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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +131/88 ft
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking Kris-Mar Trails

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#42 of 112 mountain bike trails in Ohio
#4,514 in the world

From the Kris-Mar parking lot take North Hills Trail across from parking lot and ride back toward Subway shop on the trail. Come out on road near Subway shop, go left past McDonalds and left again on Glendale Rd. Part way up Glendale Rd. you will take Glendale trail up to the water tank and then hit the trails in Kris Mar Woods. There are a couple loops in there. You will leave Kris-Mar Woods after making all the loops and take Glendale Rd. to Cisler Dr. Ride Cisler Dr. to a point noted on the map. There is a somewhat sharp left hand turn with a large grassy yard on your left. Trail is on the right, singletrack, goes down the hill toward the High School. When you get to the High School after a short very steep climb go left and ride the figure eight around the school. When you leave the school you will ride down to Colgate Dr. and go right. Follow Colgate to the red light and go left at Glendale rd. Go about 100 feet and North Hills Trail will go right in the field. Follow the singletrack around through a field till it turns into the woods behind Washington State College. The North Hills Trail will take you all the way to Norword section of Marietta. Once there ride down the blacktop hill, you will be forced right and then take next left go one block and turn right on Green Street. Follow Green St. till you are about a block from the 7th St. intersection. You will see a brick street on your right that dead ends in about 60 feet. Turn up it, then take the trail on your left up past the steps. This is an old, old road which is now more singletrack. when you top the hill go straight till the road curves left and take the next right. At bottom of blacktop hill turn left and then stay left at the next intersection. At the yeild sign go left again and you will be back at Glendale Rd. near the intersection of Glendale Trail. You can finish by going around by McDonalds or by climbing back up Glendale Trail and riding some more Kris-Mar Trails back to vehicle.

First added by Outdoornut on Jul 7, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
This loop begins at the Kris-Mar Wood Trail head behind Tractor Supply at the Waypoint noted. You will drive past Subway, through the parking lot, past Tractor Supply. Take a right at the stop sign and then left into small gravel parking area. It is not unusual for us to use the large blacktop parking lot near tractor supply.
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  • rsb201

    Another nice addition to the city trails in Marietta. Use this to connect to over 20 miles of singletrack in the city limits. They have utilized nearly all available green space to provide trails to the surrounding community. So next time your in or around Marietta Ohio, make sure you bring the bike and enjoy the trail system linked by city streets. Quite the accomplishment by the locals.

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  • mtbrunner

    I learned to MTB here it is both easy and fun u can climb descend or dirt jump it is a fun place to go but can get muddy even after the smallest amount of rain.

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  • Outdoornut

    Noticed a post on a couple of the other Marietta City Trails that they were lame. Well, I suppose if you drive long distance just to check out the trails it might not be that impressive. However, you have to remember these trails are in the green space throughout the city. If you figure out a route, or ask, you can make a good 12 to 16 mile loop using a little bit of streets to connect. The RVMBA is building more trails in hopes to connect most of the city trails by singletrack. That is our goal.

    NOTE: We have completed a new portion of the Frontier Loop in the Kris-Mar Woods. It's on the outside and we've changed the name of the old 100 yard long road grade to Big Oak Trail. The new addition is about 6/10th mile long and winds through the Kris-Mar Woods.

    Our goal is to connect Kris-Mar trails to the new Cisler trail with singletrack through another greenspace. We will continue to work on building more trails within and outside the City of Mariettal.

    What makes these trails so unique, is the fact you can start in town, ride through a bit of downtown Marietta, jump into singletrack to get from point a to point b and just enjoy some singletrack without driving to your locations. When done, just ride up to one of the many downtown pubs / eateries and cool down over a brew and some food.

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  • Outdoornut

    The Kris_Mar Woods has a number of trails in it and can be looped all sorts of directions to customize your own ride before leaving to connect to the other city trails. Here is a link to the maps of all the city trails.

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  • Outdoornut

    You can ride these trails in any direction and make several loops. These trails can be extended by adding a little bit of road to another section of singletrack. You can easily get in a 15 mile ride with most of it singletrack. New sections on the way as well. The City of Marietta is one of the most awesome bike friendly communities I've ever seen and enjoyed. Maps available soon. I'll get pics of them posted. They will soon be available on rvmba.com as well. See City Trails - Marietta HS and others.

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