Thorn Mountain Bike Trail

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Thorn Mountain Bike Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellington, Ohio that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.2 miles
226 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running




wild flowers


It is a 10 mile loop trail.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Don't let my rating on this trail deter you too much; however, take note: THERE IS NOTHING EASY about this trail. If you are looking for a moderately hard trail and are an experienced mountain biker with a durable mountain bike then perhaps this trail is appropriate. There are large rocks, narrow passage ways, and roots from trees throughout the majority of the trail that create anything but easy conditions. A hybrid bike is definitely not suitable for this trail. Plenty of shaded areas with some miscellaneous wildlife. Didn't complete trail as both my bike as well as my buddy's bike were slightly damaged, so once again "do not attempt unless you have a durable mountain bike"! If you are looking for a rugged outing then this trail is for you.

mountain biking
4 months ago

have been on 3 times in last month. Still very muddy. Many trees across trails.

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

For a short period of time, this trail was changed to bi-directional. It has since changed back to CW only and the bi-directional signs have been taken down. There has been a group dedicated to maintaining the trail and it has been in excellent condition. There are also talks of additional trail being added along with a donation bin and new trailhead entrance at the north end of the mountain bike parking lot.

Friday, May 19, 2017

This is an absolutely amazing trail, it's not perfect but the challenge is sweet. It's a little root riddled in areas when dry and makes for a lump ride and a swap currently (May 15th, 2017). I won't likely return until I'm sure it's completely dry. I came to hike the whole loop and 95% of the trail is a swap. I've gone 3 miles in 1.5 hours mostly on a trail of logs and dry patch jumping. It's totally kicked my butt. Also when you finish do a thorough check for ticks or shower here in the camping area, they're nice. Cheers

mountain biking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

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.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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?

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Not a good ride today. Trail is trashed. Mud pits everywhere.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

fantastic MTB trail. Mostly flat with some fun ups and downs near the 3/4 way mark. Going to do this trail every year.

mountain biking
Monday, October 27, 2014

This is a 10 mile loop broken in to 4 sections. Avoid in wet condition it gets a little slippery. The trail flows real well and has some cool obstacles. Fall is the best season to ride the trail. Plan for a full day of fun

Monday, September 02, 2013

My husband and I have hiked parts of the well-marked trail. It does get quite sloppy and muddy but not impassible. It is a nice walk through the woods.

mountain biking
Sunday, December 02, 2012

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!

trail running
Sunday, January 01, 2012

Great for trail running - even though its a mtn bike trail. 9 mile trail - many short hills (rollers), but none long or steep. Lots of turns. Does not drain well in some areas.

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