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Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail

 43 votes

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°)

Bad / Closed

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A flat, rooty and fast singletrack that weaves through the woods.

Tim Schacht

Overview

Located just 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail is great cross-country singletrack.
Dogs: No Dogs

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.

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Nov 24, 2017
Kevin Conroy
stop bunny hopping into rocks 5.4mi
Nov 11, 2017
Mike Bike
Oct 14, 2017
Danny Lebsock
Oct 13, 2017
Darin Myers
Good weather, only minor mud. 7.6mi
Oct 12, 2017
Derek Von Cannon
Little wet but overall good condition
Oct 4, 2017
Keith Overton
Dry 5.4mi
Oct 1, 2017
Jim Swanson
Glorious day to ride. Trail is super dry. Fall riding here we come!! 4.5mi
Sep 30, 2017
Kurt Kismet

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Muddy - Way to wet to ride or walk or run
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