With miles of greenways and some dedicated bike paths, Suffolk County Parks are a cyclist’s dream. Bicycles can be ridden on existing paved or dirt roads in all our active and passive parks (just not on hiking or horseback trails).
The Parks Department invites cyclists out for long excursions, to spend a night at one of the bike hostels located in several County parks. Bicycle camping allows all the virtues of escaping from a fast pace world and stay a night in one of Suffolk County’s beautiful campgrounds. Hostel areas are available for one-night stays only and allow access to restrooms, showers and bike racks. These areas are located in Cathedral Pines, Sears Bellows, Indian Island, Cedar Point and Montauk. Call (631) 854-4949 for further information.
Cathedral Pines is a scenic setting at the headwaters of the Carmen’s River. A hidden gem with camping, hiking and towering white pines, this rustic vista is also a hot spot for Long Island’s passionate group of mountain biking enthusiasts. The well-marked trails are maintained by CLIMB, the Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers. Click here to view a map of the Cathedral Pines mountain biking trails.
Biking information at Cathedral Pines:
Distance: 6.5 to 8 miles
Level: beginner to advanced
Trail: single track, elevation changes
Requirements: Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card, helmet, eye protection.
Requirements are enforced!
Parking: Weekdays are free. $7 on weekends for Green Key Holders; $15 for everyone else.
Phone: (631) 852-5500