Quaker Mountain (otherwise known as Three Sisters Preserve) is one of the newer additions of the Wilmington mountain biking scene. The trail is not exceptionally long, but offers something unique: a downhill designed specifically for beginners!
Quaker Mountain can be accessed via trailheads at Quaker Mountain Road or Hardy Road. There is a small parking area at the Quaker Mountain trailhead for those entering from the west. If accessing from Hardy Road, please park at the Hardy Road (Beaver Brook) Trails.
From the intersection of Route 86 and Route 431 (Whiteface Memorial Highway), follow Route 86 toward Jay. Continue for just under 2.1 miles to Hardy Road on the right. Follow here for around 2.2 miles to the Wilmington Wild Forest, Beaver Brook Tract Trail System on your left. The small parking for Quaker Mountain is just down the road.
Quaker is an excellent trail for beginners since its smooth with minimal rocks and roots. The best part is in the genius behind the trail building: all jumps can be avoided if you aren't feeling ready for them yet, making this trail super beginner friendly and a great place to refine skills. When you're ready, just veer a little right or left to hit the jumps!
The trail is just over one-mile long and has a descent of 315 feet.