Keehner Park - TRAIL

Keehner Park - Trail, West Chester, Ohio

Trails range from easy to moderate. Introductory level singletrack. recently made open to bikers.

User Reviews (11)

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Adam D.   Weekend Warrior [Aug 30, 2013]

I've pasted by Kheener park for years and didn't realize they had a trail to ride so I was excited to check it out. I mostly ride Cesars Creek trails (advanced) and Harbin Park (intermediate). I was very surprised how good the Kheener Park trail is! This is a great intermediate (almost advanced) track and a great workout!

The trail has a great mix of technical components and speed. It's very hilly and the actual trail is pretty tight. There are tons quick up and down areas where you drop ~5ft and then have to climb right back up. I'd say overall is more of a technical course. But if you want speed and thrills you can get it by bombing 3-4 huge hills. The huge hills are on the east and west ends where you can start. Then going from east to west you have a long downhill connecting east to the west. This is a wide space (20ft wide).

I thought the trail was well 95% well maintained. There was only one spot that really could of used some trimming. It is a tight trail overall, but after I read some of the comments I expected WAY worse. Not the case. A well maintained trail that was fine for my liking.

I started on the east end by the tennis courts, bombed the east hill to start, passed over the creek, turned right then bombed downhill all the way down to the west end. That satisfied my speed hunger....very fun. Once on the west side I climbed the south hill (west side has two massive hills to climb) then found an entering trail. I then weaved through the main bike trail mostly going west to east. I eventually hit the far east side and then started back west on different trails.

Overall, it's a fun technical course with some spots that you can generate some speed. It's hilly, challenging and best of all a great workout, which is what I like. You can easily ride for an hour and not get bored even if you have to repeat some trails. Can't wait to go back!

Similar Products Used: Cesars Creek by the far the hardest and most grueling trail in this area. You have an 8mile route and 12 mile route without repeating. You can easily go 16 miles with only some repeat of trails. It's technical and the hills you climb will crush your legs. It's difficult but it's fun. This trail really has it all. It does have more roots than any other trail I've been to....that's my only drawback.

Harbin Park is a good track with one of the best hill/s to bomb or try to climb. It also has a 3-4 ft tall man-made ramp that is blast to hit. You will get an outstanding workout, especially if you try to climb the main hill/s.
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4
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4
Scarfacef1   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2012]

It is much better now, they put signs on trees for the trail, there is a "main" trail + plenty of sepereate trails that hook up to various areas, there are nice smooth areas, rocky areas, small bridges and twisty technical areas, steep hills, creek crossings, etc. Actually pretty nice and if you keep your eyes open plenty of deer.

Customer Service

Any and all

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4
VALUE
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3
Mike Hargus   Cross Country Rider [Jul 16, 2010]

http://westchestercyclery.com/ the folks from westchester cyclery maintain this trail. You get alot of bang for your buck on this trail, alot of hills that you can mix together to make a great work out.There are some features that you won't make every time. the loop I run usually makes a little over 2.5 miles. Put a couple of those together and you feel like you put in an honest work out.
Take the Tylersville exit off 75 and go east, turn right onto Cox rd(by PNC Bank) then turn Right at the next light which is Barnette and follow to the T intersection and turn left go 300 yards turn into parking lot by tennis courts. Trail head is at the tree line on the far left. The trail splits both ways 10 yards in sny direction is great make your own loop. There are alot of dog walkers that use this trail
This trail is slow dry. please don't ride when too wet

Customer Service

take the first right 10 yards, in top of hill after creek turn left on access road turn right on single track in 40yards

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4
VALUE
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4
Khris   Cross Country Rider [Mar 14, 2009]

the trail is very soft right now. It is also muddy. It has more options than harbin park. It is the first time I have riden here, so I need to ride more to see how long the trails are. I rode the outside up to the powerlines into the back of the park. then down into the creek area. It was about 3 miles. See it is only 10 min from my house. It was not a bad trail. It is very hilly.

Customer Service

Harbin, Houstin, Doing it out doors

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4
VALUE
RATING
3
bruejam_db   Cross Country Rider [Jun 19, 2007]

I guess I'd call this my "home" trail since it is about 5 minutes away from my office. It isn't the best trail in the area, but for a quick ride after work it can't be beat. Some light maintenance work has been done recently and a couple of spots that were unridable are no longer a problem. It is surprisingly technical for the area, including one climb near the beginning that I've only seen one person make. Overall, it has a nice balance of climbs, downhills, and flats. The biggest downside is that it is poorly marked.

Customer Service

As listed in previous reviews, the trailhead is past the tennis courts and marked with a sign along the treeline.

Similar Products Used: Hueston Woods (Favorite), Idlewild, Landen
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
kennyp   Cross Country Rider [Sep 14, 2005]

I previously reviewed this trail (see below). While I still feel that this trail is good for proximity to West Chester, Liberty Township, and Mason, etc, it is not as well maintained as it once was. The trail still offers a good workout and keeps the rider on their toes (albeit, it is a bit short - just ride it multiple times!) Many of the bridges are broken out as a result of wood that has decayed. The synthetic (high impact plastic) bridges are still in good repair. Root exposure is still minimal and I hope it stays that way. Riders can help prevent root exposure by not riding in muddy conditions. The directional signs seem to be placed differently every time I go here. This is probably the result of pranksters and declining trail maintenance. Cyclists, please stay off of trails that you know are for hikers only!! I do not want to lose the privelage of using this trail.

Customer Service

See below

Similar Products Used: Harbin Park, Caesars Creek, Tower Park, Lake Hope, Landen
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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
kennyp   Cross Country Rider [Sep 01, 2003]

For a local trail this was a good find for me. It is just technical enough to keep you on your toes. Some good singletrack here. A few good short climbs that will get the heart going and push the anaerobic aspect of this ride. PLEASE respect the rules and do not ride on the hiking trails. The West Chester Park Board will make this trail unavailable to cyclist if the rules are not respected. The owner of West Chester Cyclery does a good job in helping to maintain this trail. This trail is much better than Landen park

Customer Service

Start about 200 yard behind the tennis courts. There is a sign there showing the beginning of the trail. Rules are posted

Similar Products Used: Tower Park, Caesars Creek, Hueston Woods
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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3
Bob W.   [Dec 19, 2001]

This trail was recently opened to riders. It has a lot of singletrack. The riding is sometimes muddy, even if it hasn't rained in a while. There are about 8-10 miles of trails combined, although you easily can repeat a trail and not even realize it. Would not recommend st a first time mountian biker.

Customer Service

The trailhead by the tennis courts

Similar Products Used: Ceasar's Creek, if you don't mind a 45 minute to an hour drive.
OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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Andrew Ruscher   [Dec 20, 2001]

It's nice but needs to be a little longer. It is very scenic. The hiking trails have better hills and toughness levels. Only for skilled riders. Nobody cares, except the police, if you ride on the trails or not. I give the bike trail a 2, and the hiking trails a 5.

Customer Service

Trailhead by tennis courts.

Similar Products Used: Loveland Trail
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3
VALUE
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Ryan W.   [Dec 20, 2001]

There are many revines with little ups and downs. Makes it kind of technical. Connects with the hiking trails. Your not supposed to ride there, but i have before when biking was allowed. If you mind the risk its pretty fun. Gets muddy in lower sections, and stays that way for a while after a long rain. But I like the mud so its your call. This trail is kind of short but you can still get lost if your not careful. Its a nice trail for an urban area. Have Fun.

Customer Service

Behind tennis courts. Make a loop come back.

Similar Products Used: Ceasers Creek, Loveland road trail.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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