Mohican

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.61 out of 5
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Intermediate
24
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
951
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
first thing you have a killer climb for over 1 mile. followed by some sweet twisty singletrack then a descent with some rock sections and some nice sweeping turns. the second loop is easier and faster with one major climb half way followed by some fun rollercoaster type fast and twisty downhill. building more trails across the river. look for the bridge in the campground
added by Guest July 24, 2003
Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop


August 28, 2015
Pat Dotson Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is impressive in magnitude. It was disappointing in the fun factor. The elevation changes are not used well. Seems like 90% of the first half is spent climbing, with the other 10% consisting of short steep downhill sections. 10 minutes of climbing followed by 30 seconds of downhill, rinse and repeat for three hours. If you are looking for a 25 mile slog through a beautiful forest this is your place. If you are looking for a fun ride go somewhere else.

EDIT: I rode Vulture's Knob the next day. It's a fun trail. If looking for a trail in the Wooster area I would go there first.

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Granny Gear

August 23, 2015
 
Review: Lots, lots, lots of roots in beginning. Trail starts out pretty well marked with a sign for each mile. I missed the turn off for the 8mile short loop but I think it was where the singletrsck crosses a double track which I was flying at the smooth downhill in this section. My favorite was mile 9-11. Fast, super fast flowing downhill singletrsck with a decent germs on the outside of these corners. Come out onto the pavement at mile 12ish. Lost the trail for a but here (kept riding circles around the over roads looking for the trail) at this point but if you cross the covered bridge and continue past the walking trail you'll find where the trail shoots up a short incline back into the woods.

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Granny Gear

August 10, 2015
 
Review: One of the longer continuous loops in the upper Midwest region. I did not feel this trail was as technically challenging as many reviewers. If you are looking for real technical challenge in the area go to Moraine in PA or Schooner in Brown County,IN. A good intermediate level ride, except maybe for the length. Really feels like you are on a journey. Longer mostly gradual (IMBA)climbs ( some steep switchbacks) with longer gradual downhills ( a few very short , steep , rocky exceptions ). Well marked trail, bring a map ( can be bought for $2 at park entrance / campground office) really in case you need to bail. In other words, staying on the trail is easy , finding your way back to where you started after leaving the trail early may require a map. PierreR gave a pretty good description of the trail on Oct 13,2013. I thought the section after the bridge to mile 15 was better than described , Overall trail IMO is about 65% good stuff and 35% not so fun pedaling (doubletrack/ old road) . Don't miss the last mile , a little more funner than most of the trail. Better trail than one would expect in this part of Ohio.

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Doubletrack


July 17, 2015
mongwolf Doubletrack  
 
Review: Ok, now for my counter review. For me I think the Mohican trail is missing its mtb potential. Although there are a few very good stretches, like dropping into the gorge before the covered bridge, the trail lacks the speed and structure that it could have in some/several areas. The trail seemed to consistently and unnecessarily double back on itself, and thus, unnecessarily scrub your speed. A little bit of this is fine, but it was overkill imo. Oftentimes there were overly tight turns just as you were starting to get some good speed and momentum. Too many unnecessary tight turns do not make for a great mtb trail imo. Similarly, the builders added many many short ups on potentially long downhill runs. These seemed completely unnecessary and again killed your momentum and a lot of the downhill fun potential.

I can understand why some Midwest trails double back on themselves all the time simply because they are dealing with a lack of available land. But one thing Mohican SP does not lack is land, even where the trail is currently laid out. Mohican has available land and superb topography to build an exceptional mtb trail. IMO, they need to reroute various portions of the trail, opening it up in some places and using the hills more in other places. All in all, I feel Mohican is a great workout in a BEAUTIFUL forest, but not a great ride (a good ride for sure). In comparison, I feel that Berryman in Missouri is a similarly big demanding ride in the Midwest, but with a much better lay out. And the Potawatomi in Michigan is not as demanding and hilly but also has a much better lay out. Finally, here is the most helpful map I have found for Mohican on the net. The state park map is not very helpful. http://s230.photobucket.com/user/i69whitey/media/mohican.jpg.html

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Doubletrack


July 17, 2015
mongwolf Doubletrack  
 
Review: I'm going to give two reviews on Mohican because I have many thoughts and mixed feelings about the experience at Mohican. First, the gorge is an amazing formation and the park itself is absolutely beautiful. The old growth forest is filled with huge straight yellow poplars, tall pines, stately oaks, massive maples and charming hemlocks. I have been to the park several times in my life. There are great accommodations at the lodge, cabins and campgrounds. The primitive campground (Class B) near the covered bridge has a beautiful setting and is cheap, but there is no rsvp possible. It is first come first serve only. The lodge is a bit pricey, but a great option if you are traveling with your wife or loved one. So the park - accommodations and nature - are first class.

The ride itself is long which is nice. To ride for so long in such a beautiful setting is a great experience in and of itself. IMO, no one climb is very demanding (except maybe the climb out of the gorge from the covered bridge at mile 12), but the ride as a whole will challenge many riders' endurance. There are some fun technical places along the way. Some of the switchbacks are especially fun. There are roots throughout to keep you on your toes. Another positive is that the trail is super well marked with a mile marker at every mile and directional markers at every intersection. You simply can't get lost. Once you get to the campground (near mile 23) if you can't find the trail, like jessums struggled with, just start asking campers or a park staff, and you'll quickly be on your way.

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Granny Gear

July 8, 2015
jessums Granny Gear  
 
Review: Beautiful and well kept trail. Loved how diverse and suspenseful the ride was. I was kept on my toes the whole time having to react quickly to what I found around every turn. The trail is not well suited for beginners but I think it would be a great place for someone with some experience to practice their technical skills. Theres nothing to scary but you can't just roll over everything.

My biggest complaint about Mohican is that logistical it is kind of a mess. The trail is one big 24 mile loop with very few good places to get off it. Make sure you park your car by the mile 1 trail head because it is by far the easiest place to navigate back to. I started from around mile 16 from a parking lot and was confused when I found myself at the trails end at mile 24 with no real indication of where to go to continue my ride. I went to the park office to get directions. They were very helpful and gave me a map. It wasn't until later that I realized that the map they gave me was grossly outdated and I was having a hard time navigating to an exit point that would put me close to my truck. I ended up turning around and having to ride 4 miles back on the road. I wish the trail looped back on its self more to avoid problems like I encountered on my ride.

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Granny Gear

April 26, 2015
 
Review: This was the first singletrack I have ever ridden and I am now hooked. It was incredibly challenging but the smile won't leave my face. I will be back.

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Granny Gear

April 26, 2015
KFG Granny Gear  
 
Review: Sweet trail!!! Probably best in Ohio. Great way to spend a weekend camping and riding put this trail on your must ride list.

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Granny Gear

February 5, 2015
walzjl07 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This was the first real trail I ever rode, and up to this point, it's been my favorite. I lived just a couple of miles away, and would ride the short loop (the first 4 miles, with a cut that brought you to the 24m marker) multiple times a week. The full trail is AMAZING though. I just wish I had taken better advantage of the close proximity of the trail when i had it. The first mile is pretty rough, then goes into some fun twisty trail.. I think around mile 7 or 8 it really opens up for about a mile, a long straight slight downhill. There are a handful of challenging rock gardens and some spots are pretty root-filled. All in all they keep exceptionally good care of the trail. (At least they did when i was there)

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Granny Gear

August 3, 2014
danemls07 Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of the most technical trails I have ever done but it was awesome. I hope to be here in the future and ride this trail again!

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Mohican MTB Trail 4.61 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
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