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Alum Creek Phase 2 Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (123) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great challenging technical trail.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

931' 284 m

High

895' 273 m

Low

246' 75 m

Up

247' 75 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

Alum Creek Phase 2 is the next step up on the difficult meter after the Alum Creek Phase 1 Trail. Phase 2 adds many log piles, narrow ladder-bridges and climbs. Like Phase 1, Phase 2 runs next to a portion of the reservoir and offers great scenery.

Need to Know

This trail will typically dry out slowly after rain. The parking lot is located across the street from the trail.

Description

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

The Phase 2 parking lot is located off of the west side of Africa Road just north of Cheshire Road. The Phase 2 trail is on the east side of Africa Road across from the entrance to the parking lot. The trail, which is ridden counterclockwise, is about 6.5 miles long and is well marked. The trail is listed as difficult because has many technical aspects to it, including many narrow bridges, log piles, tree roots and climbs. As a result, it is considered more difficult than Phase 1.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tim Schacht with improvements by C K and 8 others

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 123 votes

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  4.2 from 123 votes
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Photos

Molly Crusin' the bank
Nov 5, 2018 near Sunbury, OH
Build bridges not bombs!
Nov 5, 2018 near Sunbury, OH
One of the Fun Features. When conditions are good this is a blast.
Dec 4, 2021 near Sunbury, OH
How far up do you dare in the wet snow?
May 18, 2018 near Sunbury, OH
Alum Creek, Phase 2
Aug 17, 2019 near Sunbury, OH
The Wall!
Sep 10, 2013 near Sunbury, OH

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Check-Ins

Jan 22, 2022
Michael Brookover
Great Day to ride!
Nov 5, 2021
Matt McGary
5.4mi
Nov 2, 2021
Matt H
Aug 20, 2021
Scott Heckert
4.8mi — 56h 00m
Aug 6, 2021
Thomas Manning
Jul 3, 2021
Kate Menke
First time out on the trail. Feels like the way P1 was in the 90's! — 1h 30m
Jun 17, 2021
Jeff Wallace
Nice long runs, a few challenging obstacles that are great to hit over and over. There are two climbs that can give the legs a good burn. 5.5mi
May 23, 2021
Kristin B

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