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Dillon State Park

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11.3 Miles 18.2 Kilometers



1,037' 316 m


-1,018' -310 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (9°)

971' 296 m


756' 230 m


Shared By Chris Crook



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A locally maintained system in a state park.

Chris Crook

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Closed 1 weekend a year for youth deer hunt.


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A dozen miles of fine Southeast Ohio singletrack, intermingled with horse trails and hiking paths. Starts with an easy flat loop (not pictured) and progressing uphill through a rocky climb. Continues in an up and down profile out and back, with lakeside sections, briges and plenty of opportunity for fast, flowy fun.

Several rock gardens of various sizes are scattered around the trail, primarily in the western part of the system. A pair of expert sections (not pictured) also branch off from the western part of the system. Plenty of roots to enjoy, as these are mature trails who have seen their share of riders over the years but still hold up very well.

As a bonus, the trail are currently undergoing restoration and improvement by the AOA, the local club responsible for the trails.


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Oct 31, 2018
Xande Macedo
Oct 30, 2018
JJ Post
Some sloppy spots tonight but overall pretty good. Hasn’t been ridden much towards the marina. Leaves covering trail toward marina. 7mi
Oct 2, 2018
Fitness Kelly
Aug 25, 2018
Mollie B.
A bit confusing. But some super rad segments! — 2h 23m
Oct 19, 2017
Chad Braunbeck
leaves and a tree down 14.9mi
Oct 17, 2017
Alex Breneman
Sep 16, 2017
Darin Myers
Aug 26, 2017
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  3.8 from 19 votes
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I just rode this with my son and couldn't figure out what trail we were on. Not really well marked and extremely frustrating. It probably would have been more fun if I knew where the heck I was going. Jun 4, 2017
rode here yesterday after it rained the day before. some remarks to attempt to make it more enjoyable for others that want to come here :… is the best map I have found - I got so "lost" and flustered that I looked for it after I got home. next time I would take that map & use a compass - not kidding. from what I can tell it (as well as the printed map at the trailhead) is missing some trails. it would be great if maps were made current. the comments below still hold true that the markings are not ideal and very frustrating. on top of the different trails intersecting each other you are also intersecting with horsetrails. so study the map and try to stay conscious to where the lake is and which direction you are going if you can. Here is the biggest mistake I made - even though there were several riders getting ready when I rode on to the trailhead in the parking lot I just rode ahead by myself thinking "great if something happens those guys will scoop me up or call 911 or whatever ;-)" - I did not encounter a single other biker the entire ~2 hours I was riding. it is so interwoven I should have offered them a case of beer to let me ride with them !!! instead a lot of frustration getting out of there especially after crashing - which depending on where you are at on this trail can have a really bad outcome. also - the lake has a permanent sign warning of the Ecoli content - so leaving wife, gf, kids at the beach while you ride might not turn out to make for such a great day for them either - water was questionable at best ;-) splash pad was being worked on and out of commission as well. Jul 5, 2018
Michael Brown
Wheeling, WV
Michael Brown   Wheeling, WV
Glad I'm not the only guy who got completely lost on this trail system. Tried following the yellow trail, but there are many intersections that are not listed on their map, mtbproject's map, or trailforks, and almost every intersection, each direction has a yellow trail marker at it with no arrow. This makes it completely impossible to find your way. Could be a fun trail if you know your way around, but if you don't know this area, I highly recommend going elsewhere until they mark their trails properly. Besides that, the trails are fun. Sep 16, 2018

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