The Wilds

3.83 out of 5
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↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
The Wilds trail system ranges from beginner to advanced. There are wide open grassy sections to challenging narrow singletrack with steep climbs and downhills.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (8)

Bunny Hop

June 29, 2017
Dozerguy Bunny Hop  
Review: In need of some TLC. Several trees down in trails. The trails are fun and has great elevation change. This place has great potential. Will ride again in spite of neglected trails.


August 21, 2016
Manduro Gramcounter  
Review: With better directional signage this would be the best trail system near central Ohio.

Granny Gear

March 29, 2016
Argybargy Granny Gear  
Review: Great trails just off the I70. Well signposted with junction numbers and trial grades. Blues are cool with a few technical rooty and rocky sections. Blacks have some jumps and rock boulders to play with. I met some locals who showed me around. Super friendly folk on the trails. I'm told that the guys at HWB cycles in Zanesville are part of the team that built the trails. I can recommend their shop as they fixed my bike within an hour after I had hydraulic brake failing.

January 8, 2016
Review: It's awesome try the trails bunny hollow and west Nile


October 8, 2015
nidabm Gramcounter  
Review: Appalachia Outdoor Adventures maintains these trails. Refer to the organization's website at for detailed information and a traill map.

There is a lot of great, narrow, rocky and rooted singletrack at The Wilds trails, which makes it fun and challenging. The problem is the trails are not exactly the best maintained network. I rode in early October and the leaf coverage on the trail and areas where the vegetation was overgrown provided for poor visibility. I was often getting hung up on rocks I couldn't see. My buddy went over his handlebars when he hit a rock that was buried under some plants/leaves. Where the trails actually go is not always easily discernible. There were several times we found ourselves biking on what we thought was a trail only to realize we were going down some service road we couldn't find on the map or blindly riding through the woods. The signage around the trail is spotty.

Overall, the The Wilds is a great place to mountain bike, if you know where you want to be. Study the map carefully. The "Bumpy Hollow," and "Beaver City" trails are fantastic. The "Playa Trail" has these almost half pipe-like trails, nothing like I've ever seen before and are a blast. Connected to the "Playa Trail" is the "Death Drop," which if you clear is probably something like a 30 foot drop off a ramp... Only for the bravest of the brave and most skilled mountain bikers. Much like the whole system, the trails are either great and clearly marked, or grassy/overgrown brush and not clearly marked.


June 6, 2015
aldsw Gramcounter  
Review: I haven't ridden here but just read this article about it Sounds like a killer system



June 7, 2015
mongwolf Gramcounter  
Review: Thanks aldsw for posting the article link. Interesting write up. I'm going to be in Ohio in late June and early July. Maybe I can find a way to get over to the Zanesville area and give The Wilds a ride. I was already planning on riding Mohican and hopefully "Poto" in SE MI before that. If I ride The Wilds, I'll definitely put up a review.

November 5, 2014
Review: Back woods rural fun. Really enjoyed this trail with a few buddies. Came across some loose draft horses roaming the woods in some of the coal sections so watch out. Fun solid ride...way more than 3 miles of riding.

Granny Gear

April 22, 2014
scottwebb Granny Gear  
Review: Trail is worked on every winter by AOA. I ride about twice a month. Many new trails and jumps. 13 miles of trails now.

The Wilds MTB Trail 3.83 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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