Mountain Biking in Pike State Forest APV Area – Outer Loop, Sinking Spring, Ohio USA

Trail length:
5.5 mi/8.9 km in total
Elevation gain:
Trail type:
Sinking Spring is a village situated in Highland County, Ohio, USA. It is a very small village near Cincinnati in northern Ohio.

About 7 mi/11.2 km east of Sinking Spring, on OH 124, in south-central Ohio is located an amazing mountain biking trail, Pike State Forest APV Area, Outer Loop.

This area was designed for and built by motorcyclists. With new trail – building methods implemented and new erosion control, the trail changes and is in constant reinvented state.

At this route you will come across lots of up and down with many brutal climbs and screaming descents, where you can get big air. Besides some places, where the trail is covered in talus, the traction is incredible in dry conditions.

These trails are a lot of fun, so don’t let the technical parts discourage you. The area is a spiderweb of trails, so if you get tired, just hop a connector and go back to the parking lot. The soil is loose in spots and some of the climbs are tough.

There are no other challenges though, as roots or rocks. The combination of technical and aerobic demands make this loop a great expert loop. The specific outer loop will be tough to all others except the strongest riders.

Anyone who is up to this challenge will be rewarded with a lot of great, fast and thrilling downhills. Surprisingly the trails are in excellent condition, although they are used by all APV’s. If you are an experienced biker, this is the place for you to ride!