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.
Actually 6 miles. Pros: limited elevation changes, lots of scenic areas, minimal traffic, sufficient markers every 1/2 mile.
Cons: highway noise, very muddy, brief walk right next to busy road
not bad warm up trail on the mountain bike. a few things to watch out for. but nothing fancy. tend to go when it's warmer in the summer. and when it's dry.
NOT SAFE TO HIKE! I went to hike this trail in the middle of October this year. It was a Sunday afternoon and there were SOOO many bikers - the trail was filled with people riding WAY too fast!! Maybe this is ok for biking, but my husband and i turned around less than a minute into this trail! I read the reviews and some say it's good for hiking but you wouldnt be able to carry on a conversation because you have to listen for bikers so as to not get ran over!
Trail was challenging but very nice on this fall day! Marked well for the most part. Got confusing at times when red emergency signs came up. Follow orange signs & you are good... Recommended to intermediate to advanced trail runners, not for beginners.
I would hike the trail backwards so you you can see bikes sooner. This is a bike trail but also good for hiking
Trail was okay. Needs better markers. Not great for hiking, but looked great for mountain biking.