Dogs No Dogs
One Way Only:
This is designated as a directional trail.
Need to Know
Organized shuttles for the front side DH trails at Horns Hill run many weekends. The Horns Hill Facebook group is VERY active and the best place to find out shuttle schedules or just get general info about Horns Hill.
Horns Hill hosts events throughout the season - DH races, enduro races - usually weekend-long events with camping available, food trucks, etc. Info for events can be found at the COMBO Central Ohio Mountain Biking Organization website.
Being a city park, Horns Hill is open dawn to dusk 365 days a year. There is a park gate at the entrance and exit however, which is locked overnight. 9pm is typically the latest to still be parked at the top of the hill. The park road is steep so if it's icy in the winter it may be locked to vehicles. There are porta-potties at the top of the hill but no other facilities or running water.
This beginner to intermediate jump trail is full of large tables, hips, shark-fins, an on-off pad, and big berms. The entire trail is rollable though and can be ridden as slow or fast as you'd like. Great progression trail. At the very end is a large wooden drop feature that does need speed to make it to the landing but there is a clear bypass.
Horns Hill is THE place to ride in Ohio if you're looking to get the best mix of all MTB has to offer. Packed into this 'small' bike park is just about everything beginner to even advanced riders may be looking for: jumps, drops, rocks, roots, downhill trails, flow trails, steep tech, jump lines, pro-level jump lines, pro-level drops... even some challenging climbing if you want it.
The 'back side' trails can be accessed by taking the connector trail on the east side top of the hill, or the park road, to the northeast corner of the park. Here you'll find some beginner to intermediate flow and jump trails - Playground Loop
, Dog Bone
. Getting to Slim Shady
(the pro-level jump trail) and Jurassic (bike park style flow with huge berms) requires a push up from the bottom of the green/blue trails. Connect to Playground Loop
to get back to the top of Greenhorn
Typical trail conditions related to weather: The front side DH trails are 'always open' - trails are steep and mostly drain well. So, if it's wet but you feel like getting muddy, get it. The back side trails however, usually need a day or two to dry out. Being machine-built and not getting as much sun means they stay softer longer.
Shared By: Randy Ayers