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Austin Badger MTB Trail

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3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


203' 62 m


-166' -51 m



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Max Grade (6°)

1,012' 309 m


936' 285 m


Shared By Mark Miller


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A repurposed golf course transformed into excellent mountain bike trails. Equal parts gravity & XC.

Mark Miller

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Family Friendly The cart path is also used for running, biking and walking, nature education, and picnicking in assigned areas if you're not up to dirt just yet.


Parking and restrooms are provided for at the park entrance. The "main" trailhead can be found by following the paved cart path up the first hill after crossing the bridge - it's on the left. The trail crosses the cart path several times and is marked with striping or paint. The normal flow of the trail is clockwise with occasional transitions on the cart path.

Austin Badger officially opened the mountain bike trails in October of 2016. The site of a former 18 hole golf course, Austin Badger was repurposed into machine cut and shaped trails complete with berms, jumps, short technical climbs, and descents. The cart path is also used for biking and hiking if you're not up to dirt just yet. Use caution at all cart path crossings.

The 252-acre property was purchased by Montville Township in 2015 through the Ohio Public Works Commission to be utilized as a nature preserve. The park offers other activities such as running, biking and walking, nature education, and picnicking in designated areas. There are also outdoor fitness stations donated by the Cleveland Clinic and a 3.6-miles of purpose built mountain bike trail donated by the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association.

Once the Blue Heron Golf Course, the park has nineteen bridges and 7.5 miles of concrete walking trails throughout the property. While it may be years before the entire park will be open, the area along River Styx Road was opened in 2016. Austin Badger Park was named in memory of one of Montville Township’s first Trustees and settlers.


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Oct 25, 2018
Andy Thornton
Oct 17, 2018
Rogue Elephant
3 loops. Fun 9mi
Oct 14, 2018
Bryce Dudash
Great ride for anyone, track was fairly dry, with some leaves and mud. But pretty good hills and in a pretty good area. 6mi — 1h 30m
Sep 28, 2018
Sandy Staats
The trails signs point the opposite direction of the app.
Aug 20, 2018
Art Hopwood
2.6mi — 0h 25m
Aug 15, 2018
Geoffrey Cox
A lot of up and down trail is hard to follow in spots.
Jul 29, 2018
Justin Kretzmann
Jul 28, 2018
Brian Stephens

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Great for all ages to try out. Great flow, but kind of short. Jun 8, 2017
East rim is a flow trail, this is not. A short little trail that is ok for the locals or piggybacked with Reagan park trails which is nearby. Small sections are fun, but it fell short of what it could have been. Erosion problems and jumps/berms are placed randomly without regard to flow. Sep 30, 2017

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