Farnsworth

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.20 out of 5
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Easiest
16.0
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
630
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
8 miles each way, soft gravel path, canopy of trees, along the river bank.
Nice ride for family.
added by rti27Bunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: where do i park -Guest

A: Many options. There's a turn out off S. River Rd, E of Farnsworth park that's at the E end of trail.

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Doubletrack


October 3, 2018
 
Review: Not sure why this is on singletracks, because it is not singletrack. BUT it is a very nice ride down along the Maumee River, with great views of the river along the way. It's worth a ride if you are in the area and have your bike.

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Gramcounter

June 26, 2016
louisd Gramcounter  
 
Review: Flat and straight, a few bugs though

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Gramcounter

August 25, 2014
 
Review: This is a nice flat trail. Very well maintained. Wonderful scenery along the Maumee River. Restrooms available. A great family trail.

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Gnarly

June 9, 2014
 
Review: Great Towpath trail with some really nice shelters and restrooms along the trail definitely NOT a mountain bike trail but still a really nice beginner trail that isn't paved the entire length

Similar Trail: Slippery Elm Trail

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Gnarly

August 7, 2011
 
Review: This is an outstanding double track trail that starts at Farnsworth Metro Park and follows a wide and hard-packed clay and pea gravel trail south along the Miami and Erie Canal towpath trail beside the Maumee River through Bend View Metro Park and ends at the dam in Providence Metro Park. Total round trip is 18.7 miles and it is an easy ride even for children or bikes with trailers. Park at the paved parking lot at Farnsworth, 41-29.219N and 083-44.112W and spend a few minutes admiring the Roche de Bout ("Rock of Battle") outcropping and the old stone interurban bridge then start your ride south. The trail is evident - it runs along the Maumee River the entire way and has numerous areas to stop for photographs as well as stone shelters with facilities and drinking water in each of the three parks. The trail ends at the dam in Providence located at 41-25.002N and 083-52.183W. Providence Metro Park also has a canal-era town with canal boat rides that is a must-see. You can literally tour the area by bike and even ride/walk a bridge over the canal boat to look at it. I've ridden thousands of miles of Ohio trails and I would rate this trail "Outstanding" without question. Once you've completed this trail, ride or drive north along W. River Road to Sidecut Metro Park, which starts at 41-32.318N and 083-41.819W and spend at least an hour or two thoroughly exploring this entire park. Do not ride Farnsworth without also visiting nearby Sidecut Metro Park. From Sidecut to Farnsworth to Bend View to Providence Metro Parks, the Maumee River is only a couple feet deep and is beautiful. I took hundreds of photos and will upload a few for you. Most joggers also park at Farnsworth and only run a few miles so, once you get about three miles south of Farnsworth, you'll probably have the trail to yourself until you arrive in Providence. This trail should be on your "must ride" list and I highly recommend riding it early in the morning for the best lighting on the river.

* Review edited 8/6/2011

Similar Trail: This is not really what I would consider a mountain bike trail. It is a towpath trail similar only to the Ohio and Erie Canal towpath trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park south of Cleveland. Road bikes should be able to navigate most of this trail witho

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Farnsworth MTB Trail 4.20 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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