Mohican State Park - TRAIL

Mohican State Park - Trail, Loudenville, Ohio

There is about 8 miles of trail. It starts at the corner of Vess Rd. and Wally Rd. The first mile is a killer uphill. We did a lot of walking the first mile. It isn't extremely steep, just continuous and non-stop (Granny Gear). Once you get to the top of the hill and you ride through the field is almost all downhill from there. If you end the ride back at the bottom of Vess Rd (after riding through the log cabin), its about 2 miles. Cross over Vess Rd and head back into the woods for another 2 miles of sweet single track (pretty tight stuff, if going fast.)

There is another section, about 2.5 miles, above the horse stables that has a long climb, but doable. Once you get to the top of this hill it is entirely downhill, no pedalling at all. There are various places where you can turn left or right. Always turn left to get the longest trail ride as possible.

The campground is a great place to stay for the weekend and get a few rides in, plus canoeing!

I think the few long uphills are the toughest in Ohio. Again, they aren't extremely steep, just long and non-stop.

User Reviews (25)

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aaron29oswald   Cross Country Rider [May 12, 2013]

Wow, I had no idea Ohio had trails like this. (just moved from VA in Nov 12.) They are definitely some of the best I have ridden. If they were associated with IMBA, I firmly believe they would be rated an epic. While far from the most technical, they have a great flow, despite the amount of climbing. There are a few rock gardens, tight switch backs, and a few small drops. Today is only the second time I have ridden them, but I will be back over and over.

These trails are very well maintained. I was a bit worried about trail conditions since it rained about 48 hours before, and a bit of drizzle in the last 12 hours, they were completely dry, with the exception of a few puddles. Big props to the Mohican-Malbar trail crew, they do a great job. I got the chance to meet them the first time I rode here, they also like to put down a few beers. If you get the chance to link up with them, they are great guys, and do amazing trail work.

Customer Service

Counter clockwise from 1-24.

Similar Products Used: I wish I knew some other trails that were close. Alum creek is on the way for me and also a fun loop to ride.
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5
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4
mooney1111   Weekend Warrior [Nov 09, 2010]

just a note about this trail-the website says that it is at Mohican State Park but it is not in the park at all. It is about 5 miles south of Loudonville where Wally Road and Vess Road meet on the property of Mohican Wilderness Campground. Totally the best ride in Ohio. Two 4 1/2 mile loops of technical trails with ridiculous elevation changes. Not for the faint of heart. Lots of rocks and switch backs. Tree Frog Canopy Tours (zip-lining) just opened in August 2010 and runs above the trails. You can zip one day and ride the next. Simply awesome.... and rent a cabin on Vess Road and jump on the trail from the cabin and make a weekend out of it. Even in crumby weather!

Customer Service

Either trail is amazing and tough. The zip line runs above the south trail behind the school house but they are both great.

Similar Products Used: Mohican State Park on Route 3. The trail head is just south of town with lots of parking.
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5
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5
PD2000   Cross Country Rider [Feb 11, 2010]

24+ mile of singletrack loop makes this the best trail in OH (for my riding style). I like rides that are 3 hours or longer and when the ride is over I am totally fatigued and ready to drink some beer. There are several major climbs that are good lung-burners but if you're in shape you can climb them all in the saddle. Lot's of up and down, whoop-dee-doos', swoopy downhills, and really good flow for nearly the whole trail. The mohican state park website has a very accurate TOPO map in PDF form that you can open and check out where the hills are and etc.

Customer Service

start at mile 1, finish at mile 24.

Similar Products Used: i just ride this one over and over.
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5
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4
pitt44904   Weekend Warrior [May 16, 2009]

first of all, the description at the top here is for mohican wilderness, not mohican state park. someone on mtbr.com didn't realize that they are two completely separate trails, and consolidated the reviews into one. as for the review, mohican state park is awesome. i've only ridden mohican wilderness once, back in like 2002 (my first real mountain bike ride ever), and i thought it sucked, but it was actually just me that sucked. it's probably pretty cool. mohican state park has great flow, but is honestly completely devoid of technical challenge (i live in colorado springs now, where we have real tech stuff). the "rock garden" is pretty lame unless it's muddy, but that sucks ass too. it's not that you would want a fully rigid, because the rooty climbs beat the hell out of you, but i'd say a fairly light 4-5" travel full suspension bike is ideal.

