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.

  • #1 Alum Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trail

    3 Reviews

    Columbus, OH

    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 ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Located twelve miles north of Columbus from the Interstate 270 beltway. There's a two-mile loop designed for beginning riders ...

  • #2 Alum Creek State Park

    4 Reviews

    Delaware, OH

    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 ...
    •  30 min. - 2 hours, depending on which trails you ride
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    When it's dry, Alum Creek and its network of trails provide a fun, fast, and twisty ride through the woods of central Ohio. ...

  • #3 Little Miami Scenic River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Morrow, OH

    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) o ...
    •  100 miles
    •  Guide

    The goes from Kroger Hill to Spring Valley, following the Little Miami River. If you like family rides, this multi-purpose ...

  • #4 Hueston Woods

    2 Reviews

    College Corner, OH

    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 ...
    •  1 hour or more
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hueston Woods State Park is a popular retreat for mountain bikers from Dayton and Cincinnati. While only about five miles ...

  • #5 East Fork State Park

    2 Reviews

    Bethel, OH

    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. ...
    •  .5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Off-road cyclists will encounter few technical obstacles while riding the mountain bike trail at East Fork State Park. Riders ...

  • #6 Beaver Creek State Park

    2 Reviews

    East Liverpool, OH

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  12.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The dramatic landscape of this area in Eastern Ohio makes for both good scenery and good riding. The trails of Beaver Creek ...

  • #7 America's Electric Power's Recreation Land

    2 Reviews

    Zanesville, OH

    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, ...
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties, 22 miles southeast of Zanesville and 28 miles northwest of Marietta. If ...

  • #8 Mohican Wilderness Campground

    1 Reviews

    Loudonville, OH

    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 ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #9 Findley State Park

    3 Reviews

    Wellington, OH

    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 ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Located off OH 58, 2 miles south of Wellington. There are over ten miles of trails to explore at Findley State Park, which ...

  • #10 Miami and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

    1 Reviews

    Waterville, OH

    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 ...
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail runs between Grand Rapids and Waterville. Riders of all ages and abilities will enjoy their ride down the remnants ...

  • #11 Archers Fork Trail

    2 Reviews

    New Matamoras, OH

    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. ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This 9.5-mile loop trail offers a sampling of the natural, resource, and human history that defines Ohio’s Appalachian region. ...

  • #12 Bear Creek

    1 Reviews

    Canton, OH

    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 ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  13.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Bear Creek is home to a patchwork of trails stretching from the south side of Canton to the small town of Bolivar. There ...

  • #13 Hinckley Reservation

    1 Reviews

    Hinckley, OH

    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 ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Located about 20 miles south of Cleveland. Let Capistrano keep its swallows. Hinckley Reservation has it buzzards. Bicycling ...

  • #14 Alpine Valley Ski Resort

    1 Reviews

    Chardon, OH

    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, ...
    •  30 - 45 minutes, depending on which course you follow
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Alpine Valley is home to some of the most technical mountain bike terrain in Northeast Ohio, offering approximately six miles ...

  • #15 Atwood Lake Park

    0 Reviews

    Carrollton, OH

    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 ...
    •  1 hour
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    For the most part, the trails that make up this ride at Atwood are very easy to navigate. They form two rough circles on ...

  • #16 Covered Bridge Trail

    1 Reviews

    Marietta, OH

    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 ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in Wayne National Forest, about 22 miles northeast of Marietta on OH 26. Perhaps the most interesting attractions ...

  • #17 Jefferson Lake State Park

    1 Reviews

    Wintersville, OH

    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 ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Most of the trails at Jefferson Lake State Park are multiple-use and probably see more horses than bikers. The wider bridle ...

  • #18 Bob Evans Farm

    0 Reviews

    Rio Grande, OH

    Though the ride listed here is only three miles long, there are about 15 miles of trails at Bob Evans Farm, and all are open to mountain biking. The climbs are often steep, but the descents and ...
    •  45 minutes
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Though the ride listed here is only three miles long, there are about 15 miles of trails at Bob Evans Farm, and all are open ...

  • #19 Castalia Quarry Reserve

    1 Reviews

    Castalia, OH

    Located one mile west of Castalia, off OH 101, about six miles southeast of Sandusky. This trail circles the Castalia Quarry Reserve, a quarry site active from the late 1870s to the 1960s. In ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Located one mile west of Castalia, off OH 101, about six miles southeast of Sandusky. This trail circles the Castalia Quarry ...

  • #20 Monday Creek ORV Area

    1 Reviews

    Athens, OH

    Located in Wayne National Forest, about 15 miles northwest of Athens. Serious mountain bikers will love the ORV trails in the Monday Creek area. Over 70 miles of trails run throughout this area, ...
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in Wayne National Forest, about 15 miles northwest of Athens. Serious mountain bikers will love the ORV trails in ...