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Level: Intermediate
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +541/581 ft
Total: 84 riders
 

Mountain Biking Dillon State Park

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#37 of 106 mountain bike trails in Ohio
#3163 in the world

Trail starts at an easy, level meadow (Green) trail and winds through toward the medium wooded (Yellow) trail which offers some nice tight chalenges with small obstacles. About a mile on the yellow trail is a branch to the difficult (Red) trail. Larger obstacles from boulders to large tree roots, fallen trees and small to medium often dry ravines make this trail test your abilities. If you are not an experienced rider this trail is not for you.
There does need to be more trail markers along all trails. The park map is nearly useless because it is a non color copy. If you plan on riding here print one off the State park website www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/dillon . This park has camping, fishing, horseback riding, beach, boating and more. An excellent place for friends and family.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From I-70 at Zanesville, Ohio take the SR60n/146 exit. Take SR146N and follow signs to State Park.
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  • JWR
    *****

    Always fun a good alternative to a super hard trail but good for multiple loops around the place I'm twelve and prefer bike parks and downhills. But that's not always reachable so Dillion is a good alternative for sure. Can be challenging if you chose :)

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  • blob
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    Ok first time here not to much fun lots of rock and roots kinda wet from overnight rain had to walk some thought it was loop but more two way which is scary because I fly on the down hills the marking is so so I felt lost sometimes

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  • outback96
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    I rode these trails yesterday and I had an absolute blast! I have a hard time classifying these as solely imtermediate or advanced as I really feel like they are somewhere inbetween. It seems that they have marked the trails better, however an updated map would be nice to have if there is one out there. The trails really do seem to have it all; fast flowy single tracks, great rock gardens, challenging climbs...probably some of the best trails I have ridden. The views of the lake along lower section were fantastic and the facilities at the park office and the camp store were very nice..I will certainly be riding there again.

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  • Manduro
    ****

    Decent trail great workout! Lots of roots and rocks. New areas need to be marked better it is easy to get lost at intersections.

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  • JHiggs
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    It was pretty wet when we were there. About half the trail had pretty bad weed encroachment but you can see that they're trying to keep up with the maintenance as half of it was cut back too. With all the rain that we've been having and the length if the trail you can see why it's hard to keep up. Otherwise the trail is fun with some good riding.

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  • NinerJ
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    Rode the yellow trail yesterday and by far the hardest 11 miles of intermediate trail we've ever ridden in Ohio. Good amount of roots & tricky uphill cutbacks on bridges, damn near went off one bc I wasnt carrying enough speed. Make sure your brakes are in good working order too cuz you'll need em on the slippery rocky descents..more climbs than we expected too. Back half could use some decent trimming and widening as the briars let us know they were always around. Like others have said the trail map sucks here so print out a nice one and study it b4 u ride. But overall a satisfying ride and feel of accomplishment when done. We ended up taking the road back to the trail head @ the beach/parking lot once we came out to a paved road, cabins and parking area off to the right. There were no marked yellow posts to continue on back to the trailhead where the trail starts. The only trails that were marked across the cabin road were more blue horse trails. If you come to this road go to the stop sign, take a left and continue up the road past the cemetary on your left and the beach/park office/parking lot is about 1.5 miles away.

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  • oneeyeredeye
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    good set of trails. rock gardens on red trails are a good challenge. intermediate trail is fast and great ride go check out dillon you won't be sorry.

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  • traebird@gmail.com
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    Dillon is my 'home' track and its awesome. It has everything from fast single track to difficult rocky descents. The hills will get to your wind, but every climb is rewarded with really fun downhill runs. It gets wet here so make sure you allow enough time for it dry out after rainy periods. Have fun!!!

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  • Outdoornut
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    Wow ! is all I can say. I've heard of these trails for a couple years but have never taken the time to drive up there to check them out. After my friend told me more about the trail and the fact he goes there often to ride, I decided to join him on a ride on the 19th of June, 2010. Extremley nice trails. I'll post a video of our adventure.

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  • Jim_Shoemaker
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    This trail has great potential. Yellow trail is excellent but suffers somewhat from a lack of maintenance. Red trail was an unexpected tough one as it is almost one continious rock garden. Looks as other trails have been added as we came across trees and posts with either white markings or yellow and red markings. Trail maps are totally useless and in serious need of being redone. Bring water with you as there is none available at the trailhead. After passing the skating pond/sledding hill parking area you are getting close to the camp store. You will follow a ravine and at the top of it the trail will curve right and there is a small trail that goes uphill into a grassy area. That will be where the camp store is. Restrooms, food and water available there. Nice place for a break. Do not come in mid afternoon like we did as we ran short on time. The trails would make a great all day place to ride if you throw in some swimming and taking a break at the camp store. Trails appear to be lightly used and enjoyed the wildlife.

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  • tstmarie
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    Awesome trail. Loved it. The trails are marked well as far as green, yellow and red. However, the yellow crosses itself in many places and sometimes you aren't sure which way to go. The good thing is it doesn't really matter because it would be hard to get lost here, you are always fairly close to the lake. The yellow trail is fast and fun. The red trail has tons of rocks and boulders that I had a lot of fun testing myself on. The trailhead is directly across the parking lot from the tennis courts.

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