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Fifth Peak Trail via Brown Mountain

Bolton, NY 12814


The 5.8-mile Fifth Peak Trail via Brown Mountain is a mountain biking route located in the Town of Bolton. It brings riders across fairly rugged terrain and is recommended for more experienced mountain bikers.

Bike the Fifth Peak Trail

The trailhead for this mountain biking route is in the Town of Bolton about 5 miles north of Clay Meadows on Route 9N. Parking is across the road.


  1. About .1-mile down the trail, there is a junction. Take the left trail.
  2. The first half mile of the trail is rocky, then it becomes easier. At .72-mile, turn right at the junction. The trail will become narrow, and some skill will be needed. You may have to walk some sections.
  3. At 1.7 miles, you'll reach Brown Mountain. From there, the trail will begin to descend.
  4. At 2.55 miles, you'll pass a lean-to, and then the trail will become a single-track trail with a rock surface. At 3.64 miles, you'll get to the top of Five Mile Mountain after some ups and downs.
  5. The trail will descend again all the way back to the junction with the Clay Meadows Trail.
  6. The right trail leads to Clay Meadows, the left leads to Five Mile Point, and the trail in the middle leads to another lean-to.
  7. If you follow the trail to the second lean-to, you'll reach the end of this mountain biking route. It is recommended to begin the journey back here rather than push forward.

Ride info courtesy of Warren County Safe & Quality Bicycling Organization.

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