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Northville-Placid Trail Bike-Packing (15 bike/8 backpack) w/optional climb of Pillsbury Mtn (2C23)

Date and Time

Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:00PM - Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:00PM


Pillsbury Mountain Indian Lake NY,
New York, Adirondacks,


Registration is required for this activity.


This bike-packing trip in the Adirondacks starts on Friday the 14th with an optional start of Thursday the 13th for those doing the optional climb of Pillsbury Mt on Friday. Pillsbury Mt is 3,597' high with a fire tower on top. See the link for more information. We plan to camp Thursday and Friday night at a free campsite in the area. For Pillsbury the distance is 3.2-6 miles depending on where we park from the summit. For the bike ride with gear it is 7.3 miles each way from Sled Harbor out and back from the wilderness boundary. The wilderness backpack (without our bikes) takes us from the Jessup Road Parking area 4 miles and north on the N-P to Spruce Lake #3 Shelter and back again on Sunday. Helmets, gloves, high visibility vest, spare tube & repair parts required along with backpacking gear that you can safely carry riding a bike. Mountain or Hybrid bikes only. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time for looking around and relaxing.

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Pillsbury Mountain Information
Perkins Clearing Map
West Canada Lakes Wilderness Map
2018 Backpack photos that covered part of the route.
2019 Scouting trip that covered part of the route.

Click map for driving directions
Moose River Plains


Bicycling - Mountain

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.