Best Mountain Biking in Ohio

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Ohio. Use this list to plan your next Ohio mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail


Located eight miles south of Cleveland. This 20-mile each way (40 miles total) out-and-back trail follows the remnants of the Ohio and Erie Canal, located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation A…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Cleveland, OH - Mountain Biking - 40 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#2. Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail


Located twelve miles north of Columbus from the Interstate 270 beltway. There's a two-mile loop designed for beginning riders and a five-mile connecting loop for intermediate riders. You'll like testi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Columbus, OH - Mountain Biking - 9 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Alum Creek State Park


When it's dry, Alum Creek and its network of trails provide a fun, fast, and twisty ride through the woods of central Ohio. There are no major climbs - a good thing for beginning cyclists - but there…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Delaware, OH - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Vulture's Knob


This is one of the most technical and fun rides in the state. Riders need to be attentive at all times. Even the fast and seemingly easy sections have jumps and drops that can catch an unsuspecting ri…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Wooster, OH - Mountain Biking - 6.9 miles Best Trail in oh - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Little Miami Scenic River Trail


The goes from Kroger Hill to Spring Valley, following the Little Miami River. If you like family rides, this multi-purpose trail is perfect for you. This 50-mile each way (100 miles total) out-and-bac…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Morrow, OH - Mountain Biking - 100 miles
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#6. Caesar Creek State Park


Located northeast of Interstate 71, just outside of Harveysburg. This out-and-back is 6 miles one way (12 miles total), and you won't be disappointed. Most of the trail is wide dirt single-track with…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Harveysburg, OH - Mountain Biking - 12 miles
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#7. Hueston Woods


Hueston Woods State Park is a popular retreat for mountain bikers from Dayton and Cincinnati. While only about five miles of trails within the park are designated for mountain biking, there is plenty…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
College Corner, OH - Mountain Biking - 5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#8. East Fork State Park


Off-road cyclists will encounter few technical obstacles while riding the mountain bike trail at East Fork State Park. Riders probably won't even hit any ruts as the trail is so well maintained. The…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Bethel, OH - Mountain Biking - 4.4 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#9. Beaver Creek State Park


The dramatic landscape of this area in Eastern Ohio makes for both good scenery and good riding. The trails of Beaver Creek State Park follow the contours of the valley, from the creek to the ridges a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
East Liverpool, OH - Mountain Biking - 12.3 miles
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#10. America's Electric Power's Recreation Land


Located in Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties, 22 miles southeast of Zanesville and 28 miles northwest of Marietta. If you want to take a family vacation where you can camp, fish, and hike, and yo…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Zanesville, OH - Mountain Biking - 25 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#11. Mohican Wilderness Campground


This ride starts out with a steep climb on a gravel road, but quickly becomes fast and fun when it tops out on a ridge. There are several fast singletrack sections that thread tightly through the tree…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Loudonville, OH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.6 miles
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#12. Findley State Park


Located off OH 58, 2 miles south of Wellington. There are over ten miles of trails to explore at Findley State Park, which essentially forms a loop around Findley Lake. The dirt single-track trails a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Wellington, OH - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#13. Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail


The trail runs between Grand Rapids and Waterville. Riders of all ages and abilities will enjoy their ride down the remnants of the Miami and Erie Canal towpath. This 8-mile one-way (16 miles total…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Waterville, OH - Mountain Biking - 16 miles
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#14. Bear Creek


Bear Creek is home to a patchwork of trails stretching from the south side of Canton to the small town of Bolivar. There are three different sections of trail described below. The north section is the…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Canton, OH - Mountain Biking - 13.3 miles
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#15. Archers Fork Trail


This 9.5-mile loop trail offers a sampling of the natural, resource, and human history that defines Ohio’s Appalachian region. Start from an old cemetery and walk along ridgetops and in hollows. Pas…
From the guidebook "Hiking Ohio"
New Matamoras, OH - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 9.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Alpine Valley Ski Resort


Alpine Valley is home to some of the most technical mountain bike terrain in Northeast Ohio, offering approximately six miles of challenging grassy trails and ski slope hills. Rocks, roots, and mud c…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Chardon, OH - Mountain Biking - 3 miles
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#17. Hinckley Reservation


Located about 20 miles south of Cleveland. Let Capistrano keep its swallows. Hinckley Reservation has it buzzards. Bicycling in Cleveland Metroparks is permitted only on the paved, all-purpose trails…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Hinckley, OH - Mountain Biking - 3 miles
Published by Menasha Ridge Press

#18. Atwood Lake Park


For the most part, the trails that make up this ride at Atwood are very easy to navigate. They form two rough circles on a ridge overlooking the lake and are well marked. Other than the long initia…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Carrollton, OH - Mountain Biking - 3.9 miles
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#19. Covered Bridge Trail


Located in Wayne National Forest, about 22 miles northeast of Marietta on OH 26. Perhaps the most interesting attractions of this trail are not on the trail itself but at either end of it: covered br…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Midwest"
Marietta, OH - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#20. Jefferson Lake State Park


Most of the trails at Jefferson Lake State Park are multiple-use and probably see more horses than bikers. The wider bridle trails are sometimes muddy in the low sections but are in pretty good shape…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike America: Ohio"
Wintersville, OH - Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 3.7 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press