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Level: Expert
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 13 riders

Mountain Biking Horns Hill Park

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#40 of 107 mountain bike trails in Ohio
#3508 in the world

I haven't ridden here yet, but I want to add these trails to the database because I want to add them to my wish list. From what I can see on the internet, there are four trails (purpose cut ST DH runs), adding up to maybe 5 miles. There are berms, dirt jumps, rollers, small gaps, small walls and wooden drops. Do a DH run, and then either pedal back up the short hill for another run or shuttle up. It looks like Central Ohio has a nice little DH park here.
I said the config is a "network" because the climb back to the top is rather short, so I would just keep networking trails together by riding the road back up. Of course many probably see this as a shuttle config. I look forward to hearing from those who have ridden here.

First added by mongwolf on May 10, 2020. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
On I-70 east of Columbus take Exit 132 (OH SR 13/Jacksontown Road). Follow SR 13 north into Newark. Remain on SR 13 and on the north end of town look for Waterworks Road to your right. Turn right on Waterworks, go about 0.4 mi and cross the beautiful North Fork of the Licking River. After crossing the river, immediately turn left onto Horns Hill Road. The park is immediately on your right.
You can park at the bottom (across the street from the entrance) and ride the road up to the top of the park (and trailheads), or you can drive up and park on top. The road is a bit steep 250' climb in less than a 1/2 mi, so it should be a nice short work out to start with and to add between DH runs.
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  • Infj88

    Love this spot! Although I'm new to DH/FR I was seriously surprised and impressed by these trails. It's over grown is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars. I'm going there tomorrow with a garden rake and some other tools to help with washouts and debris. This spot is SKETCHY in the raddest way possible

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  • Daniel Broache

    After I bought my DH bike (three years ago) this was the first place I came too. While a dual crown fork and eight inches of travel aren't required for these trails they are still loads of fun on a big bike. These trails are basically all jump lines with the exception of some wooden "North Shore" type features and some rocks towards the bottom of one trail. I've always shuttled back to the top but the road offers a smooth climb to those who are feeling some cardio. If maintenance seems lacking it's because basically one man does it all. Many black diamond features all with ride arounds, gapped jumps are rollable, a fun place to learn drops, jumps and berms at speed.

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter

    Looks like a small area but a very cool place to ride. My son and I passed through here a couple of years ago and didn't know the park was here. I look forward to riding here in the future. Here are few links to give you a feel for the trails, people, history, and condition. Plus there are several good videos posted on YouTube. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/06/01/Newpark.ART_ART_06-01-09_B1_JGE18UA.html https://ohiodownhill.wordpress.com/horns-hill/ https://ohiodownhill.wordpress.com/category/horns-hill/ http://ohiosingletrack.com/trailcondition.php?tabid=50

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