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Rocky Knob

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Decent climbs, kick ass down hills, some pretty technical stuff. One really nice long, fast, fast, fast down hill (guarenteed to bite it) It's worth the the trip. Those in Chilli like to keep it a secret.
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Latitude
39.16414104768742
Longitude
-83.0126953125
Trail Directions
Get to Chillicothe. Find bike shop "Just North of Daytona" ask them. (it's really easy and these dudes are cool)
Trail Length
long enough
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Chillicothe
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 3, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jeremy , from Frankfort/Cincy

Summary:
Sweet, steep and fast, scary for first timers, If you wanna be amazed ride with the JNOD guys. Watch out for Equestrians, and remember to check your brakes before you saddle up.....hehehheheehee AWESOME, but its sort of a secret.....

Recommended Route:
park at the bottom, ride up the hill, hit the trail on the left, when you get down on the road, go across and hit Mt Ives too

Other recommended trails in the same area:
SCIOTO TRAILS, Tar Hollow, Paint Creek, Spring Factory



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Review Date
August 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Peter Ward , from Chillicothe, Ohio USA

Summary:
I grew up in Chillicothe and my first experience, "truly mountain biking" was on Rocky Knob and the Mt. Logan area. I crashed for four hours, fractured a rib, and my cannondale. Well, that's light aluminum ya' know. However, it didn't deter me. I loved it! If you want to become a strong climber and a expert technical rider visit Rocky Knob. In the fall of the year, after the large oaks have lost their leaves, be careful. The Rocky Knob area is quite deceptive. Because of the extreme slopes and oraganic soils, large ruts have developed over time, and I mean LARGE. They're not that prevelant but some spots can really take you out before you know it. The sheer steepness of some of the downhills can stop some of the most experienced riders in their tracks. That's probably not a bad idea if you've never ridden these trails before. At times, a stretch of singletrack can turn into a quatrotrack before you can even get out of your clipless pedals. Hidden logs may also take you by surprise. The point I'm trying to make is: if its your first time get some new brake pads before venturing out. If its not your first time, well then, don't even bother using your brakes. The descents are rather short, simply because they are so steep, plus time flies when you're having fun, right. But, there are ridge rides that continue for a good while. Likewise they're mostly singletrack which only makes it seem that much faster. No brakes here, big chain ring. There are a number of hike a bikes no matter what direction one goes. In fact, of all the many hundreds of trails I've ridden in Ohio this area has the toughest climbs. If you enjoy long, steep, technical climbs, and you should, you'll love this network of trails. They'll make you a better rider.

Recommended Route:
Up and over Mt. Logan.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Any number of trails in the Great Seal State Park area. Also, Scioto trails State Park is challenging. You'll need to head ~15miles south on Rt. 23 for that one.



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Review Date
August 1, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ben , from Chillicothe Ohio

Summary:
Follow the trailhead. Its a gradual climb a quarter of the way up the mountain When the trail splits take a right. Continue up until the trail splits, take the left. This will take you back to the road. Its fairly quick and technical. Once you get to the bottom take a right. The next trailhead on the left is what you want. Climb Climb Climb. It is a big climb Once you reach the top you have some decisions. If you are about busted keep right on the trail it will take you down to quick technical down hills. This is better and funner trail. If you bare left on the splits it will take you down to some other trails. These lower trails will spit you out on blacktop not to far away but you may have to battle some dogs. If you bared right the descents will place you on the blacktop not to far from the cars. These trails are above average for Ohio, and I find them refreshing but I would strongly recommend Scioto Trails

Recommended Route:
Take 23 to Main Street Exit Take a right. When you reach the IGA about a mile away turn left. Take this road till it comes to a Three way stop. Take a left Wind down past the dog pound. Take a left at the oncoming corner. If you continue straight for a mile or two there will be some gravel parking on the left. There are several trailheads nearby, but this is my favorite route. Retrace your steps up the road. Pass one trailhead on the left, but take the next one. If you pass the green sided house with the black dogs you have gone to far.



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