Mountain Biking in Alum Creek State Park Phase 1, Lewis Center, Ohio USA

Trail length:
6 mi/9.6 km
Trail type:
Night riding:
Until 23:00
Elevation gain:
491 ft/149.6 m
Lewis Center is situated in northwestern Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio, USA. It is an unincorporated community standing between Columbus and Delaware.

Mountain Biking is a fun sport and if you are not having fun, then you are doing something wrong. One of the best trails to enjoy adventurous mountain biking in Ohio and specifically in Delaware is Alum Creek State Park Trail Phase 1.

It is a rolling 6 mi/9.6 km singletrack trail that offers bridges, short climbs with small obstacles, roots and creek crossings. After a long rain, some spots are in muddy condition, so many new re-routes have been constructed to reduce these conditions. Still, after continuous rain, you will have to wait 3 days, in order to allow proper drying and ride this awesome trail.

During summer, the trail is being used extensively, receiving between 200 and 400 users per week. The trail is perfect for intermediates and beginners, as there are some very smooth parts. Bear in mind that there is a seasonal closing from March 1st to May 15th. If you enjoy riding your mountain bike in the night, the trail is open until 11:00 pm.

The average rating of the trail between bikers, that have already ridden it, is 4/5. Overall, it is a great trail system for people in shape and those who have never ridden MTB before.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sandusky
93.7 miles/150.8 km, 2 hours 3 minutes
Head east on W Park St toward Hayes Ave. Turn right onto OH-4 S/Hayes Ave. Continue to follow OH-4 S. Slight right to stay on OH-4 S. Turn left to merge onto US-23 S toward Delaware. Take the OH-37/Central Ave exit toward US-36/US-42/S Sandusky St. Turn left onto OH-37 E/E Central Ave. Turn right onto Lake St. Turn left onto E William St. Continue onto OH-37 E/State Route 37 E/US-36 E/Sunbury Rd. Continue to follow OH-37 E/State Route 37 E/US-36 E. Turn right onto County Rd 21/Africa Rd.
91.7 miles/147.6 km, 1 hour 33 minutes
Head north on S Main St toward W 3rd St. Turn right onto the Ohio 4 N ramp. Follow signs for Keowee Street and merge onto OH-4 N. Take the OH-4 N ramp to Columbus. Merge onto I-70 E/OH-4 E. Continue to follow I-70 E. Continue onto I-670 E (signs for Airport). Take exit 5B on the left to merge onto I-71 N toward Cleveland. Take exit 121 for Gemini Place/Polaris Parkway toward Ohio 750. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for OH-750/Polaris Pkwy. Turn right onto Polaris Pkwy. Turn left onto Worthington Rd. Turn left onto Africa Rd.
Columbus Airport Marriott,
21.6 miles/34.8 km

Amtrak serves the entire US. Lewis Center has no Amtrak station though, so if you wish to travel by train, you should get a train from anywhere in Ohio and abort in Elyria, OH (ELY) station. From there you can either take the public transportation or rent a car, as it is a couple of hours away from your destination.


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