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Thorn Mountain Bike Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (43) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A flat and often fun ride through the woods around the lake at Findley State Park.


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Map Key

10.6

Miles

17.1

KM

90%

Singletrack

921' 281 m

High

861' 263 m

Low

315' 96 m

Up

315' 96 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

There is fun to be had at Findley State Park. The mountain bike trail winds through the woods on generally twisty singletrack through flat terrain. There are many sections where the going gets significantly harder and definitely some where it opens onto fields or doubletrack paths. It takes a loop around a lake with lots of wildlife promised along the way. Why not go around again?

Need to Know

This trail is often one of the last in the region to be clear of mud. If you're traveling any distance to get here, wait until later in the season before testing your luck. The most prolonged sections of mud are found in the middle of the trail.

Description

Follow the signs into the park and to the mountain bike trailhead. The trail leaves from the southeast side of the lot, next to a gate. There is a map and the trail race records here. Follow the path to the left and shortly drop into the woods on the left.

The trail is marked as one-way and it's blazed with orange markers. Follow it through the woods, past an earth dam and spillway, and further on back into the park.

There are many small stunts along the track. These include log rides, mounds over downed trees, and even two teeter-totters. Hit them all if you have the chops. You'll cross other trails and paved roads several times.

Bring your discs because there's also a frisbee golf course. There is also camping available in the park. Details can be found at: dnr.state.oh.us/findley/tab…

Later on in the ride, you'll come across a large built up 180 degree berm, followed by a bridge which is challenging to ride onto. The trail shortly splits into "fun" and "easy" sections. The fun turn will take you through a GREAT gully that you crisscross with great flow several times.

Shortly you'll be riding next to the lake for a bit and by the beach. The rest of the ride is doubletrack paths from this point and then you'll be back at the parking area.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ohio State Parks

Shared By:

ESG Greene

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Photos

Tabletop Bridge - short approach, so hit it hard!
Nov 14, 2018 near Wellington, OH
These are just a few highlights from the whole trail to give you an idea of what you're in for.  Tight turns, punchy climbs, logs, skinnies, gullies...
Oct 28, 2015 near Wellington, OH
One of the log rides on the Thorn Trail
May 17, 2013 near Wellington, OH
A bridge with a challenging ride up.
May 17, 2013 near Wellington, OH

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Aug 22, 2020
Jeff Sayers
Nice ride, since we got rained out last Sunday on arrival 9.7mi — 1h 24m
Aug 20, 2020
Jeff Raycher
Aug 19, 2020
Jon Secue
Dry, few mud spots 6.5mi
Aug 12, 2020
Jon Secue
Aug 6, 2020
Jon Secue
Solid ride today on a new hard rail. 10.6mi — 1h 40m
Jul 22, 2020
Jeff Hutchinson-Smyth
Jul 12, 2020
Jeff Sayers
Kim's Birthday Ride 9.5mi — 1h 27m
Jul 6, 2020
Jeff Sayers
Final Trail fo our 5 day MTB Vacation!! Great Day 10.3mi — 1h 36m