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Austin Badger MTB Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 203' 62 m
Descent: -166' -51 m
High: 1,012' 309 m
Low: 936' 285 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Mark Miller

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.

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.

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Check-Ins

May 13, 2020
Alexander Jonathan
6mi
Apr 21, 2020
Kaden Smesko
needs work in bad shape 3mi
Oct 6, 2019
Chance Bailey
Spent a good 45 minutes on the pump track, this is a great area to gain confidence and work on skills. 3mi — 2h 00m
Sep 9, 2019
Alexander Jonathan
6mi
Jun 12, 2019
Kevin Cannon
Jun 8, 2019
Rick Garcia
Jun 4, 2019
Jeff Raycher
First ride
Jun 2, 2019
Jim Cockerham
Great place 3mi

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  4.3 from 50 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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