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Copperhead Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (12)

A great singletrack trail with fun curves, twists, and plenty of fast riding.


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Map Key

7.0

Miles

11.2

KM

Singletrack

1,020' 311 m

High

758' 231 m

Low

468' 143 m

Up

683' 208 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Copperhead Trail offers some of the (relatively) flattest singletrack available in our very hilly region. Though still challenging for many kids and adults, plenty of local families use this trail.

Description

Copperhead Trail, built by Athens Bicycle Club, runs along the backside of Lake Hope State Park. It connects with Wildcat Trail and Bobcat Trail where it intersects with Lake Ridge Road, enabling trail users to put all three of those trails together to create a roughly 13-mile ride either by riding it as a loop or as a figure-8.

Copperhead Trail also intersects with Yosemite Falls Trail and Yosemite Ridge Trail. Yosemite Ridge is a mostly downhill trail that intersects with the bottom of Bobcat Trail, while Yosemite Falls Trail is a twisty, rambling singletrack trail that intersects with the bottom of Yosemite Falls Trail.

Copperhead Trail is bisected by Lake Ridge Road, a dead-end road that leads to a primitive camp site at Lake Hope State Park. This intersection is a landmark for mountain bikers, often referred to as "Four Points" or the "Four Way." This is where the two sections of Copperhead Trail intersect with Bobcat Trail and Wildcat Trail. Sometimes the gate to Lake Ridge Road is locked where it intersects Long Ridge Road on the backside of the park; sometimes the gate is open.

Though the Four Way is not an official trailhead, many mountain bikers park on Long Ridge Road if the gate is locked, or inside the gate on Lake Ridge Road if the gate is open, and access the trail network there. There is a picnic table at the intersection of all the trails and Lake Ridge Road.

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Shared By:

Meredith Erlewine

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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  4.2 from 12 votes
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#119

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#6,544

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Posing on the trail
Nov 16, 2013 near The Plains, OH

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Sep 24, 2020
Jason Longbrake
Jul 5, 2020
Jeff Sayers
Copperhead and Bobcat Trails — 1h 40m
Jun 15, 2019
Jeff Fischer
May 16, 2019
Justin Webb
Mar 28, 2019
Chad Braunbeck
20mi — 2h 10m
Oct 2, 2018
Fitness Kelly
Aug 19, 2017
Prokop Prusek
13.6mi
Jul 17, 2017
Prokop Prusek
https://www.relive.cc/view/1088701122 13mi