West Mountain wants you and your family to be safe AND have fun this Summer!
Mountain Biking Safety at West Mountain
Cyclists, like all mountain users, should always be alert to the risks inherent in the sport. Responsible behavior and good judgment are essential for you to safely enjoy mountain biking at West Mountain. Remember that the mountain environment poses potential hazards. Rocks, logs and other natural and man-made obstacles may be encountered suddenly and without warning. Be especially careful of water bars, which are ditches or mounds placed throughout the mountain to control erosion. They may be visible or hidden by grass and should be approached slowly and cautiously. We will have ski patrol on duty during business hours, but we ask our patrons to be alert at all times.
Know the West Mountain Code
Do not bike alone. Be Safe, Wear a Helmet when riding at West Mountain. Know your riding ability and do not try to exceed it. If in doubt, you can always walk your bike. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or cannot be seen by other mountain users. Be aware of hikers on our mixed use trails. Observe all CLOSED TRAIL signs, barriers and Caution ropes and signage. Do Not ride/hike off designated trails. Do not disturb animals or plants on the mountain. No Fires are Allowed on West Mountain Property. We do offer a picnic area on the Crow’s Nest Trail overlooking the Hudson River Gorge. Please carry out all picnic items when you are finished. Please do not litter. Mountain Biking is not allowed on the property during non-business hours.