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East Fork

Average Rating:    (3.56 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

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.
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Latitude
39.01971716735042
Longitude
-84.16454315185547
Trail Directions
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.
Trail Length
No more than 10 miles?
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cincinnati
   


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Review Date
November 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: peaveyamp ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Caesar Creek, Harbin Park, Idlewild, Tower Park, Mitchell Memorial, Devou Park, Hueston Woods



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Review Date
June 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sistum2spin ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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!!

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tower park, England-Idlewild, Caesar's Creek



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Review Date
April 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mike_d_1583 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

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



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Review Date
March 19, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rmalling ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
wherever.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tower Park



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Review Date
September 5, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: KingsIslandLifeguard ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I dont know this area.



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