Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail - Phase 1

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail - Phase 1 is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Galena, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

no dogs

Located just 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail is great cross-country singletrack.

hiking
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2 months ago

I didn't do this exactly but I found alum creek flat repetitive and kind of boring. I went just over 7 miles over the dam in the woods. Highbanks and Blendon Woods are better

trail running
2 months ago

Good cover and scenic views. It would benefit from better trail markings/markers and some trail maintenance

mountain biking
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hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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 running
9 months ago

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.

hiking
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mountain biking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nice trail.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016