A short ride along Bear Trap Creek and Route 81, a bit noisy
Info: This was built during renovations to the Route 81 system, and is a short blacktopped trail from Mattydale heading south-west and roughly following along the side of Route 81 (there is a fence between the highway and the trail) and Bear Trap Creek. Around eight feet wide, with very little elevation except for going over an overpass bridge, a few spots have some bumpy rippled blacktop. The noise of Route 81 can be disconcerting.
Directions/Location: 2803 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, NY 13211, the Mattydale Shopping Center. In the back of the Mattydale Shopping Center parking lot, behind the K-Mart, head over towards the corner of the parking lot, near where Route 81 travels.
Coordinates/Waypoint(s): 43.106247, -76.150553
Trail Distance: 1.6 miles.
Trail Map (see dashed line):
Date/Time Open: ?
Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes. Smooth enough for road bikes and all hybrids, there are some bumpy spots to watch out for though.
Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes
Cross-Country Skiing: ?
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.
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