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Trace Trail

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Trail

1.3 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 284' 87 m
Descent: -10' -3 m
High: 949' 289 m
Low: 665' 203 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Meredith Erlewine

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A connector trail between Athens Trail and Hickory Trail with very steep sections.

Meredith Erlewine

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Please do not ride when wet. You may wish to avoid the park during hunting season. Refer to ODNR hunting calendars for gun season dates (hunting is allowed in Strouds Run State Park).

Description

This trail connects Strouds Run State Park's trail system with trails that connect to Sells Park in the City of Athens. Trace Trail starts directly across Strouds Run Road from Thunderbunny Trail, and connects to the Athens Trail on top of the ridge.

At first the trail climbs on a gentle grade, which becomes increasingly steeper. Trace Trail provides access to the Chestnut Grove Campsite, a primitive campsite maintained by the Athens Conservancy, via the Tunnel Rock Trail.

Close to the top of the climb, there is a sheer dropoff on the left side of the trail. Especially when riding this trail in the downhill direction, take care through this section not to carry too much speed (heading downhill, the dropoff is on your right).

This trail does not handle wet conditions well. Expect to walk sections after periods of rain, and avoid during muddy conditions.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Oct 14, 2017
Austin Windland
A blast to ride back down into Strouds 1.3mi

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Beautiful invasive plants on Trace Trail.
Jun 4, 2015 near Athens, OH

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