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Chestnut Ridge

Intermediate
 4.3 (116)

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


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Map Key

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 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 10 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 no longer determined by the Park Rangers as of Spring 2022. See trails conditions on this site, which is also linked to COMBOmtb.com. If trail conditions are outdated, please be part of the solution by actively updating them here. As 2021, the trail now closes 30 minutes before sunset.

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 6 others

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 116 votes

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  4.3 from 116 votes
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Photos

Big 1.5 hour ride with Emma.
Apr 19, 2021 near Lithopolis, OH
Top of the climb!
Nov 5, 2018 near Lithopolis, OH
The view from the top of the Apple Barn climb.
Apr 25, 2017 near Lithopolis, OH
Nice flowy section of trail.
Jul 9, 2022 near Lithopolis, OH
Brief view of the sky before heading back under the canopy.
Nov 1, 2020 near Lithopolis, OH
The wall
Oct 16, 2018 near Lithopolis, OH

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Check-Ins

Dec 28, 2022
Night Rider
There is a tree down just past the 1st open field area in the wetlands section.
Sep 9, 2022
Matt F
The new signage is a great addition. I got lost a few times the first time I did this trail.
Jul 4, 2021
Randy Wells
First ride by myself. It hurt! 5mi — 0h 50m
Apr 17, 2021
Erik Bjornard
Trail is in fantastic condition. Props to there team that has been working hard on it over the "off-season."
Apr 15, 2021
Chaise Pickens
Apr 10, 2021
Kristin B
Nov 7, 2020
Ian Haggerty
6.5mi — 0h 49m
Oct 10, 2020
Ian Haggerty
5.6mi

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