Located in Mitchell Memorial Forest, the 8.1-mile trail is the official mountain bike trail in Hamilton County. The
trail has been designed per International Mountain Biking Association
standards and includes moderate to steep terrain, several technical
features and some sections of more difficult trail.
Road Alliance (CORA) is a local mountain biking organization committed
to maintaining the trail and other trails in the Cincinnati area. All
trail closures are managed by CORA volunteers and communicated directly
to Great Parks of Hamilton County. Closures are communicated to staff
through email and to the public through the Great Parks website and
social media. CORA volunteers are responsible for closing and locking
trail head gates in all three locations and flipping the trail status
sign adjacent to the tech booth.
The trail is closed to all users
annually from approximately mid-December to early April (weather
dependent). The trail is most vulnerable to damage during this time due
to the freeze/thaw cycle. If conditions indicate a deep freeze that is
sustained throughout the day, the trail may be opened during that time.
However, during normal winter conditions, the trail may thaw in the
afternoon due to increased temperatures and/or exposure to sunlight,
creating poor trail conditions. In this situation, the trail will remain
closed to all users.
The trail is closed during all heavy
rainfall events regardless of the time of year. Closure is dependent
upon the amount and duration of rainfall as well as trail conditions.
When the trail is closed, it is closed to all users including but not limited to mountain bikers, hikers and runners.More Information