Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail
ElevationAscent: 314' 96 m
Descent: -317' -97 m
High: 928' 283 m
Low: 891' 271 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
“A flat, rooty and fast singletrack that weaves through the woods.”— Tim Schacht
Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed
Need to Know
There is a small portion of road riding to connect back to the rest of the trail about 3/4 of the way through the trail.
It's made up of two different phases. Phase 1 parking lot is located off of Lewis Center Road and has a portable bathroom facilities. The trail is about 6.5 miles long and is well marked, typically ridden counter-clockwise. The trail has some technical elements to it including large tree roots and ladder-bridge crossings. Phase 1 is an intermediate trail with nice flow, you can keep a good speed throughout the trail.
The trail runs next to a portion of the reservoir and has plenty of nice scenery. At about 3/4 or 5 miles into the trail (depending on direction) you have to ride next to a portion of Africa Rd. to connect with the rest of the trail. You're only on the road for about an 1/8 of a mile. Throughout riding at Alum Creek, you'll notice old roads and old house foundations from when the US Army Corps of Engineers took over the land to make the reservoir. It adds a cool element to the trail to think back at how it looked when there were farms and houses in the area before the valley was flooded.
Across Lewis Center Rd. from the Phase 1 parking lot is a Beginner trail. See Alum Creek Beginner Loop Trail for more info.