Momba @ Huffman Metropark

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.12 out of 5
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Intermediate
8
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
926
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Only about 10 minutes from Fairborn and Wright-Patterson AFB. There is enough parking for at least 20 vehicles. Bathroom facilities consist of only port-a-lets. There are no sinks/water available. Here is the official ,page http://www.metroparks.org/Parks/Huffman/MoMBA.aspx This park actually consists of 6 different trails from beginner to difficult with various lengths ranging from about 1 miles to about 2 1/2. There are over 8 miles of trails total and they may be ridden both ways. These are all mountain-bike only trails - no joggers, runners, or motor vehicles allowed. All of the course is in the forest with lots of turns, twists, humps, and (mostly) minor climbs. The routes are EXTREMELY well marked and easy to follow. There is a trail guide at the beginning and at 5-points (where 5 of the trails cross), however, you will probably want to make sure to bring a printed trail guide. EMS points are also available if an accident should occur, but I did not see a phone or alarm so make sure to bring your cell phone (coverage should be very good - there is a cell tower not 2 miles away.) The low areas crossing small cricks have been pretty well paved with stones. The trails are mostly stone and rock free (just compacted dirt) except for the difficult course. I personally did not find a big difference in difficulty between the easy and medium course, but Hawk's Lair (difficult) proved to be a huge jump in difficulty. It was pretty challenging for me as a newbie mountain-biker, but serious bikers would probably not have much trouble at all. All trails have a lot of turns with some narrow spots between trees. There are bridges for the lower-swampy areas. You have to ride through some of the courses to reach others. I typically ride around 9-11 am and there were only about 6-8 people in the park. Note: This is not a course for young children (pre-teens or younger unless they are in excellent cycling condition). Also, if you have a low-end discount store bike, it is going to take a tremendous beating and so is the rider. You will want some low gears for this course. Overall, it is a very well done course and I look forward to getting back out there tomorrow.--written by Icester
added by jetdrvrGranny Gear September 14, 2007
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Am I allowed to trail run on the momba course? -Guest

A: no

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Q: Anonymous question: is there any free ride stuff at all? Any ladder drops or kickers? -Greg Heil

A: No not in the Midwest

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Gnarly


August 2, 2016
Angel K Gnarly  
 
Review: By far one of the best tracks I've ever ridden, especially as a novice rider. Visiting nearby for a work trip and brought my bike along, and I'm sure glad I did. The trail had exceptional signage, plus some trail maps to take with you, but not necessarily needed because of how well marked it is. Great, easy, green trail to get the blood flowing which includes a couple of small obstacles (small logs and rock bed sections). There's an opt out trail too if you want to skip the obstacles. The Hill trail brings you right into the main junction, and you're off! Each section is pretty short (0.5-1.2 mi), so you have many opportunities to take a break at the main junction of needed or keep riding. Not too rooty, most of the trail was narrow though. Small sections of bridges, which were well kept, wide, easy to transition into. Only small drawback is the track is bidirectional. So even though it's narrow, I had to proceed around each blind corner w caution for opposing traffic. Bathrooms are brand spankin new, plus includes a water fountain, tools, and hose to rinse your bike off. Highly recommended, I even spotted a wild rabbit (that I almost ran over) and a deer!

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Gnarly


June 13, 2016
 
Review: Fun trails, good progression, pretty landscape. These are some of the best marked trails I've ever experienced. Creekside loop is a gem.

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Granny Gear

March 29, 2016
Chris1985 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great fun. Took my wife and she loved it. We will be going back soon. Only issue is all the trails cross each other and go both ways. Just a little confusing but VERY well taken care of. Will be going back....

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Epic


March 15, 2016
 
Review: Fun little system in the Dayton area. I has several little loops that all meet in the middle of the park that can be all sewn together in multiple ways to make a new route every time you are there. Nothing too difficult but does have a few little tech areas. There's multiple places to get rescued if you get hurt and need medical attn. Def check this out if you are in the area.

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Granny Gear

November 7, 2015
 
Review: Narrow, tricky, aggressive cornering, not a trail for high speed DH stuff. Difficulties are from relaxing level to really technical level. Great trails for serious riders.

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Granny Gear

September 6, 2015
justiceR Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is where it all began for me. Wonderfully maintained lots of climbs and descents. Some smooth rolling single track and a rock garden and other man made obstacles. Love it love it.

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June 4, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Best Riding I have found in Southwest Ohio! Exceptional trail building, and finally some good technical climbs/descents in the back. Just wish it was 5 times bigger!

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Trailblazer

May 14, 2015
MTBrgmjr Trailblazer  
 
Review: Very nice trail system. My only complaint, 800mm wide bars are not welcome on this trail! A lot of narrow tree spacing. Very nice tech sections. I really enjoyed the trail. Some very good flow. A new section is about to be finished, and it is very cool. All of the techy stuff are short runs, nothing too hard!

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Gramcounter

September 25, 2014
IMAMXR Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail system! One suggestion would be a rotation of direction (every other day) on the trails. There were 3-4 other riders there at the time I was and I almost ran into all of them. Just not enough trail to space everyone out. Still a great ride.

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Granny Gear

August 16, 2014
xmotox Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice trail fast and fun

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Momba @ Huffman Metropark MTB Trail 4.12 out of 5 based on 43 ratings. 43 user reviews.
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