Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail - Phase 2

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail - Phase 2 is a 5.1 mile moderately 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
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Alum Creek Phase 2 is the next step up on the difficult meter after the Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail. Phase 2 adds many log piles, narrow ladder-bridges and climbs. Like Phase 1, Phase 2 runs next to a portion of the reservoir and offers great scenery. Fun trail to hike or bike. Best way to hike is clockwise around trail, bikes go counterclockwise you can see them coming up towards you.

hiking
19 days ago

It’s actually a 6 mile loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice 5-6 mi hike that runs along the water. Narrow trail as it is primarily mtn biking. Go to the left at the trail head so you can see oncoming traffic as there are a lot of hairpin and blind turns. Light trail traffic on the day I went. Very well maintained.

3 months ago

trail was closes

trail running
7 months ago

Excellent trail! A lot of love has gone into this one. Rollers, some flats, some great switchbacks and technical sections, as well as some fantastic rhythm sections. Any level runner can tackle this one. No need to worry about markings as it’s a fairly closed loop (not from the area and did it solo with zero difficulty.). Male sure to make a donation to the crew that keeps this trail up. There are a lot of little man made bridges to keep you from getting wet down in the creek beds so help out financially in any way you can.

hiking
9 months ago

challenging, fun, quiet, well maintained and marked. if you do anything other than mtn bike I suggest going against traffic (southbound along Africa) so that others can see you easier, a lot of blind curves

trail running
10 months ago

Nice trail for running. A bit technical but absolutely doable even if you aren't an expert trail runner. Bikers were friendly and warned as they came up behind me; plenty or room to get out of the way.

If I am in the area again, I will definitely come back.

11 months ago

nothing marked....gross...dirty

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

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

Thursday, June 02, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

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

mountain biking
Thursday, September 04, 2014

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!

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