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Austin Badger MTB Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (67)

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


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Singletrack

1,012' 308 m

High

936' 285 m

Low

155' 47 m

Up

192' 59 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mark Miller with improvements by Fatty McBigBiscuits and 1 other

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  4.4 from 67 votes

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  4.4 from 67 votes
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Photos

Fall Badger Riding 2016.
Oct 24, 2016 near Medina, OH
Full ride-through of Austin Badger Trail.
Jan 18, 2018 near Medina, OH
Primo fall conditions on the Austin Badger Mountain Bike Trail.
May 17, 2017 near Medina, OH

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Oct 30, 2022
Joshua Bowers
Oct 6, 2022
Joshua Bowers
Aug 10, 2022
Joshua Bowers
3mi
Jul 7, 2022
Richard Kranium
So fun! Didn't finish the whole trail. Got caught up on dirt track and jump line. Coming back Saturday 4.4mi
Jun 17, 2022
Casey Kulas
Jun 12, 2022
Scott V
3.3mi — 12h 00m
May 25, 2022
Alexander Jonathan
lap 1: 24:15 23:35 24:00 9mi
May 10, 2022
John Elinsky