Chestnut Ridge Mtb Trail

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, Ohio

Elevation Gain1,219ft
Trailhead Elevation1,051ft
Elevation Min/Max859/1114ft
Elevation Start/End1051/1058ft

Chestnut Ridge Mtb Trail

Chestnut Ridge Mtb Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Fairfield County, Ohio. It is within Chestnut Ridge Metro Park. It is 6.9 miles long and begins at 1,051 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,219 feet. This trail connects with the following: Chestnut Ridge Mtb Trail.

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Five-Star Trails: Columbus (Menasha Ridge Press)
Robert Loewendick
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"The Ridge Trail is all uphill for the first quarter of this hike. The climb through forested ridge is invigorating, but also informative thanks to several interpretive signs strategically placed along the trail. Once at the ridgetop, you’ll find two observation decks, the first offering a view of the Columbus skyline. Drop to a lower elevation on the Meadows Trail to cross a creek meandering through a mixed grass meadow." Read more
"Hike along a ridge trail more than 150 feet high offering dazzling views of the Columbus skyline from the observation deck, blackhand sandstone, and woodland beauty. The sloping ridge along the 486-acre Chestnut Ridge Metro Park is 4,500 feet long and considered the first ridge among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. As the park’s name implies, the looming sandstone ridge was once covered with a thick forest of chestnut trees that were a valuable food source for Native Americans and locals." Read more
"Purportedly the first Appalachian mountain rising southeast of Columbus, Chestnut Ridge presents a circuit hike past springs, a rock quarry, and wooded slopes, and atop a high ridge where views await. Continue along the ridge, with its slopes dropping steeply off either side of you. Descend the mount to bridge a stream pouring off the ridge. Toward the end a side trek takes you to the gardens and remains of a formerly fancy homestead. The climb up Chestnut Ridge is less than 200 feet, making it doable by almost all hikers, especially when you consider the relatively short distance of the overall hike." Read more

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Trail Information

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park
Nearby City
Chestnut Ridge Metro Park
Skill Level
Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, 8445 Winchester Rd. NW, Carroll, OH 43112; (614) 208-4298;
Local Contacts
Chestnut Ridge Metro Park; USGS Canal Winchester.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018