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A.W. Marion

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8.5 Miles 13.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

661' 202 m

Ascent

-661' -202 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

900' 274 m

High

773' 236 m

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Minor Issues 16 days ago
Some Mud: Mud was frozen as of Friday, the rest was leaf covered History

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A 9.5-mile singletrack loop around Hargus Lake.

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The rolling woodlands and quiet waters of A.W. Marion State Park offer visitors a welcome escape from the rigors of everyday life. This small (309 acres) but unique park offers a variety of recreational activities while maintaining a quiet atmosphere of natural serenity.

The 9.5-mile singletrack weaves through the trees and includes short but steep hills - up and down. The elevation for the ride is ~825'.

Portable toilets and picnic tables are available at the main parking lot.

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Nov 23, 2018
Michael Sonnenberg
Oct 4, 2018
Fitness Kelly
Sep 30, 2018
Jennifer Kitchen
8mi
May 23, 2018
Steven Lowery
8.4mi — 1h 51m
Mar 18, 2018
Jake Current
Very fun loop around the lake. Some punchy climbs mixed into an overall fairly flowy trail. Great stuff for the area and totally worth the drive!
Oct 31, 2017
Doc MTB
Trails looked good today. 10mi
Oct 11, 2017
Robin Tullercash
Walked the trail since there had been a lot of rain in the previous few days. Gorgeous trail! 8mi
Sep 22, 2017
Gina Yono

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  3.5 from 18 votes

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Fitness Kelly   Ohio
There's a gun range right by the trail on the Southeast side, so don't freak out when you hear gunshots. Oct 4, 2018
Fitness Kelly   Ohio
I wanted to add that it is very hard to find the trailhead from the parking lot. A more detailed map would be helpful. Once on the trail, they did a pretty good job of signing all the mountain bike paths (the trail crosses over the hiking paths several times). When in doubt, Look for the orange/red spray paint on trees and you will know you are on the mountain bike trail. Creek crossings and mud might make this a more suitable ride for a plus or fat bike. Oct 6, 2018
Donny Porvasnik
Westerville, OH
Donny Porvasnik   Westerville, OH
The hills are killer on this trail. By the time I would get up to some DH flow I was so exasperated that I more or less rolled downhill. About a mile in my chest was on fire. Jennifer is spot on below that the trail is for riders with experience and high fitness level. Right now it's not fun for me but I hope in a few years it will be. I'm a few months into this hobby, from what I understand the trail is rather new, too. On my 2nd time out I broke my chain trying on the outbound edge of a small ravine that could probably benefit from another little bridge. Hopefully little things like this are added over time to increase the flow. It's difficult trying to battle all the cricks when you're already worn down from fighting the uphill. There's not much that can be done for the hills though, aside from increase one's own endurance!! Nov 19, 2018

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