Distance
8.59 km
Ascent
194 m
Descent
194 m
Peak
283 m
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
1-2 hrs
Ohio Alum Creek Mountain Bike Phase 1 -P1

Located just 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, Alum Creek MTB Phase 1 Trail is great cross-country singletrack

The granddaddy of Central Ohio mountain biking, Phase 1, P1 for short, is Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization COMBO's first trail. P1 was built in the early 1990s and is still a favorite for Central Ohio riders. This 5.5-mile trail is designated as a beginner/intermediate trail. There are plenty of roots, bridges, and an optional creek crossing to keep the ride interesting. P1 is considered by many to be the most technically demanding trail in central Ohio solely because of the roots.  Bridges are relatively low & wide (compared to P2) but the roots are non-stop!

This trail is particularly impacted by wet weather due its heavy usage and soil composition, so please give the trail a couple days to dry out after rain. The normal riding direction on the trail is counterclockwise. Be sure to check COMBO's trail conditions updates before heading out to use the trail.

There are restrooms and water at the nearby Alum Creek State Park.  Plus there is camping, hiking, disc golf, and kayaking nearby.  There is plenty of eating places within 10 - 20 minutes.

  • The trail typically needs a few days after raining to dry out. The Alum Creek Phase 2 Trail will typically dry out much faster than this trail so Phase 2 is always an alternative.

    Note:  Alum Creek MTB trail Phase 2 - P2 is 3 miles north off of Africa Road at Cheshire Road.

5.4 Miles

 

100%

 Singletrack

314' 

Ascent 

-317' 

Descent

2%

 Avg Grade (1°) 

7%

 Max Grade (4°)

928' 

High 

891' 

Low

http://www.combomtb.com/alum-creek-p1

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
MTB Segment:
cross country
downhill
enduro
flow
various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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