Rapid Descent Trail

  • 5021 NYS Route 86, Wilmington

Start at the easy landmark of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, and explore the back roads of the stunning Jay area. Don't miss the Jay Rapids and the famous covered bridge!

14 mile loop. Open views of the Ausable River and the Jay Range. Services in Wilmington and Jay. Narrow downhill section on Springfield Road.

Starting at Springfield Rd and Route 86, bike east to Upper Jay for approximately 5.5 miles, turn north on Route 9N to Jay. Continue 4 miles alongside the East Branch of the Ausable River, then turn left heading west on Route 86 back to Wilmington.