Vultures Knob

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4.65 out of 5
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10
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
1,069
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About this trail
Welcome to Ohio's oldest privately owned, open to the public mountain bike trail system. Funded by donations and built by volunteers... 16 years of blood, sweet and gears!
Out of all the trails i\'ve ridden in ohio it is still my favorite. It has some nice technical parts and some good uphills and downhills. Vulture's Knob is 125 acres along the majestic and mighty Killbuck River in the rolling hills of Wooster Ohio. The facilities are open 365 days a year for open riding via donations or volunteer memberships! This venue offers a glimpse into the past with old school fall line trails mixed with newer design concepts and features. The trails offer up some of the most challenging singletrack and most unique man made outdoor trail features the area has to offer.
added by razzGranny Gear April 28, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (41 total check-ins)
  rpmarheine   on Jun 5, 2015
  MTBit   on May 22, 2015
  rsmtnbiker29   on Apr 24, 2015
  rsmtnbiker29   on Apr 22, 2015
  rsmtnbiker29   on Apr 14, 2015
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Reviews (26)
 


October 5, 2014
 
Review: It's tough for me to give a full review since my first time riding here was during the fall, so everything was leaf covered. But otherwise, this is the most well built singletrack around here. Great technical features (a few terrifying ones), and some awesome flowing sections with some jump and berm options.

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August 29, 2014
 
Review: Lots of fun flowie runs, good mix of jumps & bridges. The land seams to drain well ... with a fair helping of elevation. But the place could use some updates ... signage, wood bridges and such

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August 20, 2014
 
Review: This is a great trail if you need a good challenge and get ready for your legs to burn. Beware of the"Furnace" section if you go on an 80 degree day, brutal.

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July 28, 2014
JBX
 
Review: Awesome trail for Ohio, although challenging anywhere.
Some great features, congrats to builders and those maintain it. I went on a wet day which made it extra challenging, would to try it dry. I'll be back have family in woo.

Similar Trail: Rocky River

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July 15, 2014
 
Review: Seriously awesome trail. Unique terrain with some gnarly trail features. The trail was a bit wet which made an already technical trail more difficult, but it didn't stop me from hitting the spines and going down the devils backbone or whatever the hell that steep drop is..all fun. This trail is only recommended to the experienced rider.

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October 24, 2013
 
Review: So my brother had his bachelor party here and got me to join him. I have owned a 'mountain bike', but it is a rigid Raleigh M40, so he got me on a friend's second bike.

Good bike, but holy cow, this was the first real mountain biking I have ever done. I have been on a bike forever and was a country boy growing up, but this trail was awesome. I watched plenty of videos ahead of time of people on this trail and maybe that helped to prepare me, but I did relatively well...as in no broken bones!

So since then, I have take up MTB at a sprinting pace and can't wait to get back here to better hit the tight switchbacks, steep dips, dirt skills section and all the other awesome obstacles here.

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March 23, 2013
 
Review: **3/23/13- Trail is open, but all of the melted snow calls for one messy track. About half of the trail is a muddy mess and the other half is manageable. Nonetheless, probably the best trail in Ohio i've been to.

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January 10, 2013
 
Review: This trail has some long, sustained climbs that give you a decent workout. The technical features are amazing and they just keep coming. My only real complaint is the flow, which is definately lacking in some areas. Still, the builders managed to stuff more mountain biking fun into a tiny area than I would have believed possible. My hat is off to them. Everyone should get out to this trail atleast once. It can humble all but the best riders.

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October 3, 2012
 
Review: The best trail I have rode and I will say to anybody if your into mountain biking you must ride Vultures Knob

Similar Trail: Findley State Park

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June 9, 2012
 
Review: Vulture's Knob has been on my To-Do list for awhile so today I drove up from Columbus to ride it. The park entrance is at 4300 Mechanicsburg Road, which can be found at 40-51.052N and 081-58.813W. Follow that gravel road slowly back to the shack and park on the grass anywhere nearby. There is no official parking area, but just don't park on the dirt because trucks need to get through there to pick up mulch. After signing in, head out to the sign that says "The Beginning" and get started. The trail starts out as easy singletrack, but then the technical challenges make their appearance. Try those that are at your skill level - most can be walked over or ridden around but there are so many that you'll want to try them all. Today the trail was dry and fast and there was no underbrush to speak of - it appears to be well-maintained. I took alot of pictures along the way so I'll add them to the Photos tab so that you can see even more of the trail. For those from Columbus, Vulture's Knob is similar to Alum Creek P1 and P2 but is far more technical than P2. For those from Dayton it's like MoMBA but with more technical elements and the bridge to Hawk's Lair replaced by a swinging and tilting suspension bridge. For those in Cincinnati, you'll find it very similar to East Fork State Park. I am an older rider (54) and the one thing that impressed me at Vulture's Knob was how friendly everyone was. Overall, make sure that you ride this trail at least once in your life.

Similar Trail: Thorn Mountain Bike Trail at Findley Lake State Park in Lorain County.

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Vultures Knob MTB Trail 4.65 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. 26 user reviews.
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