Mill Stream Run Reservation

4.25 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Yellow Trail - 3.53 miles bike or hike. This trail meanders through young forests and passes by an old foundation and chimney. Enjoy gentle climbs and beautiful creek views. Red Trail - 5.49 miles bike or hike. The Red Loop offers challenging slopes and ravines with dramatic river views through a quiet pine forest. It also features an optional "out and back" section that is 1.16 miles round trip.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (7)

Granny Gear

July 21, 2019
Review: Rode this trail for the first time today. In town visiting family and will now always bring my bike. A little muddy today which made for some slick switchbacks. Nice uphill on the red side. Lots of roots in the pine section. I would consider myself an advanced rider and had a great time. Top of the trail offers a bike stand with tools and a bike wash stand. Hit the trails early to avoid a crowd (so I'm told, saw about 8 other enthusiasts on trail today).


August 7, 2017
Review: This trail system is fast, flowy, and fun, with minimal climbs, several man-made plank bridges, and a few rock gardens. The Out & Back loop has some challenging technical features for the more advanced riders; however, less experienced riders can go around them.

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July 24, 2015
Review: This trail had some rewarding downhill flow that kept things fun and interesting. I consider myself an intermediate to advanced rider and can't wait to go back! There's also a small advanced skills course that loops off the trail for probably less than a mile with some jumps skinny log rides and rollers.


December 29, 2014
Review: Unlike most beginner trails, this trail is enjoyable for anyone. Although they are not steep, there are plenty of long, sustained climbs. The downhills are much more fun than you would suspect. The flow is awesome!
The best thing about this trail is that it is not intimidating for my wife, yet it is not boring for me. This is a perfect family trail.

Granny Gear

July 14, 2014
Review: This is actually the "Royalview Trail" in Strongaville (See other listing) It is located in the Mill Stream Run Reservation. Both descriptions are accurate.

April 22, 2014
Review: Got the opportunity to squeeze in a nice ride on 4/21/. Rode both the yellow and the red, including the out n back loop on the red. both trails were relatively dry with a little bit of soup here and there drainage spots. great track! was not expecting the amount of speed i was able to carry. the out n back loop on the red is a fun 1.5 mile with a few log overs and even a few rollers. i imagine the flow will feel a lot better after the trail has been properly manicured.


October 3, 2013
rattler Gramcounter  
Review: Recently put 15 miles or so on the Royal view trail. This is located just east of I-71 off Route 82. Simply take 71 to 82, go east, then take a right on valley parkway and then a right into the Royal View picnic area. You can park there at the trail head and jump this trail.

Overall, it flowed really well, some climbing, more on the red, but overall not too much. Trails were relatively smooth, with a couple spots of rock gardens and root patches and a couple stretches of elevated wooden bridges, but they were quite wide.

Overall an easy ride to put miles on. This is quite busy with bikers....even the next day when I rode at Medina Reagan/Huffman, I spoke with other MTB'ers that they ride Royal View all the time.

Mill Stream Run Reservation MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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