Vultures Knob

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About this trail
Welcome to Ohio's oldest privately owned, open to the public mountain bike trail system. Funded by donations and built by volunteers... 16 years of blood, sweet and gears!
Out of all the trails i\'ve ridden in ohio it is still my favorite. It has some nice technical parts and some good uphills and downhills. Vulture's Knob is 125 acres along the majestic and mighty Killbuck River in the rolling hills of Wooster Ohio. The facilities are open 365 days a year for open riding via donations or volunteer memberships! This venue offers a glimpse into the past with old school fall line trails mixed with newer design concepts and features. The trails offer up some of the most challenging singletrack and most unique man made outdoor trail features the area has to offer.
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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

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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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Bunny Hop

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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Gramcounter

June 23, 2016
millionbux Gramcounter  
 
Review: The trailhead is pretty hard to find. A previous poster had it right, put 4300 Mechanicsburg Road into your GPS. Google maps also has it pinned as "MTB Trail" in Wooster, OH. There is no signage telling you where to turn off of Mechanicsburg Road, you have to turn at the sign for the compost company onto what looks like a driveway (paved with just white rock). This "driveway" is labeled "Access Road" on google maps. Follow it for maybe a mile past the compost company until you see the Vultures Knob sign. Once finding it, I was surprised how nice the buildings were at the trailhead. There's a porta potty too. The trails themselves are very well marked. Don't forget to sign a waiver and make a donation at the main building. The trails start off with some relatively basic meadow riding, but once in the woods, quickly turns in to some epic man-made bridges, and tough descents. A couple of the bridges were iffy...on the first one, a board cracked when I put my foot down. On a later bridge over a ravine just past a sign marked "Expert - Sport" it is probably three feet wide, and 12-15 feet long, with no handrails and a 10 foot drop into the ravine below. There's chicken wire across much of the surface to keep you from sliding off and killing yourself if the wood is wet, but I still walked a couple of them since I'm only moderately skilled a rider and I was by myself. Which brings me to my best advice: do not ride this alone your first time. Respect Vulture's Knob! Somewhere around Mile 6 I was carrying too much speed and hit an unexpected quick left turn before a good sized drop, and slid off the trail. I haven't crashed in over 3 years while riding a couple times a week, but this trail will definitely challenge you. When I ride it again, I will bring knee pads, elbow guards, and a riding buddy. The absolute best part of the trail was the huge suspension bridge. This bridge luckily did have a rope handrail, which will give even medium skilled riders the confidence to "give it a go". Overall, these trails are very well maintained, considering its privately owned. There is one small spot back in the woods at around 4-5 miles that has some caution tape attached to a post. I didn't know what to expect so I walked up his section, and I'm glad I did because the trail is sliding into the ravine. Given the caution tape, I assume this is slated for repair. Overall, Vultures Knob is a can't miss experience when you are in the area!

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Granny Gear

February 21, 2016
 
Review: One of the best trails in Ohio. Challenging and fun at all levels.

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Gramcounter

July 12, 2015
jamtb Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode here the other day for the first time and thought I should write a review since there has not been one this year. Nice trail, well maintained, eay to follow, but much more of a blue trail than black. Nice easy trail with a few hills and only one major rocky down hill that I found, but still a nice ride.

Similar Trail: Alum Creek - Columbus OH

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Vultures Knob MTB Trail 4.63 out of 5 based on 36 ratings. 36 user reviews.
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