The 10 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Ohio!

In Ohio, you’ll find diverse terrain suitable for mountain bikers of all experience levels. It’s not all cornfields and backroads out here. Check out the 10 best mountain biking trails in the state! 

1. Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park, Cleveland, OH

Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park is a fun, no attitude, indoor bike park built by guys who love to ride for people who love to ride. No matter what your age or skill level, Ray's welcomes you as a place to ride when the weather's not so great or whenever the mood strikes you.

2. Vulture's Knob Mountain Bike Park, Wooster, OH

Vulture's Knob Mountain Bike Park is 125 acres of majestic and mighty rolling hills along the Killbuck River. They're open to riders every day of the year offering a glimpse into the past with old school fall line trails mixed with newer designs. 

3. East Rim Trail, Peninsula, OH

The East Rim Trail's first 2.5-mile loop opened up in spring 2016, but it quickly made a name for itself as one of the best mountain bike trails around. A second trail loop is currently under construction, to make this amazing trail even better. 

4. Mohican Wilderness, Loudonville, OH

Conveniently located just nine miles from Loudonville, Ohio, they have miles of rolling hills and trails perfect for any mountain biking enthusiast. When you're done, you can set up camp and enjoy the great outdoors by the river!

5. Oak Openings, Swanton, OH

Oak Openings Park is over 5,000 acres of the most amazing mountain biking trails you'll ever encounter. Zig and zag through dense swamp areas, and onward through the forests and trees. It's not only a great trail, it's one of the greatest places on Earth. 

6. Alum Creek Phase II, Lewis Center, OH

Alum Creek Phase II is the most heavily ridden mountain biking trail in Central Ohio. It was originally designed for more advanced riders, featuring some relatively narrow bridges for added challenge, but they added a newer trail that flows a little better, if you're looking for something more easy-going.

7. Mill Stream Run Reservation, Cuyahoga County, OH

Mill Stream Run was carved out by glaciers over 8,000 years ago, and today is one of the coolest, mountain biking trails around. There are spots suitable for all ages and skill levels, so bring your bike out and get riding. 

8. Sells Park, Athens, OH

Sells Park is one of the greatest hidden treasures in Athens. While you're riding through their various trails, you can enjoy ponds, trees, natural rock formations and more as you get your heart pumping, whether you're looking for something intense or leisurely.

9. Chestnut Ridge, Carroll, OH

Chestnut Ridge is the first ridge in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, spanning 4,500 feet and rising over 1,116 feet. Wind your way through massive black oaks, shagbark hickory trees and northern red oaks as you travel through the 486-acre park.

10. Austin Badger Park, Medina, OH

Austin Badger Park is a 252-acre property with scenic trails, vast woodlands, rolling streams and more! It's a great place to go out mountain biking whether you're an expert, looking for a challenge, or a novice just looking to relax!

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