“Habron Hollow connects the Hope Iron Furnace parking lot with Lake Hope's mountain bike trails.”
— Meredith Erlewine
This could be a good ride (though still challenging) for kids, as an out-and-back for however long their mood stays pleasant.
Accessible via the Hope Furnace parking area along State Route 278, Habron Hollow Trail connects trail users with Hope Furnace Trail
, which hugs the lake, and the rest of the mountain bike trail system throughout the park.
Because Habron Hollow Trail is also a busy and easily accessible hiking trail (which mountain bikers are allowed to use), it's important to remember there could be families and other trail users moving at slower speeds than bicyclists.
The trail features a couple of bridges that can be slippery, a creek crossing that can be wet and cold, and some roots with beautiful rock outcroppings along the way.
To stay in the lowlands and ride around the lake, take a left off of Habron and onto Hope Furnace Trail
. To continue on to the rest of the mountain bike trail system (and longer rides), stay on Habron Hollow Trail until it intersects with Copperhead Trail
Trail. From there, riders can create several loops.