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Chestnut Ridge

Intermediate
 4.2 (88) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Chestnut Ridge is a nice intermediate trail with nice climbs and descents.


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8.6

Miles

13.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,103' 336 m

High

866' 264 m

Low

598' 182 m

Up

590' 180 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps · Pump Track · Views

This is a single purpose trail designed only for mountain biking.

No night riding unless COMBO has secured a special permit.

No parking at the gate and riding before sunrise or after sunset. One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

Over 12 miles of mostly cross country trails plus a super fun downhill flow trail added call "More Cowbell." More Cowbell features lots of dirt jumps, tables, berms and a few techy obstacles. There are lots of short cuts and loops throughout the trail system, so you can do different CX loops or just do repeats on the flow trail if that's your flavor. There is one major climb at the beginning of the trail called the "Apple Barn" climb that goes up a steep, short accent with tight switch backs. Lots of improvements have been made in recent years thanks to our local IMBA chapter COMBO and their amazing volunteers.

Need to Know

The opening and closing of the trail is determined by the Park Ranger on duty. If these condition are not updated, please feel free to call (614) 837-8760.

Description

The trail was built by COMBO (Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization). The trail can be accessed from a parking lot located off Mason Road.

Trail starts out as hard pack dirt through rolling woods then turns into sandy-rocky singletrack once you get up onto the ridge. Has a good mix of climbs and descents that sometimes has rocks/sandy patches. There are a few ladder bridge crossings. All are pretty wide and they aren't very long.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tim Schacht with improvements by Liz Samuelson and 2 others

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 88 votes

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  4.2 from 88 votes
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Photos

Top of the climb!
Nov 5, 2018 near Lithopolis, OH
Go fast turn left!
Nov 5, 2018 near Lithopolis, OH
The view from the top of the Apple Barn climb.
Apr 25, 2017 near Lithopolis, OH
the wall
Oct 16, 2018 near Lithopolis, OH
The wall
Oct 16, 2018 near Lithopolis, OH
Bike near the Apple Barn, with the beautiful view in the background!
Jun 28, 2019 near Lithopolis, OH

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Jul 4, 2020
Billy Ross
Jul 3, 2020
Jeff Sayers
First Time, Best Time. Cowbell USA blast!! 7.5mi — 1h 17m
Jun 24, 2020
Juan Sánchez Ramírez
only did the beginner loop with fireball. trail was great, one minor wet spot on fireball
May 30, 2020
Chadd Hartman
Nov 4, 2019
Nick Pataro
Fun hand made pump track. It's a bit tight, but great for a beginner like me! Unfortunately, I broke my rear derailleur so I had to call it quits 4mi
Oct 24, 2019
Mathew Bryan
Sep 29, 2019
Keith Overton
Sep 22, 2019
Tim K