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    Caesar Creek Gorge Loop Trail

    Warren County, Ohio
    Distance1.5mi
    Elevation Gain223ft
    Trailhead Elevation737ft
    Top893ft
    Elevation Min/Max736/893ft
    Elevation Start/End737/893ft

    Caesar Creek Gorge Loop Trail

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    Springboro, OH
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    4/24/2013
    The Harveysburg trail system spans the gap between Harveysburg Road and the campground, with 16 miles of trail made up of four principal loops plus connecting mileage. The Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA) has a trail map at this link: http://home.fuse.net/coramtb/images/trailMaps/caesar_map.jpg The trail can be accessed at either end, or at Ward Road in the middle. It is signed only at principal intersections, with white PVC pipe markers. The terrain is gently rolling, forested glacial till uplands dissected by ravines which conduct small streams down to the lake. There are some sweeping lake views. Most of the mileage is easy-to-intermediate in difficulty level, but a few ravine descents and climb-outs are challenging to the point of being un-rideable for all but a few experts. There is no surface bedrock and there are no rock gardens. The till remains muddy through the spring unless warm and dry weather persists for a week or more. July through October are peak season for this trail.
    The Fifty Springs loop is an easy 3.1 mile (5k) oval loop around the Fifty Springs peninsula, which is a two-mile road ride from the Harveysburg Road trail head. This trail is about a mile long and several hundred yards wide. It includes one intermediate-level ravine crossing. The terrain is much like that of the Harveysburg trail system. A park road runs the length of the peninsula, so bail-outs are easy. The first parking lot on the park road serves as the trail head, and is at the northeast end of the loop. There is no signage at the parking lot, and very little signage along the trail. Standing in the parking lot and looking west down the park road (with one’s back to Rt. 73), the trail goes into the woods to the left at a point along the woodline; to the right, it goes out the spur road across the park road from the end of the parking lot, and departs the road to the left at the cemetery.
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    Springboro, OH
    Pathfinder | 90 pts
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    7/1/2012
    I enjoyed this trail. It was nice and quiet and had a pretty good incline to get the heart rate up.
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    Springboro, OH
    Pathfinder | 101 pts
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    6/19/2012
    This trail is closeby, well marked and well maintained. I really enjoyed it. My only complaint is no pets!
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    Branch Hill, OH
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    6/14/2012
    These trail reviews are way outdated. In 2005 a lot of the trail was rerouted to contour trail and fall line trails were removed. Currently there are about 8 miles of trail. But if you ride everything it will net you about 16 miles. Some of the sections are connected by single connector. Still a great trail and one of the oldest in the area. This trail is NOT for beginners. There are many short steep climbs and descents, ravines and exposure on the lake. Generally speaking sound technical ability is required most of the time.
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    Dayton, OH
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    11/4/2007
    Took my 10yr old son on this trail, but was a little advanced for him as a novice mtn biker. However, the trail was fairly diverse with a mix of revenes, hills an some level areas as well. All woods, nice scenery near the lake.
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    Indianapolis, IN
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    1/31/2001
    This is a great trail, and it's only getting better. Reroutes get flagged or built every month, so the length of the trail changes. Right now, the total length is pretty close to 15 miles. The south section of the trail (between Harveysburg Road and Ward Road) is generally the flatter, muddier part of the trail. The north section of the trail (between Ward Road and Center Road) is hillier, drier, and much more technical. The south end has a monster creek crossing. The water depth can be VERY deceiving during the wet season when the water carries a lot of sediment. I have seen it deeper than the hubs on a guy's wheels. The north end has a section called "Suicide Hill," a hill that can ONLY be ridden down. Currently, many of the fall-line trails are being closed and rerouted as contour trails, some of which have excellent exposure on ridges. Overall, this is an excellent trail, the best in southwestern Ohio. It can be ridden by people of almost all skill levels, but is better appreciated by those with higher skill levels.
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    Trail Information

    Warren County
    Nearby City
    Caesar Creek State Park
    Caesar Creek State Park, 513-897-3055
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    USGS New Burlington
    USGS Oregonia
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