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Mohican State Park

Average Rating:    (4.64 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

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.
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Latitude
40.57875938354494
Longitude
-82.26631164550781
Trail Directions
Get to Loudenville, Ohio (east of Mansfield, near Mohican State Park). Just south of Loudenville, off Rt 3 is Wally Rd (R.R. 3175). Take Wally Rd past all the campgrounds and canoeing places until you get to Mohican Wilderness Campround. You can park there and speak with Ryan, he drew a great map of the trails for us. The trails begin at Wally Rd and Vess Rd at the far end of the campround.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Loudenville
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Review Date
May 12, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: aaron29oswald ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise from 1-24.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
November 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: mooney1111 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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!

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

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mohican State Park on Route 3. The trail head is just south of town with lots of parking.



Comments
rupps5 (04/23/2011)
I think mooney1111 is talking about Mohican Wilderness not Mohican State Park.
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Review Date
February 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: PD2000 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
start at mile 1, finish at mile 24.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
i just ride this one over and over.



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Review Date
May 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: pitt44904 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
the only one

Other recommended trails in the same area:
any you can find... it is ohio, so...



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Review Date
March 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: nepernesu ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
mohican wilderness, vulture's knob



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