Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail

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5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

314' 96 m

Ascent

-317' -97 m

Descent

928' 283 m

High

891' 271 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Alum Phase one is fast and flowing singletrack.

Tim Schacht

Overview

Located just 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail is great cross-country singletrack.

Need To Know

The trail typically needs a few days after raining to dry out. The Alum Creek Phase 2 Trail will typically dry out much faster than this trail so Phase 2 is always an alternative.

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.

Description

The Alum Creek MTB Trail system is located in Delaware County, Ohio in Alum Creek State Park. The trail was built and is maintained by the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Association (COMBA). The trail system is located on the east side of Alum Creek Reservoir.

It's made up of two different phases. Phase 1 parking lot is located off of Lewis Center Road and has no bathroom facilities. The trail is about 6 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 park service 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.

Go to ohiosingletrack.com for more information about this trail and any other trails or Ohio Mountain Biking information.

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Nov 29, 2016
Holly Taylor
Nov 13, 2016
Kurt Kismet
Nov 7, 2016
Chris Enright
Great trail loved it have been riding phase 2 all the time and for some reason never hit this trail and I've been missing out. 6mi
Nov 4, 2016
John Rankin
Fast trail with punchy ups and downs. Many roots. 5.4mi
Oct 24, 2016
Agent Change
Oct 9, 2016
Jim Taylor
Aug 31, 2016
Tim Tc
Aug 6, 2016
Abi Groseclose
5.4mi

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Minor Issues 9 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Rooty ride with quite a few fallen trees that can't be jumped.
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