Sprain Ridge Park

Location: Yonkers, Westchester County, NY

Length: Approx. 8 miles of trails across 278 acres

Difficulty: 30% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% expert

Description: Sprain is a mix of technical cross country, fast flowy trails and big freeride lines. It’s located on the top of a small ridge line, so there’s plenty of exposed rock to play on. Many expert lines are located just to the side of the main trail, making it a great place for groups of varying abilities, but to enjoy Sprain, you should really be an intermediate rider with good technical skills. Beginner trails are located on the West side of the park (the beginner trail head is marked on the map below), and are considerably less technical than the intermediate and advanced trails. For the fearless, there are drops ranging from 2 feet to 10+, gap drops, numerous steep rollers and a growing number of skinny log rides. Keep your eyes peeled to the sides of the trail for hidden gems.

Directions: By Car- From the Sprain Brook Parkway Northbound, take the Jackson Avenue exit. Turn left at the light, go straight through the next light, and look for the park entrance about a third of a mile down on the left. Follow the park drive past the pool drop-off area, then turn right into the parking lot. Park in the closest lot, and look for the trail entrance in the corner near the park drive. Drive time is 30-45 minutes from NYC. By public transportation- Take Metro-North to the Hastings-on-Hudson station (Hudson line). From the station, take Main Street the turn right on Farragut Ave., left on Ravensdale Rd. (which turns into Jackson Ave). Park entrance will be on your right approximately 3 miles from the train station.