Elm Ridge is a 1,355-acre wild forest on the northern boundary of the Catskill Forest Preserve. The forest is a popular area for mountain biking, with several loop trails suitable for beginner and intermediate riders, and challenging trails – such as the Elm Ridge Trail and Escarpment Trail – that require greater skill because of uneven surfaces with roots and rocks.
The proposal would expand mountain biking opportunities and create additional access for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and trail running.
The DEC is currently accepting comments on the proposal from the public. The deadline for public comment is March 13.