MoMBA @ Huffman MetroPark

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4.12 out of 5
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Intermediate
9
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
926
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Only about 10 minutes from Fairborn and Dayton and Wright-Patterson AFB. There is enough parking for at least 30 vehicles. They now rent bikes on Saturday's in the summer months. Bathroom facilities were upgraded significantly with 2 permanent vault toilets/changing area, drinking fountain, and a bike wash station outside. The water is available seasonally April-October. Here is the official ,page https://www.metroparks.org/momba/ This park actually consists of several different trails from beginner to expert/advanced with various lengths ranging from about 1/2 miles to about 2 1/2 miles. There are over 9 miles of trails total and they may be ridden both ways. These are all mountain-bike only trails: no joggers, runners, hikers, or motor vehicles allowed. No pets allowed to be walked on trail either. Most of the trails are in the forest with lots of turns, twists, humps, and (mostly) minor climbs. The routes are EXTREMELY well marked and easy to follow. There is a trail guide at the beginning and at Five points Junction (where 5 of the trails cross) and Wild West Junction (usually a good turn around spot for beginner-intermediate riders) however, you will probably want to make sure to bring a printed trail guide. EMS points are also available if an accident should occur, but I did not see a phone or alarm so make sure to bring your cell phone (coverage should be decent - there is a cell tower not 2 miles away.) The low areas crossing small creeks have been pretty well laid with stones. The trails are mostly stone and rock free (just compacted dirt) except for the Advanced Trails: Hawk's Lair and The Talon. There is now a big difference in difficulty between the newly added beginner Tot Track just off the parking lot, beginner Hilltop Flow trail behind the restrooms, and Twisted, onto intermediate trails: Mr. ZigZap, Upper Stealth, Lower Stealth, and Creekside Trails. Hawk's Lair (Advanced) proved to be a huge jump in difficulty. Serious bikers would probably not have much trouble at all. The Talon is an advanced section in Hawk's, you cannot accidentally get to this section of trail. There are caution signs. All trails have turns with a few narrow spots between trees. There are great wooden bridges for the lower-swampy areas. You have to ride through some of the courses to reach others. Note: There is now a course for young children (tiny tots and teens that opened last year!). Overall, it is a very well done mountain bike only facility. Here's a map link: http://www.metroparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MetroParks-MOMBA-Map-06-2016-1.pdf
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Am I allowed to trail run on the momba course? -Guest

A: no

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Q: Anonymous question: is there any free ride stuff at all? Any ladder drops or kickers? -Greg Heil

A: No not in the Midwest

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Granny Gear

February 14, 2017
Dbhook Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is the easiest accessible dedicated single track in the dayton area, one of the best marked, and well maintained parks I've been to. I wish there were a little tougher trails as most can just be idly ridden through, but it's still one of the best trail systems in the surrounding area. The dedicated mountain bike area with no foot traffic is a big plus to see in Ohio. Anybody up for a ride?

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Epic


February 14, 2017
mongwolf Epic  
 
Review: Here is a link to the best trail map I could find online for those who may be new to the trails. Very good map. https://www.metroparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/MetroParks-MOMBA-Map-06-2016.pdf. And here is link briefly describing each trail. https://www.metroparks.org/momba/. Kudos to Five Rivers Metro and its volunteers. They do a great job across the Miami Valley region for all users, not just mountain bikers.

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Gnarly


August 2, 2016
Angel K Gnarly  
 
Review: By far one of the best tracks I've ever ridden, especially as a novice rider. Visiting nearby for a work trip and brought my bike along, and I'm sure glad I did. The trail had exceptional signage, plus some trail maps to take with you, but not necessarily needed because of how well marked it is. Great, easy, green trail to get the blood flowing which includes a couple of small obstacles (small logs and rock bed sections). There's an opt out trail too if you want to skip the obstacles. The Hill trail brings you right into the main junction, and you're off! Each section is pretty short (0.5-1.2 mi), so you have many opportunities to take a break at the main junction of needed or keep riding. Not too rooty, most of the trail was narrow though. Small sections of bridges, which were well kept, wide, easy to transition into. Only small drawback is the track is bidirectional. So even though it's narrow, I had to proceed around each blind corner w caution for opposing traffic. Bathrooms are brand spankin new, plus includes a water fountain, tools, and hose to rinse your bike off. Highly recommended, I even spotted a wild rabbit (that I almost ran over) and a deer!

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Gnarly


June 13, 2016
 
Review: Fun trails, good progression, pretty landscape. These are some of the best marked trails I've ever experienced. Creekside loop is a gem.

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Granny Gear

March 29, 2016
Chris1985 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great fun. Took my wife and she loved it. We will be going back soon. Only issue is all the trails cross each other and go both ways. Just a little confusing but VERY well taken care of. Will be going back....

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Epic

March 15, 2016
 
Review: Fun little system in the Dayton area. I has several little loops that all meet in the middle of the park that can be all sewn together in multiple ways to make a new route every time you are there. Nothing too difficult but does have a few little tech areas. There's multiple places to get rescued if you get hurt and need medical attn. Def check this out if you are in the area.

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Granny Gear

November 7, 2015
 
Review: Narrow, tricky, aggressive cornering, not a trail for high speed DH stuff. Difficulties are from relaxing level to really technical level. Great trails for serious riders.

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Granny Gear

September 6, 2015
justiceR Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is where it all began for me. Wonderfully maintained lots of climbs and descents. Some smooth rolling single track and a rock garden and other man made obstacles. Love it love it.

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June 4, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Best Riding I have found in Southwest Ohio! Exceptional trail building, and finally some good technical climbs/descents in the back. Just wish it was 5 times bigger!

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Trailblazer

May 14, 2015
MTBrgmjr Trailblazer  
 
Review: Very nice trail system. My only complaint, 800mm wide bars are not welcome on this trail! A lot of narrow tree spacing. Very nice tech sections. I really enjoyed the trail. Some very good flow. A new section is about to be finished, and it is very cool. All of the techy stuff are short runs, nothing too hard!

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MoMBA @ Huffman MetroPark MTB Trail 4.12 out of 5 based on 45 ratings. 45 user reviews.
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