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Itinerary for a Perfect Day of Mountain Biking at Garnet Hill

Posted in Summer at Garnet Hill, Things to Do

Attention mountain biking enthusiasts: we’ve put together an itinerary for the perfect biking day here at Garnet Hill! Explore our extensive trail system, dine on the patio of our on-site restaurant, make use of comfortable lodging accommodations, and more.

bikes by trail sign

Get the Rundown on Biking & Rentals at Garnet Hill

We’re fortunate to have an elaborate mountain biking trail system┬áthat consists of meticulously maintained trails.

We recently added 5 miles of new single-track biking trails in the Log House Area – this is in addition to the existing network of single-track tracks. All trails have been created to the highest standards, and are Wilderness Property Management approved.

A full fleet of mountain bike rentals is available at the Outdoor Center:

  • Full day mountain bike rentals cost $50/day, or $30/half day
  • Lodge guests get 20% off bike rentals, coming to $40/full day or $24/half day
  • Kids bike rentals are $25/day, $15/half day, and for lodge guests $20/full day, free for a half day

We also have a demo (full suspension) bike available at $75/day or $40/half day.

Lodge guest discounts are only available for the traditional mountain bikes.

Helmets are provided, and close-toed shoes are required.

woman rides bike

Choose Your Trails: Beginner, Intermediate or Difficult

Our biking trail system includes beginner, intermediate, and difficult trails you can check out on the map beforehand, to plan out your route. If you’re not sure where to start, our staff is happy to make recommendations for you based on your experience and skill level.

Some of the trails feature views of the High Peaks, while others take you through a serene, wooded setting, so you’ll get a great variety!

For experienced cyclists looking for a backcountry adventure, the peaks and valleys near the lodge are perfect for off-road fat tire biking or extreme cycling; we have a limited number of fat tire bike rentals available. For this outing, we suggest bringing a light picnic lunch with you to enjoy at one of the natural overlooks in the area.

bikers biking

Need a Lesson? Sign Up Beforehand & Get Your Bearings

Mountain biking lessons are offered for those who feel they need a little more preparation. You can register for a group or private/family lesson by calling 518-251-2150 or emailing outdoorcenter@garnet-hill.com.

Group lessons are offered at $45 for 1.5 hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while private/family lessons are $100 for 1.5 hours by appointment. Group lessons are for those 13 and up, while private lessons are all ages.

patio dining area with view

Return to the Lodge for Outdoor Dining With a View

After you’ve gotten a taste of Garnet Hill’s mountain biking trails we invite you to finish the day off with a meal at the Log House Restaurant. Not only does our robust menu offer something for everyone, but we have the ideal patio to take in the scenic sights of the Adirondacks.

Overnight guests can get takeout to enjoy in their rooms, if they prefer.

paddling boat on the left, lodging room on the right

Make an Adirondack Getaway Out of Your Biking Excursion

Ready to experience biking and more Adirondack activities? Garnet Hill offers hiking and paddling opportunities, and there are also several major attractions close by. Book a midweek or weekend getaway with us to enjoy all our corner of the Adirondacks has to offer.

Lodge guests get free access to our trails, and a complimentary breakfast from the Log House Restaurant, so you’ll be fueled up and ready to go for your adventures!

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