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Best Trails in Alum Creek State Park

22 reviews

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Alum Creek's 3,387-acre reservoir and 4,630-acres of gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provides a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Ohio's capital city. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park's northern reaches while sunseekers mingle with thousands on Ohio's largest inland beach.

on Alum Creek Multi Purpose ...
27 days ago

hiking

not very scenic due to vegetation but very well maintained trail

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
1 month ago

mountain biking

Nice trail.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
1 month ago

hiking

I would hike the trail backwards so you you can see bikes sooner. This is a bike trail but also good for hiking

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
2 months ago

Trail was okay. Needs better markers. Not great for hiking, but looked great for mountain biking.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
3 months ago

hiking

Fun trail to hike. Best way to go is clockwise around trail, bikes go counterclockwise you can see them coming up towards you.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
5 months ago

trail running

Great trails, only saw 1 biker the whole time. Nice views of water and good ups and downs. Sound of traffic is always in the background though.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
1 year ago

canoeing

Excellent trails

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
1 year ago

hiking

Look up Alum Creek Mountain bike trail Phase 1, or Phase 2, or Beginner loop. The trail linked here has invalid information.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
1 year ago

hiking

This trail hike was amazing. We literally didn't run into any one. More of a terrain and definitely beautiful. Not a place to go with strollers or wheel chairs. More of a mountain biking trail but worth the fun to hike.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
1 year ago

mountain biking

From the pics/map and dozens of times I've been there this looks like its the Alum Creek Phase 2 mountain bike trail. If so: this trail is amazing. COMBO does a great job with upkeep and it's both more smooth and more challenging than phase 1 (slightly less rooty/slightly more challenging obstacles and hills). I think it's actually about 6 miles total. Great place to ride!

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
2 years ago

hiking

While this is a Mountain Bike trail, it is also a great hiking trail. It has been well prepared for bikes for the ground is hard in most places and bridges for every gully. It has built to follow the water line of Alum Creek Lake and does so by often backtracking itself. The Nature is beautiful and on the whole six mile trip, I only had to move off trail to let 4 bikes pass. All in all a great hiking trail. Go counter clockwise to have the bikes coming at you or Clockwise to have them coming from behind. Hiking Time BTW is about 1.75 hours.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
2 years ago

mountain biking

I have only ridden Phase 1 a few times. I don't think its a good trail, mainly because some of the roots can stop you and your bike dead. I had to abandon one run because of a fall and large cut on my knee. Phase 2 seems easier to me. It is called a technical run, but I think of it as more of a fun free-style. Prob one of the better runs in Ohio I've been on.

on Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike...
2 years ago

hiking

Awesome trail, has everything you could want. Hills, wood bridges, lots of them, roots, log jumps. First time on this trail, I'll be here for 3 days, gonna ride it everyday I'm here.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
3 years ago

mountain biking

It's a challenging and fun trail. Lots of roots that make for a bit of a technical ride. I have enjoyed my self every time I have rode it.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
3 years ago

hiking

I didn't quite hike this trail; I actually left the trail because it was very boring in my opinion. I spent my hike walking along the shores of the lake. I really liked doing so; the lake was pretty and fairly clean and the shoreline wasn't dirty either.

on Alum Creek State Park Mou...
4 years ago

hiking

Same as what Ron said, there are 2 trails. Phase 1 and Phase 2. I hit phase 2 the most " about 2 times a week" phase 1 is kinda boring after riding phase 2 hard. Phase 1 is still nice to hit when my girlfriend wants to come and ride with us. Challenging for her , but nothing to really get her into trouble... Like some of the bridges in phase 2