Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Ohio with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Good workout. I hiked the A trail which was just about 4 miles on a Friday evening and it was great. It was a bit of a roller coaster kind of a trail which I suppose its great for all the mountain bikers, and believe me there were plenty of them on that evening. I believe I was passed seven times by riders. The trail shows plenty of signs of treadmarks just about everywhere, so be prepared to be on the lookout for bikes coming up behind you. After a while I was getting kind of annoyed by the constant up-and-down topography, but again this trail is better suited for riders more than walkers. Something I found problematic was many roots and rocks along the entire trail. I found myself having to very much concentrate on just what was a few steps ahead of me so as not to trip, instead of being able to look around and enjoy the scenery. All told, a good workout.

A must do in the evening to watch sunset on the ledges! Easy & fun hike!

road biking
5 days ago

Love it! Flat and easy to ride. I encountered a moderate amount of people who were all very friendly. Great scenery. I biked to Fallen Timbers and was able to enjoy a lunch outside before riding back. Definitely recommend!

Nice canopy rail trail. Low grade for similar experience in both directions. Plenty of points to park and get on the trail. Nice picnic spot and rest rooms at Kenyon University crossing.

8 days ago

Great place to walk, skate or ride your bike

Very nice hike. Super scenic and well cared for. I’m sure the mountain bikers have a blast given the fun ramps that are placed throughout the trail. We only had four bikers pass us during the hike- so it was pretty quiet. Only negative is having to walk along the highway a bit. That was a little nerve wracking because cars are zooming past. The other thing to watch for is the narrow muddy paths. I wouldn’t recommend hiking the path if it’s rained recently. You’ll want it to dry out a bit. Another thing to note: this trail is 6 miles. Not the 5 it claims to be. But I definitely recommend it!

mountain biking
9 days ago

If you’re up for a biking challenge this trail is for you! Had a great time biking this with my 12 year old son. There were parts we had to walk our bikes due to the difficulty of the inclines. This trail has a great variety of technical challenges that really pushes you. Be sure to have the right gear.
I recommend this trail.

It was ok. Nothing to write home about. There are several trails which are not well marked.

Nice loop trail that goes right next to the water. The stone house at the end was fascinating. The trail wasn't too overgrown either

road biking
9 days ago

Nice short ride this morning. Path is very well maintained crushed limestone and nicely shaded from Beech to Cenfield. Saw only a handful of walkers and bikers on this beautiful Saturday morning. Trail is extended to State St, passing through a quiet neighborhood on the way.

trail running
10 days ago

We were visiting family for about 2 weeks in Rock Creek, we used the trail for running and biking. Great for the kids, easy and flat. Down side are the horse flies, we haven't figured out how to keep them off of us.

on Headwaters Trail

trail running
10 days ago

Once we found a point where we could start, we enjoyed it (except for the horse flies). The directions took us to a random intersection that was very overgrown. We ended up in town and parked behind the McDonald's there is also a parking lot across the street. There were a number of others using the trail as well.

mountain biking
12 days ago

It's a nice paved trail, kept in good condition. Few spots you join the road. It's pretty well shaded, lots nice views. Plenty resting spots and restrooms

camping
12 days ago

We did this loop as a family camping/backpacking summer trip. Our 5 kids ages 16 to 1 1/2 enjoyed it most of the time although some of the terrain was pretty intense for the younger ones. We started going clockwise at 11am on a Saturday and only met 3 other hikers before we got to the halfway camp by 3. Trail was well marked and several campsites/water crossings along the way. Hiked out Sunday in 4 hours and saw nobody. Beautiful trail and private. Would not do this trail again in 95+ degree weather but it would be a great spring/fall trip.

mountain biking
13 days ago

The app says you can mountain bike here, this is not the case. They are hiking trails only. There are posted signs for foot traffic only and specifically states no bikes on trails.

nice trail

backpacking
15 days ago

I read all of the reviews before I left and Nothing in those reviews prepared me for this trail. The hills on this trail are intense and you will spend miles at a time going uphill. If you go counterclockwise the beginning is nice and relaxing but once you hit mile 4 the trail gets intense. It was well maintained but muddy everywhere. Its a nice trail that was well maintained but it should be listed as hard not moderate. The views were also not as exciting as I expected after all of the hype. It was exactly what you'd expect to see standing on the side of a mountain but nothing special.

Very nice trail!! Neat surprise as you get further in and beautiful scenery along water.

hiking
15 days ago

This trail is NOT marked at all. We parked and had NO idea where to go. NOTHING is marked. We started on the green trail and finally hit the orange trail. Once we were finished with the orange trail, we had no idea where we were. The trail itself is the most hilly of any trails we have hiked. It is nice on the trail but very frustrating due to no markings telling you know where to go.

mountain biking
16 days ago

Nice little trail. Discovered it off of the towpath. Mostly paved, nice and dry and lots of shade to take a break.

It is a terrific trail with great scenery. The most well-marked trail I have ever ridden. The surface was very smooth from Akron all the way to Cleveland.
Terry J.

didn't do the whole thing but it wasn't that bad! first time getting out biking in over ten years! kids loved it

hiking
17 days ago

Excellent

muddy but beautiful very steep and worn trails can be confusing at times but most turnoffs are short loops and arent too hard to figure out!! lots of mushrooms and newts!

hiking
18 days ago

Nice, easy hike with some interesting landscapes to explore. Walking through the ravines and seeing everything covered in moss was fun. Worth exploring if you are at the National Park.

I had a great time here! I haven’t mountain biked in several years but went here to take my new bike out for the first time. The trails were amazing! The easier trails were mostly single track but not very rocky. The moderate trails were pretty technical single track with lots of rocks and roots. Since I haven’t been out in a long time there were places I decided to walk but for the majority I rode, got the feel of my new Stumpjumper, and re-acclimated to trail riding. It’s close to my house and I will be spending many hours here when I am short on time!

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.

A nice walk from the marina to the library and back.

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