East Fork - Trail, Cincinnati, Ohio

East Fork - Trail, Cincinnati, Ohio

DESCRIPTION

A trail in the mold of Caesar's Creek and Hueston Woods. 2 hour ride, nice lake, well maintained, mostly flat singletrack but a few challenging hills. Very good beginner trail, but the advanced rider can have fun too.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 06, 2010]
peaveyamp
Cross Country Rider

Good trail system each each loop is about 3 miles long. Do all loops forward and backwards for 18 miles. All wooden features have been removed, except for the long skinny on the middle loop. Not really that hilly, alot of chances to gain speed on the straight sections. Not alot of tight turns, mostly longer turns. Also has a few small bridges. Not rooty at all, well groomed system. The Tec trail is a little more technical than the others, with a few clif drop-offs riding on 6 inches of trail. Recently erosion has played a part in esposing more of the roots. Includes a creek crossing which is dry most of the time. But this is really a trail built for speed, with good practice corners with no suprises. Good begginer trail for sure. Thanks to CORA for all the work they do to keep this trail in good shape.

Customer Service

The map on this site is wrong. Go past 222 and turn left Bantam Rd., then turn left on Elklick Rd. You'll see the park sign. About .3 miles turn left into a gravel lot. Start here. There is a map kiosk here as well.

Similar Products Used:

Caesar Creek, Harbin Park, Idlewild, Tower Park, Mitchell Memorial, Devou Park, Hueston Woods

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 04, 2008]
sistum2spin
Cross Country Rider

Very nice trail, dries extreamly fast after rain. Flow is excellent. A few man made features on the 2nd loop (intermediate trail). No truly excruciating climbs, no blistering downhills, but intermediate climbs and downhills can be found here. Not highly technical (even on the tec trail), but a great place to put in some miles, jump some stuff, hit a few features and still be home in time for dinner. Props to the Cincinnati Off Road Alliance for these fantastic trails!!

Customer Service

Connect all three loops in order, and ride it like an out and back. You get all three loops, both directions, and a total of about 14 miles. Do it twice if you like a longer ride, or ride it hard if you want shorter but fast.

Similar Products Used:

Tower park, England-Idlewild, Caesar's Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 21, 2008]
mike_d_1583
Cross Country Rider

The entire system has been redone. Although they took out the teeteer totters on the middle trail, they still have the platforms. Unless your a begginer, I would start off on the intermediate trail, it gives you a chance to warm up and to get the feel for the trail. If you want something more, go to the advanced trail, they call it Tec Trail. The Tec Trail starts where the intermediate trail ends. You can either go to the parking lot off to your right or continue on to your left. Or you can skip the intermediate and just hit the Tec, in that case just take the gravel trail off to the right in the parking lot. But the Tec Trail doesn't loop, so you'll have to run through it again.

They are all good trails. I just wish they were a little longer. I usually do the middle and the Tec trails 2-4 times a peice when I go.

The begginer trail is pretty much a joke. Kids and older people would probably like it. It does have a few bridges though.

Customer Service

Either the Intermediate or the Tec Trail. There is a Google map in the parking lot telling you which is which.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 03, 2007]
Lazer
Cross Country Rider

I had never ridden this trail before and was told to check it out by some dudes while I was riding at Idlewild in Kentucky. I really liked the trail. It was not overly challenging or technical (except for the various stunts). I thought it flowed very well and was extremely fast. Trails are well marked and there is a map in the parking lot. I would definately ride it again, but it is quite a journey from Columbus.

Customer Service

Ride everything and some of it backwards to maximize the mileage.

Similar Products Used:

Idlewild trail in KY near the airport, Ceasars Creek,OH and Paint Creek, OH

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 10, 2006]
SiChotic 666
Downhiller

Trail is fast and flowing. Needs more downhills going uphill is easy, I only have 9 speeds. The stunts are fun not to tuff. Cora did a good job on making the trail simple to ride. Just picture a paved road with dirt sprinkled on it, but it does drain good. Just make sure you don't voice opinion to a cora official that is different than what they think, or they will blackball you.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 19, 2006]
rmalling
Cross Country Rider

Full of log stunts that will keep even the best cross country riders challenged; the stuff isn't high up or anything but it'll make you want to go out and buy that freeride bike you've been eyeing. Anyways, some fun skinny rollercoasters and a fun round fallen tree that looks impossible but is doable even with clipless pedals. I live in Colorado now but I miss the hours I spent trying to nail every feature recently built in East Fork. Props to CORA for building the features.

Customer Service

wherever.

Similar Products Used:

Tower Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 05, 2005]
KingsIslandLifeguard
Cross Country Rider

If you're looking for a FUN place to ride then this is it! Trails are in awesome shape with TONS of wooden trail features from teeter-totters to balance beam rollercoasters to wooden berms to elevated platforms!!! Trails have a great mixture of climbs and handling portions and riding in the late afternoon is absolutely beautiful!! Two loops are ready now with a third loop to come in the near future. Middle loop a bit more fun than north loop but ride both when you go. After riding you can ride or drive down to the lake for a refreshing swim!!! GREAT PLACE.

Customer Service

Take 275 east to Batavia/Beechmont Exit. Turn right off exit and follow until you pass through the town of Bantam. Look for park entrance on the left when the road cuts down into a large valley. Trailheads are off of the parking lot about 1/2 mile down once in the park. Follow the signs.

Similar Products Used:

I dont know this area.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 23, 2005]
randylm
Cross Country Rider

Any previous reviews of this trail should be removed. This trail has been compleatly rebuilt by CORA and vols so the old trails are gone.The new trail system is laid out much better they run mostly the contour of the land with plenty of bench cut to reduce off camber riding and increase substainability and drying time to a couple of good days.before there was only 4 miles of trail. so far there are 6 miles of fast good flowing singletrack with more planed trail building days they expect up to 20 miles of trail.right now the trails are somewhat easy but fast big ring riding,(an advanced loop is in the works) also has some built stunts to make things challging and fun I would say east fork is quickly becoming some of the best trails in southwest ohio very senic and plenty of wildlife by the lake the landscape is wonderful.

Customer Service

any

Similar Products Used:

Tower park in northen ky

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 26, 2003]
jeremykemp
Weekend Warrior

Good easy yet fun trail. Very approachable for beginners, yet still entertaining for moderate to advanced riders (speed makes the difference in difficulty and entertainment). I rode it pretty fast and there were enough obstacles to keep me awake, but not so many that I had to slow down. Watch out for taking a nonbike path- I accidentally "rode" on a horse trail in what had to be an average of six inches of mud.

Customer Service

anywhere on the real trail should be a good time

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 17, 1999]
Jamie

There are two loops here, each one about 2 miles long. The place is sort of shaped like a big figure-8. The loop nearest the parking lot is very easy. Some nice tight singletrack. Good place to bring a beginner. The back loop is more advanced with a decent hill and some rocky sections. A few gentle climbs and some nice technical singletrack. The trails are in very nice shape. It takes about an hour to ride both loops at an easy pace.

Customer Service

Take Beechmont Ave / SR 125 East. The park is probably a half hour past I-275 and 15 min past beautiful downtown Amelia. Just follow the signs to the park office and you can get trail maps there

Similar Products Used:

Hardin Park, Landen, and Tower Park.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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