The trails at Craig Wood have been made possible by a partnership between the Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA) and the town of North Elba. Construction of a smooth, fast, and “flow-y” section of trail began in the summer of 2012 and is still ongoing. This network is home to a machine built flow trail that's over a half mile long — it's one of two in the region, the other is in nearby Saranac Lake. On the south side of the golf course is the new Scott's Cobble Trail, which was built on a ski hill that was abandoned in the 1970s.
Maps are available at local bike shops, and on BETA's website and TrailForks.com.
When riding Craig Wood, please respect the owners and stay off of the course.
There are two ways to get to the Craig Wood trails. One is via River Road and the other is near the entrance to the golf course.
Riders may use the pull-off on River Road, at the steel deck bridge. Follow Jackrabbit Trail signs toward the Red Barn to find Birdsong Way, then hop on the Jackrabbit Trail to head toward Craig Wood Golf Course. Right before the golf course the singletrack begins on the left hand side.
Craig Wood is just one of many mountain biking areas near Lake Placid.