Once a state forest, 838-acre Findley State Park is heavily wooded with stately pines and various hardwoods The scenic hiking trails allow nature lovers to view spectacular wildflowers and observe wildlife The fields, forests and quiet waters offer a peaceful refuge for visitors
All of the largest impassable trees have been cut and cleared as of yesterday. There's also been some trimming of hangers and grabbers on a fair amount of trails. Kudos to the staff and volunteers. With the lack of rain the trail is 98% dry and riding well.
Several large trees down again - at least one is impassable. The quicker sections are getting hard packed - nice for some faster runs. A good number of stream crossings could use some clean out. People keep putting debris there to do who knows what. Either fill more debris in to bridge or don't fill it with random crash bait. Stray branches or thorn grabbers need cut. Maybe a work day is in need.
Fun trail to hike, took a lot of ads as my kids and 65 year old father went with me. Had a great time very scenic. if it rains trail will be very sloppy. POISON IVY is everywhere. Trail is marked every half mile for the 9 mile length of trail. Did I mention the poison ivy?
A fun loop in either direction - maybe more fun clockwise. Take note of the day based directional signage:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday - Counter Clockwise
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Clockwise (Traditional)
- Very rooted in some parts
- Handful of man-made mini features (berm, log jumps, balance bridges/logs, teeter totter, creek bridges) some maintained better than others.
- Muddy after rain as mentioned
- 2-3 VERY large trees down in the trail
- Poison Ivy in ABUNDANCE
Findley State Park MTB trail is a 9+ mile loop trail around Findley Lake. First, a
word of advice - Avoid this trail in wet weather. Trail turns into a greasy, sticky singletrack mess when wet. With that said, this is a must ride in central
Ohio for mountainbikers. Over 9 miles of very well maintained singletrack with
great flow and some neat obstracles. The portion east of the lake I enjoyed a lot. Can't wait to ride Findley again!