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Mitchell Memorial Forest

Intermediate
 4.1 (20) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The only mountain bike trail in Hamilton County.


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Map Key

7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

95%

Singletrack

868' 265 m

High

695' 212 m

Low

455' 139 m

Up

441' 134 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

No pets on the trail. Park charges a fee of $3 for daily use or you can pay $10 for an annual pass. Park closes at dusk so no night riding.

Overview

The trail is almost all singletrack and it is tight singletrack about shoulder width most of the time. The trail has very nice flow and some rock gardens mixed in. Both trails can be ridden in either direction.

Need to Know

Trail is subject to closures when the conditions are not good for riding (trail to wet, freeze thaw conditions). Do be careful we do have a lot of trail runners so watch out for them.

Description

The system is made up of 2 loops both about 4 miles long. We have an A Loop and a B Loop, with B being the more technical of the two.

About 0.4 miles in the A Loop, you go over a small foundation that we incorporated into the trail. At the top of this short climb is a bailout but if you decide to stay on there are no more turns to worry about - just hammer on. After the frog pond there's a fun short downhill run across the only bridge on the system. After the split for the B loop, which is about 1.9 miles into the loop, the trail continues the fun with the best downhill run on either loop. The A Loop contains all of the doubletrack in the entire trail system (about .04 miles total). You'll finish up across the street from the parking lot.

The B Loop is the more technical trail due to the amount of rock in the trail surface. There is about a mile long on again off again rock garden that is very fun to ride and is probably my favorite section of the trail. Another fun part is the meadow section, which is very fast with great corners that setup nicely once you figure them out. This trail also has a nice tight switchback that can be tough if you do not hit it correctly.

There are no surprises on the trail so you can just get after it.

The A Loop is normally ridden clockwise and the B Loop was changed a few years ago. Now it connects to A loop at the 2.0 and 2.4 mile mark. So it is basically U now so the map here is not totally correct.

History & Background

Trail was built with all volunteer labor and all maintenance is done by the Cincinnati Off Road Alliance (CORA). The trail is 100% hand built.

Contacts

Shared By:

Troy Warnken

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Photos

Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail Review by MTB Cincinnati
Feb 1, 2018 near Grandview, OH
Two happy riders going over a newly installed rock armor project
Feb 28, 2014 near Grandview, OH
Riding over the foundation on the A trail
Feb 28, 2014 near Grandview, OH
Nice spring wildflowers
Feb 28, 2014 near Grandview, OH
Sean going over a rocked corner
Feb 28, 2014 near Miami H…, OH
Paul at the cairn at the B split
Feb 28, 2014 near Grandview, OH

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Sep 9, 2019
Ian H
Weather decent. Trails a little dry
Aug 15, 2019
Troy Warnken
all trail sections are open. 12.4mi
Jul 13, 2019
Amy Wakeman
There is a partial trail closure in Loop A, but the rest can still be ridden.
Jul 8, 2019
Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth
Nov 20, 2018
Joe Martin
Bike trail closed due to the weather
Jul 14, 2018
Joey Atkins
Jun 17, 2018
Michael Colleran
Rocky and rooty, tight and twisty, with lots of flow to find. Nice trail network both directions. 14.9mi — 1h 54m
Sep 28, 2017
Len Johnson
Pay to park 7.9mi