Mountain Biking in Camp Manatoc, Peninsula Village, Ohio USA

Trail length:
8 mi/13 km
Opening schedule:
Once a year
Peninsula is a village situated in Summit County, Ohio, USA. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area and its exact location is in the middle of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This unique park provides a source of tourism to the village. On its east side, Peninsula is bordered by Boston Heights.

Near Peninsula mountain biking enthusiasts will have the time of their life on an awesome Mountain Bike Track, the Camp Manatoc trail.

Usually, this is the place where the Big Valley Race is being held and the course is not open to the public. This amazing trail only opens once a year for a weekend, in order for the race to take place and then public is allowed to ride it.

The specific track is totally worth waiting, as it is a technical heaven with lots of singletrack, steep short climbs and steep short descents. If it is muddy, due to rain, it is even more challenging, so be cautious about broken wrists and crashes as they happen a lot. The trail is 8 mi/13 km long and offers a lot of fun, speed and technical parts especially to intermediate mountain bike riders.

It is highly rated between mountain bikers, as it gets 4 out 5 points in range. If you find yourself in the area on the weekend that the track is open, it is well worth checking it out and enjoy a thrilling race as a spectator or even ride on your mountain bike this rushing course.

How to Get to Destination

14.6 miles/23.5 km, 23 minutes
Head east on W Bowery St toward S Main St. Take the 1st right onto S Main St. Take the 2nd left onto University Ave. Turn left onto Hill St. Take the 1st right onto E Buchtel Ave. Turn left onto Fountain St (signs for Ohio 8 N). Take the ramp on the left onto OH-8 N. Take exit 10 for Seasons Rd. Turn right onto Seasons Rd. Turn left onto Sullivan Rd. Turn left onto Barlow Rd. Continue onto Kendall Park Rd. Continue onto Truxell Rd. Turn right onto Bt St 1. Destination will be on the left.
42.8 miles/68.8 km, 48 minutes
Head west on Tremont St toward West Ave. Turn right onto West Ave. Continue onto Lake Ave. Turn right onto Lorain Blvd. Take the ramp onto I-80 E. Toll road. Take exit 180 for OH-8. Toll road. Continue toward OH-8 S. Toll road. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Ohio 8 S/Akron and merge onto OH-8 S. Take exit 12 for Ohio 303 toward Peninsula/Hudson. Merge onto Akron Cleveland Rd/State Rd. Turn right onto Kendall Park Rd. Continue onto Truxell Rd. Turn right onto Bt St 1. Destination will be on the left.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport,
30.4 miles/49 km

Amtrak serves the entire US. So if you wish to travel by train, you can take it from anywhere in the US and abort in Cleveland, OH (CLE) station. From there you can either take a bus or rent a car.


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