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Thorn Mountain Bike Trail

 3.7 (27)

7.8 Miles 12.5 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

276' 84 m

Ascent

-276' -84 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

922' 281 m

High

862' 263 m

Low

Shared By ESG Greene

Conditions


Minor Issues 33 days ago
Some Mud History

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

ESG Greene

Dogs 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

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Sep 16, 2018
Rick Tschantz
Jun 9, 2018
Zachary Hansen
8.2mi
Feb 3, 2018
Jason Nalub
Frozen trail and fun ride
Nov 26, 2017
Jason Nalub
Miles 1-4 fun twisty trail with short steep climbs and lots of S curves. Middle miles are XC, flat, and flowy. Mile 7 to 9 is the best!
Nov 4, 2017
Lisa Massey Mansour
Oct 11, 2017
Morley Mitchell
8.4mi
Oct 2, 2017
Quinn Watson
8.9mi
Sep 9, 2017
Dan McCoy
9.4mi

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  3.7 from 27 votes

#756

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  3.7 from 27 votes
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#756

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I rode this trail this morning in the wrong direction because of this site.9/11/17. The route direction is now clockwise every day and there are no signs at the parking lot or anywhere else explaining that. I put in a complaint to the camp store to put some signs up. I work at the only bike shop within 20 miles of this trail and did not know they had stopped changing direction. Sep 11, 2017
Please be aware that the bi-directional signs have been taken down and this site will be updating soon to reflect that. Sep 12, 2017
Hello, any updates from local riders on conditions at Thorn? Wondering about dryness of course. Please check in if you are in the know. Thanks! Sep 11, 2018

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