Customer Service

the only one

Similar Products Used: any you can find... it is ohio, so...
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5
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3
nepernesu   Cross Country Rider [Mar 15, 2009]

great trail of epic 25 miles. maintained well and dries quick. it has some long uphills, followed by long downhills. mostly nice singletrack with some rocks n roots. first timers, pace yourself, second half after the bridge has some long climbs.

Similar Products Used: mohican wilderness, vulture's knob
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5
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4
Andrew F   Cross Country Rider [May 11, 2005]

On my first time on this trail I started riding up the begining hill. If you're like me and love hills, the begining of this trail is awsome. After the first mile or so it is a fast trail! I especially love all the dips and rock beds that really give you an adrenalin rush! I also liked the fact that it was really dry. I mean when I went trail running on the other trails, they were soggy and vertually flooded; not on this trail. I really liked this trail and thought it was exciting since you can cruise really fast, you have to use your skills for dodging or going over rock beds and sharp turns, and it makes you use up a lot of leg strength. It is a good technical course that has a lot of speed!

Customer Service

Start at the begining of the trail where the steep hill is because there are people who do it backwards and thats fine, but I think it is a lot more fun when your going the right way.

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5
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5
Andrew F   Cross Country Rider [May 11, 2005]

On my first time on this trail I started riding up the begining hill. If you're like me and love hills, the begining of this trail is awsome. After the first mile or so it is a fast trail! I especially love all the dips and rock beds that really give you an adrenalin rush! I also liked the fact that it was really dry. I mean when I went trail running on the other trails, they were soggy and vertually flooded; not on this trail. I really liked this trail and thought it was exciting since you can cruise really fast, you have to use your skills for dodging or going over rock beds and sharp turns, and it makes you use up a lot of leg strength. It is a good technical course that has a lot of speed!

Customer Service

Start at the begining of the trail where the steep hill is because there are people who do it backwards and thats fine, but I think it is a lot more fun when your going the right way.

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5
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5
Andrew F   Cross Country Rider [May 11, 2005]

On my first time on this trail I started riding up the begining hill. If you're like me and love hills, the begining of this trail is awsome. After the first mile or so it is a fast trail! I especially love all the dips and rock beds that really give you an adrenalin rush! I also liked the fact that it was really dry. I mean when I went trail running on the other trails, they was soggy and vertually flooded; not on this trail. I really liked this trail and thought it was exciting since you can cruise really fast, you have to use your skills for dodging or going over rock beds and sharp turns, and it makes you use up a lot of leg strength. It is a good technical course that has a lot of speed!

Customer Service

Start at the begining of the trail where the steep hill is because there are people who do it backwards and thats fine, but I think it is a lot more fun when your going the right way.

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5
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5
skibumajg   Cross Country Rider [Oct 19, 2004]

more info: www.mohican.net trail conditions: www.joinobma.org

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4
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5
skibumajg   Cross Country Rider [Oct 19, 2004]

First mile is a killer. But the after you reach "top of the world" the trail becomes fast with several technical rock gardens. Very very cool rock gardens. Many sections force you into an awesome groove with the fast and curvy. Not as tight or technical as Vultures Knob but faster. Very picturesque. Probably the most beautiful single track in Ohio. The only reason I rate it 5 for aerobic difficulty is the first climb up from the trail head other than that It's probaby a 2.5.

Customer Service

I would bag the first mile of uphill and use Big Hill Road to access three routes from the top. 1. Downhill course, 2. The trail head coming up from the parking lot (ride down it) 3. Trail leading from the corner of Stumbaugh and Big hill Road (one of the coolest pine forest sections I've ridden as you dump into the field above the parking lot). That would be sweet and you'd knock out the uphill cranking the gravel road.

Similar Products Used: Vultures Knob is wicked fun by anyone's standards.
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4
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5
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