
Interested In
Sign Me Up!