Mountain Biking

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Mountain Bikers

Get out and challenge yourself by Mountain Biking, commonly abbreviated as MTB! The Enchanted Mountains has miles of mountain biking trails. There are mountain biking events in the spring, summer and autumn months throughout the hills.

Places to go mountain biking

MTB at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York State and it is a great place for mountain biking beginners with both double and single track.

Golden Hill State Forest

MTB trails not far from Ellicottville, NY

Holiday Valley / Holimont / McCarty Hill / Little Rock City

This is one big network of trails through Ellicottville, Great Valley and Little Valley. Read "An Adventure along the Ellicottville *MTB* Trails"

IMBA Epic Ellicottville Loop

Preview of the IMBA Epic Ellicottville Loop

If you are an experienced mountain biker then check out the IMBA Epic Ellicottville Loop on MTBProject

MTB at Nine Mile State Forest

This forest has no formally marked mountain biking trails.  There are only logging roads to bike on. www.dec.ny.gov/lands/74075.html

Check out the whole county on our visitors' map!

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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