Are you bored and tired of the easy mountain bike trails? Riding through the Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail in Cincinnati may be how you challenge yourself to transition from being a beginner. This trail features mostly tight singletrack with a mixture of a smooth flow and rock gardens that ensure more technical riding.
Also, the Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail system is made up of two loops that can be ridden in either direction.
The Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail system’s two loops (A Loop and B Loop) are both about four miles long each. Both loops connect together to make the trail an eight-mile loop ride. Notably, A Loop and B Loop have different surfaces. While you can expect to have a smoother ride on Loop A, Loop B will treat you to some technical ride.
The A Loop and B Loop trailheads are located at 5401 Zion Road, Cleves, OH 45002. Both ends are situated opposite one another in the parking lot. So, you do not need to go through any trouble to find either of them. You can opt for Loop A if you want the more leisurely ride or choose Loop B if you prefer the more technical ride.
Our team of bike enthusiasts recommends starting from Loop A. About 0.4 miles into the A Loop route, ride over a small foundation. There is a bailout at the top of the short climb, but if you choose to stay on, there are no more turns on the route; continue riding.
After passing the frog pond, cross the only bridge on the system with a downhill run. Then, there is a split for the B Loop, which is around 1.9 miles into the loop. The trail goes on with a fun downhill run on either loop. You will end up across the street from the parking lot where you started.
The heavy rock presence on the B Loop makes it the more technical loop. This loop takes you through some rocky and fast sections with tricky corners. So, you must be ready for the more demanding challenge that the B Loop offers if you want to use the route.
The Mitchell Memorial Forest Mountain Bike Trail’s singletrack surface can be dangerous when wet. Therefore, our team of experts advises resisting the urge to ride in wet conditions.