Alum Creek State Park

Delaware County, Ohio

Distance5.2mi
Elevation Gain1,664ft
Trailhead Elevation901ft
Top929ft
Elevation Min/Max890/929ft
Elevation Start/End901/901ft

Alum Creek State Park

Alum Creek Phase Ii is a hiking and biking trail in Delaware County, Ohio. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 901 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,664 feet.

Alum Creek State Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"Biking from Alum Creek State Park, this route winds down past Hoover Reservoir and through the funky little village of Galena, with its creeks and coffeehouses.

It meanders through scenic farmland, past a geological kame, if you happen to care about things like that, and then travels back toward Alum Creek. and access to the boardwalk. This lake and its mudflats are an important migratory bird stopover and are popular bird-watching spots."

"One of the top lakes in the state for crappie, saugeye, and muskie. Alum Creek Lake is among the largest reservoirs in Ohio and one of the last impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Completed in 1974, the lake covers 3,387 acres, is nearly 12 miles long and a mile wide at the dam.

Sitting in central Ohio, Alum Creek Lake is also one of the most heavily used lakes in the state by recreational boaters. Key species: Muskie, saugeye, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, and bluegill."

"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 are plenty of creek crossings and short and steep hills to challenge experienced riders. The trails wind all over the place so it's possible to ride for hours and never pass the same spot twice."

Alum Creek State Park Reviews

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6/3/2018
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8/1/2009
Alum Creek has 3 different tails to choose from. Advanced course is 7 miles long and offered many climbs and declines, jumps and other obsticles (logs, log climbs, roots and rocks). The intermediate course which is 6 miles was challenging with how tight the course was. There is a creek with slippery rocks. No major elevation changes but challenging none the less. The beginner which is a one mile loop would be a good choice for children.
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8/17/2008
I did this trail today. It was my first mountain bike experience ever. I am a road biker so my legs are in shape. I used a basic Giant Boulder mountain bike I bought in 1994. I had a blast and think I found a new obsession. While I have nothign to compare it to, this trail had plenty to offer, provided me a great workout and presented many surprises around every corner. Seems great for someone who is relatively in shape and a novice as well as someone much more experienced.
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8/29/2000
Great trails to ride because they are so close to Columbus. When wet they are very nasty and slow. The 4 times I have been there this year have been great. There is a new trail that is pretty technical on the south side of the old boat ramp. Give it a try. Check out www.dublintrails.homestead.com Cajun
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Trail Information

Delaware County
Nearby City
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Skating
Additional Use
Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Ohio Atlas & Gazatteer
Local Maps