Great Seal State Park - TRAIL

Great Seal State Park - Trail, Chillicothe, Ohio

Okay, the hills are pretty crazy. Great downhills followed by insane climbs. Remember your power gel, you may need it. This trail is shared with horses so watch out! There are different distances denoted by colors marked on trees

User Reviews (14)

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Jeff   Weekend Warrior [Oct 26, 2015]

I would guess that this trail has seen quite a bit of improvement since the last review. The trails are an absolute blast and in great condition. If you are in the area I'd recommend checking them out.

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4
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4
DHill   Cross Country Rider [Jul 20, 2010]

The trail offers everything. Only experienced riders should attempt this trail unless you plan on pushing your bike uphill. NO KIDS! There are extreme downhill runs followed immediately by an uphill that his just as steep as the one you just came down. Long trail that will test your uphill ability. Experienced rider - Try it on a rainy day!

Customer Service

Follow the signs and stay on the trail. If you get to the end and you don't want to come back on the trail; hit the road and you'll make it back to your vehicle.

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5
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5
I Need Air   Downhiller [Sep 29, 2008]

This could be a very good trail but it looks like a lot of work needs done on it. On a few of the climbs there are huge rain ruts making a climb or descent impossible. Many of the jumps that they had there need restructured as the soil has worn away from logs leaving just another obstacle.

Customer Service

There are two loops as you get to the parking area, one directly to your right and one to your left. The one on your left has some huge rain ruts in it that only a horse or a atv could get up it.The one on your right has a killer climb, which once made is rewarding but i wish there were more places to get some air. This trail connects with the Shawnee trail and goes the whole way to the north of the park to provide a thorough work out.

Similar Products Used: Scioto trail
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3
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4
Jubal Davis   Weekend Warrior [Sep 24, 2005]

The Great Seal Mt Bike Volunteers have added many new trail to this park, most of the work has been done off of Lick Run between Rocky Knob, Mt Ives and Bunker Hill. Trails have good flow. There are approximatley 13 miles of trail just in this area. GSMBV are still working on developing trails in this park. To see more reveiws and see actual video check out Spokejunkies.com Trail maps and info available at JNOD.COM RIDEHARD!

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5
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5
jamie   Weekend Warrior [Oct 20, 2004]

This is the best place to ride. I helped build one of the trails out there and plan on doing many more with the GSV group. I ride here at least 3 days a week and it never gets old. It just doesn't get any better than this. Good steep climbs, fast downhills, steep dips that rocket you back up, very good flow over all the trails. Some sections are very technical. This is a multi use trail so remember to watch out and be kind to the hikers, bikers and horsemen.

Customer Service

All the trails are so fun there's no certain place to start. Just park on Rocky Knob and hit the trails.

Similar Products Used: NONE!
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5
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5
JSMITH   Cross Country Rider [Sep 20, 2004]

The guys at Great Seal Volunteers need to be commended for their efforts in building one of the best trail systems in ohio. They have opened up a lot of new trails and re-routed some older existing trails. This place has it all. Long climbs, tight technical singletrack, fast downhills!! It will challenge your skills! The scenery is great. The volunteers have a good working relationship with the park system and should set an example for others groups looking to create new riding areas. This trails system also drains very well so you can ride when other trails are not open.

Customer Service

call the guys at just north of daytona for trail routes and information.

Similar Products Used: scioto trails, lake hope state park, paint creek state park.
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5
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5
backcountryeti   Weekend Warrior [May 21, 2004]

the other day i rode the sugerloaf mountain trail. im not really sure if this is a mt. bike trail or not. the begining of it was not rideable, due to horses. mud to your knees. everytime i decided that it was a mt bike trail, i ran into knee deep horse tracks, until i started to climb. steep steep steep climb. i wish i had the lungs and legs to climb it all. something like a 500ft elevation change in a 1/4 mile. the downhill was pretty crazy on the other side too. i also tried another trail at this park but i ran into the same problem, horses. these trails would be great if not for the horses.

Similar Products Used: lake hope, sells park in athens, vultures knob
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3
VALUE
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4
Jubal Davis   Weekend Warrior [Mar 11, 2004]

These trails are very steep and rough. Good technical skills are a must. Great Seal Park is being revamped (in cooperation with park officials) by a group of volunteers called GSV (Great Seal Volunteers). GSV has divided the park into 4 sections. Each section will be evaluated and the trails will be improved (by IMBA standards). So keep a watch on this park, this is going to be the place to RIDE in Ohio. If you have questions about the trails in Great Seal or questions about the GSV feel free to e-mail Jubal at jnod@bright.net or call Tommy Collier at 740-775-7873. We can also supply updated maps.

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5
VALUE
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5
fischman   Weekend Warrior [Nov 06, 2003]

What a beautiful area--what an impossible trail! Riding from the north trailhead, the first big hill is simply unrideable. I really enjoy extended climbs, so I figured Great Seal, with its big hills, was my best bet in Ohio. Coming from Colorado/Utah, I'm used to rides with as much as 3,000 vertical foot climbs, so I figured nothing in Ohio could hurt me. Well, that hill may be a fraction of the elevation gain I'm used to, but it was relentless. To maintain that grade for that distance--I'd be amazed to see sombody actually clean the entire hill in a single burst. If you can do it, you can do anything out west. I can see the place being great fun for the downhill types, but for a cross-country rider that likes to find a good rhythm over a long distance, this ain't the place.

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2
VALUE
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5
mikeb   Cross Country Rider [Sep 18, 2003]

i was born and raised in chillicothe and i am thrilled to know that two of ohio's best riding areas are located here. (scioto trails and great seal) i used to hike the trails at scioto trails as a scout in the mid seventies and often wish when i ride here in northern california that i would have taken my bike home when i vist there. great seal was'nt a park when i lived in ross county and i'm pretty curious about how wooded the area is. i remember the terrain off of delano road not being as hilly as the area around scioto trails, nor as wooded. for those of you living and riding in south central ohio, keep on riding. sometimes here in california i tell people i'm from ohio and they think "flat". i have to tell them "not so" and that there are riding areas in ross county that offer thechnical sections that would put some of our best trails here to shame--the only thing lacking in southern ohio are the two-to-seven mile long fire road climbs!

Customer Service

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Similar Products Used: scioto trails state park the road riding here must be good too
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3
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3
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