Vultures Knob

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8.0
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Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
1,069
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Trail Description
About this trail
Welcome to Ohio's oldest privately owned, open to the public mountain bike trail system. The trails are funded by donations and built by volunteers. VK is managed and maintained by Friends of Vultures Knob - a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to preserving access to the property.

VK is a mix of singletrack, access-road, fall-line and flow trails with some technical features. Spanning over 100 acres along the Killbuck River in the rolling hills of Wooster, The Knob has delivered a unique trail experience to the community for more than 25 years. The facilities are open 365 days a year (weather permitting) for open riding outside of race events. Camping is permitted and pets are welcome. Donations can be made on-site in the pavilion or online at vulturesknob.org

The trail is ridden clockwise unless by special event. A rough access road crosses the course at numerous points and can be used as a bail-out option. Any time you're confused with navigation, the basic rule of thumb for VK is to go uphill on the access road.
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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: Can you camp out over night -Guest

A: Yes, first come - first served.

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Q: Will be in from Florida the week of July 23rd- I plan on riding VK on 07/26/17 if anyone is interested and wants to ride with me it would be great! -undrwtrassassin

A: Don't forget to check the Events calendar at https://vulturesknob.org/events

mark.miller answered on May 22, 2018. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Bunny Hop


August 29, 2018
spoonless Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail is a blast and a half. Its not particularly challenging (except for maybe the one steep decent on the Over/Under pro line). It has a couple annoying climbs. But most anyone could probably clear the whole trail. Don't take the bypass at the Cradle, its way mellower than it looks. The trail is full of tongue in cheek humor and whimsy. From the glass highway to the 12 ton bridge, the trail humor will keep you smiling the whole way. I usually scoff at trails with entry fees and big rules signs, but by the end of riding this one I was throwing extra cash in the donations bin. I regularly travel between MI and PA, and this has now become a mandatory stop every time I cross OH. Later I read that the trails are on rented land and the maintainers have to pay for insurance, so aside from showing appreciation for a well built and maintained trail there is a real reason donating.

Similar Trail: Novi Tree Farm

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Bunny Hop

August 16, 2018
 
Review: This trail is pretty insane, I went my first time thinking my Hybrid bike with an 80mm shock would be sufficient.. man was I wrong. I still had a great time in the short time I was there before damaging my bike to the point I had to go home. I immediately bought a real MTB to be able to tackle these kinds of trails. I was a little confused as to where I was supposed to go and since there weren't many people there I didn't get any help. Hopefully next time I go I can follow someone to figure out where to go!

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Trailblazer


May 22, 2018
 
Review: Ohio's oldest privately owned, open to the public mountain bike system. Rated #1 in Ohio by Singletracks.com. VK is funded by donations and built by volunteers. The Knob is maintained with your support! The Knob is completely self-funded and not for profit. VK is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. You'll find a mix of older single-track and newer flowing trails at The Knob. There's a fair amount of climbing mixed with flat or descending trail. It's generally considered "hilly" in Ohio to have 100 ft of gain in elevation per mile. The current course has near 800 ft of elevation gain in 7.5 miles. There are short, technical climbs mixed throughout the course. Most of the man-made features offer a bypass route or are rollable. There's plenty of roots and rocks and changes in direction. There is a primitive access road that splits most of the trail - use this as a bailout if you bite off more than you can chew. Uphill leads to the pavilion and parking area. Donate at the pavilion if you haven't purchased a Season Pass online at the VK website.

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Granny Gear

December 5, 2017
 
Review: I drove 51 miles from my house today, 12/4/17, 53 degrees, ground dry, to find "VK" closed. I arrived at 12:00, waited around until 12:30. Saw 2 other riders there who were also surprised to find it closed. Deer gun season ended yesterday. We had all checked the websites before we left home and expected it to be open............. ??

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Gramcounter

November 23, 2017
 
Review: A great trail that has it all. The numerous bridges are very unique and add an interesting element to the ride. It has a couple steep switchbacks that test your speed control and bike agility. It has a mix of man made and natural obstacles that test your line choice. It has a few free flow jump sections as you enter "the furnace". It has a pine tree forest section for scenery. It has technical climbs that are doable, barely doable, and doable, but not by me. It has a black diamond technical downhill with roots and a rock staircase that you'll need to walk once in order to decide if you should walk twice or ride once (you should ride), and it even has some fun signage that'll give you a laugh or a warning. Like I said, it has it all! Check Facebook for trail conditions.

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Gramcounter

October 8, 2017
 
Review: One of the best trails I've ridden, anywhere. The trails are technical and sometimes a little scary, but crews are always at work to make them better.

Similar Trail: Findley State Park (Thorn MTB trail), Mohican State Park

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Trailblazer

August 5, 2017
 
Review: Great work! This whole trail is sick- love the bridges that are built- nice signage- some fun climbs and even better DH- some fun little jumps as well- love this place- will be back next year!

Similar Trail: Mohican

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Granny Gear

April 29, 2017
 
Review: It a good challenging short loop. Great for repeats, but it really looks trashy and it looks like on old dump which it was. They have done a good job making trails but it's not flowing but good challenging short climbs.

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Gramcounter

August 21, 2016
Manduro Gramcounter  
 
Review: Absolutely the best trail for the drive! Kudos to the people taking care of this MTB wonder! I'm not giving anything away, if you have not ridden here yet get pedaling!!!

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July 7, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: completely awesome

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Vultures Knob MTB Trail 4.66 out of 5 based on 39 ratings. 39 user reviews.
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